| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency's got.
In a press conference Thursday, officials described how they will use more than a...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Face it. You're never going to Mars. But you can send your name. On a thumbnail-sized microchip. Along with more than a million other names.
No, it's not the same, but it's a way of staking a claim to a teeny, tiny place in space history.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:48 PM
After two years of roving the Martian surface, NASA’s rover Curiosity has finally drilled its ultimate target: Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. The robotic explorer is set to get a taste of Martian rock Tuesday night...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft sent data back to Earth that scientists quickly translated into the mission’s first images. Rendered in primary colors, the ultraviolet snapshots show...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 11:19 AM
A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey.
After traveling 442 million miles from Earth, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:29 PM
A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere — and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once...
| 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,...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:20 PM
If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:02 PM
When Mars One announced its intent in 2012 to find a team of astronauts to become the first people to land on and colonize Mars, part of the plan was to turn the selection and training of the lucky few into a worldwide reality program. Two years later, we...