NASA's Dawn science team presents early science results
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission are sharing with other scientists and the public their early information about the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. The findings were presented ...
New 'genome mining' technique streamlines discovery from nature
A newly developed method for microscopically extracting, or "mining," information from genomes could represent a significant boost in the search for new therapeutic drugs and improve science's understanding ...
Dawn spacecraft begins new Vesta mapping orbit
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has completed a gentle spiral into its new science orbit for an even closer view of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn began sending science data on Sept. 29 from this new ...
Water supersaturation in the Martian atmosphere discovered
(PhysOrg.com) -- New analysis of data sent back by the SPICAM spectrometer on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft has revealed for the first time that the planet's atmosphere is supersaturated with water vapour. ...
Mars rover inspects next rock at Endeavour
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is using instruments on its robotic arm to inspect targets on a rock called "Chester Lake."
Getting positive results with negative ions
Yes! That's the answer scientists from OI Analytical and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory got from their experiments to see if the new IonCCDTM can detect negative ions and large ions. Furthermore, employing ...
Dawn team members check out spacecraft
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mission managers for NASA's Dawn spacecraft are studying the spacecraft's ion propulsion system after Dawn experienced a loss of thrust on June 27. Dawn team members were able to trace the ...
In Brief: Unmasking elusive hydrogen
Researchers used the SEQUOIA inelastic spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source to map the dynamics of hydrogen atoms in a natural crystal of muscovite.
Comparing apples and oranges: Handheld technology detects chemicals on store produce
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University researchers recently took their miniature mass spectrometer grocery shopping to test for traces of chemicals on standard and organic produce.
Space Image: Docked one last time
Backdropped by a night time view of the Earth and the starry sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour is photographed docked at the International Space Station on May 28, 2011.
Shuttle astronauts bid farewell to space station
(AP) -- The astronauts on NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight floated out of the International Space Station on Sunday and then closed the hatch behind them, after one final round of warm wishes and embraces.
New Endeavour for an MIT experiment
Space Shuttle Endeavours final mission, launched May 16, has successfully delivered MIT researchers Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) an instrument designed to use the unique environment ...
Image: Exploring the wonders of the universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- The newly-installed Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 is visible at center of the International Space Station's starboard truss.
AMS is ready to discover the particle universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- The largest and most complex scientific instrument yet to be fitted to the International Space Station was installed today. Taken into space by the Space Shuttle, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer ...