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  • Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images

    Life on Mars? Scientist offers different take on Curiosity images
    Was there ever life on Mars? Without a human geologist roaming the surface, hammer in hand, it’s devilishly difficult to find out, and current robotic explorers aren’t really built to answer that question. But in a paper published in the...
  • Nissan and NASA to jointly test self-driving cars

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Bolstering Silicon Valley's stature as a center of autonomous-car research, Nissan and NASA have announced a five-year partnership to develop self-driving vehicles here. They plan to begin testing the vehicles later this year at...
  • Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

    Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt
    Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists. What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing...
  • SpaceX launches rocket, but attempt to land booster falls short

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent a cargo capsule loaded with International Space Station supplies into orbit Saturday morning, but the company’s unprecedented attempt to set down the craft’s first-stage rocket on an ocean barge was rocky and...
  • Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist

    Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist
    The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said. Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
  • Pilot killed after crashing small plane into Los Angeles intersection was NASA scientist

    The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who worked on the Mars Curiosity Rover expedition. KNBC reports (http://bit.ly/1C1gSIc ) Alberto Behar died instantly when his single-...
  • SpaceX launches for NASA, no luck with rocket landing at sea

    SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge. "Close, but no cigar this time," the company's...
  • NASA Langley leads in Arctic sea ice research

    For 15 years now, scientists have chronicled Arctic sea ice in rapid retreat and the region's temperatures rising much faster than anywhere else on the planet. They just don't know how exactly, or why. But climate scientists at NASA Langley Research...
  • Berks company plays role in mission to Mars

    Berks company plays role in mission to Mars
    Berks County played host to America's space program Friday, as NASA's top boss got a firsthand tour of the factory where components are being made for the nation's next era of spacecrafts. "From this day on, the path to Mars goes through Bally,...
  • Ted Cruz's control of Senate science panel triggers anxiety among some

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz has a new role in the Republican-controlled Senate, and it's not about being obstructionist. Cruz, R-Texas, is now the chairman of a subcommittee that oversees NASA and science and he's already shaking things up, calling for...
  • Earth warms like a broken record; For 3rd time in 10 years, globe sets mark for hottest year

    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...