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"That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
It’s one of the 20th century’s most famous lines, but what if Neil Armstrong lied about when it was composed?
The Apollo 11 astronaut was quoted in a 2005 biography as saying he formulated the line while en route to the moon, NBC News reported. But Armstrong’s brother Dean said in a new BBC documentary that it was written long before the astronaut’s boots ever touched moon dust.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft snapped this gorgeous, newly-released image of Saturn.
Earth at Night
This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
"The instrument works. We found carbon compounds on Mars, but where did they come from? Whatever they turn out to be, the press conference today demonstrated how excited all of us carbon-based lifeforms get about news like this."
– Bill Nye, Science Guy and CEO of the Planetary Society, on today’s Mars Rover announcement.
A team of scientists announced on Monday that the Mars Rover Curiosity had found evidence of organic compounds on the Red Planet.
Martian soil samples analyzed aboard the rover revealed “water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances,” the space agency said in press materials.
Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics could have come to Mars from Earth aboard the rover. There is also a chance that they could be materials that had fallen to Mars from space.
Curiosity stitches together a new selfie.
European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.
Happy Birthday, NASA! NASA turns 54 today.
"As a scientist, it’s always a good feeling to obtain confirming evidence for something you had strongly suspected was true. Curiosity has just taken us there. But it’s an even better feeling to find evidence that conflicts with long-held ideas. Over its usable life, Curiosity will almost surely take us there too."
Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to the news that Mars Rover Curiosity discovered evidence of an ancient stream on Mars, in an email to The Huffington Post.
Today, NASA announced the discovery of an ancient stream that once existed on Mars.
Learn more, and see images from Mars rover Curiosity’s big find.