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Aging Hubble Space Telescope in Safe Mode Following Computer Glitch

A critically important computer aboard Hubble has glitched out, causing the space telescope to enter into safe mode. An operations team is now scrambling to resolve the issue.Read more...
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A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The failed portion of a solar eruption on March 13, 2016. NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory Scientists recently examined a solar eruption from 2016 that seemed to defy categorization. They named it the "Rosetta Stone" since it connected three different types of eruptions. Their research now suggests that all three forms of solar eruptions may have the same origin. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the sun isn't sleeping, it's bursting with activity - including gia...
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Extremely Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, Again

The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, already seven years behind schedule, will not launch on Halloween as planned, which is just as well, given the ominous date and this project’s history of bad luck. For once, the delay is not due to the telescope, but rather the rocket that will deliver it to space.Read more...
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Is the universe infinite?

The question of whether the universe is finite or infinite has not yet been resolved.The size of the universe is linked to understanding its shape and the limits of our observations.New studies and going deeper into space will help us answer if the universe is infinite.Does the universe keep extending endlessly into the abyss of space, or does it have a defined end? Of all the scientific questions you may ponder, "Is the universe infinite?" is one of the hardest. It is impossible to answer with ...
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Samples from Curiosity Mars Rover Suggest Possibility of Past Organic Matter

The space-news web site NASASpaceFlight writes: While organic compounds have been confirmed on the Martian surface and near-surface areas since 2018, new Earth-based experiments point to a potentially tantalizing series of signatures from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument that could indicate the presence of organic salts at the rover's Gale Crater location. What's more, the new research from a team led by J. M. T. Lewis, an organic geochemist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Ce...
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NASA has led 7 asteroid-impact simulations. Only once did experts figure out how to stop the space rock from hitting Earth.

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA In a recent simulation, a fictitious asteroid was approaching Earth but experts couldn't stop it. NASA has led seven such simulations, and the participants only fully stopped the asteroid once. It shows how challenging it would be to stop an Earth-bound space rock, even with ample warning. See more stories on Insider's business page. An international group of space experts have been bested by a hypothetica...
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A NASA probe successfully collected 2 oz. of space rock from a distant asteroid and is blasting its way back to Earth

An artist rendering of OSIRIS-REx collecting samples from the surface of an asteroid. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A NASA spacecraft carrying samples from an asteroid began a journey back to Earth on Monday. OSIRIS-REx is carrying a 2 oz. sample from the surface of an asteroid called Bennu. It is the largest sample collected since the Apollo moon missions. It's due to arrive in 2023. See more stories on Insider's business page. A spacecraft carrying around 2 ounces of dus...
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A NASA probe detected a strange radio signal in Venus' atmosphere last year. Astronomers have figured out where it came from.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snapped an up-close view of Venus when it flew by the planet in July 2020. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher NASA's Parker Solar Probe detected a strange radio signal while flying by Venus in July. The probe flew through Venus' upper atmosphere, where such signals naturally occur, to collect data. The data show Venus' atmosphere has thinned, a process linked to solar activity. See more stories on ...
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Natural Radio Signals Detected in Venus’s Atmosphere

During its third flyby of Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe recorded natural radio emissions from within the Venusian atmosphere. The finding is confirmation that Venus’s upper atmosphere undergoes major changes in accordance with the Sun’s 11-year cycle, providing new insights into this enigmatic—and utterly…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Venus, Solar Wind, Parker, Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Science, Pioneer Program, Parker Solar Probe, Life On Venus, Glyn Collinson, Ionosphere, Astronomical Objects, Observations And Explorations Of Venus


Goodbye, Asteroid Bennu, It's Been Real

Yesterday, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passed by the asteroid Bennu for the last time, ending its two-and-a-half-year relationship with the space rock. But OSIRIS-REx is still lingering in the asteroid’s vicinity, as if hesitant to embark on its roughly 200-million-mile return to Earth. That trip will begin in early…Read more...
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Physicists Think They've Spotted a Very Rare Black Hole

