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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.

2014-03-20 16:21:09

PASADENA, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) honored Lockheed Martin with the Small Business Industry Awards Large Prime Contractor

Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits
2014-03-18 20:28:30

A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming.

Your 15 Minutes Of 'Frame' From Cassini
2014-03-17 14:12:59

To help mark 10 years in orbit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has created a special gallery on the Saturn website where members of the public can experience "15 minutes of frame" by submitting their own amateur images made up from image data brought back by Cassini.

Fuel Cells May Have Answers To The Rise Of Life
2014-03-14 10:32:15

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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