Sorry, ET-lovers: That "fossilized thigh bone" spotted on Mars this week was really just (can you bear the tension) a rock, NASA says. "No bones about it!" writes the agency on its website. "Mission science team members think its shape is likely sculpted by erosion, either wind or water." The...
Call it a cosmic coincidence. On its quest to reach Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is crossing Neptune’s orbit today, Aug. 25 -- the same day that the Voyager 2 spacecraft visited the giant icy planet in 1989.
The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) may look like a flying saucer, but it’s actually an important step in building the Earth-to-Mars ride that NASA needs. In order to deliver the next generation of science equipment that is being planned for Mars, they will have to deliver much heavier payloads than they have before. Delivering [...]
NASA. Audi. ABC. Lufthansa. The MTA. Beginning in the 1960s, some of the world's best-known corporate entities were immortalized thanks to the work a group of graphic designers who were responsible for introducing to the notion of "branding." And now, there's an anthology that collects them all in one place. Read more...
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NASA's New Horizons probe is on course for a July 2015 flyby of Pluto, the last planet in our solar system to be visited by a robotic spacecraft
A speedy NASA probe has crossed the orbit of Neptune, notching one more spaceflight milestone on its way toward a historic flyby of Pluto next summer. New Horizons — which is scheduled to zoom through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015 — passed Neptune's orbit today (Aug. Show More Summary
The New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to Pluto
Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise. A new NASA mission is flying researchers over the Arctic to study the interplay between cloud types and ice conditions. Show More Summary
YouTube Link This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows three years of solar activity during solar maximum, the peak of the sun's activity during its normal, 11-year cycle. The clip is compiled from two images per day in the three-year span. Show More Summary
Niall Horan took his appreciation for space exploration and interplanetary travel to a new level during a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In case you haven’t heard, the One Direction boys are currently bringing their unique brand of pop music to folks all across North America. Since it’s very tiring to
A photo from NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars set the Internet abuzz this week with claims that the robot had found a "thigh bone" on the Red Planet. Just a weathered Martian rock, NASA says. So much so, that NASA released Curiosity's "thigh bone" Mars rock photo with a science explanation on Thursday (Aug. Show More Summary
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman seems to be having a great time living in space, and he is using social media to share his experience with the world. Wiseman has taken some truly amazing pictures of Earth and the cosmos from the International Space Station since he boarded the orbiting outpost in May. Show More Summary
Shaylee was busy playing with her toys on the couch when footage from one of NASA's Space Shuttle launches started playing on television. Anyone who's witnessed something as awe-inspiring as human spaceflight will surely identify with her sense of wonder. All together now: ISSAROCKETSHIIIIIIIIP! Read more...
This week had our writers investigating new engineering, aerospace and NASA hires for Amazon Prime Air, self-reflecting on social media involvement and getting drunk with robots. 1. Tom Hanks launched the Hanx Writer typewriter appShow More Summary
HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.
The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.
NASA's breakthrough should turbocharge metal 3D printing's disruption of traditional manufacturing.
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/weather/2014/08/22/arctic-sea-ice-trends/144... NASA scientist describes how melting arctic sea ice will affect weather patterns in the future
NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew four space shuttle missions, died Thursday (Aug. 21). The international organization, to which Nagel belonged, includes more than 350 men and women who have flown in space. Nagel joined the astronaut corps in 1978 with NASA's first group of trainees selected for the space shuttle program. Show More Summary