Curiosity rover stretches its arm for first time
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity flexed its robotic arm today for the first time since before launch in November 2011.
First 'directed' SETI search comes up empty
New study proves Moon was created in massive planetary collision
(Phys.org)—It's a big claim, but Washington University in St. Louis planetary scientist Frédéric Moynier says his group has discovered evidence that the Moon was born in a flaming blaze of glory when ...
Mars rover Curiosity targets unusual rock enroute to first destination
(Phys.org)—NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-size rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine.
Taiwan builds sensitive satellite equipment
Taiwan has successfully developed a key satellite component whose export is controlled by space powers, an official said Tuesday, calling it a "milestone" in efforts to build its own space technology.
Study rebuts hypothesis that comet attacks ended 9,000-year-old Clovis culture
(Phys.org)—Rebutting a speculative hypothesis that comet explosions changed Earth's climate sufficiently to end the Clovis culture in North America about 13,000 years ago, Sandia lead author Mark Boslough ...
Study: Martian crater may once have held groundwater-fed lake
(Phys.org)—A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution.
Curiosity rover finds old streambed on Martian surface
(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving. There is earlier evidence for the presence of water on Mars, ...
'Rogue' asteroids may be the norm
To get an idea of how the early solar system may have formed, scientists often look to asteroids. These relics of rock and dust represent what today's planets may have been before they differentiated into ...
Orbital motions of over 100,000 asteroids visualized
Who knew asteroids could be so beautiful and mesmerizing? In 2008, a group of astronomers led by Alex Parker did a study of the size distribution of asteroid families using data from the Sloan Digital Sky ...
Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches interstellar space, study confirms
University of Iowa space physicist Don Gurnett says there is solid evidence that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to reach interstellar space, more than 11 billion miles distant ...
Marks on Martian dunes may be tracks of dry-ice sleds
(Phys.org) —NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide—dry ice—may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go.
NASA uses Leap Motion to move ATHLETE rover (w/ video)
What caused a giant arrow-shaped cloud on Saturn's moon Titan?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why does Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have what looks like an enormous white arrow about the size of Texas on its surface?