Every summer, the population of algae in the North Atlantic reaches a peak, with the blue-green color of the phytoplankton causing the ocean to visibly change, even from space. Read more...
All systems are go for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto on July 14, members of NASA's New Horizons team said two days after a technical glitch caused the spacecraft to briefly lose touch with our planet.
Can you see the aurora? Tweet NASA scientists—they're cataloguing global sightings of the beautiful shimmering light.
In a few days, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the former ninth planet, the first up-close look of the icy world in the outer solar system.
NASA held a press briefing today to explain the nature and cause of the spacecraft anomaly that halted science on New Horizons for four days as it was on its terminal approach to Pluto. As of the moment that I write this post, New Horizons is not yet performing science observations, but it will resume them tomorrow, July 7.
NASA said on Monday it expects the New Horizons spacecraft to be back in service on Tuesday after a computer crash over the weekend threatened its upcoming historic flyby of Pluto. Nearing the end of a 9-1/2-year journey to the solar system’s unexplored outer reaches, New Horizons shut down...
New Horizons will reach Pluto next week, but it gave NASA a scare over the weekend when it went offline for an hour. The problem seems to be fixable, though, and all systems should be up and running soon.
NASA's New Horizons missed out on some new pictures of Pluto when it took the long weekend off (more on that here) but luckily the shots it took just before its unplanned downtime are gorgeous.[Sorry, there probably isn’t life on Rosetta’s comet — even if ‘scientists’ said so]Read full article >>
British astronomers, using Nasa's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite observatory orbiting the Earth, have discovered five new ‘supermassive' black holes, leading scientists to suggest that they've vastly underestimated the number of these phenomena in our galaxy.
Back in January, Microsoft revealed its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens. The company also teamed up with NASA to bring the HoloLens experience to space, but failed on the first try. Now, Microsoft is going to demonstrate HoloLens’ features and how it can help users create, learn, communicate, collaborate, work and play in a new […]
In the 85 years that we’ve known about Pluto, it’s never been more than a blurry dot—even through our most powerful Earth-orbiting telescopes. But thanks to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, currently approaching Pluto for its long-awaited flyby on on July 14th, we now have a better idea than ever of what the dwarf-planet really looks like. Show More Summary
In mid-June, NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer captured the beginning of a rare X-ray outburst in the binary system V404 Cygni. Here is an artist's interpretation of the gaseous flare surrounding newly discovered black hole Swift J1745-26.
NASA is looking for a few good social media stars to attend a test of their newest, most powerful engine.
This image, sent back by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the moon covered with deep red gashes that look oddly biological
Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe. Using NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite observatory, the team of international scientists detected the high-energy x-rays from five supermassive black holes previously...
We could finally get a clear picture of Pluto on July 14
After giving us all a heart attack over the weekend, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft seems to be recovering. On July 4, NASA reported that New Horizons -- which is just days away from a historic encounter with Pluto after nine years of travel -- was experiencing an anomaly. Show More Summary
NASA says temporary loss of contact with the spacecraft over the weekend was a one-off and won't affect its historic arrival at the dwarf planet next week
After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.
Like a racehorse stumbling at the finish line, NASA's New Horizons deep space probe gave mission control a moment of anxiety on July 4 as communications were temporarily lost. The unmanned nuclear-powered spacecraft, which is only nine...Show More Summary