U.S. space agency outlined its plans for FY2015, reaching for the planets while cutting some programs closer to home
The discovery by astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton, that the black hole in RX J1131 is spinning at over half the speed of light suggests this black hole, observed at a...
Amazingly this image is neither edited nor taken from sci-fi, but is a screengrab from a NASA video. It’s taken from testing of Project Morpheus: The Morpheus project provides an autonomous, reusable, rocket-powered, terrestrial vertical take-off/vertical landing vehicle for testing integrated spacecraft and planetary lander technologies. Show More Summary
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces. Although fragile comet nuclei have been seen to fall apart as they approachShow More Summary
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton to show a supermassive black hole six billion light years from Earth is spinning extremely rapidly. This first direct measurement of the spin of such a distant black hole is an important advance for understanding how black holes grow over time.
The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer, a new NASA study finds.
Published by Abrams, Earth From Space features more than 150 magnificent satellite photographs provided by European aerospace technology company Astrium as well as NASA. These photographs are much more than beautiful pictures of ourShow More Summary
The release of NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday didn’t generate many strong reactions, either positive or negative. “I’m mixed,” writes The Planetary Society’s Casey Dreier in a blog post summarizing the budget. He was pleased there was a small amount of money to begin pre-formulation work on a Europa mission, but worried [...]
NASA is working with the people behind space agency sim Kerbal Space Program to create a special new mission for the game. The Asteroid Redirect Mission adds realistic NASA rocket parts and missions to the game, developer Squad revealed on the Kerbal Space Program Tumblr. Show More Summary
Yes, soon you'll be able to do in Kerbal Space Program what NASA wants to do in real life. Of course, in this case, it won't take decades of careful research. And it will probably involve a lot more explosions. Read more...
North Korea has a population of around 24 million people but a photo released by NASA reveals that at night the country is almost completely dark compared to its neighbors China and South Korea. WSJ’s Monika Vosough reports. (NASA)
A NASA-funded team launched a rocket straight into an Alaskan aurora on March 3, for science. The mission, known as the Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics-Electrons Correlative Experiment, was designed to study how auroras form. The team...Show More Summary
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer – a type of propellant – into the tanks of satellites in space today. Concurrently on...Show More Summary
NASA: 30m Asteroid Will Fly By Earth Today Closer Than The Moon It’s a last-minute notice, whicm neas nobody saw it coming. 13-Year-Old Builds Nuclear Reactor, Becomes Youngest Fusioneer Ever Give me $3400 and let me show you what IShow More Summary
Jupiter moon Europa. Image: NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOUR EXCEPT EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE. That warning, as given in Arthur C. Clarke's 2010: Odyssey Two novel, was pretty explicit but apparently it is going to go unheeded by NASA. Show More Summary
Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, testified today before the United States Senate with heavy criticisms of the government’s EELV Program. Musk was blunt in his speech, and stated that the Air Force is “paying too high a …
Surprise! NASA just issued a last-minute asteroid notice: Today, a 30m asteroid called 2014 DX110 is going to fly by Earth closer than the moon. The closest point will be about 350,000km at around 8am AEDT. More »
NASA and the Kerbal Space Program team will reveal more about their collaboration during the upcoming South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Tension between the U.S. and Russia on account of the current political situation in the Ukraine has raised questions about the cooperation of Russian and American astronauts aboard the International Space Station – questions NASA chief Charlie Bolden addressed in a news conference held yesterday. Read more...