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The substance, or lack thereof, of NASA’s ban on Russian cooperation

The news last week that NASA was cutting off cooperation with the Russian government—with the very large exception of International Space Station (ISS) operations—attracted a lot of attention in the space industry and the general public, which continues to the present. “NASA is cutting ties with Russia. But it’s not that simple,” reads the headline [...]

NASA Tracks Blood Moon Eclipse

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

There's a moon in the sky. It's called the moon.

Helium Leak Delays SpaceX Rocket Launch

NASA hopes to finally launch the rocket on Friday afternoon, weather permitting, after Monday's supply mission that would have brought 5,000 pounds of food and other supplies to the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station was scrubbed

NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of a Saturn moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.

New Research Reveals Mercury’s Explosive Past

Because of its small size and close proximity to the Sun, we didn’t know very much about Mercury until NASA’s MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemisrty, and Ranging) probe began its approach and orbit of the planet in 2008. But what we did know didn’t seem to...

JPL Claim: Asian Pollution makes US Storms Worse

Story submitted by Eric Worrall A new study from NASA’s JPL claims Asian air pollution causes worse storms in North America, especially during winter. According to abstract, the study used a global climate-aerosol model to compare current conditions with modelled … Continue reading ?

'Blood moon' lunar eclipse may or may not signal end times; watch it online with NASA tonight

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Stay up tonight online to watch an awesome lunar eclipse with our astronomer pals at NASA: Spring is here and ready to capture the world's attention with a total lunar eclipse.

NASA Explains Tonight’s ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

To help prepare you for tonight’s ‘total lunar eclipse, the folks over at NASA have prepared a handy video to fill you in on the science behind the ‘blood moon.’ I think the eclipse probably something to do with vampires,...

There will be a ‘blood moon’ eclipse tonight

Photo by NASA A rare “blood moon” eclipse will be visible in the North and South American skies tonight when the Earth’s shadow covers the full moon in an eerie red glow. These “blood moons” occur when the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow called the umbra. Show More Summary

NASA Tweets More 'Cosmos' Photos for Space Lovers

The universe is full of unseen elements, but the sixth episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey helps viewers visualize things they'd likely never see without a microscope or top-of-the-line telescope. From entire ecosystems that exist...Show More Summary

Do They Still Call It “Geopolitics” In Space?

Joan Johnson-Freese expects that NASA cutting ties with Russia will prove counterproductive: Space has a long history of serving as a surrogate for demonstrating U.S. displeasure about foreign or domestic policy actions in other countries. Though examples date back to the Cold War, the most recent case relates to China. China has been banned for years from […]

Highlights from the Spitzer Space Telescope

Astronomer Michael Bicay, Ph.D., of the NASA Ames Research Center, will discuss Lifting the Cosmic Veil: A Decade of Highlights from the Spitzer Space Telescope, an illustrated, non-technical lecture, Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Admission is free and the public is invited. The [...]

A Space Oddity: Sue the T-Rex's Microbes Blast Into Space Today

Head to NASA TV for the launch with coverage scheduled to happen at 3:58 p.m. our time. [ more › ]

SpaceX Launch Canceled For Today

The launch of SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station on Monday has been cancelled. NASA tweeted that the cancellation is due to a helium leak in the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage. The next launch opportunity is Friday at 3:35 p.m. Show More Summary

NASA Will Send Robonaut’s Doc Ock Legs to the ISS Today With SpaceX, and You Can Watch With Us

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

NASA's Robonaut 2 has been patiently awaiting the arrival of his robotic Doc Ock legs as he sits completely immobile on a support post. Today, his lower half is launching to the ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 4:58PM ET, and then he'll be able to move freely about the space station and free up human astronauts for more complex tasks.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Ita over the Coral Sea

Tropical Cyclone Ita made landfall in northeastern Queensland, Australia on April 11 as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, moved south and re-emerged in the Coral Sea on April 14 where NASA's TRMM and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellites captured imagery of the weakened storm. read more

NASA sees remnants of Tropical Depression Peipah over Southern Philippines

Tropical Depression Peipah has been very stubborn and has moved over the southern and central Philippines bringing clouds, showers and gusty winds. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image that showed Peipah's clouds covering the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the country. read more

New Dave Eggers Novel Coming in June

yesterdayArts : ArtsBeat

Mr. Eggers's latest effort involves a NASA astronaut taken to an abandoned military base.

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