On August 30, 1995, 10-billion-year-old light from the early universe finally hit the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, which was circling in Earth orbit. An Australian research team is now reporting that the gamma-ray burst contained evidence of an exceedingly rare intermediate-mass black hole, the sort that would help…Read more...
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Mars Is Hiding Its 'Lost' Water Beneath the Surface, New Research Suggests

Water that used to exist on Mars slowly leaked out into space, or at least that’s the going theory. A new paper challenges this assumption, offering an alternative scenario in which the Red Planet has clung to much of its ancient water—we just can’t see it.Read more...
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NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars in 18 days

NASA's Perseverance is the largest and most technologically advanced rover ever launched into space.On February 18, Perseverance is set to land on the Martian surface. NASA plans to livestream the event.The rover will spend about two years on Mars, where its chief mission is to search for signs of ancient life. NASA's Perseverance is 18 days from landing on Mars and starting its mission of searching for ancient alien life in the planet's Jezero Crater.But first Perseverance has to stick the lan...
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71-Year-Old Slashdot Reader Describes His 'Moderate' Case of Covid

71-year-old Hugh Pickens (Slashdot reader #49,171) is a physicist who explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, commissioned microwave communications systems in Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center around the world including Australia, Antarctica, and Guam. After retiring in 1999, he wrote over 1,400 Slashdot posts, and in the site's 23-year history still remains one of its two all-time most active submitters (behind only long-time Slashdot reader the...
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NASA scientists discovered a 'very weird' molecule in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. It could point to alien life.

This near-infrared, color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho NASA astronomers discovered a "very weird little molecule" called cyclopropenylidene in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists think alien life could survive in Titan's underground salty ocean. This molecule could serve as a stepping stone to more complex molecules that play important roles in sustaining life. ...
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The moon is sprinkled with patches of frozen water, NASA scientists discovered. Mining it may be crucial for travel to Mars and beyond.

An artist’s illustration depicts Artemis astronauts on the moon. NASA via AP NASA scientists have discovered new caches of water hidden across the moon's surface. Water could be a crucial resource for astronaut missions to Mars, since ice can be converted into rocket fuel. In a new study, a space plane detected the signal for H2O on the moon's surface. Other new research found small, permanent shadows where water ice could survive on the lunar surface.  NASA's next moon rover will investig...
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NASA will share an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday. Listen to the announcement live.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA Headquarters in Washington, November 29, 2018. NASA/Bill Ingalls On Monday, NASA will share "an exciting new discovery" about the moon. The space agency has not revealed any details about the discovery, but said it could support "deep-space exploration." NASA TV will stream live audio of the announcement. You can listen via the embed below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA made a cryptic announcement this week: It has "an e...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Washington, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Boeing, Ames Research Center, Griffin, Artemis, Greenbelt, Sofia, NASA Headquarters, Paul Hertz


A Tiny Space Rock Holds Clues About the Evolution of Life

Back in 2012, a team of Japanese and Belgian researchers in Antarctica found a golf ball-sized space rock resting in the snow. Now, NASA astronauts have had a chance to study a piece of that meteorite, Asuka 12236, and they say it may hold new clues about the development of life. From a report: Inside the meteorite, astrobiologists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center found a high concentration of amino acids, particularly aspartic and glutamic acids. Those are two of the 20 amino acids that ...
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NASA bounces laser beams off of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Laser experiments can reveal precisely how far away an object is from Earth. For years scientists have been bouncing light off of reflectors on the lunar surface that were installed during the Apollo era, but these reflectors have become less efficient over time.The recent success could reveal the cause of the degradation, and also lead to new discoveries about the Moon's evolution. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been orbiting the Moon about a dozen times per day since 2009. The ...
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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will occur this weekend. Here's how to watch.

