Top NASA climate change expert retiring
Pioneering NASA climatologist James Hansen, one of the first scientists to raise the alarm about global warming, is retiring after 46 years, a colleague confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.
Black hole wakes up and has a light snack
(Phys.org) —Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object – either a brown dwarf or a giant planet – that strayed too close. A similar feeding ...
NASA uses Leap Motion to move ATHLETE rover (w/ video)
Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress
The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.
Collision course? A comet heads for Mars
Over the years, the spacefaring nations of Earth have sent dozens of probes and rovers to explore Mars. Today there are three active satellites circling the red planet while two rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, ...
Growing plants on Mars
We have been to the moon several times. Next time, we may go back for a considerable period. And concrete plans for a one-way ticket to Mars have already been forged. Food will have to be grown on location. ...
Solar-powered plane plans flight across US (Update 2)
A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York, the plane's Swiss creators said.
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship splashes into Pacific (Update)
The SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Tuesday with a full science load from the International Space Station.
LRO's spectrograph observes mercury and hydrogen in GRAIL impact plumes (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —When NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft made their final descent for impact onto the Moon's surface last December, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's sophisticated payload was in position to observe ...
Ames' E. coli small satellite study selected for flight
NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) recently selected E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite (EcAMSat) as one of 24 small satellites to fly as secondary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 ...
'Snow White' coating protects SpaceX Dragon's trunk against rigors of space
(Phys.org) —He described it as "snow white." But NASA astronaut Don Pettit was not referring to the popular children's fairy tale.
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station
The Dragon cargo ship has left the International Space Station and is on its way back to Earth.
Miners shoot for the stars in tech race
A self-sustaining mechanised colony that mines and exports resources from the Moon could be a reality within a generation, helping to meet demand for materials key to innovation on Earth.
Heads up, space fans! Angry Birds roosting at NASA
(AP)—Angry Birds have a new space coop. At NASA's invitation, the online game birds are roosting at Kennedy Space Center for the next 1½ years in an effort to lure youngsters to the cosmic wonders of math ...