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NASA Is Now Trying To 3D Print Wood NASA Is Now Trying To 3D Print Wood

For the past year, the big story in 3D printing has been researchers trying to create living materials through the 3D printing of cells. Companies like Organovo are on the cusp of creating working organs with 3D printers, and other …

“Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System “Wobbly” Planet Spotted in Binary Star System

NASA this week revealed that the Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a planet with a very erratic orbit. The planet, named Kepler-413b, orbits around a pair of stars and performs what astronomers are describing as a wobble as its spins. …

NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining NASA Crowdsources WISE Data Mining

NASA this week announced a new website, DiskDetective.org. The website allows visitors to help NASA researchers cull through data to help uncover young systems that could one day spawn planets. “Through Disk Detective, volunteers will help the astronomical community discover …

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles
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Following a few hiccups and a software upgrade during the holiday season, Mars rover Curiosity is now back to doing what it does best. NASA today revealed that Curiosity is currently on its way to drill another rock sample. The …

Here’s A Better Look At NASA’s 3D Pizza Printer Here’s A Better Look At NASA’s 3D Pizza Printer

NASA wants to send a few brave men and women to Mars in the future. To do that, they’re going to need to stock up on supplies for the estimated 250 day trip. Despite my love for dehydrated ice cream, …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest 2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

Challenger Disaster: New Photos Discovered Challenger Disaster: New Photos Discovered
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Nearly 28 years ago, the disastrous Challenger space mission touched the lives of people across the globe, as billions watched the coverage of the launch on live television. The horrific event was terminated quickly when the craft exploded shortly upon …

NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers NASA Looking For Companies to Build Lunar Landers
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NASA’s commercial spaceflight program has largely been a success for the agency. Both SpaceX and Orbital Sciences have now performed successful resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). With commercial spaceflight a success, NASA is now moving ahead with …

NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could
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NASA has one of the most advanced robotics labs on the planet where the agency builds the next-generation of space faring robots. It’s latest – RoboSimian – is a robot monkey that can get around like the animal it’s based …

‘Hand of God’, Other Wonders Inspire From Space ‘Hand of God’, Other Wonders Inspire From Space
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“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Right you are Shakespeare. The famous words from his play “Hamlet” has never been more true as people gaze with wonder on the image …

NASA Discovers “Hand of God” Via Telescope NASA Discovers “Hand of God” Via Telescope
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Space — the final frontier. In space, there are lots of phenomena and many things that not even the best-educated scientists can even answer nor identify; however, space does bring us a lot of interesting images from the various telescopes …

Hubble Spots Cloudy Atmospheres on Two Nearby Exoplanets Hubble Spots Cloudy Atmospheres on Two Nearby Exoplanets

On the eve of a new year, astronomers have just revealed that two nearby exoplanets are covered in an atmosphere thick with clouds. Two new papers, both to be published in the journal Nature, examine the planets GJ 436b and …

Mars Rover Curiosity Got a Software Upgrade For Christmas Mars Rover Curiosity Got a Software Upgrade For Christmas
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While people on Earth were finishing up their Christmas shopping last week, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity was receiving its own Christmas gift in the form of new software. According to NASA, Curiosity has now received its third software upgrade since …

NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

Without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring and visually stunning movie of 2013 was Gravity, a movie concerning space starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. In Alfonso Cuarón’s film, both Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are sent hurtling through space after their …

China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Reaches Moon’s Surface China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Reaches Moon’s Surface
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China made history on Saturday by successfully landing its first unmanned spacecraft on the moon. The Chang’e-3  reached the moon at about 9.12 p.m Saturday and delivered “Yutu”, nicknamed “Jade Rabbit”. Yutu is a solar powered, six-wheeled robotic rover, equipped with …

Water Vapor Detected on Jupiter’s Moon Europa Water Vapor Detected on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

New research published this week in the journal Science Express has revealed that there is water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter‘s moon Europa. The vapor was detected by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope over the moon’s south pole. Though the …

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition 6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition
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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut …

Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth

With temperatures in the U.S. plunging this week, researchers have found a way to make the snow-packed streets of the east coast seem like a tropical paradise. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco unveiled …

Mars Rover Curiosity Dates a Rock, Makes Other Discoveries Mars Rover Curiosity Dates a Rock, Makes Other Discoveries
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Mars rover Curiosity has been on Mars now for over one year. In that time the rover has performed a variety of science observations, revealing to scientists even more about the surface of the red planet. Today, NASA announced that …

Fate of Comet ISON Still Undetermined Fate of Comet ISON Still Undetermined

More than one week on from comet ISON‘s close approach to the sun, astronomers are still working hard to determine what exactly happened to the object. The comet approached the sun on November 28 after traveling for millions of years …

Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget
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Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s …