Ames-led FINESSE fieldwork featured on The Science Channel


Each year, the Ames-led FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) team conducts planetary analog fieldwork in the volcanic landscape in and around Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho. Fieldwork focuses on understand the processes, geomorphic features and rock types related to fissure eruptions, volcanic constructs, lava tubes, flows […]

Read More…

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers Ancient Planets

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers Ancient Planets. New Scientist (1/27, Grossman, 297K) reports on a discovery of five ancient planets around an 11.2 billion-year old star. The discovery by NASA’s Kepler space telescope of “planets around an orange dwarf star called Kepler 444, which is 117 light years away and about 25 per cent smaller than […]

Read More…

2014 Technology Transfer Award Ceremony

MESSAGE FROM THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE: The 2014 Technology Transfer Award Ceremony sponsored by Ames Technology Partnerships Division will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 in the Building 3 Ballroom. At this ceremony we will honor many members from Code S for their scientific and technical contributions. Among these award recipients are David Blake and […]

Read More…

Ames-led Mojave Volatiles Prospector (MVP) field campaign featured on the Discovery Channel

MVP Discover - Heldmann

NASA Ames recently led the “Mojave Volatiles Prospector” (MVP) robotic field test to study the use of in-situ prospecting instruments in a real-time robotic surface mission.The field test was designed as a high-fidelity lunar analog mission where scientists (Code S) operated the Ames K-Rex rover (Code T) in the Mojave Desert as a lunar analog […]

Read More…