Posted by Charlene Anderson on 2010/09/13 11:49 CDT
The explorers who will someday walk on Mars are in school today. Exactly who they are, we don't yet know. But we do know that they are among the students who are captivated by the wonders of science and the challenges of engineering.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/12 10:50 CDT
Today the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast aired my contribution, The Flight of Hayabusa, a recap of that dramatic mission.
Posted by Jon Lomberg on 2010/09/12 02:26 CDT
Jon Lomberg repots from NRAO--the National Radio Astronomy Observatory-- in Greenbank, West Virginia on a SETI workshop marking the 50th anniversary of Project Ozma.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/08 01:31 CDT
Most of you have probably heard by now of two small asteroids, both in the neighborhood of 10 meters in diameter, recently discovered on trajectories that pass unusually close to Earth.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/08 12:51 CDT
Deep Impact is rapidly approaching its next -- and final -- target, comet Hartley 2, which it will fly by on November 4.
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2010/09/02 02:34 CDT
Dawn is now so far from the sun that even with its tremendous solar arrays, it does not receive enough sunlight to generate sufficient electrical power to operate all systems and still achieve maximum thrust.
Posted by Bill Nye on 2010/09/01 09:41 CDT
Nobel Prize laureates and former NASA officials have come together to express concern over the House of Representatives Science Committee's proposed budget for NASA.
If I have to, I will drag reluctant people one at a time to plunge into NASA's Planetary Data System.