NASA seeks student experiments for Edge-of-Space balloon flight

NASA seeks student experiments for Edge-of-Space balloon flight

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. NASA is planning for a fall 2016 launch for the next High Altitude Student Platform ( HASP) mission, a joint project between […]

NASA teleconference to preview historic flyby of Saturn moon

NASA teleconference to preview historic flyby of Saturn moon

NASA Teleconference to Preview Historic Flyby of Icy Saturn Moon NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The agency will hold a news teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Monday, Oct. 26, […]

Behold the earliest known galaxies at the edge of the Cosmos

Behold the earliest known galaxies at the edge of the Cosmos

The oldest galaxies at the end of the universe were formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Now, for the first time, you can see them: the Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture these images, released new images Thursday as part of its Frontier Fields program, with an assist from a phenomenon known […]

Moon detour is the best route to Mars

Moon detour is the best route to Mars

The journey to Mars will be dangerous for astronauts. But first they have to escape Earth’s gravitational pull. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT In order to launch humans to Mars, a new MIT study suggests that fueling up on the moon would lighten the launch load by 68 percent. Previous studies have suggested that lunar…

The Orionid meteor shower coming to a sky near you

The Orionid meteor shower coming to a sky near you

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The annual Orinid meteor shower is coming up next week and if the forecast holds, it should be a spectacular show in the sky. At least 20 meteors per hour are forecast to stream across the night sky on Oct. 21 and 22. More from earthsky.org: The best time […]

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

NASA releases plan outlining next steps in the journey to Mars

From NASA NASA is leading our nation and the world on a journey to Mars, and last Thursday the agency released a detailed outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our […]

She had no medical degree or PhD but just won Nobel Prize for Medicine

She had no medical degree or PhD but just won Nobel Prize for Medicine

The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize is being called the “three no’s” winner in her home country – no medical degree, no doctorate, and no time spent working overseas. It would be her understanding of ancient Chinese medicine that led Tu Youyou on her unlikely path to creating a drug to fight […]

First ever glowing sea turtle is discovered in South Pacific (WATCH)

First ever glowing sea turtle is discovered in South Pacific (WATCH)

Tiny fireflies are old news – the world’s first luminescent reptile was discovered lighting up the waters in the South Pacific. While National Geographic marine biologists were filming bioflourescent corals in the reefs of the Solomon Islands, a hawkbill sea turtle with an almost alien-like red and green glow glided by. Scientist Wants To Name […]

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