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
During a Senate budget meeting, NASA chief administrator Charles Bolden said private companies will not reach Mars without NASA's help. Mars One, the Netherlands-based nonprofit that wants to send human colonists to Mars using private-industry rockets, has been widely criticized for its unrealistic goals and timeline. Show More Summary
Astronomers have used the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in conjunction with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to reveal the secrets of how star formation shuts down in distant galaxies, just three billion years after the Big Bang. Show More Summary
While both Tesla and Google are among the big names working on self-driving vehicles, NASA has its own take on an autonomous vehicle that can perform a few out-of-this-world maneuvers, perhaps because the technology behind it is borrowed from concepts for astronaut rovers designed for eventual use on the moon or Mars... Show More Summary
Components of DARPA's Memex technology, which has been put to use by law enforcement agencies looking for human traffickers, go open source, with some intriguing partners revealed, including NASA, the Tor Project and a bunch of students and hackers. Show More Summary
After four years of circling the planet closest to the sun, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Mercury Messenger probe is running out of fuel and losing altitude.
NASA's Messenger probe, first launched in 2004 to observe Mercury, will plunge to its death and impact the surface of the rocky planet sometime around April 30th when it runs out of propellant.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is testing a new drone that is designed to be an experimental airplane which could change aviation in the future.
A NASA probe that has circled Mercury for the past four years will make a dramatic death plunge into the planet’s surface in late April when it runs out of fuel. The MESSENGER spacecraft — which stands for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging — will end...
We’re finally getting some better photographs (as far as photos from NASA go) from the Dawn space probe that’s been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres since March 6. Everyone has been waiting for more information on those two mysterious lights spotted in early transmissions back from Dawn....
Space telescopes are great, but they're hardly the cheapest things to build, launch and maintain, which means scientists are forced to make compromises. The solution to this problem isn't to build a better rocket with a bigger carrying capacity, but to rely upon a low tech way to make any party fabulous: glitter. Show More Summary
iPhone cameras are good - but they aren't as good as this. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it approached Saturn in early 2011. The GIF is so beautiful that it's bubbled back up to the front page of Reddit recently. In...Show More Summary
NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) has been circling Mercury since 2011, but all good things must come to an end -- especially when gravity is involved. On April 30, the vessel will run out...Show More Summary
When you think of the planets and planet-like things in the solar system, you probably think of the eight official ones and maybe toss in Pluto for good measure. What about the other […]
The Dragon space freighter arrived to the International Space Station (ISS) Friday and docked, according to a live broadcast by NASA.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spent a month in the shadow of Ceres. But now, the highest resolution images of the dwarf planet to date reveal its north pole. Read more...
Charles Bolden, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, confirmed Thursday that the two countries will continue to work closely together on space station operations.
Mercury is about to get a visitor. The NASA MESSENGER spacecraft that's been orbiting Mercury and collecting data for four years is about to run out of fuel. And when it does, it's going to hit the tiny planet's surface at about 8,750...Show More Summary