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NASA Spots a Black Hole Flare 324 Million Light Years Away [Infographic]

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 [...]

NASA's New Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

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 sees Tropical Cyclone Tuni becomes extra-tropical

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

We Need to Rename Mars' Moons Quickly

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...

NASA sees Tropical Storm Sandra being shredded by wind shear

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

Astronauts Are Getting a 'Holographic Instruction Manual'

NASA teamed up with Microsoft to create a “holographic instruction manual” for the ISS crew.

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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

Hillary Clinton’s often-told story that NASA rejected her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut

“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 […]

NASA Solar Probe Will Literally Touch The Sun

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.

The James Webb Space Telescope's First Mirror Has Been Installed!

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...

PIX 2015: Robert Hurt and the hidden universe

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

5 Lessons From NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

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.

A Conversation Between Chris Had field and Randall Munroe

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

SpaceX's Launch Escape System Looks Totally Badass

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

Sit ‘n Spin for Big Kids

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

Got A Kid Who's Ready To Colonise To Mars?

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?

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

This network of NASA satellites will change the way we fight forest fires

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 »

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