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45 Years Later: 5 GIFs of NASA’s First Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to land on the lunar surface, while their third crew member, Michael Collins, continued to orbit around the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin arrived in the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle, one of three parts of the Apollo 11 spacecraft which also included…

Comet 67P, Rosetta’s Mission Target, Resembles A Large Duck

While NASA seems to be more interested in landing astronauts on an asteroid, the ESA has set their sites on a different sort of landing. They sent out a space probe they hope will become the first to land on a comet. The probe, launched by the ESA in March of 2004, is scheduled to

How They Assembled Apollo 11

45 years ago — on July 16, 1969 — astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched to the Moon on top of the mightiest spaceship ever built. These amazing photos from NASA’s vaults show how they built and launched that spaceship — I look at them in awe and admiration. More »      

What's hiding behind these giant holes on the Moon?

You've probably seen the mysterious giant hole that was discovered in Siberia, which appears to lead into a large cave. It's not the only hole like that on Earth. Or the Moon: NASA found these formations there too, which are perfect for future human outposts. Or current alien/Nazi UFO bases. Read more...

NASA's Aqua satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 10W

The tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean was born as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. read more

NASA's TRMM satellite adds up Typhoon Rammasun's Philippines deluge

Typhoon Rammasun dropped large amounts of rainfall over the Philippines, and the TRMM satellite was used to measure it from space. Rammasun is now making its way toward Hainan Island, China. NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency partner on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite. Show More Summary

NASA GISS runs ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ as an outlier again

NASA GISS Version 3 vs. Version 2, using HadCRUT.4 Version differences as a baseline Guest essay by David Dohbro Recently the climate blogosphere has uncovered the effects of adjusting past and present United States’ land-temperature data as measured by the … Continue reading ?

How NASA Sold Us the Moon 45 Years Ago but Fails to Market Human Spaceflight Today

This week the world marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the most audacious and globally significant accomplishment in human history. Sadly, after the Apollo program concluded in 1972, humans were stuck in low Earth...Show More Summary

A New Structure Is Discovered at the Center of Our Galaxy

It looks like this: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Science and Astronomy:“What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. Show More Summary

O'Reilly: Is NASA "Making It Up" On Predictions Of Alien Life, "Like Global Warming?"

From the July 16 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Related: NASA predicts finding evidence of extraterrestrial life within 20 years Previously: Fox News Cites Birther To Claim NASA "Faked" Global Warming O'Reilly: "Nobody Can Control The Climate But God, So Give A Little Extra At Mass Or Services" 13 Dumbest Things Media Said About Climate Change In 2013

NASA’s Liz Suckow Is “Live Tweeting” the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Mission, and It’s the Best - NASA apparently also has time travel capability?

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch that sent Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. That mission was one of the greatest achievements in human history, and you can experience it in "real" time thanks to NASA Archivist Liz Suckow. She's "live tweeting" the entire mission.

Bill Nye Did A Reddit AMA, And It Obviously Taught Us So Much About Everything

The Redditsphere was overwhelmed with cries of “BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!” on Tuesday as science educator Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and two NASA scientists engaged in an immensely entertaining and informative Ask Me Anything (AMA) on...Show More Summary

Zap! NASA's Curiosity Lasers Mars' Rock to Assess Ancient Habitable Potential

Curiosity's ChemCam's laser has zapped more than 600 rock and soil targets on Mars since Curiosity landed in the planet's Gale Crater in August 2012 to assess ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions. On Saturday, July...

Scientists at NASA and around the world believe they are very close to finding alien life on other worlds.... Scientists at NASA and around the world believe they are very close to finding alien life on other worlds....

45 Years after Apollo 11, NASA Prepares for Another Big Splashdown

A new version of Apollo 11's splashdown will play out when the first astronauts aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft return to Earth.

Next Generation Telescopes Take Us Closer to Finding Alien Life

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Every day we find more exoplanets. With bigger and better telescopes on the horizon, we'll have far more observations of these planets than ever before — and NASA scientists are optimistic we'll discover alien life within decades. Read more...

NASA says alien life could be discovered in 20 years, 'within reach'

last weekOdd : The Sideshow

The space agency said there may 100 million habitable planets in our galaxy alone, describing the possibility of discovering alien life as being "within reach."

NASA Is Making Nukes More Expensive

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When NASA terminated the space shuttle program, it also deprived solid fuel manufacturers of their main customer. The result is a massive spike in propellant prices, which is increasing the cost of the U.S.-UK Trident nuclear program. Read more...

Buzz Aldrin Has a “Get Your Ass to Mars” T-Shirt - I want a T-shirt of Buzz Aldrin wearing that T-shirt.

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch! To celebrate, General Electric started snapchatting pictures of Buzz Aldrin, who apparently owns a shirt telling NASA to get its ass to Mars. (He's not the only one who thinks that by the way. The National Research Council agrees.) Happy Anniversary, Buzz. Cool shirt!

Poll: What are your Emmy predictions?

last weekArts : Art Beat

The Emmy awards ceremony is Aug. 25. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA There’s less than six weeks to binge watch all your favorite television shows before the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decides which ones take home an Emmy statue. Show More Summary

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