The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:39
When Sgt. Michael Virga went out on patrol last weekend in Hamilton, New Jersey, he wasn't expecting to see something truly out-of-this-world. But thanks to a spectacular fireball, that's exactly what the officer saw.
A five-month study supported by NASA has concluded that it is technically feasible to convert a launch vehicle upper stage into a habitat module that could be used on the International Space Station or future commercial space station.
Olympus Mons rises 16 miles above the Martian surface, making it the solar system's tallest volcano.
Using a new type of imaging, doctors were able to peer into the eyes of a young woman and see — on the cellular level — the type of damage that occurs from looking directly at the sun during an eclipse.
Portal origin URL: Can Data Save Dolphins? How Scientists Are Using NASA Data to Study Link Between Solar Storms and Animal BeachingsPortal origin nid: 414470Published: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:14Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, new research rules out space weather as a primary cause of animal beachings.Portal image: illustration of an Atlantic White-sided Dolphin and a Long-finned Pilot WhaleScience Categories: Sun
Deadline says that the film will be rated-R - which would be a first for the "Star Trek" franchise
Opportunity has rolled through the coldest and darkest parts of the Martian winter in good nick, NASA officials said.
A team of scientists and educators has just released a list of 47 common astronomy terms — such as comet, galaxy, asteroid and telescope — as rendered via signs in a number of different languages.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has extended the operational life of eight missions, including its billion-star-mapping Gaia project and its Mars Express orbiter.
A journal of a Maine reverend reveals detailed sunspot observations during the 1816 "year without a summer."
Computer systems like IBM's "Jeopardy!"-winning Watson could play a crucial role advising pilots, driving Mars robots or navigating from within the walls of a spacecraft on its way to deep space.
The devastating December 2017 wildfires in Southern California were visible all the way from space, as astronauts and satellites looked from their orbit. See photos of the wildfires as seen from space here.
Attention, sweet-toothed "Star Wars" fans! Disney and Lucasfilm have joined forces with Ample Hills Creamery to craft three delicious "Star Wars" ice-cream flavors in celebration of next week's release of "The Last Jedi."
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart says the idea of a Tarantino directed Star Trek movie would convince him to don his Captain's uniform once again.
Portal origin URL: NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical UnionPortal origin nid: 414653Published: Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 14:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.Portal image: 2017 Total Solar EclipseScience Categories: Universe
European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been capturing imagery of Earth in his final days aboard the International Space Station. Watch the footage turned into many amazing time-lapse videos.
A new study makes the bold claim that dark matter might not need to exist to explain strange observations in the universe; but scientists aren't convinced that the study holds water.
A German company aiming to launch robotic rovers on the first mission to the last Apollo moon landing site has pledged to protect the historic artifacts present there.
A starry scene captured from the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, shows an Iridium flare gleaming in the sky above the dome of the Isaac Newton Telescope on the 50th anniversary of its inauguration.