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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2014-03-12 08:39:21

NASA's long-lived Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a precautionary safe standby mode March 9 after an unscheduled swap from one main computer to another. The mission's ground team has begun restoring the spacecraft to full operations.

Kepler Space Telescope Marks Five Years in Space
2014-03-07 11:47:49

Exactly five years ago, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.

Small Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth
2014-03-06 12:52:56

An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today, March 6, approaching us six times closer than the moon.

Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby
2014-03-06 09:16:49

On March 6, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will swoop down within 933 miles (1,500 kilometers) of Titan to conduct its 100th flyby of the Saturn moon.

Comet Find Is NEOWISE's First Since Activation
2014-03-01 06:14:41

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet - its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation late last year.

mars striations
2014-02-27 12:04:34

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached an area where orbital images had piqued researchers' interest in patches of ground with striations all oriented in a similar direction.

curiosity looks back
2014-02-20 11:08:34

Terrain that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is now crossing is as smooth as team members had anticipated based on earlier images from orbit.

NASA To Host Social Media Event At The Deep Space Network Complex
2014-02-14 12:04:45

NASA will host a two-day NASA Social for 50 of its social media followers on April 1 and 2, 2014, at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.

Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Moved For New Observations
2014-02-13 09:56:19

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has tweaked its orbit to help scientists make the first systematic observations of how morning fogs, clouds and surface frost develop in different seasons on the Red Planet.

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.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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