Space Exploration

10 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>"In space, no one can hear you scream," reads the tagline for …

Space Science

Image - NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

About this image<p>The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the …

Astronomy

STS-93

Mission: Chandra X-Ray Observatory<br>Space Shuttle: Columbia<br>Launch Pad: 39B<br>Launched: July 23, 1999, 12:31:00 a.m. EDT<br>Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, …

Exploration

The problem with Donald Trump giving himself a 'pardon' over Mueller findings

<b>Washington:</b> "When the president does it, that means it is not illegal," Richard Nixon said during a televised interview in 1977. But Nixon understood …

Mars Rover

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

In all the known Universe, to the best that we’ve examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of …

Planets

Mars rover concept vehicle tours this planet

Imagine traveling over the landscape of the Red Planet in a Mars Rover, the fine sands slipping through its 50-inch wheels as it traverses over dunes, rocks, craters and hills at a slow-but-steady 2 to 4 MPH.<p>In an effort to bring Mars closer to home, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex teamed up …

Exploration

Here’s What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space | Mental Floss

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2016.<p>There are approximately 7.5 billion humans on the planet. Of those, …

Cool Stuff

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

With all the buzz the SUV-sized Curiosity rover has generated since it landed on Mars in 2012, it's easy to forget that the rover has a little …

Mars Rover

What a rocket launch looks like from space

Usually we only get to see what a rocket launch looks like from ground level.<p>But, now, a satellite company called Planet Labs has given us a new …

Space

Asteroid Mining – Who Wants to be a Trillionaire?

The view from the Rosetta Lander as it prepares to touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Image courtesy of NASA.) Scarcity has been a …

Space Science

KQED

On July 10, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” than ever before, capturing images of the ancient and gargantuan …

Space Science

Serious DX: The Deep Space Network

Humanity has been a spacefaring species for barely sixty years now. In that brief time, we’ve fairly mastered the business of putting objects into …

Space Science

Watch: Rocket’s launch captured on video from space

The launch of a rocket has been spectacularly captured on video from space.<p>Satellite firm Planet released footage of a Russian Soyuz rocket, which was launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan.<p>The rocket was carrying dozens of imaging satellites into space.<p>Planet, who made the video by stitching a series …

Space

A Huge Asteroid Hitting Mars 4 Billion Years Ago May Have Shaped the Red Planet

The peculiar geological features on Mars have long puzzled astronomers and planetary scientists. The north of the planet is mostly smooth lowlands …

Planets

From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner …

Mars Rover

NASA’s New Horizons team observes 2014 MU69, a Kuiper belt object in the outer solar system

NASA’s New Horizons team have successfully detected the <b>next target of the spacecraft</b>, using a number of ground based telescopes in a remote location …

Space Science

Auction Report: A Sample Bag From Apollo 11 Hammers For $1.8 Million At Sotheby's, Beating Out Astronaut Dave Scott's Flown Bulova Chronograph

As it turns out, the bag has a rather exciting past (for a bag anyway). US News And World Report says it was stolen from NASA at some point, after …

NASA

Space probes with digital holographic microscopes could be used to detect alien organisms

Satrun’s icy moon Enceladus has a global subsurface ocean with the <b>necessary ingredients to harbour life</b> as we know it on Earth. <b>Cassini</b>, the constant …

Planets

NDSU makes progress towards fully self-replicating 3D printer for space exploration

Jul 20, 2017 | By David<p>One of the most interesting applications for 3D printing that is currently being researched is self-replicating robotics. A 3D …

3D Printing

A Vehicle Like This Will One Day Go to Mars

For now, the prototype rover—part tank, part Batmobile—is destined for Washington, D.C.

National Air and Space Museum

Why kill Cassini? Saturn probe's fate carefully considered

On Sept. 15, 2017, at 8:08 a.m. EDT (1208 GMT), controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, expect to receive the last signal from the $3 billion Cassini-Huygens mission. When the signal stops, humans on Earth will know that the spacecraft has met its end as a streak of …

Exploration

Elon Musk Would Like People To Hurry Up And Start Dying On The Moon As Well

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose prior plan for stellar colonisation involved sending people who are not Elon Musk to go die on Mars, thinks this noble …

Elon Musk

First NASA Juno Mission’s close-ups of the Great Red Spot are here

After a generation, we’re finally getting another close-up view. With the science we’re learning, we just might solve its mysteries.<p><i>“Jupiter instead</i> …

Astronomy

Neil Armstrong’s space bag expected to fetch millions at auction

A so-called space bag which once belonged to the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was up for auction at Sotheby’s Space Exploration Auction, which coincides with the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing.<p>The bag is said to have been used to protect the first-ever lunar dust …

Neil Armstrong

We're Sending Another Probe to Mercury to Work Out Why The Planet's Shrinking

Mercury Shrinking<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled the probe they’re sending to study …

Planets

Launchpad: Apollo 11 - Challenges of Landing on the Moon

Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery<p>Launchpad: Life Cycle of a Star<p>Launchpad: Maps<p>Launchpad: Space Age Technologies Measure …

Space Station

JPL Moves Ahead with Mars and Europa Missions Despite Funding Uncertainty

WASHINGTON — The director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said his center is pressing ahead with work on current and proposed missions to Mars …

Exploration

Asteroid Mining? It's Not As Crazy As It Sounds.

For most people, the idea of asteroid mining sounds about as sci-fi as light-speed travel and teleportation. Well, billionaires aren't most people. A …

Exploration

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine welcomes 1st cohort of students in Scottsdale

Medical school a key next step for Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care.<p>July 18, 2017<p>Curriculum to include courses on the science of health …

Health Care

Take a Trip Around Pluto and Charon With These New Animations

Two years ago this month, New Horizons zipped by the dwarf planet Pluto, giving humanity its first close-up look at the icy world. Though the fly-by …

Space Science