On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at...Show More Summary
A crew of astronauts and researchers has arrived in NASA’s underwater laboratory, Aquarius. They’ll be using the underwater conditions to simulate a crewed trip to Mars. Read more...
by Ethan Linck The melting continent of Antarctica. NASA One Small Part of Antarctica Stayed Cool While the Rest Warmed: Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of climate change denialism is the willful idiocy of using local exceptions to a widely supported trend as evidence that trend is false. Show More Summary
Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its laser spectrometer, a task formerly reserved for remote operation by scientists back here on Earth. Show More Summary
As tropical storm Frank was forming in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, NASA analyzed rainfall and cloud heights and found "hot towers" that indicated intensification was likely. read more
Since arriving on Mars in August 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover has accomplished a lot, travelling over Martian dunes, taking selfies, and even getting a "brain transplant". With its mission recently extended for another two years, the agency has elected to improve the distant rover's ability to conduct science operations under its own steam. Show More Summary
When NASA launched Curiosity Rover, a 1-ton robotic beats that would basically take planetary exploration to the next level, we all knew we was in for a brilliant treat.
Don't let the power go to your head, Curiosity.
NASA has given permission (and funding) for engineers at JPL to begin "cutting metal."
NASA has released a pretty amazing video: It consists of over 3000 images of Earth taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the DSCOVR spacecraft. DSCOVR is in a special orbit, 1.5 million kilometers closer to the Sun than Earth, that keeps it more or less between the Earth and Sun. Show More Summary
Few nighttime sights offer more drama than the full Moon rising over the horizon. Now imagine that instead of the Moon, a gas giant planet spanning three times more sky loomed over the molten landscape of a lava world. This...
Over 3000 satellite images were animated together to make the spinning timelapse.
Kate Ravilious takes an 8-minute lift ride to an underground lab in Yorkshire, UK, doing research that could help NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission find life
NASA's Curiosity rover can now choose its own targets for laser spectrometry on the Red Planet.
NASA's EPIC camera has captured one year's worth of images of Earth. NASA compiled 3,000 of these images into a time-lapse. YouTube link The Presurfer
What happens when you take fake astronauts and ask them about real astronauts? Without spoiling too much of the video, they do OK. NASA invited Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who seem to quibble just as often as their Captain Kirk and Mr. Show More Summary
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the TV series "Star Trek" has captured the public's imagination with the signature phrase, "To boldly go where no one has gone before." NASA's Hubble Space Telescope doesn't "boldly go" deep...Show More Summary
As two companies move forward with plans to develop commercial modules for use on the International Space Station as precursors to independent space stations, NASA is soliciting concepts for use of a space station docking port.NASA issued...Show More Summary
Infrared data NASA's Aqua satellite showed that the strongest storms within Tropical Storm Darby were occurring north of the center when it passed overhead. read more
UFO hunters claim to have obtained a recording from the International Space Station (ISS) live stream that captures the bizarre moment that a “nervous astronaut” began “talking about the gospel” with ground control as he watched a strange UFO approaching the ISS. Show More Summary