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NASA is about to launch a new solar-powered lander to Mars — here's what the InSight will do on the red planet

NASA is about to launch a mission to Mars. But don't get your space suit zipped up just yet: The trip is for a solar-powered lander, not people.<p>The NASA inspection kit is named InSight, and it's a 794-pound Martian lander. InSight (which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, …

Mars

Amateur astronomer finds lost NASA satellite in space

NASA had searched for the spacecraft, worth about $US150 million, for two years before giving up.<p>For an amateur astronomer, it was the stuff of …

Brisbane

An Amateur Just Found The Signal of a Satellite NASA Lost 12 Years Ago

What an amazing story!<p>NASA confirmed an incredible discovery Tuesday - that an amateur radio astronomer, on the hunt for a classified government …

NASA: 60 Years of Space Exploration

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is the U.S. government agency responsible for leading the nation's explorations of space. …

Space Exploration

Magnificent photo of the International Space Station transiting the moon

On Saturday, space photographer John Kraus, age 17, captured this magnificent image of the International Space Station transiting the full moon. He …

Moon Is Being Hit By Meteorites More Frequently Than Previously Estimated

Many scientists and astronomers believe that before we get to Mars, we must colonize the moon. After all, with its low gravity and its virtually …

The 1,000-year-old legend behind a Japanese orbiter's stunning photos of the moon

Hundreds of luminous photos and flyover videos of the moon were recently released by Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and they are stunning. Taken by the Kaguya lunar orbiter between 2007 and 2008, they’re not the first high definition moon images, but they come with a beautiful …

Boeing Boasts: We'll Beat SpaceX to Mars!

NASA's path to Mars -- and Boeing's -- looks anything but straightforward compared to SpaceX's. Image source: NASA.<p>SpaceX wants to go to Mars -- by now, that's common knowledge. But did you know that <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) wants to go to Mars, too? And that it plans to get there before SpaceX?<p>It's true. …

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

11 mind-melting photos will make you realize how shockingly small Earth is

But we rarely, if ever, stop to think about the vast beyond. And we should!<p>Former astronomer Carl Sagan wrote in his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space":<p>There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, …

Astronomy

En qué momento puede volverse peligrosa la cafeína

Japón acaba de reportar el primer fallecimiento por sobredosis de cafeína en el país.<p>La víctima era un hombre de 20 años que trabajaba como operador de una gasolinera en el turno de madrugada.<p>Con base en el análisis forense, las autoridades sanitarias japonesas informaron que murió porque ingería …

SpaceX hace historia aterrizando el Falcon 9 tras poner 11 satélites en órbita

SpaceX lo ha conseguido. La startup de Elon Musk logra que el cohete Falcon 9 despegue y aterrice en tierra firme tras los intentos fallidos durante …

NASA Moon Rover ride-along

Earlier this month we were invited to the Johnson Space Center by NASA and Fox Home Entertainment, and there we were taken on a ride in the Mars …

Stunning video captures rocket separation in space like never before

Wow. This is truly spectacular. Here’s footage from UP Aerospace, which captured a multistage rocket separating in space like we’ve never seen …

Aerospace

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Pink Floyd

Mars and Venus have already lost their oceans–Earth could be next

We already knew about Venus. We had our suspicions about Mars. Now we’re sure.<p>Our two closest solar system neighbors once had oceans—planet-encircling, globe-girdling, Earth-like oceans. But waterbearing planets are fragile. Venus didn’t have the right stuff and lost her oceans to space. We have …

Saturn's Phoebe ring is huge -- and invisible to the human eye

Saturn's biggest ring just broke its own record. Scientists have found that the planet's Phoebe ring is more than twice the thickness once thought – even though it can't be seen with the human eye.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, also finds that this oversized ring is made mostly of tiny …

Cohete despega con misterioso avión espacial y una 'vela solar' de Planetary Society

<b>(CNN) -</b> El misterioso avión espacial de la Fuerza Aérea se encuentra de nuevo sobre la Tierra... junto a la vela solar de Bill Nye.<p>Un cohete Atlas V despegó el miércoles en la mañana de la estación de la Fuerza Aérea de Cabo Cañaveral en Florida con un cargamento diverso, como el X-37B Orbital Test …

La próxima misión de China: explorar el 'lado oscuro' de la Luna

<b>(CNN) —</b> China evalúa enviar una nave espacial al lado oscuro de la Luna en 2020, misión con la que, si tiene éxito, se volvería el primer país en alunizar en la cara del satélite que no se puede ver desde la Tierra, según reportes de los medios estatales.<p>La misión consiste en que la nave espacial</i> …

Científicos resuelven el misterio de la antimateria

El telescopio Fermi de la NASA ha detectado luz de la alta energía que, según los científicos de la Universidad Estatal de Arizona, podría aportar …

El inesperado atardecer azul en Marte

<b>El Sol se pone en el horizonte de Marte en un cielo teñido de azul.</b><p>Es el primer atardecer recogido en color por Curiosity, el robot explorador que la agencia espacial estadounidense, NASA, tiene en el planeta rojo.<p>Curiosity empleó la lente izquierda de su cámara (MastCam) para grabar la puesta de …

Boletín: comienza "nueva era de exploración a Marte" y otras noticias

La cápsula Orion, que pretende llevar personas a Marte en 2030, despegó este viernes para realizar su primer vuelo de prueba no tripulado.<p>Además, se extienden las protestas en Estados Unidos por la violencia policial; filipinas está en alerta por llegada de tifón; identifican en Argentina a un …