Explorers

May 12, 2017

Supercomputer Can Shed Light On Sunspot Formation May 12, 2017 – The SPOTSIM project, which studies the formation of sunspots, has been awarded competed time on the Mare Nostrum supercomputer in Spain. The awarded resources amount to 20 million CPU…

The National Science Foundation Funds Project BUILD

May 5, 2017 – The Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL), in partnership with the University of Virginia (UVA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was awarded a $1.1 million-dollar grant from the National…

May 1, 2017

NASA Taking A Fresh Look At Next Generation Space Telescope Plans May 1, 2017 – NASA is initiating an independent, external review over the next several months on the scope of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project to…

April 23, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Ball Aerospace To Provide Critical Component For NASA Mission Studying Life Cycle Of Stars In The Milky Way Galaxy April 27, 2017 – Ball Aerospace will design and build a cryostat for NASA’s Galactic/Extragalactic Ultralong Duration Balloon (ULDB) Spectroscopic Terahertz…

April 21, 2017

Cascading Post-Coronal Loops April 21, 2017 – An active region of the sun that had just rotated into view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that…

April 20, 2017

Hubble Observes First Multiple Images Of Explosive Distance Indicator April 20, 2017 – An international team, led by astronomers from the Stockholm University, Sweden, has discovered a distant type Ia supernova, called iPTF16geu — it took the light 4.3 billion…

Airmen Turn Teens Into StellarXplorers

April 20, 2017 – Buckley Air Force Base Airmen volunteered to mentor two teams from a local high school for the Air Force Association’s StellarXplorers National High School Space Competition at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.…

April 19, 2017

A Winter’s View Of A Gullied Crater April 19, 2017 – This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the location with the most impressive known gully activity in Mars’ northern hemisphere. Gullies are active in the winter due…

April 18, 2017

Student-Built Satellite Launches From Cape Canaveral April 18, 2017 – A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at…