Wardrobe malfunctions can happen with every style of clothing. It’s just a little terrifying when it happens to an astronaut on a spacewalk. NASA astronaut Terry Virts reported a floating blob of water inside his helmet Wednesday after completing a … Read more ›
Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.
A UFOlogist has offered an explanation of the mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres detected by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft currently approaching the planet. According to Scott Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, the two bright...Show More Summary
Buzz Aldrin's space self-portrait is among the 600 photos newly revealed by NASA.
One day after a Chinese rocket disintegrated brightly over the western USA, another set of strange lights appeared over the same region. This time it was NASA’s doing. Before sunrise on Feb. 25th, a Terrier-Black Brant research rocket lifted off from White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, carrying an experiment to Earth’s ionosphere.…
What are those mysterious patches of light?
In 1985, Rodolfo Neri Vela, a Mexican scientist, served on a mission of the space shuttle Discovery. He brought tortillas. These proved to be an incredibly practical food in zero gravity. NASA astronauts have been using them ever since when attempting to make sandwiches. Show More Summary
Here's an awesome 3D visualization from NASA that shows how the Sahara Desert helps fertilize the Amazon rainforest even though they're on two different continents that are separated by an entire ocean. The Saharan dust is carried over by wind and the phosphorous in the dust is essential to the Amazon. Read more...
Best light show ever. Pictured above: auroras, plus a fireball from space. The mysterious streak of lights was identified by the Orbital Debris Program Office at NASA as a Chinese rocket body [NORAD ID 40363]. Photo by Rocky Raybell/Flickr. Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, former NASA Astronaut Edward Tsang “Ed” Lu, Ph.D. will discuss The Sentinel Mission: Finding the Asteroid Headed for Earth, an illustrated, non-technical lecture at 7:00 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Asteroids are the only natural disaster for which we have a technological solution. There are […]
Gorgeous video from NASA Goddard's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which recently marked a 5 year anniversary. Read the rest
NASA’s CALIPSO satellite tracks giant plumes of dust that travel from Africa’s Sahara desert to South America’s Amazon rainforest. The Goddard Spaceflight Center has released a video that gives a 3D representation of the dust plumes as NASA research scientist Dr. Hongbin Yu explains the phenomenon. Data from CALIPSO was recently used in the first […]
After nearly seven hours floating in space to make upgrades to the ISS, NASA's Terry Virts noticed water in his helmet
Child Genius contestants faced off for the final competition Tuesday night on the Lifetime channel. The eight-week television series, hosted by former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, had 20 gifted American children between the ages of 8 and 12; compete for $100,000 to go towards their college education. Show More Summary
Today, NASA gave everyone a glimpse into what it’s like up above the atmosphere on NASA Television, which you should definitely check out. Today, they streamed part of a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, as two astronauts set about routing cables to prepare for a couple new parts to be delivered soon to the International Space Station. Show More Summary
Pat Robertson on Wednesday called on NASA to stop spending time and money exploring other planets because he said that God’s only “experiment” with life was on Earth. “Folks, I want to tell you something,” Robertson told viewers of The 700 Club. “They talk about...
NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts are in the middle of the second of three planned spacewalks this week on the International Space Station. The pair, assisted by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (who gets to operate the robotic arm on the ISS), will install docking accommodations for privately-built crew capsules.Read full article >>
According to environmentalist Lester Brown, droughts are going to be increasingly prevalent over the next few years. At the same time that he was making these claims, however, NASA was activating a spacecraft that it's hoped will do something about t...
On March 3, 1915, the U.S. government established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. In 1958, NACA became NASA. In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs involved. Show More Summary
NASA is performing its second of three spacewalks at the International Space Station. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano and John Dickerson with more on walking in zero gravity.