Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

Get the New Space Revolution App: An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities. Planning for the so-called “TC4 Observation Campaign” started in April, under the sponsorship of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office. The exercise commenced in earnest in late July, … Continue reading Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Get the New Space Revolution App:   A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet. “This is the final chapter of an amazing mission, but it’s also a new beginning,” … Continue reading NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Earth-Sized ‘Tatooine’ Planets Could Be Habitable like Earth

Get the New Space Revolution App: With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars” looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA’s Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star … Continue reading Earth-Sized ‘Tatooine’ Planets Could Be Habitable like Earth

NASA Wants to Create the Coolest Spot in the Universe

Get the New Space Revolution App: — At super-low temperatures, atoms behave in surprising ways. — NASA has never before created or observed this behavior in space. — A Nobel Prize winner and other scientists will conduct experiments on this behavior using new technology. — This technology might one day lead to improved sensors, quantum … Continue reading NASA Wants to Create the Coolest Spot in the Universe