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  • NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

    NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide
    Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA? It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution. "They are really small,"...
  • Astronaut captures stunning aurora lights from the Space Station

    Astronaut captures stunning aurora lights from the Space Station
    A geomagnetic storm created dancing lights above the Earth’s atmosphere known as an aurora for that could be seen along the northern United States Monday and Tuesday. While the lights were amazing on Earth the images Astronaut Scott Kelly captured...
  • Howard Astronomical League set to unveil new observatory at Alpha Ridge

    Howard Astronomical League set to unveil new observatory at Alpha Ridge
    Long ago, NASA's programs introduced the country to outer space. Now the Howard Astronomical League is ready to give local astronomy enthusiasts the opportunity to view from Earth what astronauts have seen from space. On June 27, the league will...
  • Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy

    Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy
    Sierra Club Virginia joined with two former military leaders Thursday to urge the Obama administration to remove Virginia from its draft plan for offshore oil and gas development, citing potential risks to military readiness, the aerospace industry and...
  • Astronomers find 'comet's tail' trailing Neptune-sized exoplanet

    Astronomers find 'comet's tail' trailing Neptune-sized exoplanet
    They call it "the Behemoth." Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a red dwarf star is boiling off the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized exoplanet, causing it to form an enormous cloud that surrounds and trails the...
  • Microsoft's HoloLens going on mission to International Space Station

    Microsoft's HoloLens going on mission to International Space Station
    Microsoft’s HoloLens – goggles that beam holographic images into one’s line of vision – can make Earthlings feel as if they are walking on Mars. Now they are actually going into outer space. NASA will send the devices to the...
  • New Horizons ready for Pluto flyby into new frontier

    New Horizons ready for Pluto flyby into new frontier
    Two weeks to New Horizons' Pluto flyby and the NASA spacecraft’s teams are working overtime to make sure it meets the July 14 date. On June 14 a small 50-second thruster burn was completed to correct New Horizon’s trajectory and flight time....
  • Yale student scientists have designs on the future

    They've gotten the A-OK from NASA, so two recent Yale University graduates are busy building an asteroid rock chipper. They're among 11 students and graduates taking part in the third annual Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design summer...
  • Pyramid-shaped mountain found on dwarf planet Ceres

    Pyramid-shaped mountain found on dwarf planet Ceres
    What does it take to distract people from NASA's approaching visit to Pluto? How about a three-mile-high, pyramid-shaped mountain on dwarf planet Ceres. Since March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been taking closer and closer looks at Ceres, the largest...
  • Embry-Riddle researchers get NASA grant for kite-surfing idea in space

    Embry-Riddle researchers get NASA grant for kite-surfing idea in space
    NASA is giving $100,000 to aerospace engineering researchers in Daytona Beach to apply concepts from kite-surfing to a solar-powered project in space. A team of professors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University got the grant to develop a communications...
  • Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions

    Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions
    Today's NASA astronauts may not have many of the adventures that Floridian Nicole Stott encountered when she became an astronaut in 2000. Yet as she retires, Stott envies them and the space explorers to come. Stott, 52, retired June 1 after a 27-...