Yale astronomers have discovered a new look at the formation of "the Universe's monster galaxies," Phys.org reports, and the results are fascinating. The Yale researchers used data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Show More Summary
When NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of what is now Tropical Storm Marie, weakened from hurricane status on August 28, the strongest thunderstorms were located in the southern quadrant of the storm. read more
NASA's Space Launch System, the USA's first exploration-class spacecraft since the Space Shuttle, has officially passed the whiteboard formulation stage and moved into full-scale development. The SLS, which will be the most powerfulShow More Summary
NASA just announced an 11-month delay in the first Space Launch System flight from December 2017 to November 2018 in the fourth paragraph of a press release.This decision comes after a thorough review known as Key Decision Point C (KDP-C),...Show More Summary
Yesterday, NASA announced that they'd reached a milestone in the development of America's next major space transportation system, the SLS (Space Launch System). They'd reached Key Decision Point C, which is a crucial review and approval point. The SLS looks promising, but NASA isn't talking about some important things. Read more...
NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer telescopes have been used to examine a distant elliptical galaxy known as Sparky. The observations represent the first glimpse at the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction, shedding light on an area...Show More Summary
NASA's Space Launch System passed a critical milestone yesterday, but buried within the announcement was news that the first launch could slip by nearly a year.
The Caribbean Islands of Turks and Caicos were drenched from Tropical Storm Cristobal before the storm moved north and intensified into a hurricane. NASA's TRMM satellite added up the rainfall and revealed the soaking those islands received. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite is like a flying rain gauge in space. Show More Summary
NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission kicked off on August 27 when one of the remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft flew a "lawnmower" or back and forth pattern over Hurricane Cristobal while gathering data using dropsondes and two other instruments. Show More Summary
A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In a letter released by the committee Thursday morning, [...]
As part of our series on finalists for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, on Thursday we profile Miguel Roman, an earth scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Roman is just 33, but he’s already made a big mark in the field of climate science.
For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. But the next generationShow More Summary
In this preview from ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, artist Trevor Paglen describes the inspiration that he has drawn from early NASA spacecraft.
NASA is one step closer to building its next spaceship Officials approved the Space Launch System’s transition from the formula phase to the development phase on Wednesday. See also: Humans on Mars: Who Will Be First? NASA administrator...Show More Summary
Briefly: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day has an amazing picture by Dave Lane today, a 16-photo panorama of the Milky Way arching over Silex Spring, Yellowstone National Park. The amazing pool colours — caused by bacteria thriving in the magma-heated waters — make this look like a picture from an alien world. More »
The world could know by the end of the week which private spaceship is going to fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The space agency is about to give out its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract,...Show More Summary
A collection of autonomous robots designed to scuttle around on distant planets looking for resources and material in much the same way that members of insect colonies do on Earth are currently being tested by NASA engineers. The robots,...Show More Summary
NASA's Swarmies look more like toys than space robots. You'd be forgiven for thinking there isn't much to them - though you'd be wrong. Connected to one another by a sort of wireless 'group mind;' these little 'bots could very well serve as the vanguard of interstellar exploration.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.
Upstarts like SpaceX might get most of the attention, but let's not forget that NASA -- you know, the folks who actually put 12 guys on the moon -- isn't done pushing to explore the heavens just yet. Case in point: the agency is working on a whopper...