After months of speculation and rumor, NASA has finally released its long-awaited research paper on the controversial EM Drive propulsion system. The paper was recently published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power. Show More Summary
A recent study from ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provides new evidence for a warm young Mars that hosted water across a geologically long timescale, rather than in short episodic bursts – something that has important...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission. The new images show scenes from high above Saturn's northern hemisphere, including the planet's intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.
The Tasmanian Fire Service reported that a vegetation fire near Thunder and Lightning Bay, Cape Barren Island, Australia, started on Dec. 4, 2016, and was still blazing on Dec. 6. Smoke from the fire was seen from space by NASA's Aqua satellite.
NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation's lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth's natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
Even under the threat of cuts under the new US government, NASA has announced a mission to study vegetation health and greenhouse gases.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory just spotted a massive hole on the sun surface called a coronal hole. The hole appears black because it's cooler than its surroundings, and is responsible for high-speed solar winds that can sometimes...Show More Summary
photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Given a brand new idea, entrepreneurs tend to wonder: how do I build this thing? What technology do I need? So they dive in, work like crazy and finally end up with a solution...but only after much time and effort went up in smoke. Bad move. Show More Summary
With all that has happened this year down here on Earth, at times it can be hard to remember to keep your chin up and think about what's happening in the great beyond. And although there is still an unfathomable amount of information we still do not know about the universe, one thing is for certain -- it sure it nice to look at. Show More Summary
Leaner than a space telescope, better than a publicity stunt, SOFIA is NASA's long-haul flying telescope. Check it out! The post Take a look inside SOFIA, NASA’s flying telescope appeared first on ExtremeTech.
NASA recently calculated the rate in which snow fell in Hawaii's peaks and analyzed the freezing level.
If there's a giant asteroid expected to hit Earth, NASA and FEMA are responsible for getting the news out. These two agencies have performed multiple doomsday test runs to make sure that, if the day does come, we're prepared to detect and hopefully prevent destruction via asteroid. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
(Office of Naval Research) To better predict tropical cyclone intensity, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to gather atmospheric data from storms that formed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2016.
N etflix em ploys an algorithm that helps its users discover movie options, and now it's about to help discover new planetary systems. Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough have developed a new approach to identifying stable planetary systems based on the machine learning artificial intelligence Netflix uses. Show More Summary
The new suit will be put to the test during next year's Mars simulation mission in Hawaii
How did NASA's Kepler find the planet 'HIP 116454b' when it is 180 light years away? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed the first of 20 close-proximity passes of Saturn's outermost rings. The pass, which took place on Dec. 4 at 8:09 a.m. EST, saw the probe fly just 6,800 miles (11,000 km) from the center of Saturn's F ring. Show More Summary
Just before Thanksgiving this year a coalition of meteorologists, climatologists, biologists, ecologists, and other researchers took up a new ritual of thankfulness: Tweeting the small and large ways NASA data has helped them understand...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Verve has signed screenwriter Allison Schroeder, who with director Ted Melfi wrote the script for Hidden Figures, the Fox 2000 drama about the unsung black female mathematicians who helped make possible NASA’s early manned space missions. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Walker, has called for ending NASA earth science research, including work related to climate change.