The Cassini mission to the Saturnian system is drawing to a close, but the spacecraft still had enough pluck to send a postcard back to its home planet featuring a image of Earth shot from between Saturn's rings. Cassini took the picture...Show More Summary
That point of light between Saturn's rings is Earth, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on April 12. More about the image here at NASA JPL. It reminds me of the last photo taken by the Voyager I spacecraft before engineers shut off its camera in 1990. Show More Summary
NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.
Mexico beat the U.S. 2-1 in November in the start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is seeking more evidence of the planet's watery history
It could be at least 15 years before NASA lands a mission on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to search for signs of life beneath its icy crust. In the mean time, a team led by astrobiologist Kevin Hand of...
You know a burnout is awesome when it sprinkles the camera lens with bits of shredded rubber. Shredding tires until the truck itself catches on fire is how you know—for sure—that you’ve burned out all that you can possibly burn out. Watch this incredible feat of super ultra maximum burnout afterburn. Read more...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes a moment to look back at Earth and capture the view from afar.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble reveals a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.
The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.
NASA has finally revealed details about its plan to send astronauts to Mars. The plan calls for building an outpost to orbit the moon and test Mars hardware. A crew of four may have to spend up to 3 years inside of a Mars spaceship —...Show More Summary
Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission have often been able to do this, and since the spacecraft is dying soon, it makes the experience all the more emotional. Before it goes out in a blaze of glory, Cassini has… Read more...
It’s difficult to compete with timelapses like this. NASA gets a viewpoint from which the vast majority of the world will never be able to shoot. While we may not be able to shoot it ourselves, though, thankfully NASA do make much of their content available for free. Show More Summary
There was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus and Jupiter's Europa.
A geography professor at the University of Cincinnati repurposed NASA maps to show the changing racial diversity of every neighborhood in the continental United States.
Coachella, like the Grammys, thrives in part on its ability to create a ‘Coachella moment,’ one that usually features an odd pairing of artists coming together for a once in a lifetime performance. It’s why Madonna emerged from the shadows during Drake’s set last year for a steamy (read: gross) intergenerational medley of erotic jams, […]
The rover, which has been on Mars since 2004, is leaving the “Cape Tribulation” and is moving toward “Perseverance Valley,” both part of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.