CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen molecules in the geysers shooting off the moon Enceladus, possibly the result of deep-sea chemical reactions between water and rock that could spark microbial life, scientists announced Thursday. NASA
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Tuesday that authorizes $19.5 billion in NASA funding for the 2018 budget year and adds human exploration of Mars as an agency objective, The Associated Press reports. Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act as astronauts and the bill’s sponsors, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco
Pluto has long been viewed as a distant, cold and mostly dead world, but the first spacecraft to pass by it last year revealed many surprises about this distant dwarf planet. Data from the New Horizons flyby finished downloading to Earth in October, and while it will take many years for scientists to complete their
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six years ago,
By PATRICK WHITTLE source AP News WELLS, Maine (AP) — The Ridgway’s rail is a rare bird that relies on the salt marshes south of Los Angeles to survive. And that’s why its future is in doubt — the salt marsh is disappearing under rising seas. Scientists working with the federal government said the rail’s
by Bob King source Universe Today To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this asteroid is more angular than most imaged by radar.
source:USA Today Astronomers in Germany have found a massive, comet-like object packed with the essentials of life: Water, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and sulfur. The icy object has been ripped apart, scattering debris near a burned-out star. It’s also similar in composition to the famed Halley’s comet, but is about 100,000 times larger and contains more
For the first time, scientists have identified the activity of a metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of human skin cells as being key to the declines of aging. A Newcastle University study, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, has found that the activity of mitochondrial complex II The post Scientists Make Anti-Aging
In a country suffering from a severe water shortage, a new innovation could turn salty seawater into a ready supply for drinking and irrigation. The new filter invented by Egyptian scientists promises to make saltwater drinkable using just half the energy relied upon by current methods. It was created using a The post Breakthrough in Arid
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In a monumental finding that shakes up the world of physics, researchers have detected gravitational waves, which Albert Einstein theorized a century ago. The post Huge Breakthrough: Gravitational Waves Finally Detected, Proving Einstein Was Right appeared first on Good News Network.