One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can climb up Mt. Everest without donning a single crampon and thanks to NASA, you can speed through the birthplace of stars some 1,350 light-years
Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidates for sustaining life, even including some of Jupiter’s own moons.
WASHINGTON – Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.
While scientists already knew that about a third of the
Scientists have discovered liquid water on ancient meteorites, sparking renewed hope for life beyond planet earth.
The researchers uncovered both water and organic compounds on two meteorites, which date back 4.5 billion years.
The meteorites actually fell to earth almost 20 years ago, but technology at the time couldn’t pick
LEGENDARY astronaut John Young has died aged 87.
Young is said to have died in his Houston home following complications of pneumonia.
The San Francisco born veteran astronaut, who managed to smuggle a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his space missions, became the first man to visit
Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.
Young, a former U.S. Navy test pilot, in 1972 became the ninth of
Four of the most accomplished women in STEM are about to be celebrated with the highest pop culture accolade in America: a Lego set in their honor.
Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, and Mae Jemison are the four NASA veterans featured in the special "Women of
In the search for answers, the universe usually only gives us more questions.
And those questions are becoming as infinite as the cosmos themselves.
From Mars’ magnetic tail to inexplicable booms heard around the world to mounting evidence that a “Planet Nine” exists, these stories prove that the more we
December 25 was a day packed with gifts, good food and family time for millions of people on Earth. Believe it or not, things weren’t all that different for astronauts floating some 250 miles above our planet on the International Space Station and NASA has taken the opportunity
THE first astronaut to free float during a shuttle space walk has passed away aged 80.
Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who also served as the Mission Control communicator for the Apollo 11 moonwalk, had made history by floating untethered outside NASA's Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
NASA paid tribute to the retired US
NASA is planning a space mission to our nearest star system Alpha Centauri in an attempt to find intelligent life.
The mission – scheduled for the 100th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2069 – will require a spacecraft capable of travelling at 10% of the speed of
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.
The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off with a just-in-time-for-Christmas delivery for the International Space Station, taking flight again after a six-month turnaround. On board
We should have kept Pluto a planet!
This new island could help scientists understand life on Mars
NASA thinks Pluto may be hiding a vast ocean
ISS astronauts throw pizza party in zero gravity
NASA unveils new robot that will hunt for Martian life
Our solar system is now engaged in a
It’s not often that a whole new chunk of land just comes jutting out of the ocean, but that’s just what happened with a new island in the South Pacific. A large undersea volcano blew its top in late 2014, shooting rock and ash skyward and once everything
DONALD Trump has ordered NASA to send Americans back to the Moon for the first time in 45 years – to prepare for future trips to MARS.
The US President spoke of his grand plans to explore the galaxy as he launched a new space policy directive yesterday.
In the late 1970s, NASA sent a pair of probes on a one-way mission into the depths of space. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 sent back some observations along the way, and while we knew we’d never actually see the spacecrafts again, we couldn’t rule out the possibility
Thanks to the efforts of NASA and various other space agencies from around the world, we’ve learned more about Mars in the past decade or so than scientists ever could have dreamed. We know a lot about what it’s made of, what’s there now and what may have
This rocks our world.
1I/2017 U1, or “Oumuamua,” is the first-ever confirmed interstellar object to visit our solar system – and its strange shape is truly from another galaxy.
The asteroid was first spotted October 19 by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope – part of NASA’s Near Earth Object
A BIZARRE Armageddon conspiracy theory that the world would be wiped out by a mysterious Planet X today has AGAIN been proved wrong.
And a NASA scientist is now getting fed up with claims that the planet "Nibiru" will trigger a wave of apocalyptic earthquakes and destroy Earth.
THIS amazing NASA map of Earth from multiple satellites shows climate change has altered the face of our planet in the past 20 years.
The data shows the changing biology of Earth from space and has been described as like "watching Earth breathe".
Polar ice caps and snow cover are shown
As the earth continues to heat up thanks in large part to the effects of scientifically-proven human factors, our little blue sphere’s collection of ice is gradually melting into the oceans. Scientists have already measured sea level spikes and have predicted on numerous occasions that coastal cities will
Space is weird. It’s full of weird rocks, weird balls of gas, weird stars, and weird things that we can’t even properly categorize. It’s also full of weird sounds, and if you spent a moment to sample NASA’s Halloween playlist of spooky space noises you know exactly what
NASA and the European Space Agency already have countless proposed and tentative plans to further explore Mars and potentially even land humans on the planet within a couple of decades, but they’re not the only ones eyeing up the red planet as a location for a possible settlement.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed a day by a stray plane.
Everything was going well in Saturday morning’s launch countdown in Virginia. But at the last minute, a plane flew into the restricted airspace at Wallops Island. That prompted
Not many people — and certainly not many government agencies — have the opportunity to say "no" to the president. However, NASA's acting director, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., might be living your wildest fantasy: he just outright denied Donald Trump something he requested.
According to The New York Times,
It’s the wild blue yonder for Uber.
The ride-hailing service signed a deal with NASA on Wednesday to develop software for managing aerial taxi routes — part of its plan to make self-flying cars a reality by 2020.
Chief product officer Jeff Holden plans to announce at the Web Summit conference
Alien life may be thriving in a warm underground ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, research suggests.
Scientists say tidal forces could have kept the sea liquid for billions of years, enough for organisms to have developed.
This year NASA spacecraft Cassini found the first evidence of chemical reactions deep
You get in from a long day of farming in near-zero gravity, ditch your spacesuit at the airlock and write an email to your fans on Earth, all before settling down for the night in your radiation-proof home.
The year is 2040 and you’re one of the first pioneers living on
Spacewalks outside the International Space Station are no joke. When an astronaut straps on their suit and ventures out into space, the work being done is often a crucial repair or maintenance that simply cannot go undone. There are, of course, some very important safety features in place to prevent
PAUL Weitz, commander of first flight of the space shuttle Challenger, has died aged 85.
Weitz died peacefully at his home in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, his family said.
He had been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome - a type of blood blood disorder which later developed into cancer.
Weitz, who served as