Science & Astronomy

My Other Office is on Mars
Shaunna Morrison and Curiosity rover
November 21st, 2014
I know what you’re thinking: this is not a normal day-in-the-life of a mineralogy graduate student. And you’re right about that! I never dreamed that my love of rocks, crystals, and the atomic scale would lead me to be part of a NASA mission.
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Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
philae, obelisk, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Ben Altshuler
November 21st, 2014
The Philae lander is named for the Philae obelisk, as both are uncovering answers to ancient secrets.
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Cassini Spacecraft Sees Swirling Clouds on Saturn (Photo)
Saturn's Clouds by the Cassini-Huygens Mission
November 20th, 2014
A stunning new picture of Saturn's clouds shows swirls of mixing material, like cream whirling through coffee.
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Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
'Pink Cliffs' Resist Erosion on Mars
November 20th, 2014
Curiosity continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp dubbed Pahrump Hills, which the robot reached in September after a 14-month trek.
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Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team
Neil Scheibelhut, medical Officer, HI-SEAS, Mars
November 21st, 2014
From a dome in Hawai'i, six astronaut hopefuls are running an 8-month experiment into what life would be like on Mars.
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Binary Earth-Size Planets Possible Around Distant Stars
Imminent Planetary Collision
November 21st, 2014
Binary Earth-size planets that orbit each other might exist around distant stars, researchers say. Simulations suggest such worlds can begin circling each other after slow, grazing collisions.
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