News tagged with space environment

Cold atom laboratory chills atoms to new lows

( —NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) mission has succeeded in producing a state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, a key breakthrough for the instrument leading up to its debut on the International ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in General Physics
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Exploring Mars in low Earth orbit

In their quest to understand life's potential beyond Earth, astrobiologists study how organisms might survive in numerous environments, from the surface of Mars to the ice-covered oceans of Jupiter's moon, Europa. For now, ...

dateJul 31, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Rugged, rapid monitor safeguards space crews

There are few things as important on, and especially off, Earth as breathable, quality air. When air quality is compromised, we often don't have seconds to spare, which is why development of the Multi-Gas Monitor is so important.

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Lunar rovers could be engulfed by dust

( —Space agencies around the world have plans to continue the exploration of the Moon in the next two decades, with ever more sophisticated robots paving the way for astronauts to walk on the lunar surface once ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Neural activity in bats measured in-flight

Animals navigate and orient themselves to survive – to find food and shelter or avoid predators, for example. Research conducted by Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and research student Michael Yartsev of the Weizmann Institute's Neurobiology ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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