As southern winter solstice approaches in the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been revealing dramatic seasonal changes in the atmospheric temperature and composition of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing. Read more...
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
Engineers from the NASA Glenn Research Center have begun utilizing Plum Brook Station’s newest facility — NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed — to test new, electric aircraft technologies. The engineers there are now designing, developing, and testing systems for use in the “next revolution in aviation” (electric aircraft technologies). Show More Summary
The latest robotic victim of the Red Planet.
NASA's 'Project Four' lets anyone with an internet connection look for spider-like frozen carbon dioxide features.
It will take weeks to understand exactly what happened, but images from Nasa’s Reconnaissance Orbiter show Schiaparelli’s parachute and landing site The landing site of a European spacecraft that was supposed to make a historic touchdown...Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA's most pressing challenges in future spaceflight.
A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of a flood on both land and ocean. Using data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite and other satellite instruments, the...Show More Summary
HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama meets with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his family at the White House at 3:10 p.m. The first couple attends the BET Networks “Love and Happiness” concert at the White House at 7 p.m. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with leaders in Turkey to discuss […]
A NASA satellite in orbit around Mars appears to have spotted the remains of a European probe that crash-landed on the Red Planet on Wednesday. New pictures taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a large, dark elliptical spot on the Martian surface that was probably made by the European...
The image shows a black spot in the place that the craft Schiaparelli was supposed to land
We now have the most definitive sign yet—courtesy of a NASA orbiter—that the European Space Agency's Mars lander crashed onto the planet's surface in what the AP describes as a "fiery ball of rocket fuel." ESA lost contact with the Schiaparelli lander Wednesday, approximately 50 seconds before it...
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two powerful typhoons have hit the Philippines in less than a week. Sarika was followed by Typhoon Haima. Using satellite data, NASA estimated the intense rainfall generated by these two typhoons.
Disturbance captured in NASA photographs may have been caused by Schiaparelli's steep crash-landing The post Europe’s Mars probe thought to have crash-landed appeared first on Macleans.ca.
High-resolution images collected by a NASA satellite could aid the investigation.
Earth is hotter in 2016 than it has been in 115,000 years, according to a (not yet peer-reviewed) paper from climate change pioneer and former NASA scientist James Hansen and an international team of colleagues, published Oct. 4. Colossal numbers like this are certainly alarming. Show More Summary
On Oct. 19, the Schiaparelli lander entered the Martian atmosphere, scheduled for a safe touch down. But something went wrong, and for the last two days, the European Space Agency has been trying to figure what happened. Now, they think...Show More Summary
Without dedicating a single person to the role, NASA is contributing to saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the worst hit areas of Syria. But NASA is an independent agency of the executive branch of the U.S. Government. It has no involvement in the events in Syria or in humanitarian relief […]
"We cannot rule out the biological explanation."