NASA wants to lasso an asteroid

PASADENA (JPL) – NASA is on the hunt for an asteroid to capture with a robotic spacecraft, redirect to a stable orbit around the moon, and send astronauts to study in the 2020s — all on the agency’s human Path to Mars. Agency officials announced on Thursday, June 19, recent progress to identify candidate asteroids…

NASA to attempt launching another ‘carbon observatory’ – the last one burned up

WUWT readers may recall that back in 2009, we reported on the first attempt: Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite burns up Now they are trying again. From NASA JPL: NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. About…

About these ads

When worlds collide – study says our moon was formed by a collision with planet-sized body

From the European Association of Geochemistry New isotopic evidence supporting moon formation via Earth collision with planet-sized body A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of the Earth with another large, planet-sized astronomical body, around 4.5 billion years ago. This work will be published…