What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent."
SURE, NASA IS DEVOTED TO THE PEACEFUL EXPLORATION OF SPACE, BUT WHAT ABOUT RUSSIA AND CHINA: The US could be gearing up for potential space wars.
The Apollo 17 landing site is the last place where humans hung out on the Moon, and now we're going back. Well, not us exactly, but a couple of fancy robots may soon get the chance to cruise around the historic landscape and check out...Show More Summary
Planetary missions are expensive to start with and risky to execute at every point thereafter. So it’s no wonder mission planners seek to minimize danger. For 12 years NASA’s robotic explorer to Saturn called Cassini has been studying the solar system’s most famous celebrity along with its many moons and flashy golden rings. Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump has named a former NASA employee, House Science Committee staff member, and US Air Force member to head the space agency’s transition team. Christopher Shank, who has served important roles at NASA, will lead the transition team for America’s space agency and is expected to help increase collaboration with the military. Show More Summary
On Dec. 1, 1984, scientists from NASA and the FAA took a passenger jet out to the desert and crashed it on purpose. The Controlled Impact Demonstration was an experiment to test a new fuel additive which could potentially reduce catastrophic fuel fires in a crash scenario. Show More Summary
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is officially on course for an ambitious operation over the next five months
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered rainfall data on the severe storms that impacted the southeastern US over two days. From Tuesday evening, Nov. 29 through Wednesday morning, Nov. Show More Summary
Former NASA engineer and YouTube creator Mark Rober used the scientific method to determine the loudest way to cheer. Rober used special equipment to measure audio levels in a full stadium during a football game, and then returned to the empty stadium with some volunteers to measure how loud various cheering methods are and which […]
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft unveiled Pluto during last year’s historic flyby.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that wind shear was affecting Tropical Cyclone Nada in the Northern Indian Ocean.
Consider it a cosmic carousel with countless rings up for grabs.
Tackling one of the not-always-glamorous aspects of space flight.
This week the sun was hitting its lowest level of solar activity since 2011 (Nov. 14-18, 2016) as it gradually marches towards solar minimum. This activity is usually measured by sunspot count and over the past several days the sun....
NASA is challenging the world to help them design an in-suit toilet to replace the inconvenient space diaper currently being used. The 'Space Poop Challenge' is offering $30,000 to people who can figure out a waste disposal system that can last up to six days and allows the astronaut to still move freely inside the suit. Show More Summary
Titanfrom NASA's Visions of the Future collection Frigid and alien, yet similar to our own planet billions of years ago, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has a thick atmosphere, organic-rich chemistry and a surface shaped by rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane. Show More Summary
Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto’s great white heart, scientists have been puzzling over its origin. Some have suggested that the planet rolled over to ensure this particular feature wound up in this particular spot; others say its location...
Pluto's "icy heart" is a bright, two-lobed feature on its surface that has attracted researchers ever since its discovery by the NASA New Horizons team in 2015. Of particular interest is the heart's western lobe, informally named Sputnik...Show More Summary
NASA’s Cassini probe is nearing the end of its lifetime, and the little spacecraft is going out with a bang. Today, the spacecraft begins a series of 20 “ring-grazing” orbits, bringing Cassini the closest it’s ever been to Saturn’s vast, majestic discs of ice and dust. Read more...