“If we’re going to look for life on Mars, it would be really kind of lame to bring Earth life and find that instead,” Cassie Conley, NASA’s planetary protection officer, told the New York Times. “We have discovered that there...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has a giant custom-built, kite-shaped sunshield driven by mechanics that will fold and unfold with a harmonious synchronicity 1 million miles from Earth.
Congress wants NASA to send astronauts to Mars, and Elon Musk insists he’s going to help colonize the red planet, but several UFO aficionados insist there’s already life on the alien world. Then again, it could all be a giant cover-up orchestrated by NASA as an excuse to keep spending federal money or keep people... Show More Summary
The bipartisan funding bill puts a timetable for sending people to the Red Planet
For fans of America’s space program, the news from Universe Today that the Senate has just passed a NASA fiscal year spending bill of $19.5 billion and that the principal focus is a human mission to Mars might seem like reason for celebration. Show More Summary
"First, perhaps, it might be best to understand why anyone would want to land on Europa at all. Europa – the second of Jupiter’s four large satellites – is clearly a special place," says Caltech's Mike Brown, the Richard and...
An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) enthusiast has discovered in a panoramic Mars photo taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover what he believes is possibly a crashed flying saucer. Or a strange looking, “massive” rock. But other UFO enthusiasts agree that it is an alien craft of some sort. Show More Summary
“If we’re going to look for life on Mars, it would be really kind of lame to bring Earth life and find that instead.”
Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively. Show More Summary
A star’s demise is always a spectacular event, and thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, we have, for the past several years, been able to study several of these in unprecedented detail. On Friday, NASA released another such image captured by the telescope — a planetary nebula named NGC 2440...
While NASA hasn't had much success in finding any aliens on the moon, the orb has still been a popular target for alien hunters. A new claim has been made by a Finnish man named Mark Sawalha who says he has found an unusual spike on the lunar surface which could indicate alien life. Show More Summary
People who care what their zodiac sign is got a little wigged out last week when news made the rounds that NASA pointed out that astrology is based on nonsense—not for the normal reason that it doesn't actually mean anything, but because...Show More Summary
This article was originally published on the International Business Times. On Mars, almost everything can kill you. Not just that, even the eight-month journey to Mars is so rife with risks that NASA, which sent manned missions to the moon nearly 50 years ago, is yet to send a human to Mars. But it does plan to do so sometime in the 2030s. Show More Summary
This is your official notice that there is no longer any excuse not to vote in the presidential election. Before she rocketed into space last July as part of a crew on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins picked...Show More Summary
There’s something going on beneath the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. But what? NASA teased a “surprising” announcement for Monday, based on Hubble Space Telescope images of the celestial body, which many experts believe could contain a subsurface ocean, even possibly...
You're right, galaxies probably aren't turquoise.
Ever since NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto last year, evidence has been mounting that the dwarf planet may have a liquid ocean beneath its icy shell. Now, by modeling the impact dynamics that created a massive crater on...
Pluto’s “heart” is spilling its secrets. Scientists using data from NASA’s New Horizons mission have found more evidence that there may be an ocean beneath the dwarf planet’s surface. The findings, published by Geophysical Research Letters, could shed light on the internal mysteries of this frigid,...
There's something going on beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. But what?
A NASA satellite has captured dramatic photos of Puerto Rico before and after a massive blackout during which almost 1.5 million homes lost power late Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to NASA's Earth Observatory.