A new documentary titled Fight for Space examines the future of our space program while asking important questions like why we haven't been back to the moon, why we're so focused on orbiting the Earth and why haven't we been to Mars yet?
NASA has managed to capture some pretty stunning photos of all the cool stuff they've spotted over the years, and rarely does it fail to amaze. There's images of planet surfaces, the rings of Saturn, and even black holes flying through space totally unchecked. Show More Summary
High above Earth, two giant rings of energetic particles trapped by the planet's magnetic field create a dynamic and harsh environment that holds many mysteries—and can affect spacecraft traveling around Earth. NASA's Van Allen Probes...Show More Summary
As President Trump scraps an asteroid mission, a station circling the moon could be approach to Mars
If you're looking to effortlessly sift through decades' worth of the best space visuals, NASA now has you covered — big time. The space agency just launched a new multimedia search engine called the NASA Image and Video Library: a collection...Show More Summary
Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Smog getting you down? Consider this: even Pluto has got that! Scientists stitched together images from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft when it was about 120,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) away from Pluto. Show More Summary
Image processor Björn Jónsson shares some of his latest stunning images of Jupiter, created using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are merely two of the many that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight.
“We are ready to start putting pencils to paper and cutting hardware."
NASA's Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we've ever seen. But a newly released, enhanced-colour image of a large dark spot might be the most ethereal of all -- its swirling, colourful clouds make it seem like a Jovian Van Gogh. More »
When Natalia Sanchez was fourteen, she travelled from her home in Bogotá, Colombia, to San Francisco to spend the summer with an aunt. During her stay, she took dozens of pictures of freeways—the on-ramps and off-ramps, the way the roads overlapped. Show More Summary
Using rovers has done wonders to open up Mars exploration, but traveling at a rate of about 10 mi (16 km) every four and half years is still a bit limiting, so NASA"s Langley Research Center is looking at expanding that range by equipping future missions with autonomous aerial drones. Show More Summary
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Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Caleb is weakening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite caught one of the last bursts of strength as it passed overhead.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Queensland bringing heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, rough seas, and flooding. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the storm from space while NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed cloud temperatures to determine the location of the strongest storms within.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia...
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event caused by the fallout of a geomagnetic storm as it happened.
A satellite headed for retirement autonomously captured photos of a volcano erupting.
As fun as building your own six-foot model rocket might be, launching it is no where near as impressive as watching one of NASA’s towering rockets blast into orbit—unless you point a high-speed camera at it. At 28,000 frames per second, a wonderful pyrotechnics show is revealed as it leaves the launch pad. Read more...