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Tag: Space

NASA ADAPT Aims to Land on a Dime, Passes Latest Flight Test

NASA ADAPT Aims to Land on a Dime, Passes Latest Flight Test
You might not know it, but landing a spacecraft on another planet is an imprecise proposition for NASA right now. Take the Curiosity for instance; the landing area that NASA was targeting to hit with the…
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NASA Thinks One of Saturn’s Moons Could Support Life

NASA Thinks One of Saturn’s Moons Could Support Life
NASA launched the Cassini spacecraft way back in 2004 on a mission to orbit Saturn and study the planet and its moons. One of the most interesting things to study in Saturn’s orbit turned out to…
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NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean
One of the main reasons NASA sent rovers to Mars was to see if they could find evidence of water remaining on its surface and determine if the ancient waters of Mars allowed life to develop.…
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NASA Travel Posters for Exoplanets it Discovered: Vacation in Space

NASA Travel Posters for Exoplanets it Discovered: Vacation in Space
NASA certainly has a lot of scientists and space geeks working for it that do very serious work, but most of these guys and gals always seem to keep a sense of humor about the work…
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The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep

The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst has been living in the International Space Station in the past five months. He’ll be back here later this month, but he sent his Halloween treat on time: photos…
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Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs

Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs
The Rosetta probe launched by the ESA spent hundreds of days sleeping and zipping through space to reach its comet destination known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Among the instruments on the probe are some spectrometers that have been…
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The Sun is a Giant Jack-o-Lantern

The Sun is a Giant Jack-o-Lantern
If you ever want to see some cool pictures of stuff in space, NASA and its massive photo archives should be the first place you stop. NASA has pictures of just about anything you can imagine.…
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Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth
We’ve all seen movies and TV shows over the years that give us a glimpse at what life on Earth would be like if we lost all power and our electronics were inoperable. What you might…
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Planetary Plates: Solar System Suppers

Planetary Plates: Solar System Suppers
Throwing a dinner party for a bunch of astronomers or astrophysicists? I can think of no better way to serve up their meals than on these plates that look like the planets of our solar system.…
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Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline

Scientists Say Titan Smells Like Farts and Gasoline
NASA scientists have been working hard to replicate the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. Titan has a very dense, high pressure, brownish atmosphere. We know the chemical composition of Titan’s atmosphere thanks…
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Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic

Rumor Says Google in Talks to Invest Millions in Virgin Galactic
A story in Sky News claims that Google is in talks with Virgin Galactic to invest millions of dollars in the venture. Virgin Galactic is the project that aims to eventually take private passengers on a…
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Fears Aliens May Have Visited Earth and Thought We Were Too Stupid
Perhaps the most famous scientist alive today is astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He has his own internet meme and is the host of the major network TV show Cosmos. Tyson recently talked about alien contact being…
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Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface

Self-assembling Moon House Could be the First Structure on the Moon’s surface
If Humans are ever to spend more than a few days on the surface of the moon or other planet, they will need some sort of shelter. An entrepreneur from Sweden has created a crowdfunding initiative…
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Watch Earth Live from the International Space Station: Really Big Brother

Watch Earth Live from the International Space Station: Really Big Brother
Ever get the feeling that you’re being watched? Well, you probably are. From space. NASA worked with high school students to design the International Space Station High Definition Earth Viewing or ISS HDEV, an experiment that…
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Cassini Snaps Awesome Picture of Uranus

Cassini Snaps Awesome Picture of Uranus
NASA’s Cassini probe has been in orbit around Saturn for years now and it takes some of the coolest pictures that NASA shows off. Saturn is one of the most incredible planets for many fans of…
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NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing
NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the…
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