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Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
nasa

NASA Says $700 Million in Rocket Failures Caused by Fraudster Company

Aluminum supplier Sapa Profiles, Inc. will pay $46 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and other victims of its fraud scheme.
Becky Ferreira
5.1.19
Space

The Milky Way Ate This Star Cluster Billions of Years Ago

The Hubble Space Telescope snapped detailed images of Messier 75, which is part of the 'Gaia Sausage.'
Becky Ferreira
4.26.19
Motherboard

Scientists Have Detected a 'Marsquake' for the First Time

Earthquake-like seismic activity on Mars has been, until now, theoretical.
Becky Ferreira
4.23.19
International Space Station

Former ISS Executive Charged With Allegedly Expensing Sex Workers to NASA

Charles Resnick, former chief economist for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is accused of allegedly defrauding the government and misusing NASA money.
Sarah Emerson
4.16.19
tech

Everything We've Learned from NASA's Study of Identical Twin Astronauts

A year-long experiment involving Mark and Scott Kelly found that long duration space trips affect genes, eyeballs, and cognitive abilities.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.19
Motherboard

NASA Says It Caused Otherworldly Lights In the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”
Sarah Emerson
4.9.19
Motherboard

NASA Is Offering $18,500 to Lie in Bed for 60 Days

The unique study by NASA, the ESA, and the German Aerospace Center will test the effects of artificial gravity on the bodies of astronauts in space.
Rob Dozier
3.28.19
climate change

Why a Growing Glacier Isn't Good News for the Climate

Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier is gaining ice due to cyclical changes in ocean temperature, but that doesn’t mean things are getting better.
Sarah Emerson
3.26.19
space walks

Sexism Is Not the Reason NASA Called Off the First All-Female Space Walk

“An individual may find that their sizing preferences change in space.”
Becky Ferreira
3.26.19
Hot Jupiters

NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Becky Ferreira
3.15.19
Motherboard

NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.19
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