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ESA Announces Winners Of Rosetta Arrival Photo Competition

ESA Announces Winners Of Rosetta Arrival Photo Competition

As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest...

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Sparks Fly As NASA Pushes The Limits Of 3D Printing

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Integral Catches Dead Star Exploding In A Blaze Of Glory

Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae.

NASA Probes Studying Earths Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two

NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun's influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The probes, shortly after launch in August 2012, discovered a third radiation belt around Earth when only two had previously been detected.

Asteroid Smashup Observed By Spitzer Could Result In Planet

An eruption of dust around a young solar-analog star discovered using the Spitzer Space Telescope could be the type of massive collision between asteroids that ultimately result in the formation of planets, astronomers report in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science.

Researchers Use NASA And Other Data To Look Into The Heart

A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and headed toward Earth.

Informing NASAs Asteroid Initiative A Citizen Forum

NASA is finding asteroids, including those that might threaten our home planet, and sending humans to explore one. The agency is engaging the public in the Asteroid Grand Challenge to find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them, accelerating NASA's existing planetary defense work.

Quiet Please NASA Engineers Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing For

Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, are wrapping up acoustic testing on a 5-percent scale model of NASA's Space Launch System.

NASA Begins Hurricane Mission with Global Hawk Flight To

The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission.

Witnessing The Early Growth Of A Giant

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

Researchers Find Pebble-Size Particles Of Interstellar Dust

Current theories suggest that rocky planets like Earth start their lives as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand. However, astronomers have recently discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula might be full of pebble-sized particles.

Unique Meteorite Helps Researchers Uncover The Climate

A meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert three years ago could hold the secrets to the climate history of Mars, and may ultimately help answer the question as to whether or not the now cold, dry Red Planet was once home to a warm environment capable of supporting life.

NASA Completes Key Review of Worlds Most Powerful Rocket in

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars.

What Lit Up The Universe

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.

Evidence For Supernovas Near Earth

Once every 50 years, more or less, a massive star explodes somewhere in the Milky Way. The resulting blast is terrifyingly powerful, pumping out more energy in a split second than the sun emits in a million years. At its peak, a supernova can outshine the entire Milky Way.

ALMA Hubble Help Astronomers Obtain Best Ever View Of Early

Using a battery of observatories that included the ALMA and the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have obtained the best view to date of a collision between two galaxies that took place when the universe was just a fraction of its current age.

Chandra Provides First Detailed Picture Of X-Ray Emission

As one of the first objects observed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory after its launch some 15 years ago, the Eta Carinae star system continues to reveal new clues about its nature through the X-rays it generates.

Sentinel-1 Poised To Monitor Motion

Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface deformation.

New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the (HySICS instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet to reach space-like conditions and demonstrate new technologies for acquiring high-accuracy science measurements of the Earth.

NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets.


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