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Dr. Xiaodong Yang (left) and Dr. Joshua Rovey were selected for funding by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Photo credit: Brianna Bales


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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is now 70 percent of the way along its journey to the Pluto system. It carries a sophisticated package with eight scientific instruments comprised of imagers, UV and IR spectrographs, plasma analyzers, a dust counter, and radio science.

The probe’s payload was designed to reconnoiter the surfaces,...


The U. S. Curiosity rover will mark a triumphant first anniversary on the surface of Mars on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Curiosity self portrait. Photo Credit/NASA

The anniversary activities will include a live NASA Webcast featuring top agency officials as well as astronauts aboard the International Space Station who will discuss Curiosity’...

The LADEE spacecraft awaits spin balance testing, conducted to ensure stability during flight, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia July 10. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black


U. S. and European space-based X-ray observatories have added a new technique for identifying alien planets with the discovery of HD 189733b, a “hot Jupiter” class world rapidly orbiting a star 63 light years away.

Artist's illustration of HD 189733b, first exo planet revealed with X-ray observtions. Illustration Credit/NASA

NASA’s Kepler space telescope is credited with making popular a prolific...


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