Astrophotographer Damian Peach raised the alarm on Twitter this past week, of a possible bright storm emerging of the planet Saturn. The spot was noticeable even with the naked eye and in the raw video Peach captured, a sure sign that the storm was a biggie.
Volcanic activity on Io was discovered by Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito. She spotted a little bump on Io’s limb while analyzing a Voyager image and thought at first it was an undiscovered moon. Moments later she realized that wasn’t possible — it would have been seen by earthbound telescopes long ago. Morabito and […]
In partnership with Lockheed Martin, NASA has begun developing their quiet supersonic plane, a revolutionary aircraft that will generate quiet sonic booms
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A team of research scientists recently conducted a series of simulations to see how the Orion Launch Abort System would fair in high speed conditions.
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After being assessed by the Standing Review Board, NASA has announced that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope’s will be delayed until 2020.
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Since it landed on Mars in 2012, the Curiosity rover has made some rather startling scientific discoveries. These include the discovery of methane and organic molecules, evidence of how it lost its ancient atmosphere, and confirming that Mars once had flowing water and lakes on its surface. In addition, the rover has passed a number […]
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Join NASA’s most daring mission to the Sun by sending your name along for the ride on the Parker Solar Probe that’s set to launch this summer.
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The first Kuiper Belt Object that the New Horizons mission will investigate – MU69 – just received the nickname “Ultima Thule”
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The Kepler mission, which is responsible for the majority of exoplanet discoveries, is running out of fuel and will be making its final discoveries over the next few months.
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The NASA Twin Study, which assessed how spending a year aboard the ISS affected Scott Kelly’s health (compared to his twin brother, Mark), has just been released
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