Topic: Southwest Research Institute
Satellite Cassini flew through geyser plumes spouting from Enceladus and gathered ice crystals. These crystals are salt-rich, suggesting that a hidden salty sea lurks beneath Enceladus's icy cap.
06/22/2011 07:20 pm
NASA's once-iconic astronaut corps will shrink but still play a vital role as the space shuttle era comes to an end.
05/16/2011 08:59 am
Alien fossils have been discovered in meteorites from outer space, claims a NASA astrobiologist. Other scientists are urging caution.
03/07/2011 01:14 pm
New calculations indicate that Pluto might be the largest object in the outer solar system. Does it now deserve to be called a planet again?
11/22/2010 05:52 pm
09/09/2010 11:01 am
2010 RF12 and another small asteroid that passed close to earth Wednesday were detected three days before their fly-by, illustrating the improving capability of asteroid-spotting telescopes.
09/08/2010 04:30 pm
For years scientists had a hard time figuring out which asteroids the meteorites came from.
06/11/2010 12:37 pm
Halley's Comet and other named comets may have formed around other stars in the galaxy, but were snatched into orbit around the sun back when it was packed with hundreds of other stars.
06/10/2010 03:42 pm
The most detailed images yet of Pluto, taken by the Hubble Telescope, reveal a yellow-black sphere whose surface appears to be among the most dynamic in the solar system.
02/04/2010 06:06 pm
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