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Mar. 12, 2017 — A new technological application of interplanetary radar has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon -- one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist planners of future moon ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. However, newly published research suggests ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Magnetic explosions happen constantly all across the universe, and new results with NASA's ARTEMIS mission help explain how near-Earth explosions convert energy into heat and propel particles ... read more

Mechanism Underlying Size-Sorting of Rubble on Asteroid Itokawa Revealed

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers investigate why pebbles and boulders on asteroid Itokawa's surface occupy separate ... read more

Craters Show Earth Is Bombarded at Random

Mar. 7, 2017 — Asteroids don't hit our planet at regular intervals, as was previously thought. Earth scientists have reached this conclusion after analyzing impact craters formed in the last 500 million years, ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — The bubbles that form on a heated surface create a tiny recoil when they leave it, like the kick from a gun firing blanks. Now researchers have shown how this miniscule force can be harnessed to mix ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to help us find out if any of these ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Scientists have proven that the warning signs of one type of space weather event can be detected up to 17 minutes before it arrives at Earth -- critical time that could help protect astronauts in ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Two separate investigations determine that microorganisms can survive on the surface of Mars, and deep in its ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA's GOES-16 satellite have been successful, capturing a large coronal hole on Jan. 29, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — The events surrounding the Big Bang were so cataclysmic that they left an indelible imprint on the fabric of the cosmos. We can detect these scars today by observing the oldest light in the ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — NASA is developing a new family of flexible heat-shield systems with a woven carbon-fiber base material, and is using X-rays to test the ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet -- an effect not seen by astronomers before, a new study ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Mammalian cells fully adapt to zero gravity in less than a minute. Real-time readings on the International Space Station (ISS) reveal that cells compensate ultra-rapidly for changes in gravitational ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — As NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Evidence of planetary debris surrounding a double sun, 'Tatooine-like' system has been found for the first time, report ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — The New Horizons flyby of Pluto and its satellites returned a scientific treasure trove of information about these distant and surprisingly complex worlds, showing a vast nitrogen glacier as well as ... read more

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