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NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Outside Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

“There might be people living out there, out in the middle of cold dark space, that don't have a Milky Way,” says Harvey Moseley, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Astronomers have spotted a faint...

Is a Planet's Protective Bubble from Solar Emissions a Prerequisite to Habitability?

"What if Earth didn't have that protective magnetosphere?" said Glyn Collinson, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "Is a magnetosphere a prerequisite for a planet to support life? The jury is still out on that, but we examine such questions...

A 4K Timelapse Captures 4 Years of the Sun in 4 Minutes

SUN from Michael König on Vimeo. Ultraviolet visuals stun and awe in photographer Michael König’s new solar timelapse, SUN. In four hypnotizing minutes, the film pieces together 21 scenes from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s 4K footage that were captured over the past four years by the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly. Show More Summary

NASA Takes an Unprecedented Look at a Week in the Life of Rain and Snow

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the agency takes an unprecedented look at a week in the life of rain and snow. The video explains how NASA uses data from a number of satellites currently in orbit to give both up-to-the-minute and long-term information about rain and snow patterns around the globe.

NASA’s Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth’s surface. Identifying liquid water is crucial in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth and…

Russia Plans to Adapt New Angara-5 Rocket for Flights to the Moon

Roscosmos' scientific and technical council recommended the Khrunichev space center (Angara-5 manufacturer) and the Energia space corporation develop a draft design of the Angara-A5V carrier rocket for possible use with prospective space freighters and manned spacecraft in future flights to the Moon.

Violent Solar Flares May Have Paved the Way for Life On Earth (And Elsewhere)

“Solar flares represent the most violent eruptions in the Solar System,” said Vladimir Airapetian, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a research professor at George Mason and Capella Universities. “They release energy comparable to a couple billion...

Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S.…

The Webb Telescope's "Golden Spider" Is Giant And Gorgeous

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold, the GIANT GOLDEN SPIDER! Ok, this shiny marvel is actually a 2012 look at the James Webb Space Telescope under construction at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center: Read more...

NASA Celebrates Five Years of the Solar Dynamics Observatory With a Video Highlighting Solar Activity

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

NASA is celebrating the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory operated by the Goddard Space Flight Center with a video highlighting some of the most impressive solar activity it has observed in its time. February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the […]

WATCH: Scary NASA video shows how China’s smog fuels storms in North America

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

China’s chronic pollution problem — and its effect on the rest of the planet — is vividly demonstrated in footage from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Grist reported. The footage tracks pollution particle movements between September 2006 and April 2007 with data from the...

You can read a star’s age by its spin

Astronomers have determined that they can read a star’s age by how quickly it is spinning. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center It turns out, like us, stars slow down in their old age. That observation is the key to a new method...Show More Summary

"There Might be Civilizations Lurking Outside Galaxy Boundaries" -NASA

“There might be people living out there, out in the middle of cold dark space, that don't have a Milky Way,” says Harvey Moseley, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Astronomers have spotted a faint...

The Lights Of The World

What our holiday lights means for NASA: Scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Yale University in Connecticut used satellite imagery to track light patterns in 1,200 cities over two and a half years. They found that increased light correlated perfectly with the holiday seasons for Ramadan in the Middle East, as […]

NASA: All About That Space

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Clip recap: “All About That Space” is a volunteer outreach video project created by the Pathways Interns of NASA's Johnson Space Center. It was created as a parody (to raise interest and excitement for Orion's first flight) of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”. Show More Summary

NASA’s New Horizon probe wakes up in time to photograph Pluto in 2015

Photo by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center On Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET, an alarm clock went off for NASA’s New Horizon probe, 2.9 billion miles away from Earth. At 9:52 p.m., the piano-size spacecraft sent a message back to Johns...Show More Summary

Watch the Orion Spacecraft's Test Flight Right Here (Updating Live)

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA's Orion spacecraft, arguably the most advanced spacecraft ever constructed, is scheduled for liftoff this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If successful, we could soon see the craft toting astronauts to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Follow along live. Read more...

WATCH LIVE: NASA's Orion Test Flight Marks the First Step on the Long Road to Mars

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to have its first test flight this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If the test flight proves successful, the next-gen space capsule is expected to one day carry astronauts to the...

NASA unveils cool new digital countdown clock just in time for Orion Flight Test

5 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Check out the sweet new launch countdown clock NASA just installed at the press center area of Kennedy Space Center. Read the rest

Marshall Space Flight Center: A tour through NASA's hidden gem

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

One of NASA’s more off-the-radar facilities is responsible for some of the organization’s most important research. Kennedy Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory may get the lion's share of attention, but Marshall Space Flight...Show More Summary

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