(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft catches sight of Mars' weird little moons in a fun animated GIF.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and, because of that, it's been photographed many, many times. We've seen the planet's swirling cloud tops and its iconic Great Red Spot more times than we can count, but the planet's south pole doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention. Show More Summary
A psychological test once used by NASA categorizes Apple's Tim Cook as an "Advisor," based on linguistics analysis of 10 minutes of his public speaking, according to a "behavioral analytics" firm.
Co-led by a Western space scientist, NASA is exploring a revolutionary plan that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn's largest moon.
NASA has given Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) formal approval for the company’s first cargo mission to the International Space Station in late 2020. SNC announced Feb. 7 that it had received “authority to proceed” on that mission using the company’s Dream Chaser vehicle. Show More Summary
The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008 and now it is being swallowed by the planet's dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the above two images, one in 2008 and the other in December of 2017. More »
Using the TESS satellite, now at the Kennedy Space Centre, the agency is to study 200,000 stars in a quest for habitable planets Nasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, for final checks ahead of its April launch. Show More Summary
NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to map land and water ecosystems around the world to provide decision makers with new tools for assessing natural resources for planning and management.
NASA’s 355-foot-high, almost $1 billion mobile launch tower has an issue… it’s leaning.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health or NIH: to freeze bone marrow.
When NASA shot its Phoenix lander into space in August of 2007, it wasn't expecting it to last very long. The robotic spacecraft touched down on Mars in May of 2008 and began a three-month scientific mission to study the makeup of the planet's dusty surface. Show More Summary
If the world was a glass of water, Antarctica would be the biggest ice cube floating in it. The southernmost continent is almost completely covered by a thick layer of ice known as the Antarctic ice sheet, which makes up...
Meditate on the beauty of our home. From Seán Doran: Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film...Show More Summary
Mike Pence visiting NASA right now: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Mother wouldn't like this. Not. One. Bit." pic.twitter.com/P7ap6BXLcz — Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) February 21, 2018 Here's a sample: "Find a man who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at this giant model rocket." h/t Logan, open thread (and caption that) below...
Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, the rediscovery of a NASA satellite long thought lost. Show More Summary
Netflix revealed today that it provided NASA with access to the pilot episode of the eagerly anticipated reboot of “Lost in Space.” The program was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station so that the astronauts could view...