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NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --At a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters in Washington, the agency's top scientists said they're getting close.
Brooks Hays
NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

NASA releases stunning new images of Monkey Head Nebula

March 18 (UPI) -- NASA has released a series of incredible photos of the Monkey Head Nebula, a star forming region some 6,400 billion light years away.
Brooks Hays
NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says its Kepler space telescope has delivered another bonanza of distant planets, finding 715 new worlds orbiting 305 distant stars.
NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

NASA to let public help in hunt for distant planets

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NASA says the public is being invited to help search for embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from an agency spacecraft mission.

Critical design review for Webb Telescope spacecraft

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman said Friday it has successfully passed the spacecraft critical design review for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

Odds of alien life 'very high,' House panel hears

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The likelihood of life on other planets is "very high," a planetary scientist told a House committee in a hearing some Democrats chided as evading U.S. issues.

NASA contracts for continued engineering support

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A bridge contract for continued engineering support services for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has been issued to AS and D Inc. of Maryland.

Report points to layoffs affecting safety attributable to the shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- All Consumer Product Safety Commission inspectors in the field who screen products at ports of entry are furloughed, a U.S. Senate panel report Friday said.

NASA's Webb telescope's final backbone element finished

GREENBELT, Md., June 14 (UPI) -- A fixture similar to a backbone that will connect elements of the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, the U.S. space administration said Friday
Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

Dying stars may still host habitable planets, astronomer say

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- White dwarfs are dying stars that will eventually cool and fade away but evidence suggests they can still support habitable planets, scientists in Israel say.
Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

Obama 2014 budget would cut NASA spending

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says "tough choices" require reduced spending for NASA but America will remain strong in aeronautics and space technologies.
NASA offers free space telescope e-books

NASA offers free space telescope e-books

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- NASA has announced the availability of e-books about two of its space telescopes, the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, free of charge.
NASA space telescope reaches milestone

NASA space telescope reaches milestone

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists working on NASA's James Webb Space telescope say it's reached a major milestone with the completion of the coating of the telescope's mirrors.

NASA receives Webb telescope mirrors

GREENBELT, Md., April 13 (UPI) -- NASA says examples of the two mirrors that will allow an upcoming space telescope to see back in space and time arrived Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Webb telescope passes key design review

Webb telescope passes key design review

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- NASA says scientists have determined the James Webb Space Telescope will meet all of its scientific and engineering requirements for its mission.
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