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2013 Carl Sagan Fellowships Selected By NASA
2013-04-10 05:06:08

NASA has selected five planet hunters to receive the 2013 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Complex Chemistry Could Lead To Life On Titan
2013-04-03 19:20:52

Scientists reported in the journal Nature Communications that complex organic chemistry could eventually lead to the building blocks of life on Saturn's moon Titan.

Used Parachute From Curiosity Rover Flaps In The Wind On Mars
2013-04-03 14:10:32

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show how the parachute that helped NASA's Curiosity rover land on Mars last summer has subsequently changed its shape on the ground.

Local High Schools Win FIRST Robotics Competition
2013-03-27 12:40:37

Sixty-five teams from Southern California, Hawaii and Chile competed in the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on March 22 and 23.

Science Investigations Resumed By Curiosity
2013-03-26 11:33:56

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.

Planck Mission Exposes Ancient Light With Help From Supercomputer
2013-03-21 13:31:52

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe.

Curiosity Active Again After Entering 'Safe Mode' Again Over Weekend
2013-03-19 18:46:06

Curiosity has been having a bit of trouble on Mars lately with its software, and yesterday NASA announced its prized rover entered "safe mode" again after more glitches had occurred.

Moon, Mars Science Conference Events Streamed Live
2013-03-18 10:21:29

NASA's Mars Curiosity and lunar GRAIL missions, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be among those discussed during the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on March 18 to 22.

South By Southwest Interactive Award Landed By Mars Curiosity
2013-03-14 10:02:32

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The down-to-Earth persona of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, expressed on Twitter, Facebook, live streaming on Ustream, viral videos and the first Foursquare check-in from another planet, has captured the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Award for best social media campaign. The award, presented last night at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, honors the Mars Curiosity social media campaign for turning NASA's newest Mars rover into an...

Smithsonian Honors Team Behind Successful Mars Curiosity Landing
2013-03-14 09:15:39

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington D.C.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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