They are glorious works of art — turbulent abstractions as well as enchanting portraits of faraway worlds that are the stuff of sci-fi movies. Except they aren't. These images are from "Earth + Space: Photographs From the Archives of NASA," a Chronicle Books release due next week with text by Nirmala...
In October 1982, I was close to achieving intellectual escape velocity. I had just been selected to receive a grant from NASA to study how to grow food to sustain astronauts on long-term space missions. This is not a trivial task. Thirty-three...Show More Summary
NASA may have discovered water on Mars earlier this week, however, 20th Century Fox found money from The Martian in its bank account today with Thursday night previews racking up an impressive $2.5M. By comparison, Gravity, which holds the October opening record with $55.8M, made $1.4M from Thursday previews starting at 4PM. Show More Summary
NASA's New Horizons probe has sent back the most detailed images yet of Charon, Pluto's giant moon. A vast system of canyons suggests a turbulent history
Pluto's big moon, Charon, is being revealed in all its rugged glory. NASA released the best color pictures yet of Charon on Thursday. The images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of Pluto in July and transmitted to Earth 1½ weeks ago. Massive canyons and fractures are clearly...
Ridley Scott’s The Martian opens with an unsolvable problem: It’s 2030, and the crew of NASA’s Mars spaceship the Hermes has just left astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars. Watney’s situation is not good. Utterly alone,...Show More Summary
NASA has released striking new images of Pluto's largest moon, Charon, and the world they show is very different from what the space agency's scientists had expected. Many of the scientists had expected Charon to have a monotonous surface covered with craters, the agency said. Show More Summary
At a movie theater near you, NASA has made it to Mars. “The Martian” stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, almost surely doomed, but surviving on his ingenuity, STEM education and goofy sense of humor.Read full article >>
The Russian space agency successfully launched its latest transport cargo spaceship on Thursday evening, and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly managed to photograph the event from aboard the International Space Station. Read more...
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell wants to know what it’s such a big deal that NASA found evidence of liquid water on Mars. So he turns to the best expert possible,...
An analysis of the water on Mars may have to wait until NASA's human Mars mission in the 2030s.
NASA has released a new color image of Pluto's jumbo moon named Charon, which provides fresh details about the history of the tiny planet's system.
NASA has released the highest resolution images to date of Pluto's moon Charon. The images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its July 14 flyby of the dwarf planet, and are part of an ongoing data transfer that will see...Show More Summary
NASA scientists highlight science fact versus science fiction about Mars.
This is the latest incredible image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. This is a high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto’s moon Charon as seen by New Horizon on its closest approach on July 14, 2015. It is particularly incredible when one considers that Charon was only discovered on July 7, 1978. We now have a […]
NASA satellites provide a big-picture view of Hurricane Joaquin as it churns its way up the Atlantic seaboard. The post Hurricane Joaquin Looks Like a Beast From Space appeared first on WIRED.
NASA’s space probe New Horizons has now downloaded the most striking and high definition view of Pluto’s large companion Charon. The enhanced colour image, taken during the 14 July fly past of these twin dwarf planetary objects, includes more detail of its darker possibly mantled north polar region and hemisphere wide wrinkles and cracks in [...]
NASA has announced the selection of five conceptual planetary exploration missions for further study ahead of a potential launch date of 2020. Selected under NASA's Discovery Program, t he would be missions include the exploration of...Show More Summary
Scientists report Martian water is saturated with salts and leftism. At this point even talking about Rush Limbaugh feels a bit like beating up on a child, but for some reason he continues to have a radio show. He spends it these days...Show More Summary
With news coming this week that NASA has confirmed the presence of flowing saltwater on the surface of Mars, the hunt for life on the Red Planet has new momentum. Now, Eocene rock samples from the Green River formation could guide the search for astrobiology.