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 [...]
There's a moon in the sky. It's called the moon.
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'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.
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...
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 ?
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.
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,...
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
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
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 […]
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 [...]
NASA and SpaceX are blasting a bunch of lettuce into orbit.
Head to NASA TV for the launch with coverage scheduled to happen at 3:58 p.m. our time. [ more › ]
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'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.
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
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
Mr. Eggers's latest effort involves a NASA astronaut taken to an abandoned military base.