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 Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Home Computers Discover Record-Breaking Binary Neutron Star

Almost 25,000 light-years away, two dead stars, each more massive than our Sun, but only 20 kilometers in diameter, orbit one another in less than five hours.


 NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

NavCube X-ray Communications Demonstration In Space

Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space.


Photonics And Future Space Missions Video in Story

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.


 Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Space

Last week, President Obama wrote about the progress we as a Nation have made over the past 8 years to ensure our space program continues to inspire generations of students and serve as a leading source of innovation in our country.


 Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Thousands of Citizen Scientists Help Point NASA to New Mars Findings

Input from about 10,000 volunteers viewing images from Martian south polar regions has identified targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about seasonal slabs of frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) and erosional features called "spiders."


 NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas

NASA Offers Prize Money for 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas

NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work.


 Materials Experiments On The International Space Station

Materials Experiments On The International Space Station

When you need tools or parts for something you're working on around the house, you head to the nearest hardware store.


 Making Human Settlement of Space a Reality

Making Human Settlement of Space a Reality

President Obama has outlined a vision to CNN for the future of space exploration.


 All Open Source UPSat CubeSat Delivered to ISISpace as Part of ESA's QB50 Project

All Open Source UPSat CubeSat Delivered to ISISpace as Part of ESA's QB50 Project

The UPSat team of engineers is proud to announce the delivery of the first completely open source software and hardware satellite.


NASA Launches New Citizen Science Opportunity Video in Story

Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? All you need to contribute to NASA's studies of our home planet is a smartphone, access to the outdoors, and the new "GLOBE Observer" app.


 First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

First DNA Sequencing Conducted in Space

For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International Space Station.


 The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Interaction of Relativistic Spacecraft With The Interstellar Medium

The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to launch a gram-scale spacecraft to a speed of v∼0.2c, capable of reaching the nearest star system, α Centauri, in about 20 years.


 NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

NASA Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.


 ESA's mobiPV Wearable System Enhances Astronaut Productivity

ESA's mobiPV Wearable System Enhances Astronaut Productivity

The life of an astronaut in space consists of following many step-by-step procedures.


 Building Electrospray Thrusters for Nanosatellites

Building Electrospray Thrusters for Nanosatellites

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Michigan Technological University have operated a tiny proposed satellite ion rocket under a microscope to see how it works.


 CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits

Accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers can join the adventure and challenges of space while helping the agency achieve its exploration goals through the next round of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI).


 Talks at Google: The Physics of Star Trek

Talks at Google: The Physics of Star Trek Video in Story

Santa Clara University's Dr. Philip Kesten visits Google to discuss the Physics of Star Trek.


 Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

Smallsat Clusters To Estimate Earth's Reflected Energy

A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet's reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellite


 Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science

As NASA spacecraft explore deeper into space, onboard computer electronics must not only be smaller and faster, but also be prepared for extreme conditions.


 Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic Power Glove Developed By NASA/GM Partnership

Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.



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