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NASA Mission Points to Origin of ‘Ocean of Storms’ on Earth’s Moon

A view of Earth’s moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. Image credit: NASA/Colorado School of Mines/MIT/JPL/GSFC. Using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself. Early theories suggested the craggy outline of a region of the moon’s surface known…

NASA Invites Public to Join #SkyScience Cloud Study

NASA is inviting people everywhere to become cloud-studying citizen scientists during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18. Credit: NASA NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe…

Swirling Cloud at Titan’s Pole is Cold and Toxic

These two views of Saturn’s moon Titan show the southern polar vortex, a huge, swirling cloud that was first observed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2012. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/University of Arizona/SSI/Leiden Observatory and SRON Scientists analyzing…

Ride Through Space Exploration at JPL Open House

Visitors learn about Cassini, NASA’s mission to explore Saturn and its moons, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House. The 2014 Open House will take place Oct. 11 and 12. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Hi-res image…

Laser-Guided Sea-Monkeys Reveal How Zooplankton Migrations May Affect Global Ocean Currents

A vertical migration of newly hatched A. salina (a species of brine shrimp, commonly known as Sea-Monkeys) is triggered by means of a blue luminescent signal. Animals migrated from the bottom to the top of…

Saturday, October 04

KPCC Discussion Centers on Geniuses Who United Science and Arts

From left: Dan Durda, Jim Gimzewski and Chuck Manning 89.3 KPCC Radio will give tribute to Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Nikola Tesla and other…

Sunday, October 12

Ride Through Space Exploration at JPL Open House

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, opens its doors to the public at its Open House on Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12,…

Wednesday, October 15

Caltech Professor Discusses Potential for Quantum Physics to Reduce Power Consumption

We have all encountered the three classical states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But what is a quantum state of matter, where do we…

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NASA Rover Drill Pulls First Taste From Mars Mountain

First Sampling Hole in Mount Sharp This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the first sample-collection hole drilled in Mount Sharp, the layered mountain that is the science destination of the rover’s extended mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has collected its first taste of the layered mountain whose scientific allure drew the mission to choose this part of Mars as a landing site. Late Wednesday, Sept. 24, the rover’s hammering drill chewed about 2.6 inches (6.7 centimeters) deep into a basal-layer outcrop on Mount Sharp and collected a powdered-rock…

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