Ames Scientists Present Papers at LEAG (Lunar Exploration Analysis Group) meeting

LEAG

The LEAG (Lunar Exploration Analysis Group) meeting was held at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center on October 22-24, 2012. Several scientists from Code SS presented recent research results at the meeting to update the lunar community on current Ames lunar science & exploration activities. Rick Elphic gave an oral presentation titled “The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust […]

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Seven Ages of Starlight

Seven Ages of Starlight

The Seven Ages of Starlight is a multi-part science series that will soon be appearing on the television on BBC Four in the UK. It is part of the BBC Four Big Science Season program. This particular series follows the evolutionary path of stars as they are born, evolve, and ultimately die. The various segments […]

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OSIRIS-REx

ORS

The first U.S. mission to bring samples from an asteroid back to Earth is the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx. Scheduled for launch in September 2016, OSIRIS-REx will increase our understanding of asteroids, and it could shed new light on the origin of life on Earth. Near-Earth asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 is the mission’s […]

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Scientist Retracts Claim About Meteorite In California

Meteorite Discovery

The KTVU-TV http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/scientist-retracts-claim-rock-found-novato-was-met/nSmMt/ San Francisco (10/24) website reports, “After a fireball streaked across the Bay Area sky last Wednesday evening, scientists and locals alike were on the hunt for pieces of the meteor that was believed to have made landfall in the Bay Area.” On Monday, the one astronomer “who had reported the day before […]

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Mars Rover “Literally” Eating Dirt

ABC World News javascript:mediaPopup(‘http://media.bulletinnews.com/playclip.aspx?clipid=8cf7de1b1ad24b9&pub=nasa#20121022115531143232218166′) (10/21, story 9, 0:25, Muir) (10/21, story 9, 0:25, Muir) reported, “And now our instant index on a Sunday night. The pictures and people that got us talking. On the Red Planet tonight The Mars rover is eating dirt, literally. Digesting a small sample of the mysterious red soil. This picture […]

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International Observe the Moon Night

InOMN

NASA Ames welcomed several hundred members of the community for International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) this year. Presentations were delivered regarding the Moon and NASA’s planetary exploration programs, followed by telescope viewing of lunar features and other astronomical objects. Multiple speakers from Ames included Jennifer Heldmann, David Morrison and Brian Day. The event was […]

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