The long wait for a closer look at Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system, is finally over. Planetary scientists and astronomers now have the first images from Ceres that the NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured through three different color filters (green, blue, and near-infrared) in its camera.
After years of studying the planet, NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) spacecraft will go on a death dive at the surface of Mercury on April 30 when it runs out of propellant. The said spacecraft were the first to capture the first images of ice found on Mercury.
Rest in pieces, MESSENGER, knowing you gave us most of what we know about Mercury before you ran out of fuel and slammed into its surface at 8,750mph. Video provided by Newsy
Last month, the White House asked all government agencies to secure their official sites by adopting web encryption by default, a measure security researchers widely agree is a baseline protection for users. The White House reasoning...Show More Summary
After over a decade of planetary exploration, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft is set to end its mission by smashing into the surface of Mercury. The collision will take place on April 30, with the probe traveling at a speed of roughly 8,750 mph (14,082 km/h). .. Show More Summary
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now closing in on its first science-collecting orbit of Ceres, the uncharted dwarf planet that sits in our solar system's asteroid belt. It has spent a month on the dark side of the planet since entering its orbit, and just days ago it released its first images since March. Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a high school student in Michigan. She was working on a climate change research project and wanted to ask me a few questions, so of course I said yes. She asked me about my job at NASA,...Show More Summary
Astronaut Michael López-Alegría explains the intricacies of a spacewalk or extravehicular activity (EVA) in the first edition of the new NASA series Suiting Up: Behind the Scenes. López-Alegría is the current American record-holder for most EVAs performed with 10, and has logged the second-longest EVA duration record with 67 hours and 40 minutes.
If you didn’t know better, you might think the above is an image of water rippling over a colorful lake bottom, or an abstract painting of sorts. But the reality is that this is an image of the Earth, specifically a sunset over an area of by
The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University and NASA visualized a one-year life cycle of carbon dioxide in an interactive video map. The visualization is a product of… Tags: environment, NASA
? Location of the Cold Spot on CMB map. Image: NASA Blueshift Eleven years ago, a group of astronomers discovered a mysterious mega-structure while studying a map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB)—the thermal fallout of the Big Bang. Show More Summary
Saturn’s ice moon Enceladus is being slowly devoured by the gas giant’s rings, according to a series of new NASA images that show ghostly tendrils escaping the moon’s cryo-volcanoes and shooting off into space. Whoa. Read more...
NASA is determined to put human beings on Mars, and the United States government space agency has a message for the private entrepreneurs who have recently boasted that they intend to get to Mars first, through the power of free enterprise. Show More Summary
Guest essay by Eric Worrall NASA’s Gavin Schmidt has provided some bizarre advice, for people building homes on the sea front, which might not be “sea level rise smart”. According to the Vancouver Sun interview with Gavin; Q: What is the future for waterfront cities like Vancouver? A: You are going to have to put…
Modular Robotic Vehicle created by NASA at the Johnson Space Center. YouTube link The Presurfer
A prominent UFO researcher has found something strange in a 55-year-old NASA photo — a photo taken by an unmanned space capsule from the Mercury Project, in the earliest days of the United States space program. The strange find led the...Show More Summary
NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles Bolden went so far as to say that “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.” Read more...
Mars One—the Danish non-profit with the goal of sending humans on a one-way trip to Mars—made waves earlier this year when 100 finalists were selected from a pool of 200,000 candidates. Since the announcement, the program has been plagued with criticism over it’s financing and proposed timeline. Show More Summary
Typically, glitter is something that you expect to find in a grade-school classroom, but the small, flat reflective particles are serving as the inspiration for a new type of reflective mirror that could help NASA develop a low-cost new type of space telescope mirrors. Those telescopes, the US...
A NASA search for evidence of alien life in about 100,000 galaxies across the universe was either a complete disappointment — or the most exciting discovery in decades, depending on which scientists you listen to. In a new study released...Show More Summary