NASA Ames Research Center – News and Features
- NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Continues Testing Prior to First Observations
After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is currently undergoing a series of commissioning tests before it begins searching …
- Planet-Shifting Collision Shaped Uranus’ “Rolling” Rotation
Scientists have always wondered how Uranus got tilted so much that it spins on its side, and now research on the planet’s early formation gives us new insight.
- NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Pauses Science Observations to Download Science Data
Earlier this week, NASA’s Kepler team received an indication that the spacecraft fuel tank is running very low. NASA has placed the spacecraft in a hibernation-like state in preparation to download th …
- Could Electricity-Producing Bacteria Help Power Future Space Missions?
Humans aren’t the only ones who have harnessed the power of electricity. Some bacteria produce wire-like structures that extend from their surface, and NASA scientists are exploring this phenomenon to …
- Will We Know Life When We See It? NASA-led Group Takes Stock of the Science
In the last decade we have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and have learned that rocky, temperate worlds are numerous in our galaxy. The next step will involve asking even big …
- Student Airborne Earth Science Program Celebrates Tenth Year
Student Airborne Earth Science Program Celebrates Tenth Year
- Microbial Tracking
When humans travel to the International Space Station, they bring microbes with them. Since the construction of the space station began in 1998, the station has become an environment of its own with a …
- Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management
NASA’s working to make low-flying air traffic safe.
- Digital Press Kit – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management Tests
Digital Press Kit – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management Tests
- SOFIA to Study Southern Skies in New Zealand
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is heading to Christchurch, New Zealand, to study the skies over the Southern Hemisphere.