An annular eclipse is a type of solar eclipse where the edge of the Sun remains visible around the Moon.The June 21 annular eclipse will occur when the Moon is nearly at its apogee, the point in the lunar orbit when the Moon is farthest away from Earth.Only some countries will be able to see the eclipse in person, but several organizations plan to livestream the event. The Moon will briefly block out most of the Sun this weekend, offering people in Asia and Africa a chance to see a "ring of fir...
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Is Uranus Losing Its Atmosphere?

Mars was once covered by oceans, but lost its atmosphere over time, according to Gina DiBraccio, a space physicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and project scientist for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN mission. Is the same thing happening to Uranus? The magnetic bubble surrounding the giant gas planet may be siphoning its atmosphere off into space, reports Digital Trends: Uranus's atmospheric loss is driven by its strange magnetic field, the axis of which points a...
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Solar Orbiter to capture first images of Sun's north, south poles

Solar Orbiter is a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency.The mission aims to study the heliosphere, and to uncover information about the Sun's internal structure, magnetic field, and activity cycle.Solar Orbiter is set to ascend the ecliptic plane by the end of 2021, when it will begin imaging the Sun. The Solar Orbiter is set to launch Monday on its mission to study the Sun and photograph its north and south poles for the first time.The mission is a joint project between N...
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What GAO Found The General Services Administratio...

What GAO Found The General Services Administration (GSA) has worked in recent years to improve reliability of the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP), which tracks federal real property assets. However, numerous errors in the database were carried into the public version. GSA extracted data from the FRPP's 398,000 civilian federal assets to create a public database to be used, for example, by researchers and real estate developers. However, GSA's data verification process did not address key e...
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NASA finds real uses for VR and AR in astronomy and engineering

Years after the advent of decent VR hardware, there are still precious few ways the technology has been employed as anything other than a game or gimmick. One team at NASA, however, has been assembling useful science and engineering applications, with promising and unique results. Studying the astronomical number of stars in our galaxy is generally done using legacy tools, scattered databases, perhaps even paper and pencil. And as such it can be hard to use that great multi-purpose pattern re...
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Recovers From Glitch on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity "lost its orientation...partway through its last set of activities," reported a planetary geologist on the rover's team Monday. Curiosity had lost track of its position in space and the position of its various parts like its robotic arm. "Thus, Curiosity stopped moving, freezing in place until its knowledge of its orientation can be recovered. Curiosity kept sending us information, so we know what happened and can develop a recovery plan...." Space.com now shares t...
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CLIMATE: 2019 was hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA report

It's official. NASA and NOAA report today that 2019 was Earth's hottest year in recorded history. Excerpt from the joint January 15, 2020 announcement: Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 ranked second-warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2019 were 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th century, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institut...
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NASA Has Discovered an Earth-Sized World in a Star's Habitable Zone (slashdot)

"NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface," reports NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center: Scientists confirmed the find, called TOI 700 d, using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and have modeled the planet's potential environments to help inform future observations. TOI 700 is a small, cool M dwarf star l...
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High School NASA Intern Discovers a Planet Orbiting Two Stars

A high school student made a remarkable discovery just after starting an internship with NASA: a planet orbiting two stars. Last summer, Wolf Cukier, had just completed his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York when he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland for a summer internship. NASA assigned him to look at star brightness variations that had been recorded by the space program’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which aims to find planets o...
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How's Your Internship Going? This Teen Found a Planet

The summer before senior year of high school can be a stressful time for a teenager. Childhood is winding down. College applications loom large. Many students are looking for an edge that will help them get into the right school. Last year, Wolf Cukier, 17, spent his summer vacation as few other rising seniors have: He helped discover a planet.Meet TOI 1338 b, the newly identified world orbiting two stars more than 1,300 light years away.Last July, just after he finished his junior year at Scars...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Kepler, Carl Sagan, Wolf, Honolulu, SETI Institute, Scarsdale, Tess, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Adina Feinstein