By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our rusty neighbor’s most recent ice age. The findings, published in the journal Science, offer fresh...
San Antonio, Texas -- May 26, 2016 -- Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Southwest Research Institute-led team found evidence of an ice age recorded in the polar deposits of Mars. Ice ages on Mars are...Show More Summary
NASA's first attempt to deploy its new expandable ISS module didn't go well.
NASA's Human Research Program is releasing "Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat" video to highlight its Twins Study which uses omics to study Mark and Scott Kelly's metabolites. Omics is an evolving field integrating collections of measurements, biomolecules and sub-disciplines to provide a more complete picture of health. Show More Summary
An area of low pressure designated as System 90L, located in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas is being monitored today for possible development into a tropical or subtropical cyclone. The Global Precipitation Measurement...Show More Summary
NASA equipped the two Voyager probes with information about Earth in the form of Golden Records, analog discs that contained images, music, and the sounds of Earth. Forty years later, the probes are headed out of the solar system, possibly...Show More Summary
Tiny satellites called Cubesats are a relatively cheap tool scientists are now using to better understand Earth. Produced by Matt Stuart. Reporting by Rebecca Harrington. Video courtesy of NASA. Follow TI: On Facebook SEE ALSO: Orbital eyes first customer for in-space satellite servicing Join the conversation about this story »
The first attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) attached to the International Space Station (ISS) ended in failure today as astronauts and engineers assess the situation. At 6:10 am EDT, NASA astronaut Jeff...Show More Summary
Data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests the Red Planet is going through an ice age.
The module known as BEAM can be folded so it takes up less room in a cargo rocket, and then expanded once it reaches space. Or at least that's the hope.
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace weren't able to get the space station's newest module up and running this morning. Another attempt could come as early as Friday.
The International Space Station was supposed to get its very first attachable, expandable space house this morning. Instead, the structure refused to inflate—and nobody’s quite sure what went wrong. Read more...
NASA and Bigelow engineers will assess what went wrong and may try again Friday.
The BEAM inflatable habitat project will wait another day, as NASA tries to figure out what went wrong. The post The ISS's New Space Module Fails Its First Inflation Attempt appeared first on WIRED.
Every day, scientists at NASA work on creating better hurricanes - on a computer screen. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, a team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations,...Show More Summary
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA released air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday, but put everything on hold when pressure readings crept too high. After analyzing the data for an hour, Mission Control told astronaut Jeffrey Williams to resume the test, the first of its kind in space. […]
NASA's Jeff Williams is in the process of expanding the BEAM module of the ISS.
Russian journalist and commentator Sergei Cherkasov comments on the contemporary state of human space exploration and the technological exhaustion of its main drivers.
NASA says it could be versatile tool aiding low-Earth and deep space orbit
Astronaut Scott Kelly just spent 340 continuous days in space -- from March 2015 to this past March. The idea was to compare his physiology with his astronaut twin brother Mark’s, who remained on Earth as a control. NASA Credit: NASA As one might imagine, the human body atrophies without exercise. Show More Summary