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No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then? Wikimedia Commons In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they’ll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, that’s a whole […]

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

Fast Facts: › Curiosity rover findings add to a puzzle about ancient Mars because the same rocks that indicate a lake was present also indicate there was very little carbon dioxide in the air to help keep a lake unfrozen. › No carbonate has been found definitively in rock samples analyzed by Curiosity. › A […]

Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard

Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard

Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission can detect. That’s how NuSTAR recently identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at the centers of nearby […]

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Begins Next Mars Chapter

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Begins Next Mars Chapter

After collecting drilled rock powder in arguably the most scenic landscape yet visited by a Mars rover, NASA’s Curiosity mobile laboratory is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced Oct. 1. The destinations include a ridge capped with material rich in the iron-oxide mineral hematite, about a mile-and-a-half (two-and-a-half […]

Cosmic Wonders – The Beautiful Colors Of A Dying Star

Cosmic Wonders – The Beautiful Colors Of A Dying Star

Lola Gayle, malady STEAM Register The colorful “last hurrah” of a star not unlike our own is shown here in this Hubble Space Telescope image. Hubble captured this star in the last moments of life, casting off its outer layers of gas into a cocoon lit by ultraviolet light, ending up as what is known […]

More surprises on Ceres: astronomers discover an ice volcano

More surprises on Ceres: astronomers discover an ice volcano

  Pictures from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft seem to indicate that the dwarf planet was much more active than we thought. There is probably an ice volcano on Ceres. Image color indicates elevation. Image via NASA. Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt – too big to really be an asteroid, but too small […]

Jupiter’s Extended Family? A Billion or More

Jupiter’s Extended Family? A Billion or More

  Our galaxy is home to a bewildering variety of Jupiter-like worlds: hot ones, health cold ones, health giant versions of our own giant, pint-sized pretenders only half as big around. Astronomers say that in our galaxy alone, a billion or more such Jupiter-like worlds could be orbiting stars other than our sun. And we […]

NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts in Pasadena

NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts in Pasadena

  Proposals Include Wind-Powered Automatons and Icy Volcano Divers Each year, store NASA funds a handful of futuristic concepts to push forward the boundaries of space exploration. These early-stage proposals are selected with the hope of developing new ideas into realistic proofs-of-concept. From Aug. 23 to 25, thumb the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) symposium […]

NASA’s Juno Peers Inside a Giant

NASA’s Juno Peers Inside a Giant

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its long anticipated arrival at Jupiter on July 4. Coming face-to-face with the gas giant, Juno will begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries surrounding our solar system’s largest planet, including the origin of its massive magnetosphere. Magnetospheres are the result of a collision between a planet’s intrinsic magnetic […]

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe. If intelligent aliens do roam the cosmos, viagra 100mg they too might ask a question that has gripped humans for centuries: Are we alone? These aliens might even have giant space telescopes dedicated to studying distant planets and searching for […]

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