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NASA to announce a 'discovery beyond our solar system' tomorrow.

Exoplanets, those that orbit stars beyond our own Sun are the most likely places that we'll discover extraterrestrial life. On Wednesday, February 22nd, NASA is planning to announce a "discovery beyond our solar system" at a press conference in Washi...

- Engadget - US

NASA May Send Astronauts Around The Moon On The First Test Flight Of Its New Spacecraft.

NASA is considering launching a living, human crew on the first integrated flight of the new Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft currently scheduled for late 2018. While most of NASA's crewed spacecraft have had their initial launches unmanned or with non-human animals, this is not unheard of, as…

- Gizmodo - US

It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens.

On Wednesday, NASA will make an announcement about a "discovery beyond our solar system." Pretty cool and mysterious sounding, right? According to the space agency, the announcement is specifically related to "planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets." SEE ALSO: Scientists want you to help them ...

- Mashable! - US

Rogue cosmic rays are causing havoc with our smartphones and other electronics.

NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUnder Earth's protective magnetic field, we don't usually need to worry too much about the health effects of cosmic radiation — although it's something that's known to impact astronauts in space, and even passengers travelling in airplanes. But the same can't be said for our ...

- Business Insider - US

When rocket science meets x-ray science.

Researchers are exploring next-generation spacecraft materials at the microscale using an X-ray technique that produces 3-D images. This work could help ensure future spacecraft survive the rigors of otherworldly atmospheres.

- ScienceDaily - US

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data From Satellites.

Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

- Newsmax - US

NASA sees development of South Pacific's Tropical Cyclone Bart.

Tropical Cyclone Bart has developed in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm early on Feb. 21.

- PhysOrg - NL

Fermi finds possible dark matter ties in Andromeda galaxy.

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter. The gamma-ray signal is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

- PhysOrg - NL

Voter registration leaves Jubilee, Nasa in tight battle for numbers.

The figures have left the opposition National Super Alliance and the ruling Jubilee Party with a bruising battle for numbers in the August 8 General Election.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

COUNTY POLITICS: Mumias East MP in tight race for re-election after joining Jubilee Party.

Benjamin Washiali for appears unfazed by the flurry of campaigns aimed at kicking him out for backing the Jubilee Party in a perceived opposition stronghold. But the emergence of Nasa is sending jitters as fresh political realignments take shape.

- Daily Nation - KE

NASA may classify the moon, Pluto, and about 100 other worlds in the solar system as planets.

NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI NASA scientists have published a manifesto that proposes a new definition of a planet, and if it holds, it will instantly add more than 100 new planets to our Solar System, including Pluto and our very own moon. The key change the team is hoping to get approved is that cosmic bodies in our Solar System no ...

- Business Insider - US

Strange life has been found trapped inside these giant cave crystals

Alexander Van Driessche/Wikimedia Commons Strange microbes have been found inside the massive, subterranean crystals of Mexico's Naica Mine, and researchers suspect they've been living there for up to 50,000 years. The ancient creatures appear to have been dormant for thousands of years, surviving in tiny pockets of liquid ...

- Business Insider - US

NASA is trying to make pluto a planet again

After being stripped of its planetary title ten years ago, Pluto may finally reclaim it’s former glory. Josh King has the story .         

- USA TODAY - US

NASA's SnowEx challenges the sensing techniques... 'until they break'

A NASA-led team will kick off an ambitious airborne campaign to determine which combination of sensors would work best at collecting global snow-water measurements from space—critical for understanding and managing the world's freshwater resources. Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland ...

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA spots short-lived Tropical Cyclone Alfred

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of the Southern Pacific Ocean's newly formed tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria. By the next day Alfred made landfall and weakened to a remnant low pressure area.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

- WRAL.com - US

Unusual life-forms found in giant crystals have survived for as long as 50,000 years

The dormant microbes found in Mexican caves are unlike any known genus scientists have seen so far, say NASA researchers.

- Treehugger - US

NASA scientists are pushing to make Pluto a planet again

Pluto might get a second chance at being a planet. A group of NASA scientists has submitted a request to the International Astronomical Union to broaden the definition of what classifies as a planet. If the new definition were to win IAU's approval, Pluto — presently considered a "dwarf planet" — and 109 other space ...

- The Week - US

Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a 'discovery beyond our solar system'

NASA will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system. The even will begin at 1 p.m. ET. The public are invited to ask questions via Twitter with the hashtag #askNASA. The post Listen up: NASA wants to talk about a 'discovery beyond our solar system' appeared first on ...

- Digital Trends - US

Nasa principals to sign coalition agreement

Opposition chiefs will sign the coalition agreement during the ceremony.

