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  • 28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]

    28.8 million tons of Sahara desert fertilize the Amazon [video]
    The Amazon rainforest is fertilized in part by phosphorus from a dry lake bed in the Sahara desert, researchers say in a new report that shows how different parts of our planet are connected in deep and surprising ways. The findings were published...
  • Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'

    Deerfield Public Library's Read of the Week: 'The Martian'
    If you are turned off by "The Martian" because you have heard it has science-fiction tendencies, I urge you to reconsider. "The Martian" by Andy Weir is an amazing novel; I could not put it down and already have plans to re-read it. The story is...
  • How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan

    How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan
    Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • NASA Langley's ISAAC robot to help build next-gen aircraft, spacecraft

    NASA Langley's ISAAC robot to help build next-gen aircraft, spacecraft
    ISAAC turned its back on a crowd of dignitaries Monday, its bristly "head" facing the laboratory's opposite wall. Then — with its head held absolutely still — its sleek, articulated, bowed body began to waggle slowly back and forth, back and...
  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres
    A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other...
  • Atlas rocket to launch magnetic field satellites

    Atlas rocket to launch magnetic field satellites
    An Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:44 p.m. Thursday night carrying satellites designed to help scientists understand magnetic storms in space. The Air Force is projecting a 70 percent chance of...
  • Orion gets ready for its close-up

    Orion gets ready for its close-up
    After its successful test flight in December, the Orion crew capsule is getting its heat shield stripped to ship off for more tests at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. At NASA Langley, the heat shield will be attached to a test article —...
  • Clash of the billionaires: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos duking it out over space

    Clash of the billionaires: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos duking it out over space
    A panel of administrative judges at an obscure federal agency ruled this week that a largely behind-the-scenes clash of billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeffrey Bezos can continue. The dispute centers on a patent awarded to Bezos's Blue Origin...
  • Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA

    Dawn arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, a first for NASA
    Dawn has arrived. The signal was received at 5:36 a.m. PST Friday: NASA's Dawn spacecraft had successfully entered into orbit around Ceres, becoming the first NASA mission to visit a dwarf planet, and the first to go to two distinct bodies in the solar...