Dwellings on Mars will have to withstand constant dust storms, -80 degree temperatures, and constant radiation. 3D product designer Noah Hershberger designed the Queen B, a hexagonal-shaped home that recently won a contest by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Makerbot to design a bio-shielding dwelling for the red planet. READ MORE »
At 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 27, Cristobal's maximum sustained winds were near 80 mph (130 kph) and some strengthening is possible. It was centered near latitude 31.8 north and longitude 72.2 west. That puts the center of Cristobal...Show More Summary
The crowd-funded effort to redirect the probe fizzled, but science will continue
NASA requests proposals for commercial Mars communications network
This week, the fun-loving gang at The Daily Rundown are surprising the outgoing host, Chuck Todd with secret guests each day. Yesterday it was NBC News NASA correspondent Jay Barbree who predicted a newly revived Meet The Press. He said...Show More Summary
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Boeing received a $2.8 billion contract to build the core stage of NASA's huge rocket designed to take humans to Mars
Two NASA satellites captured visible and infrared pictures that show the massive size of Hurricane Marie. Marie is so large that it is bringing rough surf to the southern coast of California while almost nine hundred miles west of Baja California. read more
NASA scientists have released a stunning time-lapse video showing our planet's eastern hemisphere from January 18th to July 25th, 2014. Viewed from this perspective, the Earth is seen as a shimmering, swirling orb of hyperactivity. Read more...
How do you strap an 87-ton Space Shuttle to the back of a 63 foot-tall 747? You use this metal monstrosity. Or, you did, before the program ended in 2011. Now, after nearly four decades of service, NASA's tearing it down. Read more....
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a potential drilling target and instead resumed the long trek to a huge Red Planet mountain. Mission team members had been considering drilling a Mars rock dubbed "Bonanza King" but scrapped the idea after pre-drilling activities suggested that the stone is not stable enough, NASA officials said. Show More Summary
We all know NASA needs more money to achieve its goals. But competition for money is intense within the U.S. federal government, and two trends have made it harder for NASA to get what it needs.
Like a traveler on a very long road trip, a deep space probe has passed the last sign post before its destination. NASA has announced that its New Horizons probe has passed the orbit of Neptune – its last milestone before it flies by Pluto on July 14 next year. Show More Summary
Typically, we send rovers to our planetary neighbors one at a time -- but what if we sent a small team of smaller, less impressive robots instead? That's the idea NASA is exploring at Kennedy Space Center with Swarmies: a quartet of four autonomous...
This video takes you on a virtual descent from orbit into the so-called Distributary Fan on Mars, located just northeast of Holden Crater. Using imagery from the Mars Orbiter and the Mars Global Surveyor, this visualization shows where liquid water probably flowed across the Martian surface in the past. Read more...
As NASA’s New Horizons mission heads to Pluto, scientists could get an idea of what to expect by studying Triton, Neptune's strange icy moon.
A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of a wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.
NASA's TRMM and Aqua satellites have been providing views of the outside and inside of Hurricane Cristobal as it heads for Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center posted a Tropical Storm Watch for Bermuda as Cristobal heads in that direction. read more
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Marie when its eye was just to the west of Socorro Island in the Eastern Pacific. Marie's eye may have been near the island, but the storm extended several hundreds of miles from there. read more