NASA puts Rocket Raccoon and Groot in its new mission patch. [HT: Lou Rodarte]
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, along with other telescopes on the ground and in space, have discovered a new type of exotic binary star: in the system AR Scorpii a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is powering electrons...
Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX plans to spend around $320 million on sending one of its Red Dragon capsules to Mars, according to NASA. Speaking at a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council in Cleveland this week, NASA representative...Show More Summary
The Donald ignored pressing tech questions on privacy, Snowden, and laser strikes.
Between April and July, Iran's salty Lake Urmia changed from a bright green color to a blood red. NASA's Aqua satellite captured the image above and reported on the science behind the strange transformation. According to NASA, the periodic...Show More Summary
SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates. The topic came up at a NASA Advisory Council committee meeting Tuesday, when agency official Jim Reuter said SpaceX’s spending on the mission was about 10 times that of NASA’s, according...
Showing the movie there was the perfect way to engage a concentration of die-hard fans and kickstart social activity, with inventive tie-ins with NASA, chats with Spock on the messaging service Kik. and an active Snapchat campaign.
Since NASA’s Dawn spacecraft began orbiting Ceres, the dwarf planet’s craters have raised a lot of questions–notably over why the bottom of some contain bright spots. But scientists have uncovered another puzzle where Ceres’ craters are concerned: the planet has almost certainly been struck by a number...
A suggested new Lego set honoring female pioneers who helped further US space exploration could hit store shelves if it gets enough votes on the Lego Ideas site.
More than just a science lesson.
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing a video titled "Microbiomics: The Living World In and On You" to highlight microbial research on the International Space Station. HRP's Twins Study uses omics to study Scott and Mark Kelly's microbiome, which is the collection of each individual's microbes. Show More Summary
Waters of Iran’s salty Lake Urmia, which are normally aquamarine or various shades of green, became blood red, as captured by NASA. According to scientists, the color change was caused by microorganisms.
NASA has released new images taken from its Cassini spacecraft showing Saturn's rings in a shapely new light.
The hottest June on record marks the fourteenth consecutive month in which average temperatures reached all-time highs. Both Gavin Schmidt and Walt Meir of NASA commented on an “underlying trend which is producing these record numbers”. But when it comes to our influence on global warming, we’re well past the stage of skirting around the edges.
image credit NASA NASA just released a new image of everyone's favourite ringed planet, Saturn, captured by the Cassini spacecraft last month. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that two of the planet's rings appear to be warping...Show More Summary
Zachary Quinto takes his dogs out for a walk in on Monday (July 25) in New York City. The 39-year-old actor was in San Diego, Calif., the week before attending the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, where he and his Snowden co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley debuted a new trailer for the upcoming film. Zachary [...]
Beautiful bursts on the solar surface, invisible to the human eye, have been recorded in high-resolution video by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory at the early-July peak of the sun’s activity this year.
When NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived to orbit the dwarf planet Ceres in March 2015, mission scientists expected to find a heavily cratered body generally resembling the protoplanet Vesta, Dawn's previous port of call. Instead, as theShow More Summary
Tropical Depression 05W strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Mirinae as NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured a visible image of the storm. On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 06:05 a.m. UTC (2:05 a.m. Show More Summary
Tropical Storm Darby weakened to a remnant low pressure system in the Central Pacific Ocean today, July 26. NASA's Aqua satellite and RapidScat instrument provided a "last look" at Darby when it was still a tropical storm the previous day. read more