Steve Jurczyk Named NASA Associate Administrator in Series of Exec Moves

Steve Jurczyk Named NASA Associate Administrator in Series of Exec Moves

Steve Jurczyk Steve Jurczyk has been named permanent associate administrator at NASA after serving in an acting capacity for two months. “I want to thank Steve for stepping up to the plate as acting associate administrator these past months, and look forward to his counsel going forward,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement published […]

China takes a critical first step toward landing on the far side of the Moon

China takes a critical first step toward landing on the far side of the Moon

Enlarge / The far side of the Moon. No robotic spacecraft has ever made a soft landing here. NASA China’s space agency has taken a critical first step toward an unprecedented robotic landing on the far side of the Moon. On Monday, local time, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launched a Long March 4C rocket […]

Astronomers Release Stunning Images of Nearby Galaxies

Astronomers Release Stunning Images of Nearby Galaxies

Astronomers have released images from the most comprehensive ultraviolet light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies to date. For the project, known as LEGUS (Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey), the researchers used the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope to capture ultraviolet and visible pictures of 50 neighboring galaxies—which all lie […]

An Unassuming Mineral is Actually Sucking Iron Out of the Earth’s Crust

An Unassuming Mineral is Actually Sucking Iron Out of the Earth’s Crust

There’s a lot of reasons why Earth doesn’t look like Mars right now (and most of them involve water), and one thing keeping Earth from looking bright red is iron. More specifically, it’s a lack of iron keeping our planet from looking as red as Mars (and yes, the blue oceans help with that too). Earth definitely has […]

WSU research off to space

WSU research off to space

Two remote-manned laboratories – expected to aid local research – are destined for the International Space Station and will launch into orbit Sunday. Washington State University scientists will have access to the NASA-funded Cold Atom Laboratory and the Final Frontiers Plant Habitat projects, which investigate the behavior of particles in a quantum state and how […]

Humans Are Changing the Location of Water Around the World, NASA Says

Humans Are Changing the Location of Water Around the World, NASA Says

Humans have drastically altered the global water landscape in profound way, the study finds. As a result, some places are getting wetter and other areas are drying out. The location of fresh water around the world is continually changing, and humans are the driving force behind the moves, according to a new study by NASA […]

How China plans to challenge SpaceX with reusable rockets

How China plans to challenge SpaceX with reusable rockets

From Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, US companies are pumping billions of dollars into developing reusable rockets that can safely return to Earth — and then take off again later. Now China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation — the country’s state-run space contractor — has thrown its hat into the ring, announcing […]

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