NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the moon’s volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Scores of distinctive rock deposits observed by LRO are estimated to be less than 100 million...
The launch of a NASA climate research satellite, set for Friday morning, was scrubbed for the second day in a row
You may not have noticed, but the Earth had a close shave on Monday as an asteroid with its own moon made a cosmic near miss. As it passed within 3.1 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon, NASA's 230-foot-wide Deep Space Network...Show More Summary
For several years, NASA and its private enterprise partners have been working on the space agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to provide an astronaut ferry service from US soil to the International Space Station. Now a panel from...Show More Summary
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dianne McGrath isn’t waiting for NASA to take her to Mars, Deon Taylor addresses the difficulties of a black director researching white supremacy, and Martin Luther King and Hellen Caldicott join us, courtesy of the Pacific Archives and Brian DeShazer.
UFO researchers have long claimed that NASA Apollo moon missions encountered not only UFOs, but actual aliens on the moon, back when astronauts were landing on the moon six times between July 1969 and December 1972. But a prolific UFO...Show More Summary
NASA has again postponed the launch of a satellite on a mission to gather water data that will help forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change.
Regardless of how much or how little snowfall your state got, you must admit—seeing the pictures from NASA of this week's snow storm are pretty rad. (via ABC News)
NASA scientists have used ice-penetrating radar to create a remarkable visualization of the many frozen layers that constitute Greenland's expansive ice sheet. Read more...
"All or Nothing!" that is what my Dean called it; "Just like the shootout at the OK corral, how exciting," were her final words to me after I described what I would be doing this January in Alaska. I am the Principle Investigator for...Show More Summary
Driving a rover on Mars is useful for studying the planet's rock chemistry and hunting for ancient life, but none of the rovers we've sent to the Red Planet have traveled very far. That's because the Martian surface is riddled with bumpy, rocky, hilly terrain that the rovers cannot see until they're practically face-to-face with an obstacle. Show More Summary
Last week, Google and Fidelity announced they were acquiring about 10 percent of Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, "SpaceX." This ten-figure investment (yep, that's a Billion dollars with a capital "B") signals a coming of age for New Space -- a collection of innovative companies involved in commercializing spaceflight. Show More Summary
Astronaut, TV host, and NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin is already an amazing human being, but PUPPIES! This is officially the greatest official astronaut portrait ever.
SPACE: NASA’s Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Has Arrived.
It takes a year to make, and is the starting point for all coming debate by Congress. It's the President's Budget Request, and understanding how it comes together is an important part of being an effective space advocate.
Don't worry, it's just science!Earlier this week, NASA researchers at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska launched four sounding rockets -- small, sub-orbital rockets that can take scientific measurements -- straight at the aurora borealis. The Northern Lights are pretty en0ugh on their own, NASA, no need to go showing off with a light show.Read full article >>
NASA’s independent safety panel accused the agency of a “lack of transparency” about its program to hire commercial space companies to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, saying the opacity could create increased safety risks. In its annual report to Congress, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel said the lack of communication about critical safety […]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, draggedShow More Summary
The launch of a $916 million NASA soil moisture satellite was postponed Thursday due to high winds
The dwarf planet Ceres has come into sharper focus with NASA's Dawn spacecraft sending back the best images yet of the asteroid. Shot on January 25 from a distance of 147,000 mi (237,000 km) as the unmanned probe closes in for its March...Show More Summary