History has been made yet again: NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is now in orbit around the solar system's innermost planet!
Post on Apr 08, 2011 by Ben Burress
The Golden State Star Party is the only major stargazing "star party" that occurs in Northern California.
Post on Mar 22, 2011 by Laura Khalil
A recent publishing of the investigation of a rare class of meteorite (the CI1 Carbonaceous Chondrite) by Dr. Richard Hoover of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has caused another stir among scientists and the news media regarding possible origins of life on Earth and life in the Universe in general.
Post on Mar 11, 2011 by Ben Burress
On February 14, 2011, NASA encountered the comet Tempel 1 using the recycled Stardust spacecraft. For the first time in history, they visited the same comet twice – affording them the opportunity to observe changes in the icy body.
Post on Feb 25, 2011 by Ben Burress
NASA's Kepler mission announces the results from its first four months of observations: 1235 possible planets around other stars!
Post on Feb 11, 2011 by Ben Burress
Saturn’s little moon, Titan, just keeps getting more and more interesting.
Among the thousands of vivid and unique Earth-sized planets we have come to know through Science Fiction, NASA's Kepler mission has now given us our first real one: meet Kepler 10b.
Post on Jan 14, 2011 by Ben Burress
Ocean tides rise and fall twice a day, influenced by the gravitational forces of the sun and moon. QUEST explores how tides work and visits the oldest continually operating tidal gauge in the Western Hemisphere.
A little white shack with the red roof along Crissy Field holds a lot of history and houses vitally important scientific instruments.
Post on Dec 10, 2010 by Chris Bauer
NASA announces finding "life NOT as we know it" in the arsenic-laced waters of Mono Lake.
Post on Dec 03, 2010 by Ben Burress
A Bay Area biochemist has found a new strain of bacteria living in the briny shores of Mono Lake that can not only eat arsenic, a substance highly toxic to most organisms, but thrive on it.
Post on Dec 02, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq