Category: NASA

NASA nominee lays out the agency’s most pressing challenges

NASA nominee lays out the agency's most pressing challenges
The president's pick for NASA administrator, Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, hasn't been without his share of controversy. He doesn't have
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Trump’s NASA nominee is willing to study climate change… on Mars

Trump's NASA nominee is willing to study climate change... on Mars
Good news: NASA's administrator nominee is fine with studying climate change! Just not Earth's climate change. In answers to a
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Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance

Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance
Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult.
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Recommended Reading: Why Cassini had to be destroyed

Recommended Reading: Why Cassini had to be destroyed
Analysis: Why Nasa's Cassini Probe Had to Be Destroyed Fedor Kossakovski, PBS By now, you've likely read a bit about
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Cassini mission ends with final plunge into Saturn

Cassini mission ends with final plunge into Saturn
At around 7:31 AM eastern time, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft disintegrated and plunged into Saturn, becoming the only man-made object ever
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Nine of Cassini’s most exciting discoveries about Saturn

Nine of Cassini’s most exciting discoveries about Saturn
Saturn is something of a solar system unto itself (minus the requisite sun). It's surrounded by 53 confirmed moons and
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Follow Cassini’s final moments before it plunges into Saturn

Follow Cassini’s final moments before it plunges into Saturn
For the last thirteen years, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, sending back extraordinary images and data from the ringed planet
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Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought

Mars has a less dense crust than astronomers thought
Understanding the crust of a planet provides important information about the planet's history and its interior structure. But getting details
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A lawsuit almost stalled NASA’s Cassini mission

A lawsuit almost stalled NASA's Cassini mission
Captain Scott Kelly wasn't kidding when he famously quipped that "space is hard". Even getting to the launch pad can
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Broken wheels won’t stop Curiosity from exploring Mars

Broken wheels won't stop Curiosity from exploring Mars
NASA's Curiosity Rover has been roaming around Mars for more than five years. In that time, it's sent back a
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