Missing NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s stunning images from space? British Astronaut Tim Peake has quickly filled the Twitterverse’s need for space photos.
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From Earth, the Sun generally just looks like a big bright ball, but there's a lot of activity up there that we don't notice with our puny human eyes—especially because it's not exactly wise to look directly at the Sun. The Solar Dynamics...Show More Summary
In the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland, a team of engineers has unveiled the vast gold-covered primary mirror of the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). As the telescope was painstakinglyShow More Summary
Musk's SpaceX has teamed up with NASA for a mission to the Red Planet.
NASA‘s Solar Dynamic Observatory captured a stunning 4K view of the solar flare that occurred on April 17, 2016. The flare reportedly caused some radio blackouts according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare, which can be seen in this movie […]
Earlier this month on April 17, NASA captured footage of an active region on the sun’s right side that released a mid-level solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was responsible for catching the incredible occurrence that in turn caused moderate radio blackouts. These active regions — which are areas of intense magnetism — are quite frequently […]
SpaceX's announcement that it will send Dragon capsules to Mars demonstrates the advantage of having a clear plan to explore the red planet. NASA should take note.
A new NASA study shows that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has made the earth a greener planet
An epic panorama from the Curiosity rover puts a good-size chunk of Mars all up in your face.
The Red Dragon missions are aimed at figuring out what's needed "to land large payloads propulsively on Mars." For now, the plan doesn't include sending astronauts to the red planet.
(Photo: NASA/Public Domain) People across the world increasingly identify as global citizens, a new BBC poll says, eschewing national identity. Global identity was felt most strongly in developing countries like Nigeria, China, and Peru,...Show More Summary
NASA’s Beagle-2 spacecraft on Mars has been sniffed out by scientists using a technique called Super Resolution Restoration to stack and match images of the Red Planet.
The JWST, the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Scientists from around the world will use this unique observatory to capture images and spectra of not only the first galaxies...
NASA confirms that our solar system has a new moon, found in our solar system's most mysterious area of space.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered a small moon orbiting an icy dwarf planet in the distant reaches of our solar system.
A Beautiful Planet — NASA’s eighth collaboration with IMAX — performs one of those roles better than the other. Still, if you’ve yet to attend one of NASA’s social-media meet-ups to hear astronauts talk about their work (and you should...Show More Summary
When it is launched in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will give astronomers a glimpse at the edge of space and the beginning of time.
Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover over the last 35 years to the point that new growth across the planet is equivalent to an area twice as large as the continental United States. Show More Summary
There are no humans on Mars (yet, anyway). So, for now, we must content ourselves to explore the Red Planet from the comfort of our desk chairs. This week, NASA released a new 360-degree image of Mars, captured by the Curiosity Rover. The panoramic scenes were taken on April 4 at an area known as the Naukluft Plateau. Show More Summary