Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to IEEE Spectrum Robotics Deep ocean robotics is not generally an area where we expect to see much in the … Continue reading Houston Mechatronics Raises $20M to Bring NASA Expertise to Transforming Robot Submersibles
Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to SpaceNews.com WASHINGTON — Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition … Continue reading NASA to allow nuclear power systems for next Discovery mission
Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Oh, the places we’ll go! NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made … Continue reading NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique
Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Universe Today It is a well known fact among astronomers and cosmologists that the farther into the Universe you look, … Continue reading Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang
Another challenge is that Cassini’s two nexuses of control – NASA and the European Space Agency – won’t “see” the event in the dark of night, making the signal all the much dimmer as western telescopes fight twilight.
That rapid schedule would require the sample collection lander to deploy its rover, pick up the cached samples, and return them for launch into Mars orbit in just nine months.
Astronomers can correct for the difference because the brightest supernovae seem to fade more slowly than their dimmer kin. Still, the fact that each ‘standard candle’ looks slightly different from the next is cause for concern.
Once again, NASA has determined that this particular asteroid will sail harmlessly by, passing Earth at a minimum distance of over 7 million km (4.4 million mi), or about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. As Paul Chodas – NASA’s manager of CNEOS at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California – said in a NASA press statement.
This, a NASA guide explains, means that large-scale eruptions from supervolcanoes are “exceedingly rare and the odds that one will occur in the lifetime of anybody reading this article are vanishingly small.
It’s long been a goal in planetary exploration to send a dedicated probe into the atmosphere of Saturn, and we’re laying the groundwork for future exploration with this first foray.
Massive summer melting on East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf, seen from NASA’s Landsat 4 satellite. The image shows about 520 square miles. Credit: NASA In the first such continent-wide survey, … Continue reading Water is streaming across Antarctica: New survey finds liquid flow more widespread than thought
When it comes to space travel, there’s no shortage of enthusiasm to get humans to Mars, with Space X’s Elon Musk saying his company could take passengers to the … Continue reading We’ll probably have to genetically augment our bodies to survive Mars
Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes only half an hour … Continue reading Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1 percent the speed of light
A Lockheed Martin concept of a cislunar outpost that could support future human missions to the moon or elsewhere. Credit: Lockheed Martin GREENBELT, Md. — Despite uncertainty about potential policy … Continue reading NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost
Artist’s concept of a terraformed Mars (left) and an O’Neill Cylinder. Credit: Ittiz/Wikimedia Commons (left)/Rick Guidice/NASA Ames Research Center (right) The idea of terraforming Mars – aka “Earth’s Twin” – … Continue reading The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?
At least seven planets orbit the dim star TRAPPIST-1, located 39 light-years from Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Scientists, have at it: NASA has released raw data from the Kepler Space Telescope … Continue reading Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II floats above Earth, 330 feet (100 meters) from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, in 1984. Credit: STS-41B, NASA NASA’s requirements for becoming an … Continue reading Why Space Travel Can Be Absolutely Disgusting
What you think of as “cold” really isn’t very cold in the grand scheme of things. Even the frigid depths of space are toasty by the standards of NASA’s Cold … Continue reading NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS
Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ … Continue reading Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon
NASA is sending the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft to within 4 million miles (6 million kilometers) of the sun in 2018. And the agency is taking every precaution to keep … Continue reading Could a Spacecraft Fly to the Sun?
As Cassini continues its ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn’s F ring, the outermost discrete ring of the planet, it is tracking several small objects there. The latest … Continue reading NASA’s Cassini Orbiter Spots Two Small Objects in Saturn’s F Ring
In the heart of an active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole generates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center … Continue reading Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled an ambitious plan yesterday to fly two private space tourists around the moon in 2018. The move drew a commendation from NASA along with a … Continue reading As SpaceX Unveils Space Tourist Moon Flight, NASA Reacts
Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)
ON SATURDAY MORNING, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The sky was blue, the campanile was chiming. But instead of enjoying the beautiful day, … Continue reading Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data
Estimated failure rates from single event upsets at the transistor, integrated circuit and device level for the last three semiconductor architectures. Credit: Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University You may not realize … Continue reading Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this view of lightning over the Pacific Ocean at night. One new tool heading to the station, the Lightning Imaging Sensor, will track … Continue reading SpaceX Launching Lightning Tracker, ‘Three-Eyed’ Raven, Deadly Superbug for NASA
This artist’s concept illustrates a close-up view of a cool brown dwarf. Objects like this, drifting just beyond our solar system, have been imaged by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer … Continue reading NASA-funded website lets public search for new nearby worlds
The giant magnetic field surrounding Earth changes shape due to the planet’s north and south magnetic poles as well as the solar wind (the steady stream of particles coming from … Continue reading Are Earth’s Magnetic Poles About to Flip?
BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, is highlighted in its expanded configuration in this computer rendering. Credit: NASA/Bigelow WASHINGTON — Bigelow Aerospace is in discussions with NASA about extended use … Continue reading Bigelow Aerospace seeking additional use of experimental ISS module
Image of the HST GOODS-South field, one of the deepest images of the sky but covering just one millionth of its total area. The new estimate for the number of … Continue reading A universe of 2 trillion galaxies
Thanks to rocks collected during the Apollo 14 mission, researchers say they’ve finally pinpointed the exact age of the Moon, and it turns out, our lunar neighbour is an incredible … Continue reading Moon rocks reveal that we were very wrong about the age of the Moon
Timmy Joe Elzinga captured this image of light pillars in northern Ontario on Jan. 6, 2017, at 1:30 a.m. local time. Credit: Timmy Joe Elzinga, YouTube Despite appearances, aliens have … Continue reading Not Aliens: Brilliant Light Pillars Appear Over Canada
NASA An illustration of a near-Earth object, or NEO, passing near Earth. Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in … Continue reading An asteroid just flew by Earth two times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming
A map showing the permanently shadowed regions (blue) that cover about 3 percent of the moon’s south pole. Credit: NASA Goddard/LRO mission Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil … Continue reading NASA study finds solar storms could spark soils at moon’s poles
NASA has green-lit a plan to send a probe to a strange metal asteroid called 16 Psyche, which experts think could be the core of an ancient planet, stripped bare … Continue reading NASA is sending a probe to a bizarre metallic world
The White House has released a “National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy” — a document developed by the Interagency Working Group (IWG) for Detecting and Mitigating the Impact of Earth-bound Near-Earth … Continue reading White House Releases Dangerous-Asteroid Strategy
NASA will discuss the results of its latest Discovery mission selection during a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The briefing participants are: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate … Continue reading NASA to Hold Media Call for Discovery Program Announcement
“If the transcension hypothesis is correct, inner space, not outer space, is the final frontier for universal intelligence. Our destiny is density.” –John Smart Only decades into our “age of cosmology” … Continue reading Is Virtual Reality the Surprising Solution to the Fermi Paradox?
Video via NASA Goddard The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 … Continue reading It’s Coming! Get Ready for the ‘Great American Total Solar Eclipse’