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  • Virginia Air and Space Center names new director

    Virginia Air and Space Center names new director
    The former president of a Connecticut children's museum will begin commanding the Virginia Air and Space Center this November. Robert Griesmer was named Friday as the new executive director of the museum in downtown Hampton. He previously led the...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet

    Water vapor detected in clear skies on Neptune-sized exoplanet
    Eureka! Astronomers say they’ve discovered clear skies and water vapor on a Neptune-sized exoplanet named HAT-P-11b -- which, at roughly four times the Earth's radius, is the smallest planet yet known to host water in its atmosphere. The...
  • NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

    NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water
    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...
  • NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went

    NASA mission enters Mars orbit to study where planet's atmosphere – and water – went
    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...
  • NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars

    NASA robotic probe slips into orbit around Mars
    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,...
  • Have a timeless space message? NASA may send it into space for you

    Have a timeless space message? NASA may send it into space for you
    NASA is set to launch a time capsule to an asteroid in 2016, and is inviting people from around the world to submit short messages and images on social media to tuck away inside. The subject of those messages and images? Thoughts about space exploration...
  • House-sized asteroid to buzz Earth on Sunday

    A recently discovered asteroid about the size of a house will make a relatively close pass by Earth on Sunday, flying just past the communication satellites that circle the planet, scientists said. NASA said the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, poses no...
  • Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

    Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption
    New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection. What makes this footage particularly intriguing,...
  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to shed light on ex-planet Pluto

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to shed light on ex-planet Pluto
    As NASA’s New Horizons mission heads to Pluto, scientists could get an idea of what to expect by studying Triton, Neptune's strange icy moon. New Horizons marked a major anniversary on Monday when the Pluto-bound spacecraft crossed the orbit of...
  • Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp
    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...