Quantcast

Latest Discovery program Stories

NASA GRAIL Probes To Crash Into Moon
2012-12-13 17:31:24

[ Watch the Video: Last Flight For GRAIL's Twin Spacecraft] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a year run, NASA is preparing to end the twin lunar-orbiting GRAIL probes' mission with a bang — into the Moon, that is. NASA said that the twin spacecraft are being prepared for their controlled descent and impact on a mountain near the moon's north pole next Monday at 2:28 p.m. Pacific time. The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission...

Moon's Interior Was Pulverized By Early Impacts
2012-12-05 13:28:06

[ Watch the Video: GRAIL's Gravity Tour of the Moon ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists using data from NASA's GRAIL mission have determined that the Moon's interior is nearly completely pulverized. The latest finding from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission suggests that during the Moon's first billion years, it may have endured more fracturing from massive impacts than previously thought. Planetary scientists have stitched...

2012-11-27 09:02:02

NASA will host a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov, 29, to reveal new observations from the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. The briefing will be held in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, located at 300 E St. SW in Washington. Science Journal has embargoed details until 2 p.m. on Nov. 29. The news conference will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER...

Asteroid To Fly Past Earth In Early 2013
2012-10-28 06:21:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An asteroid approximately the size of a city block will be completing its closest ever fly-by in our planet's history early next year, and one prominent American university is planning a "viewing party" to commemorate the occasion. The University of Central Florida (UCF) announced on Saturday that they would be hosting a special event on February 15, 2013, to watch asteroid 2012 DA14 come within 14,000 miles of Earth. Several...


Latest Discovery program Reference Libraries

9_492577401769e5bd3fcb20c80fa3c9a32
2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
Related