COLUMBIA, Mo. - According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 was the hottest year on record. According to a University of Missouri researcher, increasing temperatures and climate variability might have an effect on the sounds produced by gray treefrogs. Show More Summary
NASA releases a video guide to a solar system phenomenon that hasn't happened in more than 10 years.
Facebook and NASA team up to give Earthlings an interactive, 360-degree look at the landscape of Mars
Hackers from the AnonSec group who spent several months hacking Nasa have released a huge data dump and revealed they tried to bring down a $222m Global Hawk Drone into the Pacific Ocean. The hack included employee personal details,Show More Summary
New NASA technology "will be used to support the overarching goal of the Europa mission, which is to understand the prerequisites of life in the solar system," said Sascha Kempf of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space...
NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a simulated flyover animation of the dwarf planet Ceres that was created with data from the Dawn spacecraft. The enhanced color visualization highlights some of the dwarf planet’s key features like the crater Occator and pyramid-shaped mountain Ahuna Mons.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall A group of hackers, apparently part of a community of hackers who spend their time casually cruising poorly defended US government computers, have busted into and claim to have interfered with sensitive NASA systems, including climate monitoring projects. Hackers have released online 250GB of data purloined from NASA systems –…
One of our favorite weird cargo airplanes, NASA’s Super Guppy was caught in action again this week. The Megamind impersonator carried the Orion crew module pressure vessel from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more...
Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tons of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage. Read more...
NASA recently announced that it has created a Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). The purpose of this new office is to defend the Earth from alien invasion. OK, no, but the name does sound like that, doesn’t it? The purpose of the office is to coordinate efforts to defend the Earth from Near Earth Objects […]
NASA says that despite Anonsec's claims, one of its Global Hawk drones was not compromised. And it doesn't believe its network has suffered a breach either.
The Mars mission has just gotten much bigger and more ambitious than ever as the Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday.
While NASA’s ambitious missions, including the James Webb Space Telescope and the WFIRST-AFTA, have yet to be launched, the agency has prepared four new concepts for a next-generation large-scale project that could determine the future of space exploration.
Being 90 per cent air, aerogel is an extremely lightweight. It is also the lowest thermal conductor on the planet, making it ideal for space suits, the space shuttle tiles and the Mars Rover. Now aerogel insulation is available in a range of jackets, gloves, beanies and pants thanks to performance apparel company Oros. More »
DURHAM, N.C. -- By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of natural warming, a study by scientists at Duke University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run. Show More Summary
Right now, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is doing something very exciting: shoveling sand. Last December, the rover reached a brand new territory called Bagnold Dunes, which is rich with one of Mars' most iconic landscapes: dunes. TheShow More Summary
A team of investigators describes a new imaging spectrometer design that could enable improved images from NASA's Landsat, for better understanding of phenomena, and environments as diverse as coral reefs, urbanization, tropical deforestation, and glaciers.
We tried NASA’s brand new 360 degree Mars panoramic viewer for your phone, and we think it’s about as good a Mars view as you’re going to get right now, lacking a spaceship. Test it out for yourself below. Read more...
Funding agencies have the power to change research culture, but they neglect concerns about inadequate lab safety
NASA's Curiosity rover delivers another enchanting selfie from the surface of Mars as technicians back on Earth try to sort out a problem with the vehicle's sampling system.