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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Neutron Stars, Black Holes and More
NASA has selected five proposals submitted to its Explorers Program to conduct focused scientific investigations and develop instruments that fill the scientific gaps between the agency’s larger missions.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:38 EDT

NASA's Spitzer Confirms Closest Rocky Exoplanet
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:11 EDT

California “Rain Debt” Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation
A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:05 EDT

NASA Awards Aerospace Propulsion, Communications Research Contracts
NASA has awarded contracts to 13 companies to provide advanced propulsion and communications system technologies as part of ongoing long-term aerospace research activities at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:40 EDT

NASA Awards Contract to Support Agency’s Human Spaceflight Programs
NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories Inc., of El Segundo, California, to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The work supports ongoing research aboard the International Space Station and helps enable the journey to Mars.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:29 EDT

NASA Astronauts Speak with Ohio Summer Camp Students from Space Station
Summer camp students at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and students from the city’s MC2 STEM High School will speak with Expedition 44 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 11:40 a.m. EDT Friday, July 31.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:08 EDT

NASA’s New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto
Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:25 EDT

Crew of Underwater NASA Mission Available for Interviews
NASA currently is working in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to evaluate tools and techniques in preparation for future spacewalks on a variety of surfaces and levels of gravity, ranging from asteroids to the moons and surface of Mars.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:44 EDT

NASA Hosts ‘Quest for Quakes’ Data Challenge
A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in the quake’s path.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:02 EDT

NASA Awards Contract for Office Support Services
NASA has selected American Paragon Protective Services, LLC, of Austin, Texas to receive a contract to support the Protective Services Office Support Services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:09 EDT