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  • 'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say

    'CRomnibus' budget a good deal for NASA planetary science, supporters say
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds

    Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery

    Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery
    Methane is making a comeback on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a tenfold spike in the gas that lasted for several weeks, scientists announced Tuesday. On Earth, most methane is produced by living things, and a healthy dose of this...
  • Full Sail grads seek Steam listing for Mars video game

    Full Sail grads seek Steam listing for Mars video game
    One of Orlando’s newest homegrown video games, PeriAreion, has a very Central Florida theme: Mars colonization. Three masters degree graduates from Full Sail University built the 3D strategy game, called PeriAreion. They have had a successful...
  • NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

    NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
  • Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images

    Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images
    Was there ever life on Mars? Without a human geologist roaming the surface, hammer in hand, it’s devilishly difficult to find out, and current robotic explorers aren’t really built to answer that question. But in a paper published in the...
  • In space, tiny women rule

    In space, tiny women rule
    In February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, "Should a Girl Be First in Space?" It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. In 1961, NASA sent Alan...
  • NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring

    NASA spacecraft around Mars send back images of comet Siding Spring
    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has released the first resolved images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus -- and it's a lot smaller than people expected. The nucleus of the comet that zoomed past the Red Planet on Sunday appears to be about half its...
  • 'Women Take Flight' at New England Air Museum

    'Women Take Flight' at New England Air Museum
    For thousands of years, men dreamt of flying, being able to soar with the birds. So did women. Although Orville and Wilbur Wright turned the dream into a reality in 1903 with the first controlled flying machine, women had to wait a little longer. But...
  • Adorable video reminds you the Rosetta comet landing is next week

    Adorable video reminds you the Rosetta comet landing is next week
    The next big space thing is next week, and you might not have even known about it. Rosetta and Philae, a space probe launched 10 years ago by the European Space Agency, is nearing the next phase of its mission: land on comet 67P/Churyumov–...
  • NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data

    NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data
    Thousands of shooting stars per hour scraped a yellowed Martian sky last month as a comet blazed through the red planet's atmosphere at 35 miles per second. Unfortunately, no one was there to experience the spectacular pass of Siding Spring on Oct. 19,...