- Daily Nation - KE

Exoplanets: How many potentially habitable planets are there in the Milky Way?

Nasa to hold news conference on exoplanets discovery on Wednesday 22 February.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

India's space agency says it can build a space station but it won't

India's space agency has time and again set world records and earned praises for operating on thin budgets. But one thing that many space enthusiasts in the country have longed for but haven't seen getting materialised is a space station they could call their own. Could ISRO build one? SEE ALSO: This rocket just launched a ...

- Mashable! - US

This Is the Air Force Doctor Who Won NASA's Space Poop Challenge

Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon won the agency's "Space Poop Challenge," an effort to design better ways for astronauts to deal with bodily waste than the current super-absorbent diapers.

- Space.com - US

Hamiltonian Hugh McCarroll named semi-finalist in Nasa Space Poop Challenge

It's the dark side of the moon walk.

- Stuff - NZ

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — water that sustains a substantial share of…

- Billings Gazette - US

What we know about NASA's major exoplanet announcement

NASA is gearing up for another major announcement regarding a discovery 'beyond our solar system', but is keeping its cards close to its chest. The post What we know about NASA's major exoplanet announcement appeared first on Silicon Republic.

- Silicon Republic - US

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows -- water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

- WRAL.com - US

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows—water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA extends trial of steerable robo-stunt kite parachute

Why chase balloons for hundreds of miles when you can drop the payload outside? NASA will soon be testing high-altitude parachute systems that let astroboffins land valuable scientific research payloads from altitudes of 60,000 feet.…

- TheRegister - UK

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — water that sustains a substantial share of the global population. One-sixth of the world's population gets most of its fresh ...

- SFGate - US

He became a new American hero 55 years ago

From the Miami Herald archive: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth on Feb. 20, 1962. The astronaut went on to become a U.S. senator. Glenn died … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

NASA considers astronauts for moon mission

As SpaceX reactivates a historic launch pad, NASA is weighing the next step in space exploration

- CBS NEWS - US

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

- NASA - US

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Nasa has found something big and people think it is a planet that could support life

The agency says the announcement is about planets that lie outside the solar system.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

NASA says it has some big news to tell the world.The leading space agency has announced a press conference to take place on Thursday morning AEST to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.NASA...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER " Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows " water that sustains a substantial...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Blog post details sexism problems at Uber, CEO says heads will roll

Also today: An app may give a clue as to what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look like, and SpaceX fires up a mission at a classic NASA location. The post Blog post details sexism problems at Uber, CEO says heads will roll appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Why Astronauts Are Banned From Getting Drunk in Space

Bryan Lufkin, writing for BBC: "Alcohol is not permitted onboard the International Space Station for consumption," says Daniel G Huot, spokesperson for Nasa's Johnson Space Center. "Use of alcohol and other volatile compounds are controlled on ISS due to impacts their compounds can have on the station's water recovery ...

- Slashdot - US

SpaceX 1st Stage Landing Captured By Drone | Video

On Feb. 19. 2017, the Falcon 9 first stage landed on SpaceX’s landing zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida after launching the CRS-10 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. A drone captured it from a safe distance.

- Space.com - US

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

DENVER — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how...

- Townhall.com - US

Unusual life-forms found in cave's giant crystals have survived for up to 50,000 years

The dormant microbes from the Mexican caves are unlike any known genus scientists have seen so far, say NASA researchers.

- Treehugger - US

Aspiring Astronaut Raises $17,000 For Hundreds Of Kids To See 'Hidden Figures'

The Florida teen hopes the movie will inspire other young girls to pursue interests in STEM.

- Forbes.com - US

NASA to Announce Discovery of New Planets

NASA said Monday it will announce the discovery of new planets this week.

- Newsmax - US

SpaceX celebrates successful launch from historic NASA launch pad in Florida

The private company's newest rocket was sent with supplies to the International Space Station.

- Yahoo! News - US

60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

Boston Feb 20, 2017 NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico. These strange ancient microbes have apparently evolved so they can survive on a diet of sulfite, manganese and copper oxide, said Penelope Boston of NASA's Astrobiology Institute ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

ESA's six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon

Paris Feb 21, 2017 Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Cabbage Patch: 5th crop harvested aboard Space Station

Kennedy Space Center FL Feb 21, 2017 After spending nearly a month tending to the International Space Station's first crop of Chinese cabbage, astronaut Peggy Whitson harvested the leafy greens on Feb. 17. At first, one of the six seeds of the Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage variety seemed to have been planted higher than the ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA to host news conference on discovery beyond our solar system

Pasadena CA Feb 21, 2017 NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Details of these findings are embargoed by the journal Nature until 10 ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Juno to remain in current orbit at Jupiter

Pasadena CA Feb 21, 2017 NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

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