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Large Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Zoom Past The Planet On Sept. 1

NASA has confirmed that a large asteroid will have a safe flyby in September. Asteroid Florence is the largest near-Earth object to fly at a relatively close range.

Space

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.

Feature | Science August 18, 2017

Want To Stream Next Week’s Solar Eclipse? The Best Bet Is Twitter Or NASA

The solar eclipse will finally happen across the United States on Aug. 21. If you can’t watch in real-life, here’s how to make sure you still won’t miss it.

Internet August 18, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower 2017 Not Brightest Meteor Shower In History: NASA

The Perseid meteor shower will not light up the night sky in an incredible display in 2017. NASA debunks rumors and says the moon will be brighter.

Space August 11, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA’s Voyager Reaches 40th Year: Why It’s An Important Solar System Probe

Revisit the feats and accomplishments of the twin probe on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. See how long they are likely to survive interstellar space and send valuable data back to Earth.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

Space August 4, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

‘Burrito Of Awesomeness’: ISS Shares Captivating Photos Of Aurora

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?

Space July 27, 2017

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

Space July 25, 2017

Want To Be A Citizen Scientist For Total Solar Eclipse 2017? Here’s How

NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.

Space July 25, 2017

NASA Uploads Archive Videos Of Air And Space Vehicles On YouTube

NASA releases hundreds of aircraft test flights and failure videos from its archive on YouTube. About 500 videos will be made available to the public.

Space July 24, 2017

Hubble Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Red Planet

The Hubble space telescope captured Phobos photobombing Mars during an observation in 2016. NASA finally releases the time-lapse image of the Martian satellite in orbit.

Space July 21, 2017

NASA Communication Satellite Damaged Weeks Before Atlas V Launch

The antenna of NASA's TDRS-M communication satellite was damaged while it was being packed for launch. The accident may cause changes in the timeline of the mission set for launch on Aug. 3.

Space July 17, 2017

Here Are The Close-Up Images Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Thanks To JunoCam And Citizen Scientists

JunoCam has sent in close-up images of Jupiter's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists were quick to take the opportunity to process and enhance the photos.

Space July 16, 2017

NASA Does Not Have Money For Mars Manned Mission: US Space Agency May Send Humans To Another Destination

NASA admits that it does not have enough funds to send people to Mars by the 2030s. The agency could focus on its planned lunar outpost instead.

Space July 15, 2017

NASA Admits Its Budget Can't Afford To Send Humans To Planet Mars

NASA's chief of human spaceflight, William Gerstenmaier, said that the space agency's current budget cannot afford the cost required for a manned mission to Mars. How much does it cost to send humans to the Red Planet?

Space July 14, 2017

Fungus In Space Can Make Astronauts Sick, NASA-Led Team Warns

NASA has warned that fungus in space could serve as an enemy of astronauts in the Mars mission or other forms of space exploration. Certain fungi types could colonize the human body and lead to infection.

Space July 12, 2017

NASA's Juno Probe Will Get Its First Look At Jupiter's Planet-Sized Storm

We know very little about Jupiter's planet-sized storm, but that may change soon. NASA's Juno probe will get its first look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Space July 11, 2017

Here’s How To Witness The Total Solar Eclipse While Inside Your House

There are alternate ways to watch total solar eclipse 2017 if one is not inside the path of totality or not keen on joining the thick crowds outside. Here are some, including live eclipse broadcast from NASA.

Space July 10, 2017

NASA Sign On Orion Spacecraft Says 'Do Not Touch,' But VP Mike Pence Still Does Anyway

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence touches the Orion spacecraft’s titanium forward bay cover with his full palm despite a sign that read 'Critical Space Flight Hardware DO NOT TOUCH.' Learn what happens next and how the internet reacts.

Space July 10, 2017

NASA Moves Forward With First Asteroid Deflection Mission

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), NASA's impact spacecraft, entered its preliminary design phase. DART will collide with Didymos B to provide scientists with important information about kinetic impact as an asteroid mitigation strategy.

Space July 5, 2017

NASA Supercomputer Simulations May Help Reduce Damage Caused By Asteroid Impacts

NASA researchers used the Pleiades supercomputer to simulate asteroid impacts that may possibly happen on planet Earth. The work may help mitigate the damage that can be caused by deadly asteroid strikes.

Space July 1, 2017

NASA Rocket Forms Dazzling Red And Blue-Green Clouds In The Sky

After several delays, the mid-Atlantic coast’s early morning sky was filled with luminescent artificial clouds Thursday, June 29, as a NASA sounding rocket launched. Learn more about the dazzling display and what the experiment is for.

Space June 30, 2017

Gecko Feet Inspire Robotic Gripper That Can Eliminate Space Debris: Other Ways NASA Can Use Gecko-Inspired Technology

A gecko-inspired robotic gripper can help NASA get rid of space junk. Astronauts at the International Space Station also have potential uses for technologies that are based on the feet of geckos.

