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NASA scientists have found that the hole in the ozone layer isn’t close to completely closing despite an international agreement to limit the emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) more than 20 years ago.
ESA’s Galileo satellites have achieved their very first aerial fix of longitude, latitude and altitude, enabling the inflight tracking of a test aircraft.
Later today, the MESSENGER spacecraft will have completed 1,000 Earth days of flight operations in orbit around Mercury.
With news out of San Francisco this week, at the autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), we learned scientists have incorrectly estimated the amount of ice being lost on the polar continent of Antarctica. This environmental faux pas directly affects the estimates on global sea level rise as well.
A malfunction and potential coolant link on the International Space Station (ISS) forced the crew to disable some non-critical systems.
Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight – planet Earth. But the effects of space travel on the human sense of sight aren’t so beautiful.
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa appears to have clay-type minerals on its surface, according to new data from NASA’s Galileo mission.
A team of researchers from Vienna University of Technology has proposed a new formula for the creation of universes: Apply heat and stir.
NASA's "Behind the Webb" series of videos that follow the construction and testing as the James Webb Space Telescope is being pieced together.
At a ceremony at ESO’s Vitacura offices in Santiago on 9 December 2013 the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, and senior representatives of the Chilean company ICAFAL Ingeniería y Construcción S.A., signed a contract for the construction of a road to the summit of Cerro Armazones, the levelling of the top of the mountain and additional civil works.
It might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but an initiative to colonize Mars is one step closer to fruition after garnering support from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.
While the general public is disappointed about the outcome of comet ISON’s perihelion, scientists are thrilled in the data this object was able to bring to the community.
For decades, scientists have been on a quest to find liquid water on the surface of Mars and new images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may finally provide that evidence.
NASA announced that it had started the countdown for OSIRIS-REx, the space agency’s mission to collect a physical sample from a distant asteroid.
Newly released data from the Curiosity rover indicate that Martian radiation levels are very close to being acceptable for future manned missions to the surface of the Red Planet.
When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth earlier this fall it provided a one-of-a-kind view of our planet and the moon. The footage was taken when Juno was some 600,000 miles away from the duo.
A long-standing mystery surrounding unusual warming of planetary atmospheres is not just exclusive to our solar system, but is most likely universal.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is kicking off a “Wake Up Rosetta” campaign to celebrate the end of its comet-chasing spacecraft’s 31-month-long hibernation.
DARPA says it has plans to develop an ultimate spy satellite capable of viewing 40 percent of the Earth’s surface at once. It will record the Earth’s surface with high resolution imagery, making it a big asset for the military, as well as weather forecasters and disaster response teams.
In what seems to be the latest step toward Star Trek-like technology, NASA has finished building mechanized legs for the ISS robotic crew member, R2.
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- Jacob Bronowski (1908 - 1974)