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Clever Technology Decodes More Information From Single Photons
2014-02-12 21:17:46

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light.

Mars Rover Curiosity Captures Image Of 'Evening Star' Earth
2014-02-07 08:54:15

New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.

Kepler-16b
2014-02-10 05:15:24

NASA's Kepler space telescope mission will be honored with the National Space Club's preeminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, in March.

University High School Wins Competition At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2014-02-04 14:31:51

University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPLUniversity High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, "buzzer-beater"-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA Curiosity Team Looks For Safer Route To Mount Sharp
2014-01-30 06:39:31

A NASA team is currently considering an alternate route for Mars rover Curiosity’s trek toward its next drilling site and later to Mount Sharp after considerable wheel damage has occurred over much of the last year.

NASA Preparing Martian Spacecraft For Close Passing Comet
2014-01-29 10:41:24

Scientists at NASA said they are busy prepping for observations of a comet that is expected to streak across the Martian sky. The comet is expected to pass about 10 times closer to Mars than any identified comet has ever flown by Earth.

2014-01-21 16:20:45

NASA Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later.

NASA JPL Scientist Reflects Last Big Quake In Los Angeles
2014-01-17 09:14:01

Geophysicist Andrea Donnellan of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., reflects on the Northridge earthquake, what we've learned about earthquakes since then, our state of preparedness for the next "big one" and what lies ahead for earthquake studies at NASA.

mars curiosity wheel damage
2013-12-21 05:53:28

Having successfully completed a software upgrade, the team operating NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity now plans to check the vehicle’s wheel for wear-and-tear, officials with the US space agency announced on Friday.

Celebrating Fifty Years Of Deep Space Network
2013-12-19 06:44:14

NASA’s Deep Space Network, a global radio telescope array used to communicate with spacecraft throughout the solar system, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, December 24.


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