NASA Finds Fewer Near-Earth Asteroids Than Previously Thought

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope created by NASA has shown that the number of medium-sized asteroids near earth is much lower than previously anticipated. The telescope has also managed to find over 90% of the largest, most important asteroids near the planet. NASA agreed to meet this goal in 1998. New information shows […]

Messenger Reveals New Information About Planet Mercury

The first spacecraft to ever stay in orbit around Mercury has begun spending back data and information about Mercury. NASA’s MESSENGER craft is also known as the MErcury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging spacecraft. It took over six years and fifteen laps of the solar system to reach the planet’s orbit. First orbit contact […]

Mars Rover Reaches New Crater Site

A nearly three year long journey has led the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to the Endeavour crater on Mars where it will now begin collecting data and samples of rocks never before seen. The rover, which is only about as big as a golf cart, reached Spirit Point on the rim of the crater on […]

Vesta Asteroid Images Taken by NASA Dawn Spacecraft

The Dawn spacecraft launched by NASA has sent back the very first high detail, close-up images of the massive asteroid known as Vesta. The craft was sent into orbit around the body to pick up more information about its surface and composition. This was the first probe ever to orbit a space object that is […]

Massive Storm on Saturn Captured By Cassini Spacecraft

Scientists have¬†gathered images and sound files that demonstrate astounding details of a massive storm on Saturn. The storm is eight times larger than the surface of Earth. The Cassini spacecraft first reported signs of the storm in December of 2010. It is currently occurring at 35 degrees north latitude on the planet. The images captured […]

Voyager Spacecraft Find Evidence of Magnetic Bubbles At Edge of Solar System

New information coming in from the Voyager spacecraft are showing that what we think we know about the edge of the solar system may be wrong. The Voyager crafts are the farthest space measuring stations that we currently have in the solar system, and probes from these devices are sending back never before seen readings […]

7.5 Million Facebook Users Younger Than 13

Currently there are over 20 million minors that use the massively popular social network, Facebook. A recent study by Consumer Reports shows that 7.5 million of these minors are under the age of thirteen, and 5 million of them are under the age of ten. This is an obvious violation of Facebook’s terms of service, […]

Mars’ Atmosphere Changes with Tilt of Axis

New evidence confirmed by NASA, shows that the atmosphere on Mars is constantly changing and it fluctuates dramatically as a direct result of the tilt of its axis. This change in atmosphere directly affects things like dust storms. Such drastic changes in the atmosphere can also affect one substance that NASA is still in search […]

New Mineral Found In Meteorite

A research team combined of South Korean, Japanese and U.S. NASA scientists have discovered a new mineral in a meteorite found in Antarctica. The research team was led by the NASA scientist Keiko Nakamura-Messenger. Discovered in 1969, the meteorite is known as the Yamato 691 enstatite chondrite. It was discovered along with the Allende and […]

NASA Conducting Extensive Arctic Polar Ice Survey

¬† On March 14th teams of researchers and flight crews landed in Thule, Greenland to begin the 2011 Operation IceBridge led by NASA. This mission will take place in the air so scientists can gather data to help them study changes in the polar ice of the Arctic. This year’s operation will feature greater international […]

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