NASA’s got a new Mars rover… and it looks an awful lot like the Batmobile. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare). Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instruments observed the galaxy from a distance of 500 million light-years.
NASA’s Juno space probe (previously featured here) continues to send back truly awesome images of Jupiter. “As part of NASA’s engagement with the public, it’s periodically releasing photographs taken during the Juno probe’s orbits around Jupiter. Show More Summary
A NASA astronaut snaps a photo of an island from orbit and it will make you want to reach for some Reese's Pieces and then phone home.
Two NASA astronauts did some maintenance on the International Space Station, including preparations for future commercial crew spacecraft. Video provided by Newsy
A group of UFO researchers have spotted what appears to be an “alien tank” on the surface of the moon. The group of UFO experts, called Secure Team 10 in their famous YouTube channel, found the tank-like object in a photo released by NASA decades ago, the Sun reports. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The Hare).
Peter Schultz likes to go on "tours of Mars" in his spare time. The Brown University geologist scans random images of the red planet from NASA satellites and looks for interesting surface features that may be worth more study. It was on one of these tours that Schultz noticed bright streaks radiating from an impact crater. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Ella is intensifying and NASA observed heavy rainfall in the storm. Ella is now expected to pass to the north of Fiji which is good news for the island nation.
This Earth and Space Adult Coloring Book features more than 35 amazing images to color. You color full-color reference photographs from NASA’s archives the way you want. Go crazy and design the cosmos. They have black backgrounds because space. NASA fans are going to enjoy [...]
"A ginormous fondue pot bubbling over with piping hot awesome sauce."
NASA is accepting prototypes and applications from the public to put a makerspace aboard the International Space Station. Read more on MAKE The post Want to Help NASA Make a FabLab in Space? appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
From @LRO_NASA: "A huge payoff from the longevity of the LRO mission is the repeat coverage obtained by the LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC). The WAC has a very wide field-of-view (FOV), 90° in monochrome mode and 60° in multispectral mode, hence its name. Show More Summary
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will perform the 200th spacewalk at NASA's International Space Station on Friday, marking a historic milestone for U.S. space exploration. Read moreBlogs | Comments
What’s the first thing you think about when you think of NASA’s space shuttle program? Sally Ride? Spinning in microgravity? The Challenger explosion? That episode of the Simpsons? You might not think about the US military and intelligence community launching spy satellites, but you should. NASA’s shuttles were… Read more...
A dry run before Mars.
The space agency wants to build up a deep-space garage beyond Earth where the ship that will take people to the Red Planet can be assembled and tested.
In looking at NASA images of Mars a few years ago, Brown University geologist Peter Schultz noticed sets of strange bright streaks emanating from a few large-impact craters on the planet's surface. The streaks are odd in that they extend much farther from the craters than normal ejecta patterns, and they are only visible in thermal infrared images taken during the Martian night.
(University of Maryland) A new study led by NASA with contributions from the University of Maryland reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Located about 437 light years away from Earth, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as the sun. Show More Summary