The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 6:34 p.m. EDT on March 12, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, captured an image of it. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare...
Tropical Cyclone Hadi is now a remnant low pressure area in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and captured a visible image of it on March 12. When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Hadi's remnants,...Show More Summary
A NASA contest offers $35 000 in awards for better algorithms to identify asteroid threats
Heavy lifter “Dragon Dream” passes Pentagon and NASA tests Paul Dvorak, March 3, 2014 (Windpower Engineering & Development) “Wind developers will find good news from Aeros, developer of the Aeroscraft, a heavy lift vehicle intended in...Show More Summary
While the Crimea crisis has been on the back burner for the last several days, the threat it has to worsen US-Russia relations has become an argument used by some to support funding for NASA’s commercial crew program to eliminate US reliance on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft for transporting crews to and from the International Space [...]
NASA's built and is sending a set of high-tech legs up to the International Space Station for Robonaut 2 (R2), the station's robotic crewmember. The new legs will be delivered to the space station aboard the SpaceX-3 cargo resupply mission, due to launch March 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. read more
Developing this kind of communication will help future astronauts make the transition to deep space exploration. The SPHERE robots' abilities will be boosted later this year when NASA integrates them with Google's Project Tango phon...
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) put itself into a precautionary "safe mode" March 7, but the venerable spacecraft is now on the mend, agency officials say. MRO switched over to safe mode after unexpectedly swapping from one main computer to another, NASA officials said March 11. Show More Summary
This story came from Motherboard, our tech website. Read more at Motherboard.tv. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off. Image courtesy of NASA/Alan Ault The future of spaceflight will be powered by ion engines and warp drives, right? Not just yet. Show More Summary
Tropical Cyclone Gillian made landfall on the western Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, weakened and has now meandered back over water. On March 12, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the remnants in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. read more
Another new study finds the climate’s sensitivity to carbon pollution is on the high side. That means, absent rapid reductions in greenhouse gases, global warming is likely to be high enough to destroy a livable climate. The post NASA Study: Climate Sensitivity Is High So ‘Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Tropical Cyclone Lusi reached hurricane force as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead early on March 12. read more
Citizen scientists take note: You can help save the planet from threatening space rocks, and win some prize money to boot. NASA and asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources have teamed up to launch a contest series called "Asteroid...Show More Summary
NASA's first Asteroid Grand Challenge contest kicks off on March 17
What if drones could learn how to fly better and avoid collisions all on their own? That's essentially what Massimiliano Versace, CEO of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Neurala, is working on in collaboration with NASA's Langley Research Center. Show More Summary
Did you know that Michio Kaku has been actively opposed to the use of nuclear energy for at least 16 years? He was so worried about the use of the technology that he participated in organized protests against NASA’s use of radioisotope...Show More Summary
This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don't know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Read more...
Slated for launch in 2018, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)—the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope—is an incredible piece of hardware. Its implications for astronomy as a whole will be far-reaching and significant, and the technology behind it is significantly more advanced than any currently operational...