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16

Aug

NASA probe may’ve picked up interstellar dust bunnies

The biggest of the particles weighed only a trillionths of a gram, and it would take a trillion of them to fill an entire teaspoon.

NASA probe may’ve picked up interstellar dust bunnies

The biggest of the particles weighed only a trillionths of a gram, and it would take a trillion of them to fill an entire teaspoon.

04

Aug

NASA’s ‘impossible’ space engine may actually workInitially dismissed because the engine appears to violate the law of conservation of momentum, the Cannae Drive may work by harnessing the power of subatomic particles.

NASA’s ‘impossible’ space engine may actually work
Initially dismissed because the engine appears to violate the law of conservation of momentum, the Cannae Drive may work by harnessing the power of subatomic particles.

02

Jul

NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth’s carbon dioxide levelsThe satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.

NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth’s carbon dioxide levels
The satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.

30

Jun

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing techAfter nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.

NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing tech
After nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.

05

Jun

See Earth through the eyes of a first-time astronautNASA astronaut and U.S. Navy veteran Reid Wiseman has only been in space for a week, but his awesome photos and unbridled, infectious enthusiasm have already made him a star on Twitter.

See Earth through the eyes of a first-time astronaut
NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy veteran Reid Wiseman has only been in space for a week, but his awesome photos and unbridled, infectious enthusiasm have already made him a star on Twitter.

13

May

NASA spots square-shaped ‘hole’ in the sunThe odd ‘hole’ is caused by solar winds streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. The winds don’t pose a threat to the Earth.

NASA spots square-shaped ‘hole’ in the sun
The odd ‘hole’ is caused by solar winds streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. The winds don’t pose a threat to the Earth.

30

Apr

NASA’s Curiosity rover to drill into third Mars rockAfter analyzing a sandstone rock, called Windjana, the Curiosity team has decided to collect samples for more information on Mars’ geology and habitability.

NASA’s Curiosity rover to drill into third Mars rock
After analyzing a sandstone rock, called Windjana, the Curiosity team has decided to collect samples for more information on Mars’ geology and habitability.

16

Apr

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moonThe potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moon
The potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

15

Apr

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farmThe mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farm
The mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

08

Apr

NASA mulls ethics of long space voyagesAstronauts face all sorts of health challenges during long-term spaceflight, including vision impairment, heightened cancer risk and bone loss.

NASA mulls ethics of long space voyages
Astronauts face all sorts of health challenges during long-term spaceflight, including vision impairment, heightened cancer risk and bone loss.