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  • New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto

    New Horizons mission captures first color image of Pluto
    A mission managed in Maryland that is speeding its way toward Pluto captured the first color image of the dwarf planet. The image shows the former planet glowing yellow, with its largest moon, Charon, also giving off yellowish light. Officials at NASA...
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launches, but rocket landing fails

    SpaceX Falcon 9 launches, but rocket landing fails
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Tuesday for a resupply trip to the International Space Station, but the company failed in its attempt to soft-land the booster on a barge. The launch, delayed from Monday because of...
  • Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters

    Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters
    The first scientific paper to include observations from the surface of a speeding comet has been released, marking a new era in cometary science. The paper, published Tuesday in the journal Science, uses data from the European Space Agency's Philae...
  • NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'

    NASA, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson to talk about 'drag'
    NASA has long had a strong working relationship with the world of sports car racing, spinning off space technologies that help make race cars faster and safer. At noon on Wednesday, NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson will join NASA Langley Research Center...
  • Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops

    Student experiments set to launch Saturday from NASA Wallops
    A science rocket is set to launch Saturday morning from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore, packed with experiments created by college students, including from Virginia Tech. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket is...
  • A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines
    Tasting the air and testing the temperature, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown that there could potentially be salty water currently beneath the Red Planet’s surface. If the brine does exist, there’s not much, it occurs only...
  • NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

    NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth
    The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.  This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars....
  • Dragon spacecraft to deliver research supplies and caffeine boost to Space Station

    Dragon spacecraft to deliver research supplies and caffeine boost to Space Station
    Monday’s scheduled launch will act as an errand runner for the International Space Station and the Dragon spacecraft is loaded up with 4,000 pounds of food, supplies and research equipment. This delivery will bring supplies to assist astronauts...
  • NASA awards grant to Winter Park company working on lighter space telescopes

    NASA awards grant to Winter Park company working on lighter space telescopes
    Imagine, Nelson Tabiryan hypothesized, if powerful space telescopes didn't have huge glass lenses and mirrors cut and polished to microscopic precision, weighing tons and costing hundreds of millions of dollars. Instead, what it if they were made of...
  • College Notes: Birthday bash for William Shakespeare April 22 at CLC

    College birthday bash, readings, scholars and more. College of Lake County, Grayslake Birthday Bash: Celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday and the impact of his work at CLC's annual celebration from 1-4 p.m. April 22, B Court, 19351 W. Washington...
  • Long 'curtains' of material may be shooting off Saturn's moon Enceladus

    Long 'curtains' of material may be shooting off Saturn's moon Enceladus
    Saturn's moon Enceladus is famous for spewing tall jets of mineral-rich water several miles into the vacuum of space. But a new study suggests that those infamous jets, spotted first by the Voyager mission and later by Cassini, may have been an optical...