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Astronauts may wear eight-legged 'spider' spacesuits to crawl on the moons of Mars

When the first astronauts reach Mars in the 2030s, they'll never set foot on the planet's surface. Instead, NASA wants its plucky human crew to orbit the desert world for about a year, then return home. But that doesn't mean astronauts...Show More Summary

Damn, Space: First-Person View Of A Real Spacewalk

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is some first person point of view footage captured by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet while he assists NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough with some repairs outside the International Space Station. Now that -- that's an office with a view. Show More Summary

NASA finds bubble around Earth that we created by accident

Some say that humans have done a lot to harm planet Earth, but we may have actually done something good for our planet, completely by accident. Read more...

Teen creates world's lightest satellite and NASA is sending it to space

An 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu in India has built what experts are hailing as the "world's lightest satellite." Bonus: NASA's going to send it into space. Rifath Shaarook's 1.5-inch cube weighs a mite 2.2 ounces—lighter than many smartphones. Show More Summary

Orbital ATK discusses Antares rocket's future, confirms new NASA cargo mission

Company officials say they have no plans to retire Antares, which has secured its first mission order under the second round of NASA's commercial cargo flights, known as CRS-2.

NASA Probes Find Man-made Bubble Surrounding Earth

In a surprise announcement this week, NASA engineers revealed that certain probes have discovered a man-made bubble surrounding the Earth. Will extraterrestrials think it’s a spaceship or a device to harvest energy for space travel or weaponry? Do they have their own grey big-headed Dyson coming up...

NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental

A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much?

3-D navigation tool among MESSENGER's final delivery products to the planetary data system

NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury has released an updated ACT-QuickMap tool with new 3-D navigation capabilities as illustrated by this "fly around" view of the Caloris impact basin. This update was among the new and improved products released by the agency's Planetary Data System (PDS), an organization that archives and distributes all U.S. planetary mission data.

Cold War data reveals impact of nuclear tests on space weather

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Cold War may have been over for a quarter of a century, but its effects that reached far beyond just geopolitics are still being uncovered. One case in point is a NASA study that used recently declassified US government data to show how high-altitude nuclear tests altered the weather – not on Earth, but in space. Show More Summary

Which Astronaut Recently Got Fired From NASA for $1,600 in Fake Taxi Receipts?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last December, an astronaut with NASA was fired for submitting over $1,600 in fake reimbursements for taxis they didn’t take. And strangely enough, we don’t know who it is. Read more...

Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detection

A team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has developed a new approach to assist in the ongoing development of timely tsunami detection systems, based upon measurements of how tsunamis disturb a part of Earth's atmosphere.

Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers uncovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10, in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt.

NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's MMS mission studies how electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields, and a new study revealed a bizarre new type of motion exhibited by these electrons.

'Fight for Space' asks why we haven't been to the moon since 1972

Predictably, the decline in funding for NASA is complex, but the documentary “Fight for Space” doesn’t require knowledge of rocket science to understand. The engaging film digs into the reasons and the possible ramifications for this reduction from a variety of angles, featuring interviews with...

NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space

You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment—the magnetosphere—around Earth. The electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields....Show More Summary

NASA asks scientific community to think on possible Europa lander instruments

NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

NASA just discovered a bizarre ‘bubble’ around Earth, and humans accidentally created it

Most of the time, NASA spends its days searching for and studying things in space that resulted from natural phenomena — like creepy valleys on Mars and vast oceans on Europa — but its newest discovery is quite different. In a new paper...Show More Summary

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