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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.

29

Mar

NASA wants your help in picking a futuristic spacesuit designThe voting is for the suit’s ‘cover layer’ that will help ‘protect the suit against abrasion and snags.’

NASA wants your help in picking a futuristic spacesuit design
The voting is for the suit’s ‘cover layer’ that will help ‘protect the suit against abrasion and snags.’

24

Mar

Meteorite-infused steak sauce? Astronaut’s dinner menu brings space to the table, literallyFormer NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has helped to create space-inspired dishes for the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica.

Meteorite-infused steak sauce? Astronaut’s dinner menu brings space to the table, literally
Former NASA astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz has helped to create space-inspired dishes for the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica.

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture planThe agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

NASA seeks innovative ideas for wild asteroid-capture plan
The agency is gathering input to find an affordable and efficient way to study asteroids.

21

Mar

Gorgeous NASA photo of our closest supernovaThe famed supernova discovered 11.5 million light-years away from us earlier this year stands out in a beautiful photo taken earlier this year.

Gorgeous NASA photo of our closest supernova
The famed supernova discovered 11.5 million light-years away from us earlier this year stands out in a beautiful photo taken earlier this year.

20

Mar

Why is the Amazon rainforest red in this NASA photo?NASA provides a fascinating reason for why something that should look green, doesn’t.

Why is the Amazon rainforest red in this NASA photo?
NASA provides a fascinating reason for why something that should look green, doesn’t.

See the moon’s north pole like never before with NASA HD mapA new mosaic from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showcases the north pole in high resolution.

See the moon’s north pole like never before with NASA HD map
A new mosaic from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showcases the north pole in high resolution.

12

Mar

NASA offers cash prizes for help hunting dangerous asteroidsThe ‘Asteroid Data Hunter’ contest will reward anyone who can find new and improved ways to locate asteroids in images taken by ground-based telescopes.

NASA offers cash prizes for help hunting dangerous asteroids
The ‘Asteroid Data Hunter’ contest will reward anyone who can find new and improved ways to locate asteroids in images taken by ground-based telescopes.