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Image: NASA's Webb Telescope clean room 'transporter'

What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent."



Someone is planning a trip back to the Apollo moon landing site, but it isn’t NASA

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

Cassini to begin death defying moves near Saturn's rings

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

Trump Taps Space Expert To Lead NASA Transition Team

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

When NASA intentionally crashed a passenger jet, it somehow went even worse than expected

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 spacecraft to swoop through Saturn's rings

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is officially on course for an ambitious operation over the next five months

GPM sees deadly tornadic storms moving through US Southeast

(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

The Loudest Way to Cheer as Determined by Science

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Icy basin in Pluto's heart may be natural sinkhole

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft unveiled Pluto during last year’s historic flyby.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Nada affected by wind shear

(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.

NASA: "Spotless!" --Sun at Lowest Level of Solar Activity Since 2011

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 wants you to help them figure out how to poop in space

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

Worth a Thousand Words: Titan Travel Poster

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

Pluto's distinctive 'heart' was bound to be icy, scientists say

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...

Modeling offers new perspective on how Pluto's 'icy heart' came to be

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

Cassini Spacecraft Begins Dramatic, 'Ring-Grazing' Orbits Today

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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