This natural-color image of sea ice off East Antarctica's Princess Astrid Coast was acquired April 5 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Via NASA, here's a bit more about what's depicted in this striking photograph: Read more...
NASA plans to send advanced material into space on Monday, April 13. The Synthetic Muscle™ has been developed to adhere to metal, and could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance, scientists say. Show More Summary
Forty-five years have passed since the flight launched
With the successful touchdown of the Phoenix Lander, NASA is continuing its quest to find evidence of past and present water on Mars. This week we discuss the geologic history of Mars, and explain why NASA thinks the story of water on Mars is so important. And how this ties into the search for life on the Red Planet.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a spacecraft off the Earth and into space. And how managers at NASA can actually navigate a spacecraft to another planet? And how does a gravity assist work? And how do they get them into orbit? And how do they land? So many questions…
The NASA scientist who discovered the space rock said she was inspired by the teenager's work
Europa is the smallest of the Jovian satellites, but it might be one of the most exciting spots in the Solar System. When NASA’s Voyager spacecraft flew past the moon, they discovered huge cracks in its icy surface. Is it possible that Europa has a huge ocean of liquid water, and maybe even life? This is a world that needs more investigation.
We review the biggest events in robotics in 2008 and look to what 2009 has to offer with our panel of experts: Dan Kara from Robotics Trends, Terry Fong from the NASA Ames Research Center, Dario Floreano from the EPFL, Steve Rainwater from robots.net, and Minoru Asada from Osaka University.
NASA recently gave a definitive answer to one of the biggest collective questions humanity has ever asked: are Earth’s inhabitants alone in the universe? NASA says the answer is “almost certainly ‘no,’ according to Phys.org. And while we could a
"What if Earth didn't have that protective magnetosphere?" said Glyn Collinson, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "Is a magnetosphere a prerequisite for a planet to support life? The jury is still out on that, but we examine such questions...
NASA has published two hours' worth of footage from the latest International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks, captured with GoPro action cameras. The high-res videos show what for the majority the ultimate, yet unattainable adventure...
NASA knows that unless you are an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), your chances of experiencing a real-life spacewalk are pretty slim. To give you a taste of what it’s like to “walk” in the void of space, the space agency attached a GoPro camera to astronauts aboard the ISS...
You always want to be the last man standing, especially at NASA. Optimal functional performance, such as standing, is taken even more seriously when preparing for future missions to Mars and beyond. Learn why functional performance is important for astronauts and patients recuperating from long-term bed rest.
NASA officials have asked their European counterparts if they would like to propose contributing a small probe to NASA's Europa mission planned for the mid-2020s.
SpaceX has released a gorgeous compilation video made up of 4K footage of some of its launches. SpaceX is a private space exploration company founded by Elon Musk, and they have partnered with NASA for a number of missions that have sent uncrewed supply capsules to the International Space Station.
Think our night sky is beautiful? Well, yeah, sure. But it would have been even more gorgeous if our sun wasn't one of the Milky Way's youngest.[Do stars have a sound? A new study says they might.]According to a new census by NASA (where...Show More Summary
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft has been observing the sun since 2010 with the goal of understanding its influence on the Earth and near-Earth space. Using time lapse footage captured by the SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) between 2011 and 2015, Michael König edited this cool video. This joins a previous video he created using [...]Show More Summary
There are many, many reasons why NASA is the greatest government agency ever created (just try and fight me, National Park Service.) One of the reasons, beyond all the rockets, is that they got the genius idea to attach GoPros to their astronauts. And then they uploaded all of that footage straight to the Internet. Read more...
Julie Townsend from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California talks about her work with NASA's Mars rovers and the lunar ATHLETE robot. Sebastian Gautsch from the the SAMLAB in Neuchatel, Switzerland, tells us about the Atomic Force Microscope that was sent to Mars aboard the Phoenix lander in the Spring of 2008.
What’s the connection between a UFO spotted this week in NASA images of the Sun and an ancient Egyptian symbol, found in a fresco from thousands of years ago? That’s what UFO hunters and alien watchers want to know, after a sharp-eyed UFOlogist noticed the weird similarity between the two shapes. Show More Summary