Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014

April 16, 2014

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

An image taken from orbit around Mars shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at its April 11, 2014, location beside a rock layer that may become the mission's next drilling target.

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Michael Russell and Laurie Barge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

April 15, 2014

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred.

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A soybean field in Ohio. Image credit: WikiMedia Commons

April 15, 2014

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.

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Artist's concept of NASA's Kepler space telescope. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

April 15, 2014

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

NASA will host a news teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.

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Commotion at Ring's Edge May Be Effect of Small Icy Object

April 14, 2014

NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon and may also provide other clues.

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This artist's concept shows how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)

April 11, 2014

International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

What's better than videos of cats chasing laser beams over a kitchen floor? Try videos sent OVER laser beams from space back to Earth. NASA's OPALS project readies for launch.

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In its next phase, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will perform 22 loops between Saturn and its innermost ring.

April 10, 2014

Join in the Cassini Name Game

The public is invited to help name a future phase of NASA's Cassini mission.

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Moon or Planet? The 'Exomoon Hunt' Continues

April 10, 2014

Faraway Moon or Faint Star? Possible Exomoon Found

Does our solar system's pantheon of moons stand alone, or do so-called "exomoons" exist in other planetary systems? The search is ongoing.

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Bright Spot Toward Sun in Image from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover

April 8, 2014

Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots

Images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover last week include bright spots. Such spots, not unusual in images from the rover, have multiple possible explanations.

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Curiosity's View From Arrival Point at 'The Kimberley' Waypoint

April 3, 2014

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Scoping Out Next Study Area

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has reached a waypoint selected months ago as the location for the mission's next major investigations.

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