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  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears
    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • Cool runnings: Annapolis explorer sets sail for Greenland

    Cool runnings: Annapolis explorer sets sail for Greenland
    A day after Hermione left Annapolis for Baltimore, another sailing adventure was set to begin. Matt Rutherford — the local resident already in the record books for a solo circumnavigation the Americas — was scheduled to leave today with...
  • Pluto just 4 weeks, 20 million miles away for spacecraft

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on Pluto's doorstep, following an incredible journey of nine years and 3 billion miles. Four weeks from Tuesday — on July 14 — New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto. The spacecraft will fly...
  • Meteorites hold clue to methane mystery -- and potential for life on Mars

    Meteorites hold clue to methane mystery -- and potential for life on Mars
    Scientists have discovered methane hidden in Martian meteorites, which could hint that the elusive gas, which on Earth is often linked to life, might be lurking beneath the surface of Mars today. The findings, published in the journal Nature...
  • Many of the world's water basins are being depleted, studies find

    Many of the world's water basins are being depleted, studies find
    More than a third of the largest groundwater basins in the world are being depleted faster than they are getting replenished, and there are little to no accurate data showing just how much water is left in them, according to two new studies published...
  • WVU team wins $100k in NASA competition

    NASA has awarded $100,000 to a team from West Virginia University for completing a robotics challenge. NASA says the objective of the challenge is to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. Teams were required to...
  • Don't prolong NASA's dependence on Russia: Editorial

    At the Group of Seven meeting in Germany this past week, President Obama was talking tough on Russia. He urged his fellow leaders to stand together against "Russian aggression" in Ukraine by maintaining economic sanctions against Moscow. Meanwhile, a U....
  • NASA: International satellite studying oceans stops working

    NASA says an international satellite studying the world's oceans has stopped working after four years. The space agency said Wednesday that the Argentine-built satellite ceased operations last week after a hardware failure. The satellite carried a...
  • Meteor showers bring dust clouds on the moon

    Meteor showers bring dust clouds on the moon
    Scientists say vast clouds are floating above the lunar surface, and they grow each time there is a meteor shower on Earth. These towering clouds are made of tiny particles of moon and space dust, and they do not look like clouds on Earth. In fact,...
  • NASA gives California Science Center museum last remaining space shuttle fuel tank

    NASA gives California Science Center museum last remaining space shuttle fuel tank
    The California Science Center is the only museum in the nation that planned to make its space shuttle exhibit with as many authentic parts as possible, set up as if it's ready to launch. There was a problem. The enormous orange external fuel tank, which...
  • 05/28: People on move

    Mark S. Taffet, a project manager with Aerodyne Industries LLC, Cape Canaveral, received the NASA Silver Snoopy Award, which is given for outstanding contributions to the space agency's goals for human exploration and development of space. Molly J. Durso...