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  • NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite

    NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite
    Five years after a launch malfunction destroyed its twin, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is slated to blast off from the California coast Tuesday, becoming the nation's first satellite to exclusively monitor the greenhouse gas. The mission of...
  • Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    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...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite
    NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite into orbit. The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at...
  • NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite

    NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite
    NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
  • NASA Wallops launches a rocket ... and it fizzles

    NASA Wallops launches a rocket ... and it fizzles
    NASA Wallops launches a rocket … and it fizzles. A Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket that launched at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore “ended prematurely,” NASA says, about 19...
  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini

    JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini
    On June 30, 2004, scientists and engineers at JPL held their breaths as 800 million miles from Earth, the Cassini spacecraft succumbed to the pull of Saturn's gravity field. After seven years in transit, the craft was set to begin a four-year mission...
  • Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]

    Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]
    Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.  The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...
  • Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

    Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space
    Happy Fourth of July, space lovers! To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.  That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
  • Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

    Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space
    — Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just...