space http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Meeting Of Mighty Rivers Near St. Louis As Seen From Space http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meeting-mighty-rivers-near-st-louis-seen-space <p>Here's a view you don't get every day:</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was <a href="https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/293331109134077952">tweeted in January</a> by the commander of the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris </span>Hadfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He's been making it his job to not only lead Expedition 35 of the </span>ISS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> but also amass a dazzling collection of images of the Earth from space.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:22:29 +0000 Kelsey Proud 10336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Meeting Of Mighty Rivers Near St. Louis As Seen From Space NASA: Rover Data Indicates Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nasa-rover-data-indicates-ancient-mars-could-have-supported-life The group of scientists working with NASA's Curiosity rover made a big announcement during a press conference today: "We have found a habitable environment that is so benign" if there was water there, "you be able to drink it," John P. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:46:03 +0000 10131 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NASA: Rover Data Indicates Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whiteout-how-weeks-snowfall-looked-space <p>The images of this past week's heavy snowfall in Missouri and across the Midwest are familiar and chaotic - cars in ditches, closed airports and overall gridlock of infrastructure.</p><p>Today's NASA "Image of the Day" provides a decidedly more peaceful look at the storm's effects, from space.</p><p>Here's how NASA <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2458.html">describes</a> this image and the technology they used to capture it:</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:29:21 +0000 Kelsey Proud 9696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Whiteout: How This Week's Snowfall Looked From Space Very Fancy: Scientists Detail A Diamond Encrusted Super-Earth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/very-fancy-scientists-detail-diamond-encrusted-super-earth Scientists have discovered a world much fancier than our homely, little Earth.<p>New research that will published in the journal <em>Astrophysical Journal Letters</em> details a planet that is eight times heavier than Earth and with twice its radius. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:12:17 +0000 5291 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Very Fancy: Scientists Detail A Diamond Encrusted Super-Earth Streams Of Water Once Flowed On Mars; NASA Says Photos Prove It http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/streams-water-once-flowed-mars-nasa-says-photos-prove-it NASA's Curiosity rover has found definitive proof that water once ran across the surface of Mars, the agency announced today. NASA scientists say new photos from the rover show rocks that were smoothed and rounded by water. The rocks are in a large canyon and nearby channels that were cut by flowing water, making up an alluvial fan.<p>"You had water transporting these gravels to the downslope of the fan," NASA researchers say. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:44:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 4728 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Streams Of Water Once Flowed On Mars; NASA Says Photos Prove It After 35 Years, Voyager Nears Edge Of Solar System http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-35-years-voyager-nears-edge-solar-system The Voyager 1 spacecraft's 35th anniversary is proving to be unexpectedly exciting, as scientists gathered this week to examine new hints that the spacecraft is on the verge of leaving our solar system.<p>Voyager 1 is now more than 11 billion miles away from Earth. It blasted off in September 1977, on a mission to Jupiter and Saturn. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:17:32 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 4503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 35 Years, Voyager Nears Edge Of Solar System Wow! NASA video shows 'mind-bogglingly gorgeous' solar eruption http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wow-nasa-video-shows-mind-bogglingly-gorgeous-solar-eruption Before we run through the news of the day, let's pause for something spectactular: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=151653121" target="_blank">a new video</a> from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows a "massive filament" eruption on the sun that occurred last Friday. <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/05/solar_filament_video/" target="_blank">As Britain's The Register says</a>, it is "mind-bogglingly gorgeous."<p>The eruption apparently stretched out a "half million miles into space," The Register adds. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:54:32 +0000 Mark Memmott 4495 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wow! NASA video shows 'mind-bogglingly gorgeous' solar eruption Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/neil-armstrong-first-man-walk-moon-dies Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his <a href="http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.step.html">words</a>, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.<p><strong>Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:</strong><p>Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/armstrong_obit.html">NASA published it here</a>. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:02:31 +0000 Korva Coleman 4414 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Is Dead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sally-ride-first-american-woman-space-dead In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. She blasted off aboard Challenger, culminating a long journey that started in 1977 when the Ph.D. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:29:31 +0000 4169 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Is Dead