SpaceX's announcement that it will send Dragon capsules to Mars demonstrates the advantage of having a clear plan to explore the red planet. NASA should take note.
A new NASA study shows that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has made the earth a greener planet
An epic panorama from the Curiosity rover puts a good-size chunk of Mars all up in your face.
The Red Dragon missions are aimed at figuring out what's needed "to land large payloads propulsively on Mars." For now, the plan doesn't include sending astronauts to the red planet.
(Photo: NASA/Public Domain) People across the world increasingly identify as global citizens, a new BBC poll says, eschewing national identity. Global identity was felt most strongly in developing countries like Nigeria, China, and Peru,...Show More Summary
NASA’s Beagle-2 spacecraft on Mars has been sniffed out by scientists using a technique called Super Resolution Restoration to stack and match images of the Red Planet.
The JWST, the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Scientists from around the world will use this unique observatory to capture images and spectra of not only the first galaxies...
NASA confirms that our solar system has a new moon, found in our solar system's most mysterious area of space.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered a small moon orbiting an icy dwarf planet in the distant reaches of our solar system.
A Beautiful Planet — NASA’s eighth collaboration with IMAX — performs one of those roles better than the other. Still, if you’ve yet to attend one of NASA’s social-media meet-ups to hear astronauts talk about their work (and you should...Show More Summary
When it is launched in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will give astronomers a glimpse at the edge of space and the beginning of time.
Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover over the last 35 years to the point that new growth across the planet is equivalent to an area twice as large as the continental United States. Show More Summary
There are no humans on Mars (yet, anyway). So, for now, we must content ourselves to explore the Red Planet from the comfort of our desk chairs. This week, NASA released a new 360-degree image of Mars, captured by the Curiosity Rover. The panoramic scenes were taken on April 4 at an area known as the Naukluft Plateau. Show More Summary
You would think by now NASA would have learned that solo missions always end in space madness, but in Mark Elijah Rosenberg’s directorial debut Approaching the Unknown, the space agency send Mark Strong on a 270 day trip to Mars with no entertainment but a rowing machine. Show More Summary
A brand new “face” on the surface on Mars appears in an online video taken from NASA images posted Sunday by a researcher in Argentina, but unlike the classic image of a “Face on Mars” dating back to 1976, this one appears to have something sinister about its appearance. Show More Summary
A report that the Earth’s magnetic field “collapsed” for more than two hours last week sparked fears of solar winds and radiation apocalypse. According to the report by a conspiracy theory-leaning website called Superstation95, satellite...Show More Summary
Now that SpaceX appears on the verge of being the first to reuse rocket hardware since NASA with the U.S. space shuttle, investors and competitors are sharpening their pencils to assess the business case.The prima facie appeal of reusing...Show More Summary
Last year was the hottest on record, and NASA has declared this past February the most unusually warm month since it began keeping records. People appear to be noticing. Two polls conducted in March suggest that Americans are more concerned about climate change than they have been in nearly a decade, and one of them […]
The US space program is close to ending its dependence on Russian-manufactured RD-180 rocket engines to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chief Charles Bolden said.
NASA is spreading the dough around like a pastry chef. Today the agency announced $50 million in grants to nearly 300 different recipients, from small engineering firms to big-time research institutions. And then it truly shelled out, awarding a $193 million contract to Universities Space Research Association in Maryland. Read More