Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space -- the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope is also exploring new frontiers, observing distant galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as part of the Frontier Fields programme. Space... Show More Summary
Former Shuttle commander bemoans NASA's woes while ignoring vibrant private industry.
NASA shared a beautiful time lapse that showed a year on Earth from one million miles away. The video was created using images taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite locked between the Earth and Sun. The camera takes a series of images across 10 different wavelengths at least once every two hours. […]
First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered asteroid is dubbed a “mini moon” because it not only orbits the Sun–it orbits Earth, as well. Show More Summary
Prompted by a series of tweets, a pair of astronomers have used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer orbital telescope to identify an image of a massive "X"-shaped star formation located in our galaxy's central bulge. The...Show More Summary
Russia's Roscosmos Corporation and NASA are in discussions about future of joint space missions following the conclusion of the ISS project in 2024; one proposal is to create a space base close to the Moon which will enable the deep space exploration of Mars and beyond.
Kepler might have encountered some issues, but it's still making big discoveries.
It’s officially the farthest a stamp has ever traveled from Earth.
Satellite data enables scientists to look at tropical cyclones in three dimensions and that provides information about rainfall rates and cloud heights. read more
One year ago, NASA treated earthlings to a magnificent view of our home planet from a vantage point some 1 million miles away. Since then, the agency’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera ? appropriately nicknamed EPIC ? has captured thousands of dazzling photographs. Show More Summary
The strongest sustained winds in the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Estelle covered every quadrant of the storm except the southern area, according to data from NASA's SMAP satellite. read more
Following on the heels of Bonhams' recent sale of spacesuits and related items, Nate D Sanders Auctions is offering another vintage piece of Space Race memorabilia. The bidding has opened for an online auction that includes NASA astronaut...Show More Summary
Retired NASA astronaut Eileen Collins skipped over a planned endorsement of Donald Trump during her speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday. As Business Insider’s Josh Barro pointed out, Collins’ prepared remarks included praise for Trump. Show More Summary
It’s been four decades since the Viking 1 lander touched down on Martian soil, the first lasting human presence on the surface of the Red Planet. It beamed its unprecedented data back to NASA, where it was stored on the hot new format of the day: microfilm. Now one scientist wants to bring these analog records into the digital world — for posterity and for science. Read More
The 2016 elections are heating up. And so is the planet. According to NASA, there is a 99 percent chance that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, surpassing the current record set in 2015. And yet for the first time in the age of modern climate science, a presidential nominee believes climate change is a hoax. Show More Summary
The Viking I lander touched down on Mars on July 20, 1976. It was just the first of many NASA missions to the red planet.
If you're looking for a way to commemorate the 47th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place this day in 1969? You could go to the National Air and Space Museum in DC (highly recommended!), where you can view the "Columbia" spacecraft that carried astronauts to the moon. Show More Summary
No matter how many people on the Internet would like to convince you otherwise, the Earth is a giant ball spinning through space at very high speeds, which makes it particularly difficult to photograph. NASA is up to the challenge, though,...Show More Summary
NASA released a new video showing the sun appear to spin like a pinwheel
There are lots of neat LEGO set ideas on... LEGO Ideas, fittingly enough, but every once in a while, one comes along that particularly catches our eye. That's worked out for us pretty well in the past with the success of the female scientist LEGO set, and now we've got another worthy project: the women of NASA in LEGO form.