| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
A NASA robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet's lost water.
After traveling 442 million miles, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:42 PM
MAVEN has arrived! After a 10-month journey through space, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft finally entered Martian orbit Sunday night. The satellite slipped into a 35-hour elliptical orbit without a hitch, which the scientists will...
| Sep 26, 2014
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS will host "The Crisis in State and Local Government Finance: A symposium on fiscal challenges facing Pennsylvania," 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rauch Business Center, Perella Auditorium,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It’s official: The Mars 2020 rover’s instruments have been chosen, and they include a super-laser and stereo vision!
This successor to NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity may have the same skeleton as its predecessor, but its suite of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NASA's Curiosity rover celebrates a Martian milestone this week -- its first full Martian year exploring the Red Planet. And to celebrate, it captured that cute selfie you see above.
Years pass more slowly on Mars than they do here on Earth. Because...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:26 PM
On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:00 PM
A NASA vehicle launched high into the atmosphere to explore how to land heavy spacecraft, and possibly human beings, on Mars splashed down off Hawaii on Saturday, completing a mostly successful test, the agency announced.
The Low-Density Supersonic...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.
The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye.
But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction.
These dust particles will come hurtling past the...