A NASA team has been tapped to build a new type of communications modem that will employ an emerging, potentially revolutionary technology that could transform everything from telecommunications, medical imaging, advanced manufacturing to national defense. read more
The surface of the sun writhes and dances. Far from the still, whitish-yellow disk it appears to be from the ground, the sun sports twisting, towering loops and swirling cyclones that reach into the solar upper atmosphere, the million-degree corona - but these cannot be seen in visible light. Show More Summary
Curiosity is still doing science on Mars, but it stopped for a quick selfie the other day.
NASA's camera team at Germany's national aeronautics and space research center (CLR) did a fantastic job animating a flight over dwarf planet Ceres from the perspective of Dawn, a tiny unmanned spacecraft that entered Ceres' orbit last spring.
The latest self-portrait from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand. (more…)
More than thirty years ago, NASA launched seven crew members to space on the space shuttle Challenger, but they never got there. Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, one of the shuttle's fuel tanks failed, generating a rapid cascade...Show More Summary
NASA satellites provided data as the tropical low pressure area known as System 92S has consolidated and intensified into Tropical Cyclone Stan, north of the Pilbara area of Western Australia. NASA provided forecasters cloud extent, winds and rainfall data. read more
Okay, we’re just going to say it: From its mysterious glowing patches to its two-faced mountain, dwarf-planet Ceres is plain weird. And with the latest fly-over look at its surface from NASA, things are getting even stranger. Read more...
How reality silenced the climate change deniers Ryan Cooper, January 28, 2016 (The Week) “The data came in last week…[2015 was] the hottest year ever recorded — whether you ask NASA, NOAA, the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the UK's...Show More Summary
Online UFO hunters with eyes glued perpetually to NASA’s live ISS stream have detected yet another fascinating anomaly in low Earth orbit. The live HD cameras aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit recently captured images that UFO enthusiasts claim show an extraterrestrial craft conducting Earth surveillance from space. Show More Summary
You can thank Martian "dust devils" for that. Twelve years ago this week, NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity landed on the Martian surface and started beaming back images of what the red planet was like, notes NASA's blog. But perhaps even...Show More Summary
NASA’s Terris MODIS camera reveals how much black smoke is being pumped into the air because of the oil refinery fires in Libya. According to NASA, the fires were “started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January.” That’s a hell of a lot of smoke. Read more...
NASA still plans to pluck a boulder off the surface of asteroid 2008 EV5, return it to lunar orbit and send a crew of astronauts for a visit in about ten years.
Reusable rockets just went from a party trick to a research necessity. Have a rocket you can launch, land safely, and launch again? NASA wants you, now. Read more...
Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR's 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God "shouldn't have picked me for that job."
Here’s a bit of news that came out late last year and didn’t get enough attention: as part of a spending bill passed by Congress, NASA got a nice bump in funding. But it also came with a catch: $55 million has to be spent on a “habitat augmentation module,” and that has to be ready by 2018. Read more...
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and family members of fallen astronauts took part in a memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
Thirty years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. The tragedy shocked a nation caught in launch fever, and reshaped how NASA thought about risk. Read more...
The video above shows the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger and may not be appropriate for all viewers. "Obviously a major malfunction." - Mission Control And today marks the 30 year anniversary of the worst tragedy in NASA history. 30 years ago today...we remember the crew of #Challenger... Show More Summary
Family members, friends and colleagues honor fallen astronauts on 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster