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Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV

Space photos of the week, July 17—23, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV appeared first on WIRED.


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So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That Was Interesting

Collins has been critical of the Obama administration and NASA’s current mission for a few years now. The post So, Space Shuttle Pilot Eileen Collins Speaking at the RNC. That … Continue Reading →


40 years after the first landing on Mars, this NASA scientist looks to resurrect Viking 1’s analog data

 It’s been four decades since the Viking 1 lander touched down on Martian soil, the first lasting human presence on the surface of the Red Planet. It beamed its unprecedented … Continue Reading →


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Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think

What kind of person pays thousands of dollars for the right to own a piece of space history? The post Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think appeared … Continue Reading →


NASA Shapes the Future of Space Design and Exploration with its Mixed Reality Program

Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab gives us a peek into the future of space exploration with their mixed reality tools. Read more on MAKE The post NASA Shapes the Future of … Continue Reading →


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SpaceX Just Nailed Its Second Falcon 9 Ground Landing

After launching its payload into low Earth orbit, the first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket landed back at Cape Canaveral. The post SpaceX Just Nailed Its Second Falcon 9 … Continue Reading →


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Space Photos of the Week: The Orion Nebula Is Getting Pretty Deep, Man

Space photos of the week, July 10—16, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: The Orion Nebula Is Getting Pretty Deep, Man appeared first on WIRED.


NASA shows off the design for its Mars 2020 rover

 The rover NASA plans to send to Mars in 2020 is taking shape, and today its near-final design was revealed, along with details on several of its cool new instruments. … Continue Reading →


One year since the New Horizons Pluto flyby, here’s what we learned

 One year ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and forever changed how we think about this frozen world. After more than nine years and three billion miles … Continue Reading →


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GM’s Roboglove Will Turn Workers Into Cyborgs

GM’s building a power-assisted glove that will make spinning a wrench a whole lot easier. The post GM’s Roboglove Will Turn Workers Into Cyborgs appeared first on WIRED.


Juno probe’s tiny sensors to perform big science around Jupiter

 One of the striking things about the Juno probe, I remarked to one of its creators, is its simple and streamlined design — compared to other spacecraft, at least. The … Continue Reading →


Moon photobombs the Earth in rare images captured by NASA

 A NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a rare lunar transit across the face of a sunlit Earth. The images, which feature a fully … Continue Reading →


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Space Photos of the Week: Crab Nebula’s Got An Exploding Heart

Space photos of the week, July 3—9, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Crab Nebula’s Got An Exploding Heart appeared first on WIRED.


NASA’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer delves into the mysteries of star formation

 NASA scientists are bringing one of the most powerful computers in the world — just recently given a tune-up — to bear on the question “Where do stars come from?” … Continue Reading →


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Watch Three Astronauts Rocket to the International Space Station

Tonight, astronauts Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin are launching to the International Space Station. The post Watch Three Astronauts Rocket to the International Space Station appeared … Continue Reading →


Bioservo is bringing NASA’s real-life Power Glove down to earth

 If you’ve ever had to hold a wrench in place for any lengthy of time exerting a decent amount of force, you know it sucks. NASA also knew it sucked, … Continue Reading →


Students’ 3D-printed fungarium and Martian mini-farm win NASA ‘Star Trek Replicator Challenge’

 NASA believes the children are our future. Why else would it ask them for ideas about how to feed astronauts in 2050? The nationwide “Star Trek Replicator” contest that began … Continue Reading →


Juno lead Scott Bolton talks up the tech of NASA’s Jupiter orbiter

 The Juno probe has just made its long-awaited rendezvous with Jupiter, kicking off 20 months of unprecedented planetary science. We cornered the mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, during a briefing … Continue Reading →


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No One Nerds Out Over Space Science Quite Like NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins

Kate Rubins is a biologist-turned-astronaut who’s studied infectious disease in a biosafety level 4 facility and on the ground in Congo. The post No One Nerds Out Over Space Science … Continue Reading →


After five years, Juno arrives in orbit around Jupiter

 After traveling five years through the solar system, Juno has finally reached its destination and is currently in orbit around Jupiter, traveling nearly 250,000 kilometers per hour (150,000 mph). Read … Continue Reading →


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NASA’s Juno Probe Just Made It Safely Into Jupiter’s Orbit

At 11:54 pm Eastern tonight, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California erupted into cheers. No ooohs and aaaahs at fireworks displays here: The team of engineers had just received confirmation … Continue Reading →


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Watch Live as Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

After five years in space, the NASA spacecraft is finally arriving at Jupiter. The post Watch Live as Juno Enters Jupiter’s Orbit appeared first on WIRED.


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NASA Swears It Didn’t Mean to Interrupt Your July 4 Cookout

The space agency insists that the timing of Juno’s insertion into Jupiter’s orbit is just a matter of solar conjunctions and conflicting launch schedules. The post NASA Swears It Didn’t … Continue Reading →


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Juno’s Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment

NASA’s Juno mission isn’t just a big deal for Jupiter fans—it could help unravel how life itself began. The post Juno’s Jupiter Mission Faces Its Most Critical Moment appeared first … Continue Reading →


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Space Photos of the Week: Super Star Clusters … So Hot RN

Space photos of the week, June 26—July 2, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Super Star Clusters … So Hot RN appeared first on WIRED.


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NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69

NASA has greenlit New Horizons’ next target: a lump of rock out in the Kuiper Belt called 2014 MU69. The post NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren … Continue Reading →


Capitalizing on foundations of innovation

 Two of the most important technological advances, which helped fueled much of the country’s record economic growth in the post-WWII era, were ubiquitous computing devices and modern communications technologies. Most … Continue Reading →


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NASA’s Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not

Though its official mission is complete, Dawn may even have a few firsts left under its belt. The post NASA’s Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not appeared first on … Continue Reading →


NASA fires enormous booster designed for world’s most powerful rocket

 Today, NASA successfully completed a full-duration qualification ground test of the booster that is designed to lift the most powerful rocket in the world. This particular test was a cold … Continue Reading →


How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology

 The future is always being shaped by the past. Long before the 3D printer, origami was the original genius at creating lifelike forms out of a flat surface. Folding brings … Continue Reading →


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If We’re Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to Work

NASA is testing their latest high-powered rocket to see if it’s ready to send us past the moon and towards Mars. The post If We’re Going to Get to Mars, … Continue Reading →


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Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on Purpose

Space is dangerous. Fire is dangerous. Combine the two, and you’ve got a serious threat to astronaut safety. The post Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on Purpose … Continue Reading →


NASA app brings live ISS views and latest space media to Apple TV

 Space fiends who are also couch potatoes, rejoice! NASA’s all-purpose app for finding and watching content from the cosmos has arrived on Apple TV. Read More


ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System

 When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn’t always possible. Oh sure, when it’s a big project like New Horizons, you can make … Continue Reading →


Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau wins $250,000 award for exoplanet research

 Dr. David Charbonneau, a Harvard astronomer known for multiple “firsts” in the field of exoplanet research, has been selected as one of three recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Young … Continue Reading →


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NASA’s New X-57 Electric Plane Looks Goofy But Packs Some Sweet Tech

The X-57’s version of shifting into high gear is shutting off its 12 small engines and letting their propellers fold back to become flush with the wing. The post NASA’s … Continue Reading →