Pluto's Heart May Have A Slushy Ocean, Reports Reveal
Two new reports show that Pluto, also called the 'Dwarf Planet' may be concealing an icy ocean beneath its surface. Scientists would need to send a spacecraft to orbit Pluto to absolutely confirm this theory.
NASA Will Launch Satellites Into Space For Better Hurricane Tracking
NASA is set to launch microsatellites into space this year to better track hurricanes and predict their trajectories. The technology will use eight micro-satellite observatories to measure the roughness of the world’s oceans.
'Cosmic Girl' To Launch Satellites In Space
Virgin Galactic's Boeing 747 aircraft named Cosmic Girl will be launching satellites for OneWeb and NASA.
Largest fleet of satellites ever to watch the Earth ready for launch
Planet Labs has announced they will be launching the largest fleet of satellites ever to watch the Earth. Two of the observatories are already in space, and the rest will begin to launch in early 2014.
LARES, a disco ball in space, measures relativity
Rotational frame-dragging is the dragging of spacetime by rotating bodies, and the Italian Space Agency thinks they can measure it with LARES, a satellite that looks like a disco ball in space.
Military Pulls The Plug On $200 Million Synchronized Satellites
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, has killed its plans for formation-flying satellites. Does this spell the end for the agency's vision for specialized micro-satellites?
Climate Change Revealed In Glacier's Role In Sea Level Rise
Measurements from space may help pinpoint effects of climate change at home
Weather Satellite Crisis: Budget Cuts And Old Equipment Threaten Our Eyes In The Sky
Will aging satellites and government spending cuts kill our weather forecasts?
NASA Launches Landsat 8
NASA launches the latest in a 40-year line of communication satellites. The Landsat 8 rocket will orbit the earth, capturing and broadcasting images of the Earth's surface, just like its aging ancestor, Landsat 5, which launched in 1984 and had to be retired just last December.