Space June 29, 2017

Asteroid Day: How Scientists Are Preparing For The Next Big Impact

On Asteroid Day, scientists draw attention to possibilities of near-Earth objects (NEO) striking home. When is the next big asteroid impact likely to take place, and what's the magnitude of damage to be expected?

Space June 29, 2017

Wellness Sticker Promoted By Gwyneth Paltrow's Brand Not Made Of NASA Material: Other Goop Claims Debunked By Experts

The wellness sticker posted on Goop is not made of astronauts' spacesuit material, NASA said. This is not the first time a product promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand gets debunked by experts.

Public Health June 27, 2017

NASA Orders Closeout Of Asteroid Redirect Mission Due To Lack Of Financial Support

NASA confirms that its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) program has officially been scrapped due to the budget reshuffle. What this means for the projects and scientists connected to the program?

Space June 24, 2017

Forget The Moon, We May Be Going To Neptune Or Uranus

NASA is currently planning a mission to Mars, but they're looking beyond that. One mission takes a spacecraft to the ice giants Neptune or Uranus.

Space June 23, 2017

India’s Mars Orbiter Completes 1,000 Earth Days In Orbit

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has just completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit, with signs of continuing good health. ISRO has also started work with NASA on their joint mission called the NISAR satellite.

Space June 21, 2017

NASA Discovers 10 New Planets That Could Support Life Including Earth's 'Cousin'

Are we alone in the universe? NASA's latest findings reveal 10 new planets which may be capable of supporting life.

Space June 19, 2017

Here's Why NASA Will Shoot Colorful Clouds Across The Sky On Father's Day

On Father’s Day, NASA will be performing a colorful light show visible across the East coast. The light show will help scientists visibly track how clouds move in Earth’s ionosphere.

Space June 18, 2017

Orbital ATK Test-Fires Rocket Motor For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Orbital ATK has test-fired a rocket motor that's part of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System. This will hurl the crew capsule back to safety once something goes wrong with the primary rocket.

Space June 17, 2017

Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

Space June 17, 2017

ISS Scientists Begin Tests On Cancer Treatment Drug

Scientists aboard the ISS have started investigations on an antibody drug for cancer treatment. Microgravity will play a major role in advancing the cancer research.

Medicine June 16, 2017

Where Did These Turquoise Swirls In The Black Sea Come From?

Bosphorus Strait, dividing Europe and Asia in Turkish city Istanbul, has suddenly become home to milky turqoise swirls. Scientists say there's no need to worry, as it's the byproduct of phytoplankton bloom.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Jupiter Adds Two More Moons To Its Collection: Here's What We Know

Jupiter has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, and we keep finding more. Scientists have discovered two more moons in orbit around the gas giant.

Space June 13, 2017

NASA And ISS Crystal Growth And More: How Astronauts Are Keeping Humans Healthy

NASA and the ISS astronauts are now growing crystals that could help with drug development on Earth. That is just one of the ways that these explorers have kept humans healthy.

Public Health June 13, 2017

NASA Once Again Attempts To Fill The Sky With Red And Blue Clouds: Here's How To Watch It

NASA's fifth attempt to launch a rocket that will produce multicolored clouds will take place tonight. Here's how to watch it and where you'll need to be

Space June 13, 2017

What's Baking? Crumb-Free Bread Could Soon Be Made Fresh On The International Space Station

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) could soon wake up to the smell of crumb-free bread on the ISS. Learn more about Bake In Space and its ambitions for freshly baked bread in space.

Space June 13, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Different Environments On Mars

A wide variety of mineral deposits were found in layers of sedimentary rocks collected from the base of Mount Sharp. The different minerals point toward presence of diverse environment in Mars’ early days.

Space June 13, 2017

Here's How NASA Selected Its 12 New Astronauts

On June 7, NASA gained 12 new recruits as they announced the 2017 astronaut candidates. The chosen candidates were the ones that surpassed the necessary requirements for application.

Space June 9, 2017

Cost Of NASA’s Dark Energy Mission Swells: What’s In Store For The Next Big Space Observatory?

It looks like NASA’s much-anticipated WFIRST infrared telescope may go over budget. The agency could be forced to reconsider the design plans for its future big space observatory or even push back its launch date because of financial concerns.

Space June 8, 2017

Deep Hole Found On Mars' Surface: What Could It Be?

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a deep dark spot on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers opined that the picture belonged to an underground cave, which could support life if it was deep.

Space June 8, 2017

NASA OKs 3 New Studies On Drones And Autonomous Vehicle Technology

NASA picked three teams to research autonomous technologies for drones and unmanned aircraft. One of the projects will focus on algorithms for autonomous systems in aviation, while the other two will tackle remotely-piloted drones.

Space June 6, 2017

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