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NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:56:13 -0700

NASA education specialist Troy Cline speaks with a visitor at the MMS booth of the Greenbelt Mini Makers Faire on April 5, 2014. Image courtesy Sharon Natoli.

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:43:21 -0700

Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable. Shawn Domagal-Goldman, an astrobiologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, said planets like these are far enough from their stars that it would be easy to ...

Odd Tilts Could Make More Worlds Habitable

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:18:50 -0700

Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling by NASA and university scientists affiliated with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

Northrop Grumman Foundation Gives a Unique Look at NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope [USA Science and Engineering ...

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:21:01 -0700

True to its mission of helping to advance STEM education in dynamic ways, the Northrop Grumman Foundation, a major sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, will take visitors up close and personal this April with one of the most ambitious projects today in space science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. At Festival Expo 2014, get…

Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:49:00 -0700

The agency’s move comes after The Post reports on the seizure of tax refunds issued to debtors’ relatives.

West Coast sky-watchers prepare for total lunar eclipse

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:05:37 -0700

West Coast night owls were preparing Monday for a rare overnight heavenly treat – a total eclipse of the moon that will be seen over most of the United States. However, Mother Nature may have other plans for Bay Area residents. KTVU Meteorologist Steve Paulson said skies will be partly cloudy at best starting late Monday night . "Sometimes they'll happen and you'll have to be somewhere else on ...

Space News: North America to experience total lunar eclipse

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:46:33 -0700

When people in North America look up at the sky late late on the night of April 14 on the West Coast – and in the early morning hours of April 15 on the East Coast – they can expect the moon to look a little different. A total lunar eclipse is expected at this time, a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. Although ...

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:41:28 -0700

This GEOS-5 simulation of the April 6, 2012, stratospheric ozone intrusion shows ozone moving from high in the atmosphere, primarily in the stratosphere (blue), down close to the ground (red). On the ground, the highest concentrations of ozone (reds and oranges) track across Colorado.

NASA's Hubble extends stellar tape measure 10 times farther into space

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:19:16 -0700

Astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the 24-year-old space telescope by employing a technique called spatial scanning, which dramatically improves Hubble's accuracy for making angular measurements. The technique, when applied to the age-old ...

Offspring paying for families' age-old IRS debts

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:12:19 -0700

The Treasury Department has intercepted tax refunds to satisfy old debts to the government.