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Article ID: 692238

UAH Professor’s Early-Stage Proposal for “Marsbees” Selected to Receive NASA Funding

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Chang-kwon Kang’s proposal on Marsbees was one of only 25 selected for NASA’s 2018 Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which funds early-stage technology that has the potential to revolutionize future space exploration.A proposal on Marsbees submitted by Dr. Chang-kwon Kang, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), was one of only 25 selected to receive a 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award.

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4-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689762

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Mars rovers and orbiters have found signs that Mars once hosted liquid water on its surface. Much of that water escaped over time. How much water was lost, and how does the water that’s left move from ice to atmosphere to soil? During its first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will seek answers. Webb also will study mysterious methane plumes that hint at possible geological or even biological activity.

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20-Feb-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689501

Mars Rocks: UNLV Helps Pinpoint Landing Spots for NASA’s 2020 Mission

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV research could help assess excavation sites for rover mission that hopes to secure evidence of past life on the red planet.

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13-Feb-2018 4:25 PM EST
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    5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 688894

Hubble Probes Atmospheres of Exoplanets in TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Zone

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have conducted the first spectroscopic survey of the Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Hubble reveals that at least three of the exoplanets (d, e, and f) do not seem to contain puffy, hydrogen-rich atmospheres similar to gaseous planets such as Neptune. The results, instead, favor more compact atmospheres like those of Earth, Venus, and Mars.

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5-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687667

Penn State Aerospace Engineers Developing Drone for NASA Concept Mission to Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan

Penn State College of Engineering

Researchers from the Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering are part of a team led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) whose proposal for a revolutionary rotorcraft to investigate Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been selected by NASA as one of two finalists for the agency’s next New Frontiers mission.

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9-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687570

Cold Comfort: Professor Compares Winter on East Coast, Mars and Antarctica

Northern Arizona University

Astronomy professor Mark Salvatore, who studies Mars via Antarctica, talks about how those winters compare to the winter storm that shut down the East Coast.

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5-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687212

While Earthlings Take a Break, the Mars Rover Keeps Working

Los Alamos National Laboratory

There’s no holiday on Mars. While many of us earthlings will spend the final days of 2017 taking a break from work and relaxing on couches or ski slopes, the ChemCam instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will keep busy—all on its own.

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21-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 685200

WFIRM Scientists Study Space Radiation Health Effects to Keep Astronauts Safe

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand the health risks related to radiation exposure from missions in deep space.

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14-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 683502

Lunar Surface Researcher Available to Discuss Moon Cave Discovery

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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19-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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