Melissa Crisp

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The Life Cycle of Mountains

Nature

Kennedy Space Center - Orion Exploration Flight Test One

New countdown display at the Press site<p>View from the NASA Causeway, about 3 miles away from the launch pad, of the Orion Exploration Flight Test One …

Space Exploration

Orion's first space flight, now in high-res (photos and videos) - ExtremeTech

Orion’s first space flight, now in high-res (photos and videos)<p>By on December 8, 2014 at 10:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Space Exploration

Venus death dive to unlock secrets of Earth’s evil twin

TIME to wave goodbye to Earth’s fiery twin. Next week, a European spacecraft will start a series of dives into the hellish atmosphere of Venus, …

The best photos from NASA's Galileo mission

All The Wonder Of Space And Human Exploration, Packed Into A Gorgeous 4-Minute Film

Wanderers is a new short film that pairs enhanced visuals from NASA’s archives with an epic score and Carl Sagan narration. It is totally out of this world.<p>The planets are literally in alignment during the opening shot of <i>Wanderers</i>, a fitting beginning for a film that realistically depicts our solar …

Space

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

NASA Planning Human Mission to Mars With Orion Test Flight

"Unscrewed" flight test on December 4.<p>In the ongoing effort to explore this solar system's Red Planet, NASA will launch its first flight test of …

Japan launches asteroid mission to blow up a space rock

Japan Aerospace Agency JAXA’s asteroid-exploring Hayabusa2 probe successfully blasted off on Wednesday. The spacecraft will study the asteroid's …

The Night Sky in December: A new cold war waged not on Earth, but in space

A war not with nuclear-tipped missiles but with destructive laser beams, travelling at the speed of light and reaching their targets 50,000 times faster than today’s missiles<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the start of December. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous</i> …