The K10 planetary rover that the ISS astronauts controlled. Photo Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart
NASA regularly controls its robot explorers, sent to distant parts of the Solar System, from comfortable offices here on Earth. So it might seem that allowing astronauts in low-Earth orbit to control a robot on the Earth’s surface is not exactly [...]
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WASHINGTON — Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year’s wildfire season in the western United States.
The Kepler Spacecraft has concluded its prime mission and will move on to conduct an additional four-year extended mission. To date, the space-based telescope has discovered 105 confirmed worlds. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA’s Kepler mission marked two major milestones this week as the space telescope scans the heavens for planets like our own. The [...]
Artist's concept illustrates Kepler-16b, the first planet known to definitively orbit two stars — what's called a circumbinary planet. The planet (foreground) was discovered by NASA's Kepler mission. Image Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech/T. Pyle
NASA researchers involved with the Kepler mission to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars across the Milky Way Galaxy recently released [...]