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These are the first real-color images of Saturn’s polar vortex

NASA has their rich media library available to the public, and they made it easier than ever for the users to access and search. Sophia Nasr, an astro-particle physicist, has created a true-color image of polar vortex on Saturn’s North Pole. Show More Summary

This Week's Top Space & NASA Headlines --"From Saturn's Mysteries to a Sign of Another Universe"

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Completes 1st Dive Through Gap Between Saturn and Rings --"Beams Back Images of a Colossal Swirling Storm" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) 'Cold Spot' of the Cosmos Billions of Light Years Across --"Was Caused By a Collision With...        

Space: The Final Homework Frontier

2 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Science fairs are for losers! These high schoolers are building for NASA.

Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks: This Week in Space

There's good news for NASA, bad news for Cassini, and what on earth do bricks have to do with space? The post Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks: This Week in Space appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Tradition of the NASA Wake-Up Call

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

NASA began the tradition of playing music to wake up astronauts in 1965. Since you don't have the normal sunrise and sunset in orbit, it was considered important to regulate astronauts' sleep time to coordinate with each other and with Mission Control. Show More Summary

On NASA the video game developer

From the austere Newtonian universe of Spacewar! to the lush galactic disc of Mass Effect, video games have been taking us beyond Earth's atmosphere for decades, but in the eyes of Dr Jeff Norris of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, few have done the spirit and practicalities of space travel justice. Show More Summary

Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of things never seen before this closeShow More Summary

ISS Astronauts: There's a Fungus Among Us

NASA is set to use a radical new "tricorder" DNA sequencer to work out what a mysterious fungus found growing on the International Space Station is. Astronauts have reported funding the strange microbial growths on walls and surfaces, and it has even clogged waterlines. Show More Summary

NASA’s meteorite-resistant space fabric is like futuristic chainmail

NASA is usually so busy showing off all the awesome stuff it finds out in space that it's easy to lose track of the cool projects it's working on here on Earth, but the new "space fabric" designed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is just too cool to overlook. Show More Summary

NASA’s Kepler Catches Neptune’s Weather During Sun Orbit

19 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Neptune appears to be moving backward in its orbit in these images taken by the Kepler spacecraft, but it’s all a trick.

'Giant Hurricane' on Saturn: 1st Images Back from Cassini's Epic Ring Dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings yesterday (April 26), snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn's atmosphere.

NASA is running out of spacesuits and it could jeopardize future missions

A new government audit reveals that NASA is running low on spacesuits and new ones might not be available in time. Astronauts have been using the same suits since 1981. The suit were only designed to last 15 years, but NASA was ableShow More Summary

The High Five: new discoveries in space and fashion

21 hours agoTechnology / Google : Google Blog

What did Saturn say to NASA this week? “High Five.” Here’s a look at a few of the top trending Google searches orbiting the week of April 24. What have you done this week? For the first time ever, a spacecraft cruised through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings. Show More Summary

Lego launches Saturn V Apollo rocket set

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As the first rocket to put people on the moon, NASA's Saturn V occupies a special place in the history of space exploration. And now it can occupy a special place in your Lego collection, too, with the company today launching an Apollo...Show More Summary

NASA selects ASU's 'ShadowCam' to fly on Korea Pathfinder lunar orbiter

(Arizona State University) NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for evidence of frost or ice deposits in the Moon's permanently shadowed regions (PSRs).

NASA's $200M Spacesuit Problem Threatens Its Deep-Space Exploration Plans

NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep-space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.

NASA eyes intensifying Tropical Cyclone Frances

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Two NASA satellites provided forecasters in Australia with visible and rainfall data as Tropical Cyclone Frances strengthened in the western Timor Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image...Show More Summary

Cassini’s First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They’re Stunning

The first images from the Grand Finale have been sent back to NASA, and they're stunning. They're also just the start -- Cassini has 21 more close orbits planned. The post Cassini’s First Grand Finale Images of Saturn Are In, and They’re Stunning appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Turds in Space: These Transcripts of Conversations from Apollo 10 Mission Reveal Toilet Problems

How astronauts go to the toilet in zero gravity has always interested some. Now it can revealed unwanted difficulties - among them issues of ownership - can arise. These transcripts from NASA's Apollo 10 mission to the moon in May 1969 show that when it came to boldly going, all was not well. Show More Summary

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