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The Rocket Launch 90 Years Ago That Paved the Way for NASA
The launch of a liquid-filled rocket 90 years ago today ushered in a modern era of rocket science and would three decades later lead to the formation of NASA . While rockets had not changed for centuries and relied on solid fuel, such as gun powder, Robert Goddard, a Massachusetts physicist,
Leap Second: Why Tuesday Will Be 1 Second Longer and Could Screw Up Your Computer
If tomorrow feels longer than your normal Tuesday, you're not imagining it. A leap second will be added to the clock on the last day of June, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handle the change. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS)
Hubble Telescope Still Going Above and Beyond
The Hubble space telescope after all these years still going where no man has gone before. Opening up the universe letting mankind peer into the unknown galaxies bringing back spectacular images like. This cluster thousands of stars the deepest images of space. He 21. And liftoff. They help the
How NASA Is Readying the Successor to the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA is getting ready to put part of the James Webb Space Telescope through a litany of cryogenic challenges that will simulate space. The goal is to make sure the space telescope, which is set to launch in 2018 and be the eventual successor to the immensely successful Hubble Space Telescope , will
NASA's New Solarium Shows What It's Like to Get Up Close to the Sun
NASA is inviting the public to step inside a new, immersive exhibit that shows off the sights and sounds of the fiery star. On permanent exhibition beginning Tuesday at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland , the solarium blends the sights and sounds of the sun to create a
Mars Curiosity Rover Findings Fuel Theories of Ancient Life
The Mars Curiosity Rover has measured a 10-fold spike in methane gas and detected organic material that might support the theory that life once existed there billions of years ago, NASA scientists said today. Since its landing in 2012, the robot rover has recorded a spike in methane levels and
Super Moon Set to Be the Brightest of the Year
Skies will be lit up by the moon, swinging 30,000 miles closer to earth than normal.
NASA Predicts Spectacular Meteor Shower
Dr. James B. Garvin of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center says the stars will align for a meteor shower 2 A.M. ET Saturday 5.23.2014
Instant Index: Don't Miss Rare 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse
From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the ...
Rare 'Blood Moon' on the Rise
NASA scientist Michelle Thaller discusses the total lunar eclipse that has sparked doomsday chatter.