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NASA’s 'Remastered' View of Europa Is The Best Yet

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Europa, Jupiter's sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian peers for having a smooth, ice-covered surface, but it is believed that warm, ocean waters exist beneath that crust – which also makes it a strong candidate for extra-terrestrial life. Read more...

NASA’s Cassini captures defiant clouds on Titan

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a massive cloud of hydrogen cyanide at Titan's south pole which simply should not be there. NASA’s Cassini captures defiant...Show More Summary

NASA taught astronauts about zero gravity using cats

It is a well-known phenomenon that a cat falling upside down has the ability to turn its body mid-air so that it lands on its feet. Nobody had attempted to analyze the the "falling cat" movement mathematically until 1969, when T.R. Kane and M.P. Show More Summary

NASA's New View of Jupiter's Ocean Moon --Is Europa the Solar System's Best Bet for Life?

The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. This is the color view of Europa from Galileo that shows the...

Google's Chromecast works better with Chromebooks, looks better with NASA

After a few months of testing, the feature that allows Chrome OS users to stream videos from Google Drive storage -- like the free 1TB allotted to new owners -- to a Chromecast is now available to (almost) everyone. An update on the stable channel...

Scientists say these mysterious shrimps may hold keys to alien life

According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious shrimps and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues " about what life could be like on other planetary bodies." It's life that may be similar—at the basic level—to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon. Read more...

A Change In Congress Has Increased The Chances Of A Europa Mission

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) is now chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. His Houston district is close to the Johnson Spaceflight Center, so he's enthusiastic about NASA—and he's especially excited about a mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa. Read more...

Europa, extreme shrimp, and the search for alien life

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab just published two interesting new videos about the search for life beyond Earth. Read the rest

Jupiter's moon Europa, as you've never seen it before

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

NASA has issued a new image of Jupiter's moon, Europa. Read the rest

New View of the Solar System’s Most Fascinating Moon

NASA's reprocessed picture of Jupiter's Europa gives us a fresh look at the likeliest place in the solar system for extraterrestrial life.

BEAM ME UP: NASA Just Set a New Quantum Teleportation Record of 15 Miles. Of course, if you coul…

BEAM ME UP: NASA Just Set a New Quantum Teleportation Record of 15 Miles. Of course, if you could actually teleport human-sized objects, we’d probably start with warheads....

Discussion Section: Let's Discuss Control Rooms as 'Highly Charged Mythic Spaces'

The Mission Operations Control Room in NASA's Mission Control Center during the Apollo Soyuz docking in 1975. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Because it's Friday and YOLO and the Europeans landed on a comet last week, let's all take a trip...

A NEW WAY TO SEE CLIMATE CHANGE

NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide Patrick Lynch, November 17, 2014 (NASA) “An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels...Show More Summary

A New NASA Map Depicts 20 Years Of Fireball Events Across The Globe

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bolides, more commonly known as fireballs, are small asteroids that impact Earth's atmosphere and create very bright meteors as they disintegrate. NASA has compiled data on each and every impact around the world since 1994. Read mor...

A Mission to Europa Just Got a Whole Lot More Likely

Rep. John Culberson, an outspoken supporter of Europa exploration, will assume leadership of an influential congressional committee that funds NASA.

Warmest October On Record GISS NASA

The data for October has just been added to the NOAA GISS instrument record, which runs from 1880 to the present. October was the warmest on record, just beating out 2005. Overall, it is looking increasingly likely that 2014 will tie or beat the record for warmest year in the instrumental record, in terms of…

An Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map Of Giant Asteroid Vesta

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Appearing in the December issue of the journal Icarus, this beautiful geologic map of big ol' asteroid/minor-planet Vesta was created by a team led by planetary scientist David Williams, from data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its 15-month orbit of the oblong object between 2011 and 2012. Read more...

Gizmodo Visits NASA: Taking Virtual Reality To A Whole New Level

We’ve seen how NASA recreates the vacuum of space right here on Earth, but what about the gravity of space? What about the forces of inertia? When large objects move and behave so differently, how to you train for a mission so you know what to expect when you get there? Like this. More »      

This bizarre drone decomposes upon impact

While we wait for Amazon to figure out how to drone-deliver our next order of energy drinks or iPhone cases, NASA has been busy coming up with a way to make sure when a quadcopter crash-lands somewhere there will no … Read more ›

25 Years of Photographing NASA’s Abandoned Launch Sites

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Photographer Roland Miller has spent 25 years gaining access to abandoned NASA sites across the United States, capturing their history and strange imagery before they disappear.

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