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Antarctica is providing scientists with a fascinating example of biological activity thriving in extreme environments.

Scientists encamped at Lake Vida in Antarctica find microbes in isolate extreme environment. Photo Credit/Desert Research Institute

The research...

Credit: NASA

A new NASA app features time-lapse satellite images of locations on Earth undergoing significant change over decades.

This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.

The app has a thumbnail gallery of the images as well as an interactive directory with...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA’s Messenger mission finds ice, lots of it, at the poles of Mercury, scientists announce. A U. S. and European...

An international alliance of scientists, using a wide array of data gathered by satellites as well as airborne sensors, confirms a 20 year record of ice melt from Antarctica as well as Greenland, findings that suggest significant losses related to global warming that  will be passed to the United Nations in its campaign to address environmental concerns.

The research effort was sponsored by NASA and the European Space Agency.

And it found that there has been increased melting on  both fronts — three times as much as there was in the 1990s.  Previously, the data over whether Antarctica was experiencing an ice gain or loss was in question.

“What is unique about this...

NASA Opportunity rover - also busy at work on Mars! Credit: NASA/JPL

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Will NASA administrator Charles Bolden remain at the agency’s helm for President Obama’s second term?  Sizing up the...

3-D printing using lunar simulant. Credit: WSU

Turns out that you can leave home Earth without it!

If you’re on the moon and in need of that needed wrench or replacement part, why not just 3-D print the item?

Amit Bandyopadhyay, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State...

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Wednesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Can NASA win new Congressional support for the agency’s commercial crew and cargo initiatives? Should the U. S....

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos select an astronaut and a cosmonaut to spend a year aboard the International Space Station...

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will prepare for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station, a move intended to help prepare human explorers for the physical and mental rigors of future deep space missions.

Scott Kelly in the Cupola of the International Space Station Photo Credit/NASA Photo...

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