Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day, from NASA:An enhanced-color view, this image covers a 350 by 750 kilometer swath across the surface of Jupiter's tantalizing moon Europa. The close-up combines high-resolution image data with lower resolution color data from observations made in 1998 by the Galileo spacecraft. Show More Summary
NASA's AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone 01B in the Northern Indian Ocean on May 18, 2016. This system which had been designated System 91B turned into a cyclone during the early morning hours of May 18, 2016. Show More Summary
In the only thing more unexpected than Saturday Night Live's "Potato Chip" sketch, Uproxx today unveiled a definitive oral history of the seven-year-old sketch, which sees Jason Sudeikis's NASA interview go awry thanks to his decision to eat a single potato chip. (If that summary makes it sound weird, rest ... More »
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars, which is usually produced by living organisms on Earth. Produced by Emma Fierberg. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »
On May 12, 2016, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of Mars, when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth. The photo reveals details as small as 20 miles to 30 miles across. This observation...Show More Summary
New findings based on a year's worth of observations from NASA's Van Allen Probes have revealed that the ring current - an electrical current carried by energetic ions that encircles our planet - behaves in a much different way than previously understood. read more
YouTube link. Brought to you by NASA:The Solar Dynamics Observatory obtained an uninterrupted vista recording not only in optical light but also in bands of ultraviolet light. Featured here is a composite movie of the crossing set to music.
Women’s work has been essential to advances in science and technology all along. The post Meet The Forgotten Women Of NASA appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Snapchat users share different kinds of stories each day to their followers. But when NASA decided to take part in the social media fun, the world got the chance to see stories of what's up and beyond, Snapchat style, for 24 hours. According...Show More Summary
During May 2016 the Earth and Mars get closer to each other than at any time in the last ten years. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has exploited this special configuration to catch a new image of our red neighbour, showing some of its famous surface features. Show More Summary
On May 10, NASA added 1,284 new planets to its running list of confirmed planets outside of our solar system, or exoplanets. That brings the total well above 3,000. And those are just the ones we've detected. Scientists now believe that,...Show More Summary
New findings have revealed that the ring current -- an electrical current carried by energetic ions that encircles our planet -- behaves in a much different way than previously understood.
Yesterday, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee met with NASA and leading aerospace companies to discuss future deep space habitats. As Congressional hearings go, it sounds like an enthralling topic. But the most interesting...Show More Summary
The possibility that we earthlings are not truly alone in the universe has gained some added credibility, thanks to a new study that coincides with NASA's recent planetary discoveries. The research, published in the journal Astrobiology...Show More Summary
These souped-up hot air balloons are the training ground for the next generation of space scientists. The post Balloons. NASA Is Using Balloons to Study Space appeared first on WIRED.
Provide a realistic funding profile next time, Congress tells the White House.
On May 9, 2016, a NASA solar telescope called the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, observed Mercury crossing in front of the sun -- an astronomical phenomenon known as a Mercury transit. During the transit, IRIS focused on Mercury...
No matter how much amazing imagery NASA throw at us, they always seem to wow us with new and amazing photographs on a regular basis. Shot on a wide lens mounted on the International Space Station, this image lets us look deep into the milky way while making a pass over the Republic of Kirbati, [...]Show More Summary
If you’ve ever wondered what happens at the moment that an astronaut’s return capsule hits the sea, you’re not alone. NASA engineers think about it rather a lot, which is why they’ve been dropping the new Orion module, full of crash-test dummies, into a huge swimming pool. Read more...
The Pentagon saying "no" to the further use of Russian RD-180 rocket engines may damage "the financial viability" of NASA projects, according to the Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor.