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Credit: NASA Ames

There’s been a quip circulating for years. That is, the first restaurant on the Moon will have little atmosphere.

But a future lunar probe is being readied to detail just that – how much atmosphere is present surrounding the Moon.

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is undergoing final instrument installation – as its...

An artist’s illustration of PH1, a planet discovered by volunteers from the Planet Hunters citizen science project. PH1, shown in the foreground, is the first reported case of a planet orbiting a double-star that, in turn, is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. The phenomenon is called a circumbinary planet in a four-star system....

SpaceX Dragon as it departed the International Space Station early Sunday. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast Sunday afternoon, successfully restoring a U. S. cargo delivery and return capability to the International Space Station once shouldered by NASA’s long...

The Giant Magellan Telescope, against the southern Milky Way, as it will appear when it's completed. (Image: Todd Mason/Mason Productions and GMTO Inc.)

The most challenging large astronomical mirror ever made has been completed.

The mirror – one of seven — will be part of the 25-meter Giant...

Credit: JPL

There’s a new website in space town!

JPL Infographics is available to you, a way to transform NASA data into scientific works of art.

The site provides extensive collections of NASA science and mission data, graphics and space images that users can download to create their own infographic.

Your creative illustration can then be uploaded, reviewed by JPL...

Artist's view of asteroid Apophis. Credit: European Space Agency

An incoming asteroid with Earth’s name on it…what to do is a constant concern of Near Earth Object experts.

How about a volley or two of space-launched paintballs?

Sung Wook Paek, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, says if timed just right, pellets full of paint powder, launched in two...

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