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NASA's New 'Nowcast' Model Uses Satellites to Predict Landslides Before They Happen

Of all the things for NASA to get involved in, landslide prediction is probably one of the more surprising.   Between the new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:01AM

Curiosity Rover Celebrates Its 2000th Martian Day on the Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover is easily the most popular object on Mars right now. Nearly all of NASA's Mars rovers have had the same "face",...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 8:43PM

Blow Up an Asteroid? NASA Scientist Says the Key to Saving Earth From Bennu May Actually Be Paint

A lot of fuss has been made over the past few weeks about Bennu, a giant asteroid that has a 2000 to 1 chance of crashing into the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 1:06PM

Nvidia Just Invented an AI That Creates Photorealistic Fake Celebrities

In the 2002 sci-fi movie Simone, an ambitious movie director creates an entirely fake CGI actress to play a starring role in a movie....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 1:39PM

Hubble Telescope Photographs 12 Amazing Galaxies and Nebulae

Famous astronomer Charles Messier was known for tracking down comets in the 1700s — however, he kept finding more stationary objects...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 7:15PM

Melting Glaciers Have Reached the Point of No Return, Climate Scientists Warn

Day by day, hour by hour, humanity continues to doom itself.We've long since stopped passing points of no return with regards to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 1:44PM

NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Scientists Worried Walmart's New Robot Bee Patent Could Hurt Earth

By this point in our planet's ongoing journey towards environmental ruin, we're all well aware of the fact that the bees are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 12:02PM

NASA Might Send a Flying Drone to Mars Alongside New Rover

The successor to previous Mars rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity is launching in just a couple years (although those older rovers...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 6:23PM

Solar Storms Could Pose a Threat to Self-Driving Cars

We've seen field tests, but we're not at the point where self-driving or autonomous cars are a widespread phenomenon. But when that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 3:33PM

NASA Needs the Public to Go Take Pictures of Clouds

Maybe you love spring because of the nice weather, or maybe you hate it because of all the bugs and allergies that come with it. But...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 1:24PM

NASA Clarifies That Space Travel Does Not Actually 'Change DNA'

Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are both astronauts and twin brothers who've been helping NASA with a fascinating experiment — Scott...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 11:02AM

NASA Has Fired Up a New Tool For Staring Directly at the Sun

Fact: staring directly at the sun is a bad idea. The bright light from our planet's star can cause genuine retinal damage to anyone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 1:03PM

NASA Admits It May Not Be Able To Stop Bennu Asteroid From Destroying Earth

Earlier this month, we reported on NASA's new plan to deflect the asteroid Bennu, which involves a new spacecraft called the HAMMER....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:34AM

Artificial Intelligence Finds Over 6000 Lunar Craters Undiscovered By Humans

Despite living in the highly advanced 21st century, there's still some things we do the old fashioned way. For example, our list of...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 7:29PM

NASA Kepler Spacecraft is Low On Fuel and Close to Death

Launched back in 2009, the Kepler spacecraft/telescope was designed to search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting around distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 8:09PM

Mysterious Aurora-Like Purple Lights Are Solved by Citizen Scientists

When a series of purple lights with flourishes of green appeared in the northern hemisphere, professionals and amateurs alike...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 6:48PM

Big or Small, All Galaxies Spin Like Clockwork Once Every Billion Years

We're all constantly spinning.From the atoms that make up out DNA to the planet we live on, to even out galaxy itself and all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 10:34AM

New Horizons Space Probe Will Visit the Extremely Distant 'Ultima Thule'

NASA's New Horizons space probe is currently flying through the farthest outskirts of our solar system, having recently left a close...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 6:41PM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM