NASA

NASA's New Class of Astronauts Had More Than Twice the Record Number of Applicants

The next generation of astronauts will be picked from a more selective pool of applicants than ever before, and it's all because of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 12:10PM

NASA Finds "Hulk-Like" Ancient Ocean Burst Through Charon's Surface

NASA's New Horizons probe is learning more and more about Pluto every day, as well as its largest moon, Charon. According to the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 12:39PM

NASA Releases Stunning Image of Dione Bisected by Saturn's Rings

Saturn's icy moon Dione is always in close proximity to Saturn's beautiful rings, but now NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 10:31AM

NASA on Interstellar Travel: "There Is No Known Reason Why We Cannot Do This"

Achieving near-relativistic speeds is the "holy grail" of space travel, as it would allow humanity to visit potentially habitable...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 1:15PM

Exoplanets Become Luxury Travel Destinations in Gorgeous NASA JPL Posters

NASA has been working overtime to turn deep-space locations into desirable space tourism destinations, and now they've released...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 1:32PM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Mission Might Be Scrapped Next Month

The planned launch of the InSight Mars lander has already been delayed, and sometime next month, NASA will decide whether the launch...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 1:59PM

NASA's New Travel Posters Detail the Beautiful Potential of Space Tourism

What will the future of space travel look like? That was the question NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put to two designers who have...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 11:45AM

An Asteroid Passing Earth Will Be Visible in the Sky

On March 5, an asteroid will pass unusually close to Earth, and will possibly even be visible in the night sky. The trajectory is a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 February 2016 - 12:48PM

Congress Tears Apart NASA's Journey to Mars: "We Do Not Have a Planned Strategy"

Congress just positively ripped apart NASA's plans for a Journey to Mars, criticizing their lack of a concrete plan with achievable...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 3:28PM

The Magnetic Structure of the Sun Looks Like a Psychedelic Plasma Lamp

The magnetic field lines surrounding the Sun are invisible, but when NASA decides to visually represent them, they make our star look...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 11:01AM

NASA's Lunar Flashlight Will Find Water Sources to Help Astronauts "Live off the Land"

NASA plans to begin manned missions to Mars in 2030, but before that can happen, we will likely make another manned stop at our Moon...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 2:17PM

NASA's New Horizons Finds Widespread Water Ice on Pluto's Surface

NASA's New Horizons team has been studying data from Pluto ever since the historic flyby last summer, and they've just made another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 11:18AM

NASA Releases Animation of Dawn's Ceres Flyover

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered Ceres' orbit, becoming the first mission to study the dwarf planet up close. Now, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:14PM

Watch: The ISS Takes a Moment of Silence to Remember Fallen Challenger Astronauts

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today, and it was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of space exploration. To...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 4:50PM

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Play Liquid Ping Pong in Space.

Today marks Astronaut Scott Kelly's 300th day aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is about two months away from the end of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 5:55PM

NASA Releases Dazzling Image of Blizzard 2016 from Space

The snowpocalypse is coming to the East Coast, but NASA has just released a photo of blizzard Jonas that makes it look like a fairy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 1:45PM

What Happens When You Put Three Quantum Pigeons Into Two Pigeonholes?

You're all probably familiar with Schrodinger's Cat - the go-to quantum physics thought experiment. Well, now physicists have come...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 1:38PM

Watch Leonard Nimoy React to the Final Flight of NASA's Enterprise

After the passing of sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy (best known for playing Dr. Spock on the original Star Trek), Nimoy's son, Adam started...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 5:01PM

NASA's Scott Kelly Reveals the "First-Ever Flower Grown in Space"

Scott Kelly, the first American to spend a full year living in space, has just achieved another landmark accomplishment. Kelly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:26AM

Scientists Discover the Brightest Supernova Ever Recorded

A cosmic explosion 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova has left scientists speechless, and not just because of its...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 4:05PM