Charles Bolden, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, confirmed Thursday that the two countries will continue to work closely together on space station operations.
Mercury is about to get a visitor. The NASA MESSENGER spacecraft that's been orbiting Mercury and collecting data for four years is about to run out of fuel. And when it does, it's going to hit the tiny planet's surface at about 8,750...Show More Summary
2015 Northern California Tournament this Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm at NASA Ames Research Center. FREE to watch. The robot compete by performing various tasks which are judged for speed and accuracy: however, during the head-to-head competition, the robots can be programed to sabotage their competitors. Event Schedule: 8:00 AM – Registration […]
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been in orbit on the dwarf planet's dark side for more than a month.
We are in the year of the dwarf planet. NASA’s Dawn space probe has just taken up a yearlong orbital residence at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, and this summer the agency’s New Horizons mission will fly past Pluto, one of the largest objects in the Kuiper Belt, a sparse disc of icy chunks out beyond Neptune. Show More Summary
Last month, at the two hundred and twenty-fifth annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a team of scientists presented a newly assembled Hubble Space Telescope panorama of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest major galactic neighbor. Show More Summary
A NASA spacecraft that made surprising discoveries of ice and other materials on Mercury will make a crash landing into the planet around April 30, scientists said on Thursday. The Mercury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or Messenger, probe has been circling the innermost...
After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After more than 4,100 orbits around the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury’s crater-pocked surface April 30.
Ever since NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered an orbit around Ceres -- a distant, totally unexplored dwarf planet -- last month, we've been on the edge of our seats waiting for new pictures. The spacecraft spent its first month on the dwarf's dark side, so no images were sent back. Show More Summary
This week's episode of the hit CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory," will surely bring some interesting things to the small screens. For a start, there's the talk about some extra-terrestrial beings involving the boys. Meanwhile, there's also Penny who will be put in a dilemma.
After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world. Read the rest
A new color map of dwarf planet Ceres, which NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting since March, reveals the diversity of the surface of this planetary body. Differences in morphology and color across the surface suggest Ceres was once an active body.
A newly discovered alien planet is one of the most distant yet spotted. Known formally as "OGLE-2014-BLG-0124Lb," the gas giant was detected by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the OGLE Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Show More Summary
Inverted Spaces is the perfect wallpaper for the design-minded astronomer at heart. How many kids, fascinated with the mysteries of space, have plastered glow-in-the-dark stars, planets, and moons on their bedroom ceiling? For people like me, it's our first memory of taking an interest in interior design. Show More Summary
WATCH NASA’S PROTOTYPE MARS ROVER do some serious drifting. Video at the link.
NASA administrator Charles Bolden really wants to see people on Mars, and he wants America's space agency to get them there before anyone else.
On the request of NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey has prepared two highly detailed maps of the Moon. Fortunately, they've also been made available to the public, so check 'em out in all their lunar glory. Read more...
Look out Tesla, the Johnson Space Center has just entered the race for one of the coolest cars with awesome technological advances. NASA engineers recently unveiled their Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype. While it is admittedly not the sleekest looking
Governments can and should innovate. They just need to apply the right tools. NASA has been in the news quite a bit recently, and as usual, with questions about the effectiveness of how they spend their money (for example, see the recent article about NASA’s now useless $349M rocket tower finished [...]
PBS Space Time host Gabe Perez-Giz takes a scientific look at the possibility of NASA accidentally triggering a zombie outbreak in a recent episode. Perez-Giz points out that while other government agencies like the Center for Disease Control and the Pentagon have taken real-world steps to prepare for a zombie-like outbreak, NASA has not. The episode […]