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NASA To Host Live Events For November 4 Comet Encounter

comet Hartley

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a series of media and educational events about the EPOXI mission’s close encounter with comet Hartley 2 at approximately 7 a.m. PDT on Thursday, Nov. 4. The spacecraft will provide the most extensive observations of a comet in history. Live coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. from mission control at NASA’s […]

Trapped Mars Rover Finds Evidence of Subsurface Water

Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

PASADENA, Calif. — The ground where NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis. Stratified soil layers with different compositions close to the surface led the rover science team to propose that thin films of […]

Earth-Sized Planets Are Common NASA Says


According to a new study funded by NASA and the University of California, nearly one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth, The study is the most extensive and sensitive planetary census of its kind. Astronomers used the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii for five years to search […]

NASA Administrator Bolden Recognizes Employees For Chilean Miner Rescue

Nasa officials at a press conference.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and a NASA team that assisted trapped Chilean miners to the Oval Office on Thursday for a ceremony that recognized Americans involved in the rescue. After the White House event, Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver presented NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal to five agency employees […]

NASA Kepler Spacecraft Data Detects Starquakes

Mystic Mountain Nebula

WASHINGTON — An international cadre of scientists that used data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft announced Tuesday the detection of stellar oscillations, or “starquakes,” that yield new insights about the size, age and evolution of stars. The results were presented at a news conference at Aarhus University in Denmark by scientists representing the Kepler Asteroseismic Science […]

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