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ozone

Ozone Recovery Continues, But Suspected Emissions From China Slows Progress

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 continues to be a success story about international environmental cooperation.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
kepler

The Kepler Space Telescope, Which Discovered 2,600 Exoplanets, Is Out of Fuel

NASA is retiring the Kepler space telescope after nine years.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
The Sun

Humanity Just Flew Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

On Monday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passed within 26.55 million miles, breaking a record that has stood for 42 years.
Becky Ferreira
10.30.18
Halloween

Look At These Super Nerdy Jack-o-Lanterns from NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

NASA engineers created robotic jousting pumpkins and lots of space-themed entries.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.18
nasa

NASA Lost Lunar Rover Prototype and Other Priceless Artifacts to Sloppy Management, Inspector General Finds

The agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that “a significant amount of historic personal property has been lost, misplaced, or taken” due to inadequate procedures.
Becky Ferreira
10.23.18
icebergs

How Did Nature Form This Near-Perfect Rectangular Iceberg?

The tabular iceberg recently broke from the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.18
S.E.T.I.

How Paul Allen Saved the American Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

The Microsoft co-founder single-handedly revolutionized the American search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a time when no public institutions wanted to touch it.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.16.18
rockets

NASA's Mars Rocket is Over Budget and Behind Schedule, Audit Finds

“At its current rate, we project Boeing will expend at least $8.9 billion through 2021—double the amount initially planned—while delivery of the first Core Stage has slipped 2½ years.”
Becky Ferreira
10.12.18
outer space

US Commercial Space Program in Jeopardy After Botched Launch

After an engine failure this morning, American and Russian administrators are rushing to find the cause of the problem so they can replace the crew of the ISS before 2019.
Caroline Haskins
10.12.18
Twilight Zone

Why Do Some Rocket Launches Look Like UFOs?

What is the “twilight phenomenon” and why does it produce spectacular light displays during SpaceX rocket launches?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.8.18
nasa

Hubble Space Telescope in ‘Sleep Mode’ After Gyroscope Failure

The gyroscopes are some of the most important instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope, but this isn’t the first time they’ve failed.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.8.18