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David Suzuki: Cool solutions mean a hothouse planet isn’t inevitable

David Suzuki: Cool solutions mean a hothouse planet isn't inevitable

In the midst of worldwide record heat, devastating wildfires, droughts, refugee crises, and torrential rains and flooding, some particular disturbing headlines have hit the news. “Planet at risk of heading towards irreversible 'hothouse' conditions” the CBC announced. Similar headlines appeared in other media outlets. As CBC explained: “Scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the University…
NASA engine test could move US one step closer to future Mars mission

NASA engine test could move US one step closer to future Mars mission

A large plum of steam erupts from an RS-25 engine on a testing stand at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The engines were used during the Space Shuttle program, and now are being upgraded and repurposed for deep-space missions. (Fox News) STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. –  NASA is continuing a series of tests for its…
NASA on Sleeping Mars Opportunity Rover: “We Still Haven’t Heard From It”

NASA on Sleeping Mars Opportunity Rover: "We Still Haven't Heard From It"

Mars is kind of a bummer: That place is a hotbed of dynamic dust storms that got so big in recent months that they encircled the entire planet. Those conditions, sure to be a challenge for future Mars colonies, are a buzzkill for NASA’s Opportunity Rover right now: A dust storm forced the droid, which…
Nanotechnology Company Pairs With UA To Try And Grow More Plants In Space

Nanotechnology Company Pairs With UA To Try And Grow More Plants In Space

(UBiQD, Inc.) UbiQD and UA are partnering to study how to better grow plants in space using nanotechnology. NASA is funding a private company to partner with the University of Arizona to study how to better grow plants in space using nanotechnology. One of the latest research contracts from NASA meant to spur innovative, small…
Festival of Astronomy

Festival of Astronomy

The sky is NOT the limit for stargazers at the Festival of Astronomy this week. Over three days (16 – 18 August), the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) will host presentations and activities bringing the stars to its campuses in Springfield and Toowoomba. The main event will feature world-leading astronomers Dr Jessie Christiansen (NASA Exoplanet…
Committee praises NASA’s planetary science program but raises some concerns

Committee praises NASA's planetary science program but raises some concerns

WASHINGTON — NASA has done a good job implementing the recommendations of its latest planetary science decadal survey despite past budget problems, but needs to improve some programs, a recent report concluded. The midterm assessment of the 2011 planetary science decadal survey, prepared by a National Academies committee and published Aug. 7, found that NASA…
Check out these new flying dinosaur bones

Check out these new flying dinosaur bones

Back in the day, dinosaurs roamed the earth, but pterosaurs were masters of the sky. Though better known as pterodactyls to the general public, pterosaurs are familiar to anyone with even a basic knowledge of paleontology. But while we know pterosaurs existed, we also know relatively little about them. Their fossilized remains are extraordinarily rare,…
Man’s body found floating in Buffalo Bayou near downtown

Man's body found floating in Buffalo Bayou near downtown

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Coming Soon: International Space Station Benefits for Humanity, 3rd Edition

Coming Soon: International Space Station Benefits for Humanity, 3rd Edition

How does research on the International Space Station benefit life on Earth? We'll tell the stories of innovative science in low-Earth orbit in a new book. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2tmrdoa The International Space Station (ISS) partnership will soon complete a Third Edition revision of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity publication, a compilation of benefits being…
Here is why ISRO has to postpone Chandrayaan-2 mission once again

Here is why ISRO has to postpone Chandrayaan-2 mission once again

This handout picture provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shows the surface of the moon taken by Moon Impact Probe (MIP), after separating from India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, November 14, 2008.Reuters As we reported earlier that ISRO has further delayed India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Originally it was scheduled to be launched in April…