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2013-11-15 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capturing the public's interest is a key component for "New Space," where commercial companies are filling in some of the roles that had been traditionally played by NASA, and education has an important role to play, said Ariel Anbar, a professor in Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration. This new role for academia is "a deeper, more authentic relationship than providing training and science majors" to industry, he...

2013-11-12 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Arizona State University: What: Forum on Space ExplorationWhen: 9 a.m., November 15, 2013 (refreshments at 8:30 a.m.)Where: Holeman Lounge, 13(th) Floor, National Press Club, 529 14(th) Street NW, Washington, DCTopic: Space Exploration - how and why? Not too long ago, the U.S. space program was the jewel of U.S. science and technology efforts. Highly visible, it had a "can do" mentality,...

2013-09-26 20:20:22

TROY, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA's Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain several percent water by weight. The results were published today in Science as one article in a five-paper special section on the Curiosity mission. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean of Science Laurie Leshin is the study's lead author. "One of the most exciting...

Curiosity Gets The First 'Scoop' On Martian Water Discovery
2013-09-26 14:50:20

[ Watch the Video: Curiosity Rover Instrument Finds Watery Evidence ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity has added another huge discovery to its repertoire, as scientists report finding water in the NASA rover's first soil scoop taken on the Martian surface. The latest finding, published in the journal Science, shows that the rover's first scoop of soil contained fine materials that were several percent water by weight. "One of the most exciting results...

2009-12-18 12:36:01

Laurie Leshin has been named the new deputy associate administrator of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, effective in January. Leshin previously served as the deputy center director for science and technology at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. She has led the formulation of strategy and the start of new missions since 2008 as Goddard's senior scientist, while providing extensive scientific guidance to lunar architecture and other human...

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2005-01-25 07:47:21

ASU -- Clear evidence in a Chinese meteorite for the past presence of chlorine-36, a short-lived radioactive isotope, lends further support to the controversial concept that a nearby supernova blast was involved in the formation of our solar system, according to a report forthcoming in the February 1 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (to be published online today). Known as the Ningqiang carbonaceous chondrite, the primitive meteorite is a space relic that formed...