Katarina Fransson

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The weird walk of a bizarre dinosaur

Computer animation of bizarre-looking dinosaur with unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from other dinosaurs.<p>For half a …

Hubble Spots Jupiter Sporting a Spooky Shadow Eye

Jovian moon's shadow plays on giant storm.<p>Watch out or the cosmic cyclops will get you!<p>Just in time for Halloween, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured this creepy snapshot of Jupiter. (Related video: "NASA Probe to Explore Jupiter.")<p>What makes the planet seem to look back at us? The shadow of …

What NASA Should Do Instead Of An Asteroid Retrieval Mission

One professor says an asteroid survey would be a better use of NASA’s time and money.<p>Criticism continues to grow for NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM) -- the space agency’s plan to capture a 10-meter-wide piece of an asteroid and bring it into lunar orbit for further analysis. Among experts’ …

Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

Rather than lassoing asteroids, NASA could use the space rocks to prepare for a visit to Mars.<p>Nearby asteroids are humanity's ticket to Mars, says a planetary scientist who's calling for an ambitious survey to map ones that could serve as stepping-stones to the red planet. (Video: "Would You Go to …