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  • Conrad Foundation's Summit of Innovation

    Bright Young Minds Present Visions for the Future

    05.05.11 - High school teams from across the country, plus the Isle of Man, presented their solutions to a variety of 21st century problems during the Conrad Foundation’s Innovation Summit held at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., April 28 - May 1, 2011.

  • Kepler science pipeline graphic

    Kepler Mission Manager Update

    05.05.11 - Another 93 Gigabytes of Data Added to the Archive

  • Jupiter

    NASA Unveils Website with Spectacular Solar System Images

    05.03.11 - NASA has made available for the public a new online collection of images of our solar system and locations on Earth where astrobiology researchers travel to conduct field research.

  • Silver Snoopy award winners

    NASA Honors 13 Ames Employees with Silver Snoopy Awards

    05.03.11 - Thirteen Ames employees, including eight from the Space Biosciences Division, recently received the prestigious 2010 Silver Snoopy award for their outstanding work and professional dedication.

  • ESPO team members

    Q&A With Michael Craig on Cirrus Clouds

    04.26.11 - The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment is a NASA field campaign, investigating cirrus cloud properties.

  • Endeadvour

    NASA Ames to Host Live Broadcast of Endeavor's Final Launch

    04.26.11 - News media and the public are invited to observe a live televised broadcast of space shuttle Endeavour's launch to the International Space Station at 12:47 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 29, in the Exploration Center at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

  • Conrad Innovation Summit

    NASA Hosts Conrad Foundation's 2011 Spirit of Innovation Awards

    04.25.11 - Young innovators from across America are invited to solve the challenges of the 21st century by creating breakthrough technologies at the Conrad Foundation’s 2011 Innovation Summit.

  • area near Mars' south pole where coalescing or elongated pits are interpreted as signs that an underlying deposit of frozen carbon dioxide has been shrinking by sublimation

    Spacecraft Reveals Dramatic Changes in Mars' Atmosphere

    04.21.11 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered the total amount of atmosphere on Mars changes dramatically as the tilt of the planet's axis varies.

  • Education Day

    NASA and Students Celebrate Fifty Years of Human Space Flight

    04.15.11 - Today, space exploration still inspires wonder in a new generation -- sparking passions and pursuits of the unknown.

  • Bill Rieke at altitude

    Mission Into Ice Clouds: Q&A with Pilot Bill Rieke

    04.13.11 - William Rieke is the research pilot for the Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment.

  • An artist's rendering that compares the approximate size and color of the stars in the triple-eclipsing system HD 181068.

    NASA's Kepler Reaches into the Stars

    04.12.11 - New findings published in three papers in the journal Science illustrate the power of the Kepler Space Telescope to probe the internal structure of distant stars.

  • Saturn and four of its moons

    Is the Moon Titan Shaped By Weather, or Ice Volcanoes?

    04.07.11 - Have the surface and belly of Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, recently simmered like a chilly, bubbling cauldron with ice volcanoes, or has this distant moon gone dead?

  • The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP sits beneath a full moon during nighttime telescope operations at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, Palmdale, Calif.

    SOFIA Completes First Flight of German Instrument

    04.07.11 - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed its first science flight Wednesday, April 6, using the German Receiver for Astronomy at Terahertz Frequencies (GREAT) scientific instrument.

  • Dr. Baruch Blumberg

    Nobel Prize Winner Baruch Blumberg Dies

    04.06.11 - Nobel Prize winner Dr. Baruch "Barry" Blumberg, who served as the first director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center, suffered an apparent heart attack while attending a conference at Ames on Tuesday, April 5. He was 85.

  • Dr. Baruch Blumberg

    Baruch Blumberg Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

    04.06.11 - Dr. Baruch "Barry" Blumberg, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine and a former director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 85.

  • Left to right: Jennifer Barrila, Cheryl Nickerson and the paper's lead author, Aurélie Crabbé

    Spacebound Bacteria Inspire Earthbound Remedies

    03.21.11 - Astronaut Fred Haise was a long way from home when he became sick with an infection caused by an opportunistic pathogen known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  • Cirrus clouds

    Science Q&A with Eric Jensen

    04.01.11 - The Mid-latitude Airborne Cirrus Properties Experiment (MACPEX) is an airborne field campaign to investigate cirrus cloud properties and the processes that affect their impact on radiation.

  • Girls look though a microscope at education day

    Media Invited to Yuri’s Education Day at NASA Ames

    03.31.11 - More than 6,000 students from all over the Bay Area will convene to celebrate the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first human journey into space. Reporters are invited to attend Yuri’s Education Day, Friday, April 8, 2011, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

  • Hannah Clevenson, Olivia Lenz and Tanya Miracle in a hangar

    Harvesting Energy

    03.30.11 - An all-female team of NASA scholars investigates using nanotechnology and microgravity to improve the lifespan of batteries.

  • Image of hydrogen shell burning

    Kepler Mission Reveals Inner Secrets of Giant Stars

    03.31.11 - University of Sydney astrophysicists are behind a major breakthrough in the study of the senior citizens of our galaxy: stars known as Red Giants.