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Scientists grow ice to support mission to Pluto

Science Daily: Kuiper Belt - Mon, 2015-06-15 09:35
As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto on July 14, scientists are already are supporting astronomers' understanding of the dwarf planet's surface. Scientists are now growing ice samples simulating Pluto's surface.

Galaxy NGC 7714 After Collision

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:51

Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars?


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NASA Celebrates Martian New Year in Mars, Pennsylvania

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-15 08:16
NASA will land in Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, June 19 to celebrate Mars’ New Year with Red Planet enthusiasts of the Keystone State for three days of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities. The goal is to encourage young people to pursue careers in in these critical fields of study that will enable NASA's journey t
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA Awards $100,000 to Winning Team of Robot Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Sat, 2015-06-13 10:00
NASA Awards $100,000 to Winning Team of Robot Challenge
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA Awards Next Generation Contract at NASA Shared Services Center

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-12 16:00
NASA has awarded a contract to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide business, administrative and technical support services to the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC).
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA, University Researchers Discuss Search for Life in Solar System, Beyond

NASA: Universe News - Fri, 2015-06-12 13:59
NASA and university scientists will discuss at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday June 16, astrobiology research activities and technology that are advancing the search for evidence of habitability in our solar system and beyond. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA, University Researchers Discuss Search for Life in Solar System, Beyond

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Fri, 2015-06-12 13:59
NASA and university scientists will discuss at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday June 16, astrobiology research activities and technology that are advancing the search for evidence of habitability in our solar system and beyond. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA, University Researchers Discuss Search for Life in Solar System, Beyond

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-12 13:59
NASA and university scientists will discuss at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday June 16, astrobiology research activities and technology that are advancing the search for evidence of habitability in our solar system and beyond. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-12 12:16
NASA’s Launch Services Program has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for new commercial Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) for small satellites, often called CubeSats or nanosatellites, and experiments on science missions using a class of rockets smaller than any currently available to the agency.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats on Agency’s Next Mission to Mars

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-12 10:33
When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars – a stationary lander in 2016 – the flight will include two CubeSats. This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space. If this flyby demonstration is successful, the technology will provide NASA the ability to quickly transmit status information about the main spacecraft afte
Categories: Space Exploration

Hubble Meeting the Neighbors

NASA: Image of the Day - Fri, 2015-06-12 09:00
The sphere of space surrounding our galaxy is known as the Local Volume, a region some 35 million light-years in diameter and home to several hundred known galaxies. The subject of this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, a beautiful dwarf irregular galaxy known as PGC 18431, is one of these galaxies.
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The Milky Way over the Temple of Poseidon

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2015-06-12 06:51

What's that glowing in the distance?


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NGC 3132: The Eight Burst Nebula

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2015-06-12 06:51

It's the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of


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Into the Void

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2015-06-12 06:51

Into the Void


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NASA Announces Television Coverage, Media Activities for Pluto Flyby

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:29
NASA is inviting media to cover New Horizons’ historic Pluto flyby in mid-July, including the spacecraft’s closest approach to Pluto on July 14, from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center.
Categories: Space Exploration

Closest ever look at dwarf planet Ceres

Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:13
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 Ceres.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:07
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

NASA: Universe News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:07
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:07
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.
Categories: Space Exploration

Expedition 43 Soyuz Landing

NASA: Image of the Day - Thu, 2015-06-11 11:46
The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 43 commander Terry Virts of NASA, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency (ESA) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
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