For decades, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked and listened for evidence of another civilization in our galactic neighborhood. That hunt is intensifying with NASA's Kepler telescope's discovery of thousands of verified...Show More Summary
Recently, scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft noticed a strange ding in one of Saturn's rings. Saturn is sometimes called the "Jewel of the Solar System." With shimmering pinks, hues of gray, and a hint of brown, its rings resemble...Show More Summary
One of NASA’s goals for the future is to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around Earth or the moon. However, scientists have just spotted an asteroid that has been in […]
NASA has introduced a new line of promotional posters aimed at inspiring children to envision living their adult lives on Mars.
The agency announced plans for an all-electric airplane as part of efforts to make aviation more efficient and less of a polluter.
On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system's largest planet. During the flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.
Fire In Space?
Last year, NASA casually announced its intention to disrupt the aviation industry by sticking fully electric commercial passenger planes in the sky in 20 years. In a small step toward that goal, space agency director Charles Bolden has just announced plans for the X-57, the first all-electric addition to the famous X-plane series. Read more...
Roscosmos head stated that Russia's space corporation is considering the possibility of signing a new contract with NASA on delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019.
After five years in transit, NASA's Juno space craft will enter orbit of the solar system's largest planet in just a few weeks.
Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers... but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Show More Summary
Why are some probes deliberately crashed into planets at the end of their lifetimes? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.
GitHub logins are hacked with stolen passwords, Facebook Messenger gets a hidden football game, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter evolve their advertising, Now On Tap gets a useful upgrade, and NASA conducts a fire experiment in space.Show More Summary
With the Saffire experiment NASA hopes to learn how to better control fire in space.
Categories: Quickies Prepare for an explosion of gravitational wave detections – “One of the first things this black hole census can do is rewrite the textbook version of stellar evolution.” From Amy.... (Read more...)
The tiny asteroid’s size has not yet been established, but it is likely to measure between 120 and 300 ft across.
Hollywood, eat your heart out: It seems the blockbuster of the summer may belong to NASA. In a dramatic, film trailer-esque video released this week, the space agency detailed its nail-biting final approach to exploring Jupiter. NASA’s JUpiter Near-polar Orbiter (Juno) is scheduled to enter the gas giant's orbit on July 4. Show More Summary
The lay of the land was particularly ripe for large gusts of dust
Using a 7-foot long camera called the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), the Curiosity rover took the pictures on the foothills of Mount Sharp last month, a 3.4-mile high area near a site called Okuruso.
On July 4, NASA plans to fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops. It's part of the JUNO mission, and Boing Boing plans to cover the big event live from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory——so, watch this space, because we are fascinated by all things space. (more…)