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  • STS-107
    Happy birthday David M. Brown
    “What you’re about to see is a documentary entitled, ‘Astronaut Diaries,’ based on personal video shot by David M. Brown. Dave had an avid interest in filmmaking in addition to his aviation and medical careers. The...
  • Mercury
    The fate of MESSENGER is near
    NASA’s MESSENGER (an acronym of MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, and a reference to Mercury being the messenger of the gods) mission to Mercury that carries an $8.7 million University of Colorado Boulder...
  • Up for study in microgravity: liquid crystals
    Liquid crystal experiments are being done on the ISS
    A University of Colorado Boulder led experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 17, 2015, enabling scientists to study the fluid dynamics of liquid crystals that may lead to benefits both on Earth and in space.The experiment is...
  • NASA chief scientist expects to find signs of alien life by 2025
    NASA chief scientist expects to find signs of alien life by 2025
    According to NASA’s chief scientist, Ellen Stofan, we’re getting close to answering that age-old question: are we alone in the universe? While speaking during a panel discussion on Tuesday, Stofan said that NASA will have “strong...
  • Mystery methane hotspot
    CU-Boulder scientists, colleagues probe methane emission mystery in Four Corners
    A mysterious methane hotspot was detected from space by a European satellite and a team of scientific investigators is now in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest, aiming to uncover the explaination for its existence. The joint project is...
  • The Alpha Centauri system
    Two Earth-sized exoplanets may exist in closest star system
    The closest star system to our own Sun may have two Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting it, a new study has shown based on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. If confirmed, the discovery would help to illustrate just how common exoplanets are;...
  • View from the Spirit rover looking toward Husband Hill
    Spirit rover: more evidence for ancient hot springs on Mars
    The Spirit rover may have finished its journey a long time ago, but there is still plenty of data to go through and analyze, and continued study of that data has provided more evidence for one of the rover’s most significant findings:...
  • Hypothetical colorful plant life on a habitable exoplanet
    Scientists create catalog of earthly life forms to help search for alien biology
    With exoplanets now being discovered by the thousands, and estimated to be in the billions in our galaxy alone, attention is naturally turning to how astronomers might be able to search for evidence of life on any of those far-away worlds. Now, a...
  • Interior of Enceladus
    Cassini finds evidence for hydrothermal activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus
    The deep oceans on Earth are teeming with life, despite the cold and darkness, thanks to hydrothermal vents which provide needed heat and nutrients in an otherwise rather uncomfortable environment. Now, the first evidence has been found for...
  • Kepler-7b
    New technique to study clouds on exoplanets developed by researchers at MIT
    While exoplanets are now being discovered by the thousands, it is still a painstaking process to determine any specific details about them, since they are so incredibly far away. However, astronomers have been devising new techniques to do just...
  • Methane rain on Titan
    New research shows how exotic biology may be possible on Titan
    The search for life elsewhere has long focused on what we are most familiar with on Earth – in other words, “life as we know it,” or organisms which are carbon-based and require water to survive. However, a growing number of...
  • Aurora Borealis and Australis
    Mysterious dust cloud detected around Mars
    Two unexpected phenomena have been observed in the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an aurora that reaches well into the Martian atmosphere.It...
  • Robben Ford - Into the Sun
    Robben Ford to appear at SPACE in Evanston, Ill.
    Guitarist Robben Ford will be appearing at SPACE in Evanston, Ill. on Thursday April 16th. He will be doing two shows starting at 7:00 p.m. The second show will start at 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12.00 to $28.00 dollars.Robben’s tour is...
  • Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Hunt asteroids for NASA with a desktop app
    Space is gigantic; even for the people whose job it is to know space inside out, it can be too much. So, with that problem in mind, NASA released a desktop application this week so that amateur astronomers can help them hunt down asteroids...
  • Sarah Brightman
    Sarah Brightman to perform at the International Space Station
    54 year old Sarah Brightman will be the first ever singer to perform where no other has performed before, the International Space Station. According to MSN on March 10, Brightman will go off to space with the Russian Soyuz Rocket on Sep. 1. She is...
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