Viking 1: Laying the Foundation of Space Exploration on Mars

Viking 1: Laying the Foundation of Space Exploration on Mars

We have touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it is us-extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul… – Ray Bradbury, science fiction author, speaking at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, October 8, 1976 Traveling to Mars has been the dream of many […]

Hubble spots a lonely starburst galaxy

Hubble spots a lonely starburst galaxy

  A camera aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular image of a galaxy caught in the midst of an unusually fast star-forming spree. The image, released Friday, shows MCG+07-33-027 — a “starburst” galaxy located roughly 300 million light-years from Earth. As MCG+07-33-027 is seen face-on, the galaxy’s spiral arms and the bright […]

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sends First In-orbit View

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sends First In-orbit View

The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft’s July 4 arrival at Jupiter. Juno’s visible-light camera was turned on six days after Juno fired its main engine and placed itself into orbit around the largest planetary inhabitant of our solar system. The first high-resolution images of the […]

AZFirst invests $90,000 in FIRST® STEM Program

AZFirst invests $90,000 in FIRST® STEM Program

  Grants Offered to Rookie FIRST Robotics Competition Teams in Arizona CHANDLER, Ariz., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AZFirst, an Arizona 501(c)3 organization supporting FIRST ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) activities announces a five-year, $90,000 investment to create 15 high-school FIRST Robotics Competition teams in Arizona. FIRST connects students, educators, the […]

Science groups blasted for crossing line into activism with climate-change letter to Congress

Science groups blasted for crossing line into activism with climate-change letter to Congress

  A letter to Congress from 31 science associations advocating for domestic and natural-security policies predicated on climate change has come under fire as a “climate power play.” Judith Curry, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Science, described the June 28 letter as a “blatant misuse of scientific authority […]

Hubble captures vivid auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere

Hubble captures vivid auroras in Jupiter’s atmosphere

From Science Daily Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter. This observation programme is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter. Jupiter, the […]

NASA rover findings point to a more Earth-like Martian past

NASA rover findings point to a more Earth-like Martian past

From Science Daily Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover. This hint of more oxygen in Mars’ early atmosphere adds to other […]

NASA scientists discover unexpected mineral on Mars

NASA scientists discover unexpected mineral on Mars

Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved. NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been exploring sedimentary rocks within Gale Crater since landing in August 2012. In July 2015, on Sol 1060 (the number of […]

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