There has been a lot of posts lately about black hole flares. Some of these posts contain inaccurate information on exactly what a flare is and how it works. After reading up on the subject and getting some info from our friends and NASA I created this infographic to clarify [...]
Solar Probe Plus, launching in 2018, will fly by the sun's corona. Scientists at NASA and Johns Hopkins University are working on a space probe that will literally touch the surface of the sun. NASA's Solar Probe Plus, which is currently...Show More Summary
NASA's GPM core satellite and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Tuni was being battered by wind shear and had lost its tropical characteristics. On Nov. 28, the RapidScat instrument aboard the...Show More Summary
Each new discovery about Mars seems to show that it's more like Earth than we imagined. NASA, meanwhile, is firming up plans for a trip there. It's high time, then, for a long overdue chore, writes Fortunato Salazar in the Guardian —we've got to rename the planet's two moons. We...
A NASA animation of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed Tropical Storm Sandra has become decoupled by strong wind shear as it was approaching landfall in western Mexico on the morning of Nov. 28. At 4 a.m. EST (0900 UTC) on Saturday, Nov. Show More Summary
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NASA teamed up with Microsoft to create a “holographic instruction manual” for the ISS crew.
Two years ago NASA announced a plan to deliver a container filled with seeds to the moon. It will be the first in a range of experiments to test the viability of humans colonising nearby moons and planets when we're finally done ruining this one. Show More Summary
“Now, some of you may know that when I was a little girl growing up in Illinois, I was interested in all kinds of stories about women. And my mother … actually told me about Amelia Earhart. And then when we decided, under President Kennedy’s leadership, that our nation was going to go to the […]
In untold ways, humanity is as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago. But that should hopefully change soon after the projected July 2018 launch of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP) --- a $1.5 billion spacecraft that will travel as close to its surface as any previous man-made object.
NASA has announced that they’ve installed the first of the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirrors. The part is one of eighteen that will eventually be bolted to the satellite, which is set to launch in 2018. Read more...
Photographer Michael Soluri created a visual history of the STS-125 mission.
Robert Hurt might just have the coolest job in the galaxy. He's a visualization scientist with NASA, helping to interpret research data from space telescopes and NASA missions into photography. In short, he helps reveal the hidden universe that exists beyond the realm of human vision. Show More Summary
Although NASA’s ongoing Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission continues to hone global maps that will be used by lunar explorers for decades to come, the science generated by the mission’s more than four billion measurements continues to beguile lunar scientists in ways not seen since the Apollo era.
Randall Munroe is a fan of the internet’s favorite astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield. Hadfield is a fan of Munroe’s webcomic xkcd. The astronaut and the former NASA physicist got a chance to meet and talk about their mutual interests: geography, exoplanets, technology, politics, communication, space, comics, and ideas. Show More Summary
In two years, SpaceX will begin ferrying astronauts into orbit. But before it can do so, the commercial spaceflight company must prove to NASA that the ride will be safe. A big part of that guarantee comes from the fire-breathing propulsion system pictured above. Read more...
Humans seem to have a strange love affair with testing their limits, especially when it comes to spinning. Perhaps they ride the Gravitron while dreaming they’re in NASA’s 20 g test centrifuge. When carnival rides aren’t enough though, a few intrepid hackers bust out the welders and take matters into their own hands. Show More Summary
Briefly: Got a kid who’s ready to colonise to Mars? NASA has recently released a set of Martian survival activities, suitable for kindergarten, through to year 12. From touring the Red Planet’s topography to building rovers and engineering artificial environments, it’s everything a future Martian explorer needs to get a head start. More »
Got a kid who’s ready to colonize to Mars? NASA has recently released a set of Martian survival activities, suitable for grades K-12. From touring the Red Planet’s topography to building rovers and engineering artificial environments, it’s everything a future Martian explorer needs to get a head start. Read more...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a plan to attach over 200 sensors to its system of satellites in order to detect wildfires quickly from space. The new system will revolutionize the way responders receive information about fires. Produced by Justin Gmoser Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »