space
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
Basic Science in Orbit
Basic Science in Orbit
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2017
Vinyl cyanide is thought to rain down onto Saturn’s largest moon, though whether the molecule self-assembles into membrane-like structures is unclear.
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2017
The plumes that erupt through the cracks on the icy exterior of one of Saturn’s moons contain molecular hydrogen, researchers report.
Astronaut Twin Study Reveals How Space Impacts the Body
Astronaut Twin Study Reveals How Space Impacts the Body
Diana Kwon | Feb 6, 2017
Preliminary results suggest a major shift in one astronaut’s microbiome.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter
Comet Lander Finds Organic Matter
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2014
Although Philae’s active life on a comet lasted just a few days, it has confirmed what many had suspected: organic molecules are present.
Water Ice Detected on Mercury
Water Ice Detected on Mercury
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2012
NASA scientists have confirmed that water persists as pockets of ice on the surface of the planet closest to our Sun.
Science and the 2012 Election
Science and the 2012 Election
Bob Grant | Nov 8, 2012
From education to space, science fared well at the polls on Tuesday.
Water Once Ran on Mars
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
The Curiosity rover discovers pebbles that were likely formed by ancient streams on the Red Planet.