Lola Gayle, STEAM Register The icy moon Mimas – which is 246 miles (396 kilometers) wide – seems to be dwarfed by Saturn’s enormous rings in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Appearances can be deceiving, however. According to NASA, it would seem that Saturn’s...
Building things in orbit is an inherently tricky business – just look at the 13 or so years it took to us piece together the International Space Station. Granted not all the structures we build in space will be the size of a football...Show More Summary
German Xprize team sets its sights on a vintage moon buggy NASA Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt at the Apollo 17 landing site. The Apollo 17 landing site has been abandoned since the last lunar astronauts went home in 1972. Now the site could get its first visitor in 44 years, as private companies...
Solar physicists have been studying how the Sun's corona, which is 200 to 500 times hotter than the surface, with NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission.
UH-OH: Russia Launches Space Cargo Ship, But Its Fate Is Unclear. Today’s launch started off seemingly smooth and flawless. During a live webcast of the launch, NASA spokesman Rob Navias of the Johnson Space Center in Houston announced that “all vehicle parameters [were] reported performing perfectly” about 2 minutes after liftoff. Nearly 7 minutes later, […]
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The sun may seem static from Earth's vantage point, 93 million miles away, but our star is constantly changing. Complex magnetic interactions force material throughout the solar atmosphere that can burst forth in massive eruptions. NASA's recently extended IRIS mission watches the interface region, the lower levels of the sun's atmosphere.
While it seems static from our vantage point on Earth 93 million miles away, the sun is constantly changing. Under the influence of complex magnetic forces, material moves throughout the solar atmosphere and can burst forth in massive eruptions.
President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants humankind to explore the entire solar system by the end of the 21st century. President Obama has called for the U.S. to send … Click to Continue »
Spaceborne just landed in book stores Don Pettit/NASA Star trails Photographs can show us things that unaided human eyes cannot see. Mount a camera on a tripod, point it at the heavens, and open the shutter, and you can capture an image of curving streaks of starlight that reveal information about...
NASA's new report lists 25 worries related to interplanetary travel, such as alien contamination. What's the solution? Cartoon by Ted Rall.
'Anomaly' is the fourth time spacecraft headed to the station have encountered problems in two years.
A Russian spacecraft that launched from Kazakhstan Thursday morning suffered a problem as it was making its way to the International Space Station, NASA said. If the vehicle doesn't reach the station, it would mark the fourth time spacecrafts launched on resupply missions to the station have failed in two years. No one was on board the […]
(Case Western Reserve University) Case Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Toledo will serve as 'living laboratories' that demonstrate the value of integrating distributed energy sources with the assortment of devices, equipment and other power consumers within buildings and across the grid.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Nada in the Northern Indian Ocean and infrared imagery showed that Nada had 'nada' in terms of strong thunderstorms.
On the first day of Christmas NASA Earth Science gave to me: advance warning of Hurricane Activity. On the second day of Christmas NASA Earth Science gave to me: Two working jet engines, and advance warning of Hurricane Activity. On the third day of Christmas NASA Earth Science gave to me: three prong […]
New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before. The elliptical galaxy is a beautiful cosmic oddity with a bright core wrapped in system of dark, swirling, thread-like filaments.
Donald Trump has vowed to "rip up" the Paris climate agreement, repeal the Clean Power Plan, and scrap NASA's Earth science research while reviving the coal industry, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and expanding offshore oil drilling.
It will be a long time until humans put boots on Mars--at least until the 2030s and possibly a long longer, depending on what the incoming Trump administration thinks about NASA's unfunded exploration plans. But through our robotic emissaries, we have already made quite a mark on the planet. Show More Summary
A senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump is urging the new administration to shut down NASA’s world-leading climate science work. The idea, apparently, is that turning away from facts about climate change will make it go awa...
The Super Guppy is a one-of-a-kind mega transport plane that's been involved in moving aerospace hardware crucial to nearly ever major NASA endeavor