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Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise.

GPS Natural Disaster Warning System NASA
2013-12-11 09:35:42

NASA has enhanced existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

California Water Planners Listen To NASA Long-Term Forecast
2013-12-10 10:58:41

Recent NASA research tying California weather to large-scale atmospheric patterns contributed to the newly issued experimental Winter Outlook Forecast for Water Year 2014 by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

Students Win 'Hole-In-One' Contest At JPL
2013-12-09 07:03:11

Students from 19 high school teams across Southern California, as well as NASA professionals, took part in a "Hole-in-One" contest in this year's Invention Challenge on Friday, Dec. 6 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Voyager Project Scientist Receives Medal On The Colbert Report
2013-12-04 15:36:26

On last night’s episode of the Colbert Report (12/3/13), host Stephen Colbert floated across the stage in a spacesuit worthy of a1950s-era sci-fi movie and presented Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone with a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.

Distant Black Holes Circling Each Other
2013-12-04 10:54:37

NASA astronomers have found evidence of two supermassive black holes at the center of a remote galaxy that are locked in a fierce, circling dance.

Curiosity Returns To Normal Voltage Levels, Resumes Regular Duties
2013-11-26 11:16:42

After spending nearly a week trying to diagnose why NASA’s Curiosity rover experienced a “soft short,” engineers gave the all clear for the rover to resume duties on November 23.

JPL Signs Agreement To Assist In Oil And Gas Tech Development
2013-11-25 10:24:37

Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., met with top executives of the Norwegian-based oil and gas company, Statoil, on Friday, Nov. 22, in a ceremonial signing of a new agreement to assist in the development and subsequent transfer of technologies to Statoil and America's oil and gas activities.

NASA Satellites Monitor Great Lakes Ice
2013-11-14 08:15:18

Scientists from NASA and NOAA developed a new technique that uses satellites to monitor the ice cover of the Great Lakes.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.