- MESSENGER Revealed Mercury's Magnetic Field Secrets As A Last Science Gift
New data from the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago reveals Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old. The discovery helps scientists piece together the history of Mercury, the c ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2015 - 8:26pm
- New Project Aims to Establish a Human Colony on Mars
MarsPolar, a newly started international venture, is setting its sights on the Red Planet. The project, consisting of specialists from Russia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, U.S. and Ukraine, has come up with a bold idea to establish a human settlement on ...
Blog Post - Tomasz Nowakowski - May 26 2015 - 6:13pm
- Citizen Scientists Send Microbes Into Space
Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists as part of Project MERCCURI indicate that most behave similarly in both places- and that is a good n ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2015 - 1:21pm
- Global Climate Change Estimates Out To 2100 From NASA
NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere. The dataset shows projected changes worldwide on a regional le ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2015 - 9:48am
- Project Persephone Worldship Or Geoengineering The Planet We Have
It is often said that the first full image of the “blue planet”, taken by the Apollo 17 space mission in December 1972, revealed Earth to be precious, fragile and protected only by a wafer-thin atmospheric layer. It reinforced the imperative for better st ...
Article - The Conversation - Aug 20 2015 - 8:00pm
- Solar Storms Are Often Missed By Earth Detection Systems
According to observations from the Tihany Magnetic Observatory in Hungary, the indices used by scientists to assess the Sun's geomagnetic perturbations to the Earth are unable to detect some of these events, which could put both power supply and comm ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 1:28pm
- What's In The Microbiome Of Space?
State-of-the-art molecular analysis of dust samples from the International Space Station (ISS) has been employed to reveal new information about some of the potential bacterial agents present in the astronauts' space environment. The research reporte ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2015 - 6:18am
- Going To Mars? Take Sleeping Pills And Skin Cream
If you are planning to take the long trip to Mars, don't forget to pack sleeping pills and skin cream. A new study examines the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station. As one might expect, the stud ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2015 - 10:01am
- Weird-Looking Space Suits Will Take Us To Mars
When Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov conducted the world’s first space walk in 1965, the mission nearly ended in catastrophe. After 12 minutes outside the Voskhod spacecraft, the vacuum of space had caused Leonov’s suit to inflate so much he couldn’t get ...
Article - The Conversation - Nov 5 2015 - 10:00am
- MAVEN Martian Desiccation
Researchers have learned more about what happened to the climate on Mars since it was a warm and watery planet billions of years ago. The researchers announced on Thursday that NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) mission has determi ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2015 - 6:30am