Mining for Molecules in the Milky Way

Scientists are using the giant Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) to go prospecting in a rich molecular cloud in our Milky Way Galaxy. They seek to discover new, complex molecules in interstellar space that may be ...

People more likely to overestimate their credit quality

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs examined consumers' self-assessments of their credit rating and found that respondents were more likely to believe they had average or above average credit and those ...

Phoenix Scoops Up Martian Soil

One week after landing on far-northern Mars, NASA Phoenix spacecraft lifted its first scoop of Martian soil as a test of the lander's Robotic Arm.

Toad research could leapfrog to new muscle model

A toad sits at a pond's edge eyeing a cricket on a blade of grass. In the blink of an eye, the toad snares the insect with its tongue. This deceptively simple, remarkably fast feeding action offers a new look at how muscles ...

Low-cost EUV satellite shut down

University of California, Berkeley, scientists quietly switched off one of the campus's working satellites last month, ending a 10-year series of ups and downs for NASA's first and only low-cost, university-class Explorer ...

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