NASA and private companies are planning expeditions to Mars. The new space race could be titled "Destination: Mars." But the astronaut explorers will face the problem of growing food, so U.S. scientists went to the bone-dry deserts of South America to cook up a solution. Mark Albert reports.
If Neptune seems a bit blemished of late, it's because NASA has confirmed that a dark spot has shown up in its bluish atmosphere. Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope taken in May show that a dark vortex has appeared in the southern hemisphere. Show More Summary
(Image credit: NASA/KSC) NASA wants YOU... to colonize Mars. The space agency is back with more vintage posters, this time in the style of classic Armed Forces recruitment. READ MORE »
Scientists in the Netherlands have announced that yields from four crops grown in soil developed by NASA to imitate the dirt found on Mars are safe for human consumption.
NASA does more than just science - they do health, too. Productive homes and office workstations will get even more healthy with these tips.
Artist’s concept of Martian settlement (Image: NASA) For two years, researchers have been farming a series of crops in Martian and lunar soils. Now, a vegetable from the garden is finally about to get its first taste test. It will be a radish. Read more...
Extra funds for the world’s most famous observatory mean it will be able to work in tandem with its upcoming successor, the James Webb Space Telescope
Get ready, combustion jets may soon be a thing of the past. NASA is currently working on a small, all-electric plane dubbed the X-57 as part of its X-Plane series. The project is part of NASA's 10-year plan to make a large hybrid jet...Show More Summary
Online UFO conspiracy theorists claim to have found “absolute proof” of intelligent biological life on Mars and proof that the famous six-inch “Atacama Alien” skeleton discovered in Chile in 2003 was a Mars alien visitor to Earth. According to the latest sensational claim of “proof of intelligent life on Mars,” a tiny, six-inch humanoid alien... Show More Summary
A rock sample of a surprising mineral discovered by NASA scientists on Mars may alter our understanding of how the planet formed.
Space is dangerous. Fire is dangerous. Combine the two, and you've got a serious threat to astronaut safety. The post Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space... on Purpose appeared first on WIRED.
Space debris orbiting the Earth is a growing problem, it’s been getting worse for 58 years. A lot of this debris is created by satellites, which inevitably reach an end-of-life state by running […]
On July 4, Americans usually celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks and picnics, but this year NASA is adding its own contribution to festivities as the Juno deep space probe becomes just the second spacecraft in history to orbit Jupiter. Show More Summary
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NASA’s New Horizons has provided a large amount of new details about the dwarf planet, and this may be the most exciting yet.
Anyone who has trouble making new friends should ask Earth how it's done. That's right: Our home world appears to be in the early stage of what could be a very long relationship with a "quasi-satellite," according to NASA. The smallShow More Summary
NASA has launched its popular space exploration app for all you couch cosmonauts out there who own an Apple TV. The free app has everything from high-res images of space to videos on-demand, and provides a live stream of NASA TV. Read more...
New images obtained on May 16, 2016, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 and by the Hubble...Show More Summary
Turning a big idea into reality often comes down to convincing the right people to throw money at it. The Starburst Accelerator Global Summit, happening Thursday, gives 10 inventors a chance to pitch their ideas in front of agenciesShow More Summary
New images confirm the presence of a dark vortex on Neptune. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1989 and by Hubble in 1994, this vortex is the first one observed on Neptune in the 21st century.