Space News Archive - September 24, 2009


The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) astronomical observatory took another step forward and upward, as one of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to Chile's 16,500-foot-high plateau of Chajnantor on the back of a giant, custom-built transporter.


In a discovery that promises to reinvigorate studies of the moon and potentially upend thinking of how it originated, scientists have found evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon.


On certain nights, an arresting green line pierces the sky above NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


NASA is inviting student teams to experience microgravity science by designing and building experiments to be conducted in a NASA drop tower.

HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will again participate in the Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology (HESTEC) conference, organized by the University of Texas-Pan American in conjunction with the Office of Congressman Ruben Hinojosa.


Flying high over the Gulf of Mexico, researchers from NASA and Case Western Reserve University found a key to unlocking oxygen from the surface of the moon.


NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered water that could be 99 percent pure in craters halfway between the north pole and equator of Mars.