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orbital 2 commercial resupply services mission to international space station
Launching from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA\'s Wallops Flight Facility, Orbital 2 will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station....
Duration : Not Available
orbiting carbon observatory-2 (oco-2)
OCO-2 is an Earth satellite mission to study carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and provide scientists with a better idea of the chemical compound\'s impacts on climate change. It will launch on a Delta...
Duration : Not Available
soil moisture active passive (smap)
SMAP is an Earth satellite mission designed to measure and map Earth\'s soil moisture and freeze/thaw state to better understand terrestrial water, carbon and energy cycles. It will launch on a Delta ...
Duration : Not Available
disturbance reduction system
The Disturbance Reduction System, or DRS, designed as part of the Space Technology 7 project, is an experimental system for measuring gravitational waves in space, which are thought to contain importa...
Duration : Not Available
gravity recovery and climate experiment follow-on
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRA...
Duration : Not Available
insight
The InSight mission (formerly called GEMS), would place a lander on Mars that would be designed to drill beneath the surface and investigate the planet\'s deep interior to better understand Mars\' evo...
Duration : Not Available
iss-rapidscat
The ISS-RapidScat instrument is a speedy and cost-effective replacement for NASA\'s QuikScat Earth satellite, which monitored ocean winds to provide essential measurements used in weather predictions,...
Duration : Not Available
nuclear spectroscopic telescope array
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mission will study the universe in high energy X-rays to better understand the dynamics of black holes, exploding stars and the most extreme activ...
Duration : Jun 2012 -
apollo 11 f-1 engine recovery
The F-1 rocket engine is still a modern wonder — one and a half million pounds of thrust, 32 million horsepower, and burning 6,000 pounds of rocket grade kerosene and liquid oxygen every second. On Ju...
Duration : Not Available
expedition 29
Expedition 29 begins with the Soyuz TMA-21 undocking in September 2011. Three new crew members will arrive in November on Soyuz TMA-22....
Members : 6     Duration : Nov 2011 - Nov 2011
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Yale astronomers identify new exoplanet

A Yale graduate student working in collaboration with a Yale professor and a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Center recently discovered a previously overlooked planet 3,000 light years from Earth.

Joseph Schmitt...

Yale Daily News - Latest Issue
Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Space Station after a two-day voyage. The docking took place smoothly at 0406 GMT Saturday at a height of 412 kil...
The Seattle Times: Home
Planets stripped bare by host stars
Astronomers have defined a class of planet that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars. ...
BBC News | News Front Page | W
Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday
Stephen Hawking will announce a mysterious new space exploration initiative Tuesday, and there's plenty of reason to think it will be a pretty big deal. ...
SPACE.com
Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to make the planet more conducive to life, at least for a time, says a new study. ...
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Lost in space? The story of Japan's black hole-hunting 'Hitomi' satellite
Japan's space agency is struggling to reestablish contact with a wayward satellite it launched in February to study black holes...
mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Spectacular green comet to light up night sky over the UK this week - here's how to spot it
This week is the best time to spot the glowing green Comet LINEAR as it passes over the northern hemisphere...
mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Comet Double-Whammy: A Lesson in Planetary Defense?
We are in the middle of a double comet encounter -- do astronomers view this unprecedented event as a worrying near-miss? Or is it an exciting opportunity to learn more about these mysterious icy objects?...
Discovery News - Top Stories
Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface
NASA's New Horizons probe has revealed geological surprises and a hint of underground ocean on the dwarf planet....
Discovery News - Top Stories
NASA to Discuss Science Launching on Next Commercial Resupply Space Station Flight
NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 15, to discuss several science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station....
NASA Breaking News
Slippery Asteroid Surprises Scientists With Early Earth Flyby
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68 flew by our planet at 8:12 a.m. EST Monday at a distance of about 2.54 million miles (4.09 million kilometers), according to researchers at the Minor Planet Center. ...
SPACE.com
Hubble sets new cosmic distance record
The Hubble Space Telescope spies a galaxy that existed more than 13 billion years ago, very close to the dawn of star formation. ...
BBC News | Science & Environme
Scientists tell people not to panic after discovering 100ft-wide asteroid could soon pass close to Earth
The space rock - known as 2013 TX68 - is expected to make its nearest approach to Earth early this month...
mirror.co.uk - Home - News
'Space Archaeologists' Show Spike in Looting at Egypt's Ancient Sites
Scientists used satellite images to monitor pyramids, tombs and buried cities from 2002 to 2013...
Scientific American
Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for Alien Worlds
Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar. ...
Discovery News - Top Stories
'Space Men:' Ascending to Earth's Deadliest Frontier
In a new PBS documentary, the pioneers of high-altitude exploration are celebrated as the trailblazers before human spaceflight was possible....
Discovery News - Top Stories
'Last Man on the Moon' Shares Astronaut's 'Epic Tale' in New Documentary
As the new documentary 'The Last Man on the Moon' opens, the camera pans across a crowd at a rodeo until it centers on an older man taking his seat. Nothing about the man suggests he is a member of one of the most exclusive frater...
SPACE.com
We just found a black hole 21 billion times more massive than the sun
Newly discovered supermassive black hole in galaxy NGC 4889 might be biggest ever found....
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Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun
For two decades it was thought that most near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth -- end their existence in a dramatic final plunge into the Sun. A new study finds instead that most...
ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Antarctic Fungus Survives in Mars-like Conditions
After living for 18 months in a Mars-like environment outside the International Space Station, some Antarctic fungi were still living and dividing when examined by researchers back on Earth....
Discovery News - Top Stories
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