Museums and Planetariums

June 13, 2017

NASA Signs First NextSTEP Contract For Commercial Habitat Concept Study June 13, 2017 – NanoRacks has become the first of six partners to sign a contract with NASA to develop deep space habitat concepts that were announced last summer. NanoRacks…

June 2, 2017

Citizen Scientists Uncover A Cold New World Near Sun June 2, 2017 – A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to…

May 22, 2017

Joint UTSA-SwRI Study Shows How Radioactive Decay Could Support Extraterrestrial Life May 22, 2017 – In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this…

May 18, 2017

Hubble Spots Moon Around Third Largest Dwarf Planet May 18, 2017 – The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10.…

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…

May 11, 2017

CU Boulder, Harris Join Forces To Boost Research In Space Antennas, Radar, Universal Exploration May 11, 2017 – The University of Colorado Boulder and Harris Corporation have announced a new master research agreement. The agreement solidifies the relationship between Harris…

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…