Category Archives: Science

Artists Rendition of Exoplanet

You could help name a PLANET! Your vote counts!

The first ever contest allowing members of the public to name a planet has begun. The IAU is organizing a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along…

Mars Rover Arm

Curiosity Mars Rover Drill Experiences Electrical Short

(NASA) – Managers of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover mission expect to approve resumption of rover arm movements as early as next week while continuing analysis of what appears to be…

Mars Ocean

Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured Mars water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Scientists…

stardust

After Rough Landing Stardust Team Reports First Potential Interstellar Space Particles

(NASA) – If you remember the images of the stardust capsule as it tumbled to Earth back in 2006, its precious cargo of  Aerogel having hopefully captured tiny bits of…

NASA Meatball

NASA gets Healthy 17.5 Billion Dollar 2015 Budget Submitted

The President submitted a NASA budget of 17.5 Billion Dollars for Fiscal year 2015 as announced by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in the Video below: Over the past six years,…

Kepler Focal Plane

Kepler Science Module Fails but Mission can continue

Preparations continue for the first K2 campaign in the ecliptic plane … if it is approved, following the 2014 Astrophysics Senior Review of Operating Missions. The vaunted Kepler Spacecraft had…

Deploying a Set of CubeSats From the International Space Station

Cubesat Satellites “Launched” From Space Station.

Technology allows us to put more and more capability in smaller and smaller packages. This week a set of Cubesats was placed into orbit by the ISS. A set of…

NEOWISE spacecraft First Image

WISE Asteroid/Comet Hunter Mission Extended Reborn as NEOWISE

What do you do with a perfectly functional and succesful spacecraft who’s primary mission has ended? You make good use of the resource and taxpayer’s money and find a new…