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NASA’s long legacy of achievement, from the Apollo moon missions to the assembly of the International Space Station and the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, is in jeopardy, according to a new study from the National Research Council.

Artist's view of Mars. Image Credit/NASA

Key findings from NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus suggest that neither the public nor the agency itself...

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. “Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights,” asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied this specialized imagery for 20 years.

A new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a...

Robot as Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Here’s your chance to nominate the Curiosity Mars rover as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”.

 

“You may own a cool car — you may even own a truly great car — but it’s a cinch that no matter how fantastic it is, it can never be anything more than the second best car in the solar system,” explains Time magazine. “The greatest of all is the Mars...

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus. Results from a long-term study of Venus find evidence of a clear injection of sulphur dioxide into its upper atmosphere. One possible interpretation is that volcanic activity increased the sulphur dioxide component of the upper atmosphere, although an alternative is that a change in atmospheric circulation dredged up the gas....

 

 

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...

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