Solar System

CURIOSITY DETECTS UNUSUALLY HIGH METHANE LEVELS

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission – about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv). One ppbv means that if you take a volume of air on Mars, one billionth of the volume of air is methane. The finding came […]

NEW PLANETARY PROTECTION BOARD TO REVIEW GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND EXPLORATION

Following National Academy of Sciences recommendations, advice from the NASA Advisory Council, and subsequent unanimous agreement from NASA’s science leadership, the agency has established an independent Planetary Protection Review Board to review established guidelines for planetary protection and recommend any updates that are required. Planetary protection policies are designed to protect solar system bodies from […]

NASA’S MARSHALL CENTER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT

On Saturday, October 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the public and media are invited to attend the 6th annual International Observe the Moon Night celebration, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, both in Huntsville, Alabama. The free event will […]

SPACE’S TOP 40

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you’ll be using some of the same tools NASA uses to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Courtney Duncan, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, says studying radio waves coming from a known source in space […]

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