exploration

Mars

How the Ice on Mars Melts

Researchers suggest a magma chamber may have been formed under the surface of Mars to help heat up the ice cap.
NASA

NASA Seeks Talent with Space Apps Challenge

NASA has organized a new three-day event that will allow participants to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to the space exploration missions and improve life on Earth.
Rover Penguin

Penguin-Friendly Rover Finds Its Place Amongst the Crowd

It’s a story, much like the ones you’ve heard before. An orphaned bird must stand alone within its flock, to find its own place amongst its peers. But this isn’t the story of an ugly little duckling that turns into a swan, or one of a tap-dancing emperor penguin with a knack for hip hop. This is a tale of a remote-operated rover that brought researchers into the fold of a penguin colony, for a view unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Vertical Assembly Center at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans

NASA SLS Unveils Largest Spacecraft Welder to Build the Most Powerful Rocket to Date

Ever wonder what you’d need to build the world’s largest spacecraft? The world’s largest tools, of course. Looking to usher in a new era of space exploration, late last August NASA approved the next generation of American rockets, known as the Space Launch System (SLS). Built for deep-space missions the core stage of the rocket is more than 200 feet tall and 27.6 feet in diameter, allowing enough space to fuel four RS-25 engines.
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