Elizabeth Howell

About Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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Russian Space Station Extension? Don’t Count On It Yet, NASA Head Says

by Elizabeth Howell September 30, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – NASA isn’t “reading too much” into a report that the Russians will spend $8 billion on the International Space Station through 2025, the head of the agency says. That date is five years past the international agreements to operate the space station. The Russian announcement comes at a pivotal time for NASA, […]

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What Is This Bizarre Ball That The Curiosity Rover Found On Mars?

by Elizabeth Howell September 26, 2014

It seems too round to be true — the Curiosity rover has found a ball-shaped object among the craggy rocks in its picture. This image was taken on Sol 746 of the rover’s mission on Mars, which so far has extended over two Earth years. No, it’s not the leftover of a Martian baseball game […]

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India’s Bargain Mars Spacecraft Cost Less Than Many Space Movies

by Elizabeth Howell September 26, 2014

India achieved a remarkable feat earlier this week — the nation became only one of a handful of countries to successfully send a probe to Mars. The $75 million mission has been hailed as an achievement by NASA and other space experts from around the world. Just how remarkable is this bargain mission? As a […]

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Cute Video Shows The Many Ways The Planets And Moons Can Kill You

by Elizabeth Howell September 26, 2014

While we’re huge advocates here for space exploration, there certainly is an inherent danger to leaving the Earth. In a humorous way, this new video from the comic Cyanide & Happiness shows why you want to be cautious when exploring space. As the video shows you, the Moon is airless (which is especially painful if […]

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Some Of Earth’s Water Could Be A Million Years Older Than The Solar System

by Elizabeth Howell September 25, 2014

A new model suggests that up to half of the water on Earth may be older than the Sun and the rest of the Solar System. The model indicates that much of our planet’s water originated in the molecular cloud that created our Solar System, rather than the disc of material that was orbiting the […]

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