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2014-09-16 16:21:03

Technology used in NASA Mars missions will provide insights into microbial testing related to tissue processing CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept.

NASA Research Helps Response To California Napa Quake
2014-09-11 03:41:30

NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California’s ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, northeast of San Francisco.

plate tectonics on Europa
2014-09-08 12:06:43

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.

Mars rover Opportunity
2014-08-30 08:04:54

An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory.

New Horizons view of Neptune
2014-08-25 13:01:28

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Bonanza King a no-go for NASA
2014-08-23 10:52:28

Evaluation of a pale, flat Martian rock as the potential next drilling target for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover determined that the rock was not stable enough for safe drilling.

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, scheduled to launch this winter, will collect the kind of local data agricultural and water managers worldwide need.

Cuiosity Rover Eyes Bonanza King
2014-08-17 08:44:42

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has chosen a rock that looks like a pale paving stone as the mission's fourth drilling target, if it passes engineers' evaluation. They call it "Bonanza King."

origami solar panel array
2014-08-15 05:33:22

Researchers say origami could be useful one day in utilizing space solar power for Earth-based purposes, such as an orbiting power plant that wirelessly beams power down to Earth using microwaves.

hurricane winds
2014-08-14 10:29:11

The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean affect people on land and interfere with shipping at sea.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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