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Geminid
Geminid Meteor Shower 2013 Best Viewed On Friday Night: Find Out The Time To Watch, Plus An Unrelated Meteor Explodes Over Arizona
Dec 12, 2013 11:44 AM E
The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is upon us, and NASA has released its tips for the best time to view the 2013 Geminid meteor show and their predictions for what to expect.
nasa robot
NASA Unveils Valkyrie: 6-Foot 'Superhero Robot' Will Compete In The DARPA Robotics Challenge —And Maybe Go To Mars [VIDEO]
Dec 11, 2013 18:09 PM E
NASA has unveiled Valkyrie, a 6-foot robot that could one day go to Mars ahead of human astronauts. But before that happens, the humanoid robot will compete in the Darpa Robotics Challenge, where is seems poised for an epic battle against Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot. The winner of the Challenge will receive $2 million.
Greenhouse Gas
Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,100 Times More Harmful Than CO2, Though Concentrations Are Low
Dec 11, 2013 17:52 PM E
Scientists in Toronto are warning of a greenhouse gas they've just discovered that has the potential to devastate the climate if levels were to rise.
Comet ISON in Virgo
Comet ISON Is Dead, Officially, But Yielded More Data Than Any Comet Before
Dec 11, 2013 17:40 PM E
It appears the comet ISON's voyage to the sun, which excited skywatchers who captured pre-dawn glimpses around Thanksgiving, was a suicide mission in the end.
SpaceX
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Dec 10, 2013 17:31 PM E
Sometimes science hits us, turns us back into little kids, sitting in class, listening to the teacher tell us about why volcanos spit lava and the moon changes shape. That's kind of what the photos are for.
mars one
Mars One Plans Unmanned Mission For 2018, Pushes Back Manned Mission By 2 Years
Dec 10, 2013 15:56 PM E
The Mars One Foundation has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology to develop mission concepts and a lander and satellite for an unmanned launch in 2018. Mars One also pushed back the first manned mission to Mars by two years. The first humans should now arrive on Mars in 2025.
Ancient Lake
Ancient Martian Lake May Have Contained Life; NASA Mars Rover Searching For More Clues
Dec 09, 2013 16:53 PM E
Scientists say an ancient crater lake on Mars, discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover, could in theory have once supported extraterrestrial life.
Blue Origin
Amazon Founder's Space Company, Blue Origin, Successfully Test Launches Liquid Hydrogen Rocket Engine [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2013 12:38 PM E
Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has advanced efforts to make space travel a reality for non-astronauts, by successfully testing a liquid hydrogen rocket engine with his company Blue Origin.
Lunar plants
NASA Launches Lunar Garden Project: One Small Step for Man, One Large Step for Turnips
Dec 08, 2013 11:27 AM E
NASA launched a project to grow plants on the moon with the goal of one day helping to support astronaut life in space.
Saturn Hexagonal Hurricane
NASA's Cassini Reveals Top-Down View of Saturn's Hexagonal Hurricane [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2013 10:59 AM E
The Cassini spacecraft has a spectacular vantage point for seeing the hexagon-shaped hurricane on Saturn's north pole.
Sun Cells
NASA Scientist Maps Sun's Plasma Flow; Could Eventually Help Predict Solar Flares
Dec 07, 2013 14:45 PM E
In an article published Friday, researchers describe the enormous convection cells that largely define the sun's structure and are likely linked to earth-impacting events, such as solar storms.
Galaxy
Search For Extraterrestrial Life Is 'A Legitimate Science Now,' Astrobiologists From NASA, MIT Tell Congress
Dec 04, 2013 18:02 PM E
A congressional committee on Wednesday called three of the smartest astrobiologists on earth to Capitol Hill to discuss something rarely mentioned around Washington: aliens, AKA extraterrestrial lifeforms.
SpaceX Launch
SpaceX Rocket Successfully Carries Commercial Satellite Into Space; Launch Seen For Miles Around
Dec 04, 2013 11:01 AM E
After two ditched attempts, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a private communications satellite into orbit Tuesday, a feat many say has cemented the start-up company's reputation in the commercial space travel industry.
hubble telescope
5 Exoplanets With Water Detected By Hubble Telescope, But They're Probably Too Hot For Alien Life
Dec 03, 2013 18:13 PM E
Five exoplanets show evidence of water signatures, two new studies in The Astrophysical Journal find. But that planets, WASP-17b, HD209458b, WASP-12b, WASP-19b and XO-1b, are all "hot Jupiters," meaning that they orbit nearby stars but are probably too hot to harbor alien life.
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