Anne Wilson: Trading Stars for Songs

“I grew up actually wanting to be an astronaut,” Anne Wilson tells American Songwriter, “and work for NASA.”. Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Wilson found she had a knack for math and science; she possessed a natural aptitude when it came to the STEM disciplines. She loved to make sense of the world around her and gaze up at the stars on clear nights. As a practicing Christian, Wilson also desired to explore God’s creation—like space.
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This giant map of minerals on Mars is a piece of modern art

The rainbow-hued images might look like some kind of digital art, but in fact, they are maps of Mars, taken using the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, an instrument on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). This spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars since 2006,...
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Montana Tech Robotic Mining Club earns top prize at NASA competition

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Robotic Mining Club at Montana Technological University took top prize at the NASA Lunabotics Competition in mid-June. The competition involved designing and building a robot to dig through a simulated lunar surface to deposit as much gravel stimulant as possible within two 15-minute runs. Montana...
Universe Today

Supernovae Were Discovered in all These Galaxies

The Hubble space telescope has provided some of the most spectacular astronomical pictures ever taken. Some of them have even been used to confirm the value of another Hubble – the constant that determines the speed of expansion of the Universe. Now, in what Nobel laureate Adam Reiss calls Hubble’s “magnum opus,” scientists have released a series of spectacular spiral galaxies that have helped pinpoint that expansion constant – and it’s not what they expected.

Watch NASA’s The Color of Space – Inspirational Documentary Celebrates Black Space Explorers

Members of the public are invited to watch The Color of Space, an inspirational documentary by NASA that tells the stories of Black Americans determined to reach the stars. The 50-minute documentary premiered on Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, and is now available to watch online:
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Remember That Rocket That was Going to Crash Into the Moon? Scientists Think They've Found the Crater

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA’s eye-in-the-sky in orbit around the Moon – has found the crash site of the mystery rocket booster that slammed into the far side of the Moon back on March 4th, 2022. The LRO images, taken May 25th, revealed not just a single crater, but a double crater formed by the rocket’s impact, posing a new mystery for astronomers to unravel.
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Payload for space launch tested at NASA facility

Two University of Hawaiʻi Community College students and their advisor spent more than a week at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to prepare their scientific payload for a space launch in August. They are part of a team of Project Imua Mission 10 students who have been collaborating on this project for months.