Chase Evan Wukasch

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7 Truly Amazing Reasons to Care About NASA's New Satellite

It takes pictures of the whole Earth! Its rocket will land on a drone ship! Also, space weather!<p>Space journalists can be prone to hyperbole. We say things are <i>awesome</i> and <i>mind-blowing.</i> We talk about billions and trillions. We rattle on about theories of everything.<p>And this is all fitting. Space …

Space

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

The Moon Was a First Step, Mars Will Test Our Capabilities, but Europa Is the Prize

The icy moon Europa is perhaps the most tantalising destination in our solar system. Scientists have been trying for years to kickstart a mission to …

2015 March 4 - Pillars and Jets in the Pelican Nebula

<b>Pillars and Jets in the Pelican Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Larry Van Vleet (LVVASTRO)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What dark structures arise from the Pelican …

Planets and space bodies

Since the dawn of the Space Age, the planet Venus has been a proving ground for competing hypotheses in planetary science. From the 1950s to 1970s, …

Astronomy

NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when …

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

Did Jupiter Smash Solar System's First Earthlike Planets?

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before retreating to its current orbit, researchers say.<p>The typical planetary system is made up of a few super-Earths — rocky planets up to 10 times the mass of …

Astronomy

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Astronomy

This image shows an Einstein Ring

The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.<p>According to …

Cosmology

NASA Releases Images Of Eerie Green Clouds Photographed By The Hubble Space Telescope

NASA has released a series of stunning images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The set of images show eerie green clouds that are tens of …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Skin ages faster in space, a new study looking at mice proves

While beauty creams on Earth often claim to have "antigravity" effects on the skin, a weightless environment may actually cause premature aging of …

Can Mars One colonise the red planet?

Alexandra Doyle has signed up for a one-way trip to Mars. What makes her, and 99 others, so ready to leave Earth behind? Meet the red planet’s would-be pioneers – and the man who promises he can get them there<p>When Nasa’s first rover set down on the surface of Mars in 1997, its streamed colour …

NASA is testing a new Mars lander set to launch next March to study planet's mysterious core

NASA's InSight Mars lander spacecraft in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver. As part of a series of deployment tests, the spacecraft was …

25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos

The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle …

Universe

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life , and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A</i> …

Wikimedia

Obama gets starry-eyed over a Hubble telescope photo

What happens if you're the president of the United States and you see a really awesome space photo? You tweet about it, of course.<p>President Barack …

Ever closer to Ceres

Sen—Dawn has now achieved its second mapping orbit at Ceres, and the mission is posting new images to the website every day. Public attention has …

Astronomy

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

Space Travel

Astronaut Terry Virts Captured Breathtaking Photos, Video While In Space. Here Are Some Favorites

After spending 200 days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts is now back on Earth.<p>Space fans will certainly miss Virts’ documentation of life aboard the ISS. The astronaut has gained quite the social media following in recent months thanks to the truly spectacular …

What will it be like to live on Mars? Inflatable and super sustainable

It’s been a long day, but you take one last glance around at the ochre sky and clay-colored earth before heading inside the inflatable, windowless …

July 2015

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Physics

Finally, humanity gets the tools needed to find life on other planets

Exactly four centuries ago this year, Galileo sent a letter to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany to implore the powers-that-be of the time to accept the scientific fact that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the reverse.<p>It was not a new idea -- the ancient Greek Aristarchus made the same …

Unveiling the ancient climate of Mars

The high seas of Mars may never have existed. According to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars, a cold and icy …

Stop saying 'space is hard'

It makes us feel good, but it also makes us weak<p>On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded en route. It was the third cargo resupply mission to fail within the past year. In October 28th, 2014, Orbital Sciences’ uncrewed Antares …

The Planets, If They Were As Far Away From Earth As The Moon

Astronomy

Ice flows, haze offer more clues to Pluto’s geology

Exotic ices flow across Pluto’s surface, and its reddish color appears to come from a thin haze, the latest report from the New Horizons spacecraft …

Solar System

Space's Top 40: How CubeSats are Revolutionizing Radio Science

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you'll be using some of the same tools NASA uses to unravel the mysteries …