THANK YOU, NASA: Cassini Team Unveils Farewell Photo of Ringed Planet.
If you've been paying attention to the scientific search for extraterrestrial life you'll already know that in recent months the frosty Saturn moon Enceladus is looking mighty tempting. The ice-covered ocean world has a steamy hot center...Show More Summary
Online Deniers Falsely Used NASA Study About Antarctic Melt No, NASA Antarctica study didn’t discredit climate change science Amy Sherman, November 20, 2017 (PundcitFact via PolitiFact) “…[An online news headline referenced a real study by NASA but falsely suggested] the study debunks climate change advocates. Show More Summary
Researchers at NASA’s jet propulsion lab in California have spent the last two years developing algorithms for autonomous drones.
Saturn's Enceladus has become a prime search location for alien life as potentially habitable waters appear to flow beneath its icy crust.
From NASA JPL: The race, held on Oct. 12, capped off two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google. The company was interested in JPL's work with vision-based…
Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it seems there are still some surprises in store for scientists studying the planet and its natural satellites. Show More Summary
CSIRO is limiting pay rises for Australians whose work supports Nasa despite the fact they are paid out of Nasa’s budget ?A group of Australian engineers whose work supports the Nasa deep space network are targeting the space agency with industrial action at a communication centre in Canberra. Show More Summary
High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vulnerable to certain gases made by humans that reach the upper atmosphere. Once there, they react in the presence of sunlight to destroy ozone molecules.
Eleven-year-old Bella Winfield has made Canberra proud by clinching one of three winning positions and a trip to NASA for her innovative entry into a national competition. Bella entered the ‘Origin‘s Little Big Ideas competition’ with an invention idea to produce children’s toys using sugarcane ethanol, which is biodegradable and therefore eco-sensitive. Her idea impressed […]
With the new NASA inspired U.S. Olympic snowboard team uniforms for 2018, here is a brief history of all the U.S. Olympic snowboard team uniforms. The post A brief history of the US Olympic snowboard team uniforms appeared first on GrindTV.com.
NASA is literally reinventing the wheel. Engineers at the Glenn Research center have developed a non-pneumatic, compliant tire for future Mars missions. The aptly named Superelastic Tire marks the latest evolution of the […] The post NASA Tests New Mars Rover Tires That Remember Their Shape appeared first on Geek.com.
When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family comets and reveal that quirky 45P doesn't quite match any comet studied so far.
It can be hard to visualize just how much climate change has impacted Earth's seasons. To help, NASA released a new illustration that drives home the dramatic shift that has taken place over a few short decades. So, when you are sitting around the table with your climate change-denying relatives this week, just show them this.[...]
The invention of the new spring tire was borne from a chance hallway encounter between two NASA scientists.
Autonomous vehicles are one thing, but what about self-flying drones? AI-powered recreational craft are still in their infancy, but a Google-funded NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory project aimed to give it a serious boost, with two years...Show More Summary
For the first time ever, astronomers have studied a 400-meter-long "monolith-like" asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object...
On September 15th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its hall of fame mission to Saturn with a dramatic plunge into the gas giant's atmosphere. NASA has now released a mosaic of Saturn and its rings created from images snapped by the beloved...Show More Summary
The legendary artifact returns to Earth
Ever wonder what would happen if you got sick in space? NASA has sent bacteria samples into low-Earth orbit to help find out.