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.
Coral in every major reef region across the world has already experienced bleaching, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts that temperatures in much of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans could reach a point at which significant bleaching of corals is present this summer. Show More Summary
"Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close." This statement from NASA sounds like the opening of a sci-fi epic, but is in fact a telling of the latest scientific discovery from the team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA has made significant progress toward establishing a more reliable, and potentially solar-system-spanning communication system with the installation of a new breed of data network aboard the International Space Station. As its name...Show More Summary
The online UFO community exploded in a frenzy of speculation earlier in the week following claims that a NASA Cassini spacecraft photo showing disruption of a spot on Saturn’s outermost discrete ring actually reveals a gigantic alien UFO spacecraft taking off from the surface of the ring. Show More Summary
Last summer, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft found something surprising on Pluto, the cosmic underdog nearly 4 billion miles from the sun. It turns out that the distant space rock, which was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006, has widespread tectonic activity. Show More Summary
NASA made a recent discovery -- an asteroid that has been orbiting Earth for about 100 years now and is not escaping our planet any time soon, keeping our solitary moon company.
In 2013 NASA went out to explore the two Van Allen Belts–rings of radiation that surround the Earth and affect technologies such as satellite communications and GPS. Much to NASA’s surprise, they discovered not two, but three Van Allen Belts. To their even greater surprise, the third...