Using the TESS satellite, now at the Kennedy Space Centre, the agency is to study 200,000 stars in a quest for habitable planets Nasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, for final checks ahead of its April launch. Show More Summary
NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to map land and water ecosystems around the world to provide decision makers with new tools for assessing natural resources for planning and management.
NASA’s 355-foot-high, almost $1 billion mobile launch tower has an issue… it’s leaning.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health or NIH: to freeze bone marrow.
When NASA shot its Phoenix lander into space in August of 2007, it wasn't expecting it to last very long. The robotic spacecraft touched down on Mars in May of 2008 and began a three-month scientific mission to study the makeup of the planet's dusty surface. Show More Summary
If the world was a glass of water, Antarctica would be the biggest ice cube floating in it. The southernmost continent is almost completely covered by a thick layer of ice known as the Antarctic ice sheet, which makes up...
Meditate on the beauty of our home. From Seán Doran: Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film...Show More Summary
Mike Pence visiting NASA right now: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Mother wouldn't like this. Not. One. Bit." pic.twitter.com/P7ap6BXLcz — Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) February 21, 2018 Here's a sample: "Find a man who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at this giant model rocket." h/t Logan, open thread (and caption that) below...
Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, the rediscovery of a NASA satellite long thought lost. Show More Summary
Netflix revealed today that it provided NASA with access to the pilot episode of the eagerly anticipated reboot of “Lost in Space.” The program was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station so that the astronauts could view...
NASA's Phoenix lander is long dead and now the Martian elements are giving it a good dusting over.
NASA has released a somber view of Saturn's night side, created from some of the final images captured by the Cassini spacecraft. An annotated version of the release poignantly highlights the region of Saturn's cloud surface in which...Show More Summary
Since 2011, NASA has been upgrading a mobile launcher originally built for the Ares I vehicle to fit its massive Space Launch System rocket. The project is well over budget—when all is said and done, the revamp of the $234 million tower is expected to cost an additional $678...
A new technique compiled hundreds of thousands of images over seven years.
A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal surprisingly steady rates of flow from its much larger neighbor to the east.
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A recent view from Mars orbit of the site where NASA's Phoenix Mars mission landed on far-northern Mars nearly a decade ago shows that dust has covered some marks of the landing.
An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Oxford University, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Insilico...Show More Summary