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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

July 15, 2015 — Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by the NASA's New Horizons team, just one day after the ... read more

Out of This World: Research Into the Health Impacts of Human Spaceflight

July 15, 2015 — Pioneering research into the health impacts of spaceflight has been identified as a possible experiment to be conducted by a British astronaut on his maiden voyage to the International Space ... read more

July 15, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team and the world it had accomplished the historic first-ever flyby of Pluto. The preprogrammed ... read more

July 14, 2015 — The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic ... read more

July 14, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto. After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- ... read more

July 14, 2015 — NASA's New Horizons mission has answered one of the most basic questions about Pluto -- its size. Mission scientists have found Pluto to be 1,473 miles (2,370 kilometers) in diameter, somewhat ... read more

July 9, 2015 — After a more than nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to Pluto, it's show time for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, as the flyby sequence of science observations is officially ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Coronal mass ejections (CME), billion-ton solar plasma eruptions moving towards Earth at up to 2500 kilometers per second, can cause extensive and expensive disruption by damaging power, satellite ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Engineers have built a compact human centrifuge with an exercise component: a cycle ergometer that a person can pedal as the centrifuge spins. The centrifuge was sized to just fit inside a module of ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers are determining if a key rocket component can withstand the rigors of the next generation of space flight. The parts in question — bellows expansion joints — serve several functions ... read more

June 22, 2015 — If planets had personalities, Mars would be a rock star according to recent preliminary results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. Mars sports a 'Mohawk' of escaping atmospheric particles ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017. Its purpose is to test a biological life-support system for future human space ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Researchers combing through the data from the Venus Express mission have found new evidence of active lava flows on Earth's nearest ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. The team analyzed data gathered over seven years by the international Cassini ... read more

June 17, 2015 — The moon is engulfed in a permanent but lopsided dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids spew shooting stars, according to a new ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Scientists have discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Routine communications blackouts, between a re-entry spacecraft and ground control, can cause anxiety, as there is no way to know or control the location and state of the spacecraft from the ground, ... read more

June 15, 2015 — The high seas of Mars may never have existed. According to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars, a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water ... read more

June 11, 2015 — NASA's Dawn mission is observing the dwarf planet Ceres from 2,700 miles above its surface, and this week released a new image of ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Researchers have found large deposits of glass formed by impactors on the surface of Mars. On Earth, impact glasses have been shown to sometimes preserve signatures of ancient life. That makes these ... read more

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