NASA

Astronaut Receives an Honorary Degree From Purdue University While Still in Space

Honorary degrees are highly esteemed and typically something worth showing up in person for, unless there are extenuating...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 4:20PM

A 'Mars Helicopter' Will Fly on the Red Planet When NASA Sends Its Next Rover

We have rovers on Mars' surface, and orbiters like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  floating around the planet, but we don't have...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 6:39PM

NASA Scientists Are Scratching Their Heads Over This New Magnetic Mystery Swirling Through Earth's Violent Outer Atmosphere

A newly discovered magnetic phenomenon in Earth's outer atmosphere explains what happens to the energy from solar flares.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:42PM

How Astronomers Used Music Theory to Create the First-Ever 3D Model of a 'Singing' Star Cloud

A team of astronomers used music to unlock the mysteries of star formation in interstellar clouds.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:27AM

NASA Arms Scientists With $24M In Grants To Study Life In Universe While Congress Urges Alien Search Funding

NASA is awarding five-year grants, each worth approximately $8 million, to three teams studying the "origins, evolution, distribution,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 10:14AM

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' Initiative Launches All-Out Endeavor to Find Intelligent Alien Life

Stephen Hawking's Breakthrough Listen initiative is launching a massive brand-new project to find advanced alien life in the Milky Way...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 11:53AM

Uber's Planned Flying Taxi Service Gets a Major Boost From NASA

While Uber continues to find trouble on the ground while their self-driving car crash is being investigated, NASA seems to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 8:30PM

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Scientists Determine Moon Dust Could Destroy Lung And Brain Cells, Damage DNA In Future Astronauts

On Earth, dust is treated as little more than a fact of life: an accumulation of detritus to be swept up, vacuumed, and wiped from...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:33AM

The Secret Behind NASA's Adorable Nicknames for the World's First Interplanetary CubeSats

The world's first interplanetary CubeSats have an adorable story behind their unlikely nicknames.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 12:30PM

SpaceX Plan to Send Astronauts Into Space Could Face Resistance From NASA

Later this summer, SpaceX will launch a test Dragon capsule that's designed to carry humans. If it works out, then SpaceX will start...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 1:01PM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Faces More Trouble as Screws Come Loose

The James Webb Space Telescope is an ambitious project, set to be much more powerful than Hubble once it's actually in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 10:43AM

Broken Down 'Robonaut' Departs the International Space Station to Begin His Repairs

The International Space Station (ISS) has six humans living onboard, but up until today, it had seven astronauts. If you counted...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 11:31AM

NASA Launches Their New 'InSight' Mission To Look Beneath the Surface of Mars

NASA conducted an unusual rocket launch early Saturday morning, sending a new mission off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 05 May 2018 - 10:19AM

NASA High School Competition Finalists Are Bringing Clean Water to Public Schools and Not Even Internet Trolls Can Stop Them

A team of high school students used NASA technology to invent a way to purify their contaminated school drinking fountains.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 12:15PM

Worst Day Ever: How One NASA Astronaut Handled His Fear of Heights on the ISS Space Walk

NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba opened the airlock and performed a spacewalk outside the ISS – all while grappling with his fear of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 1:10PM

NASA Completes Their First Tests on Portable Nuclear Reactor Designed for Space Travel

As NASA makes plans to send humans farther into space, either to the Moon (although plans for this are shaky) or Mars, they'll...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 6:29PM

NASA's InSight Mars Lander is Now Ready to Launch From California This Week

The robotic population on Mars will be increasing by one this fall, when NASA's InSight lander touches down on the Red Planet. And its...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 7:36PM

NASA's IceBridge Mission Shares a New Photo of Giant Glacial Valleys

Since NASA is most well known for exploring, and justifiably so, it's easy to forget that the agency focuses a fair amount on our...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 8:48PM

Scientists Say This Galaxy Study Shows the Milky Way Is a 'Living, Breathing Beast'

The ESA's Gaia satellite is the gift that just keeps on giving--not only has it given astronomers and astrophysicists a super-accurate...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 12:47PM