As it nears the end of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been going in to get close-ups of Saturn's rings. On January 16 it captured the closest view ever taken of the giant planet's so-called "wavemaker" moon, Daphnis... Continue...Show More Summary
Saturn’s tiny moon friend, Daphnis, is finally getting its close-up. In a stunning new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the elusive moon can be seen peeking out from within the Keeler gap of Saturn’s rings. According to NASA, the image was taken in visible (green) light by Cassini’s narrow-angle camera. Read more...
Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NASA and NOAA released independent analyses of global temperatures that each came...
Using 100 images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft over the course of six weeks, NASA has produced a colorized video showing what it would be like to approach and land on Pluto. Prepare yourself for a marvelous trip. Read more...
While no liquid/solid (it’s both) mud has been found on Mars yet, a new discovery announced by NASA suggests that scientists are getting closer to solving the Mars water mystery through evidence of mud on the Red Planet.According to a NASA press release, the Mars Curiosity Rover...
Where should NASA's Juno spacecraft aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? You can now play a part in the decision. For the first time, members of the public can vote to participate in selecting all pictures to be taken of Jupiter during a Juno flyby. Show More Summary
Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million NASA satellite mission proposed by a UAH astrophysicist's collaborative group.
This stunning image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows part of the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The region is rendered in exquisite detail—deep red and...Show More Summary
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Alaska's erupting Bogoslof Volcano the MODIS instrument aboard captured an image of a large ash plume surrounded by clouds making it appear to be wrapped in white.
Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the core...Show More Summary
The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.
Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.
Meet the Psyche probe.
Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle...
Starting Thursday, six people will spend eight months in a dome on Mauna Loa volcano to study what living on Mars might be like. The mission is co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii and NASA.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Matthew McGill of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scientist of the Year Award.
On July 4th, NASA Television aired live coverage of the solar-powered Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit the poles of our solar system’s most massive planet. It will circle...
A NASA spacecraft recently captured a stunning view of one of Saturn's moons from a distance of 17,000 miles. As the agency notes in a press release, "The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. Show More Summary
Last year (2016) was the warmest year in the modern record, NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials said today (Jan. 18) during a news conference. Here's how they calculated that value.
(University of Texas at Arlington) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are working with Boeing, NASA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses.