Video by NASA Updated 3:00 p.m. EST | NASA confirmed Tuesday that Comet ISON did not survive its journey around the sun, vaporized by solar radiation. "Though the exact time of ISON's death is uncertain, it does appear to be no more," C. Show More Summary
Something has survived comet ISON's close brush with the sun — in a good and non-ominous way. When ISON's orbit passed extremely close to the sun on Thanksgiving, no one was sure if it would survive, and for a little while it completely disappeared. Eventually, something emerged on the other side, and NASA is still trying to figure out what.
Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting...Show More Summary
Did NASA announce that the Curiosity Rover found a message from God on Mars?
Everyone dreams about what living on some distant celestial body would be like. The human race has only ever stepped foot on our moon, though, and it's not a habitable environment. However, NASA is looking to change that, starting with growing plants on the lunar surface.
In space, no one can hear vegetarians. Good new for all you food people who are whatever the word is for the exact opposite of locavores: NASA's going to grow turnips and basil on the moon starting in 2015, meaning that you can expect...Show More Summary
The Northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season continues with the formation of the thirty-third tropical depression today, December 3, 2013.Two NASA satellites provided a look at the newly formed depression's cloud cover and rainfall rates. read more
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From NASA: Airborne Radar Looking Through Thick Ice During NASA Polar Campaigns The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years. Scientists are interested in how the shape of this hidden terrain … Continue reading ?
There has been a NASA photo going around the Net that has caused quite a bit of discussion. Finally, a Seattle-based group sent an inquiry to NASA to get an... Read Full Post
Last August, it looked as if the NASA's Kepler space telescope was as good as scrap due to the failure of its attitude control system. Now the space agency proposes what it calls the K2 mission concept, which will give the unmanned probe...Show More Summary
Russia’s SAR-400 robotic cosmonaut — which bears some significant similarity to NASA’s Robonaut — is in practice for its first ever space walk. But don’t worry, because it will be controlled from afar, just like in this picture. More »
The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years. Scientists are interested in how the shape of this hidden terrain affects how ice moves -- a key factor in making predictions about the future of these massive ice reservoirs and their contribution to sea level rise in a changing climate. read more
NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel airborne mission known as HS3 wrapped up for the 2013 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season at the end of September, and had several highlights. HS3 will return to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. read more
There were hopes over the weekend that ISON might have survived its close encounter with the sun. But "with more than a little sadness," the space agency says, "we have to declare the comet lost."
After several days of continued observations, scientists continue to work to determine and to understand the fate of Comet ISON: There's no doubt that the comet shrank in size considerably as it rounded the sun and there's no doubt that something made it out on the other side to shoot back into space. Show More Summary
On December 2, 1993, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Endeavor to repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope (Mission STS-61). The mission had five spacewalks, which is a record. (Eek!) No, @GOP, Unfortunately Rosa Parks Didn’t End Racism – Haha, racism’s over, y’all! Time to pack up and go home. Show More Summary
Fast and Furious star Paul Walker lost his life last night While riding passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by fellow gentleman racer Roger Rodas. The car struck a tree and burned; both Mr. Walker and Mr. Rodas failed to survive. The autoblogosphere’s been busy mining the accident for clicks and as a result […]
Comet C/2012 S1 ISON seen in the SOHO LASCO C3 instrument from 12:30 UT 29 November.It is 0.107AU from the Sun by the end. C/2011 W3 Lovejoy in SOHO C3 (16 December 2011 UT). Lovejoy is 0.08 AU from the Sun here. Image credit NASA/SOHO...Show More Summary