NASA scientists highlight science fact versus science fiction about Mars.
This is the latest incredible image from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. This is a high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto’s moon Charon as seen by New Horizon on its closest approach on July 14, 2015. It is particularly incredible when one considers that Charon was only discovered on July 7, 1978. We now have a […]
NASA satellites provide a big-picture view of Hurricane Joaquin as it churns its way up the Atlantic seaboard. The post Hurricane Joaquin Looks Like a Beast From Space appeared first on WIRED.
NASA’s space probe New Horizons has now downloaded the most striking and high definition view of Pluto’s large companion Charon. The enhanced colour image, taken during the 14 July fly past of these twin dwarf planetary objects, includes more detail of its darker possibly mantled north polar region and hemisphere wide wrinkles and cracks in [...]
NASA has announced the selection of five conceptual planetary exploration missions for further study ahead of a potential launch date of 2020. Selected under NASA's Discovery Program, t he would be missions include the exploration of...Show More Summary
Scientists report Martian water is saturated with salts and leftism. At this point even talking about Rush Limbaugh feels a bit like beating up on a child, but for some reason he continues to have a radio show. He spends it these days...Show More Summary
With news coming this week that NASA has confirmed the presence of flowing saltwater on the surface of Mars, the hunt for life on the Red Planet has new momentum. Now, Eocene rock samples from the Green River formation could guide the search for astrobiology.
You know how sometimes you take such an amazing photo that you have to share immediately, just to later realize that you have an ever more awesome version of it? That’s pretty much the case here with NASA’s insane surface photo of Pluto, taken by the interplanetary space probe New Horizons. NASA released the first [...]Show More Summary
Charon looks sharp in a freshly released New Horizons image showing the moon in enhanced color.
Ceres’ bright spots have been a winking mystery for months, but NASA finally thinks it’s solved the riddle: No, we’re not looking at a giant alien ice rink. More likely, enormous piles of salt. Read more...
A series of canyons near its equator is four times the length of the Grand Canyon
A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.
For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface shown below. But no longer. NASA announced the answer to the conundrum on Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water. Show More Summary
NASA announced the finalists for its next round of planetary explorations. There were the usual suspects—Venus, Jupiter’s asteroids—and, then, there was this: An asteroid, composed almost entirely of (possibly magnetic) metal, with a crust literally beaten away by interstellar collisions, named Psyche. Pardon? Read more...
NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition kicked off back in May, when the presence of water on the Red …
Matt Damon stars as an astronaut left for dead on the planet Mars. As it turns out, he is not dead, but by the time he comes to consciousness, his space shuttle, crew, and capability to communicate with NASA are long gone. The Martian is part Castaway, part Gravity and part MacGuyver, but is it a film for you? Here's why you should jump aboard: 1. Show More Summary
The double-walled, translucent space igloos feature a “contemplative yard” meant to feel like the outdoors. The post NASA Digs This Idea for Robots to Build Igloos on Mars appeared first on WIRED.
How much do you think it would cost to send a paperclip to the surface of the Moon? Do you think a private space company could do it for less than NASA? We’re about to find out as a group of private rocket engineers has launched a.....
Pluto is not the only enigmatic object racing through space at the edge of our solar system. It turns out, Pluto's moon Charon is equally mysterious and beautiful: On Thursday, NASA released the sharpest, most-detailed photos yet of Pluto's largest moon, which were taken last July by the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew by Pluto and Charon. Show More Summary
For most of 2015, the dwarf planet has been beaming a mystery back at us. Now NASA has an educated guess at an explanation that might surprise you.