Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history
4 hours ago
Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable effect on Ceres' orientation. In a new study, ...
NASA taking first steps toward high-speed space 'internet'
6 hours ago
NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky.
Futuristic clock prepared for space
10 hours ago
No one keeps time quite like NASA.
Rosetta comet orbiter films deep-space landslide
Mar 21, 2017
Landslides are not unique to Earth, researchers revealed on Tuesday.
Seven SMD-supported instruments to search for evidence of life on Europa
Mar 20, 2017
Technologies Infused: When NASA launches its mission to explore Jupiter's moon Europa in the 2020s, seven instruments enabled by SMD technology investments or flight development efforts will be onboard to help achieve mission ...
Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet status
Mar 17, 2017
Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So is Europa, commonly known as a moon of ...
15 years of GRACE: Satellite mission flies thrice its planned time
Mar 14, 2017
"Revolutionary" is a word you hear often when people talk about the GRACE mission. Since the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) launched on March 17, 2002, their data have transformed ...
Gearing up to track space debris
Mar 13, 2017
Space is filling up with junk. "It's not like there's a storm of metal and if you venture into space you're going to get clobbered," says Professor Russell Boyce, Chair of Space Engineering at UNSW Canberra. "But the risk ...
Sentinel-2B satellite declared fit and ready for commissioning
Mar 10, 2017
Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.
SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year (Update)
Feb 28, 2017
SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.