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2014-04-18 12:20:34

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of live and online activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory Of Life's Origins
2014-04-16 11:27:36

Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin?

Creating Better Soybeans For A Hot, Dry, Hungry World
2014-04-16 10:02:09

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming. The study is the first to demonstrate that a major food crop can be modified to meet multiple goals at the same time.

Reporters See NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Before Testing
2014-04-10 09:38:04

On April 9 reporters got a chance to don "bunny suits" (protective apparel that sometimes makes people look like large rabbits) and enter a NASA clean room at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. In the room is NASA's latest technology for landing large payloads on planets like Mars or Earth, being processed for shipping prior to testing next June.

Mars Rover Scopes Out Its Next Study Area
2014-04-04 09:46:06

On Wednesday, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet (30 meters) needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock clues about ancient environments that may have been favorable for life.

2014-04-03 16:20:29

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space this

California's Aging Levees Being Watched Over By NASA Radar
2014-04-02 14:04:08

NASA using Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) to watch over California's aging levees

3-D Look At Los Angeles Area Quake Provided By NASA Model
2014-04-01 08:00:46

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have developed a model of the March 28 earthquake in Los Angeles, based on the distribution of aftershocks and other seismic information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion
2014-03-25 06:30:10

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.

Space Sunflower Could One Day Help Snap Pictures Of Planets
2014-03-21 10:52:53

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.


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  • A volcanic mudflow.
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