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Mars 2020 instrument survives termination review

WASHINGTON – The Five-Week Part-Time Shutdown This year, NASA's missions may have provided a representative of a troubled instrument on the agency's next Mars mission. During a March 27 presentation to the National Academy's Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science, Ken Farley, project scientist for the Mars 2020 rover, said NASA directed the mission last December to conduct a "termination …

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Former MH resident survives a mountain lion attack in Colorado

Photo: Courtesy of CBS A former mountain resident now living in Colorado who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws clung to his wrist With a stone hit on the head. Thirty-one-year-old Travis Kauffman says he set foot on the cat's neck and held him there as the …

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Cosmic dust survives the extinction in a huge red supernova, as NASA shows in breathtaking looks

All we are is cosmic dust in the wind. When red giant stars die off, dust particles form; These particles are later destroyed by supernova explosion waves that, according to NASA, travel through space at more than 6,000 miles per second. Supernova explosions are among the most powerful events in the universe and can produce a brightness that matches the …

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Greece's leader survives vote of confidence in parliament

ATHENS – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipris of Greece survived a late-night vote of confidence on Wednesday when two days of bitter debate ended when the Greek legislature gave him a sheer victory to hold his government together. Mr. Tsipras called for a vote on Sunday following the resignation of his latest coalition partner, which plunged the country into new political …

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New horizons: The Nasa probe survives the flyby of Ultima Thule

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Label Where is Ultima Thule? David Shukman, BBC Science Editor, explains The US Space Agency's New Horizons spacecraft has contacted Earth to confirm its successful flyby in the icy world of Ultima Thule. The encounter occurred some 6.5 billion kilometers away, making it the furthest exploration of an object in our …

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