Google Play icon
Pressure Runs High at Edge of Solar System

2 days ago

Out at the boundary of our solar system, pressure runs high. This pressure, the force plasma, magnetic fields…
Scientists chose basalt, because the surface of the Moon and Mars contains a lot of this kind of rock. Image credit: NASA via Wikimedia, Public Domain
Sun Science has a Bright Future on the Moon

October 4, 2019

here are many reasons NASA is pursuing the Artemis mission to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024: It’s a crucial…
New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

October 3, 2019

New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…
NASA’s Juno Prepares to Jump Jupiter’s Shadow

October 2, 2019

Last night, NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter successfully executed a 10.5-hour propulsive maneuver – extraordinarily long by mission…
NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Peculiar Sounds on Mars

October 2, 2019

Put an ear to the ground on Mars and you’ll be rewarded with a symphony of sounds. Granted,…
Get ready for more interstellar objects, Yale astronomers say

September 27, 2019

Gregory Laughlin and Malena Rice weren’t exactly surprised a few weeks ago when they learned that a second interstellar object had…
The Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, attempted a landing Sept. 7 (Sept. 6 in the United States), on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters. Vikram had a hard landing and the precise location of the spacecraft in the lunar highlands has yet to be determined. The scene above was captured from a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Quickmap fly-around of the targeted landing site image width is about 150 kilometers across the center. Credits: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University
Obscured in the Lunar Highlands?

September 27, 2019

The lander, Vikram, was scheduled to touch down on Sept. 6 at 4:24 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This event…
Saturn’s Rings Shine in Hubble’s Latest Portrait

September 15, 2019

Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of…
Comet C/2019 Q4 as imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island on Sept. 10, 2019. Credits: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor

September 13, 2019

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from…
Two Asteroids to Safely Fly by Earth

September 13, 2019

Two relatively medium-sized asteroids will fly safely past Earth overnight Sept. 13-14 (Eastern U.S. time). NASA is tracking…
NASA Goddard Creates CGI Moon Kit as a Form of Visual Storytelling

September 7, 2019

A new NASA out-of-this-world animation allows humanity to experience their closest galactic neighbor as never before through an…
NASA Activates Deep Space Atomic Clock

August 27, 2019

An atomic clock that could pave the way for autonomous deep space travel was successfully activated last week…
What’s Mars Solar Conjunction, and Why Does It Matter?

August 25, 2019

The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to…
30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby

August 23, 2019

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving…
Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Confirmed

August 21, 2019

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life…
Space Samples Link NASA’s Apollo 11 and Mars 2020

August 14, 2019

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy’s goal…
NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

August 13, 2019

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample…
The Moon and Mercury May Have Thick Ice Deposits

August 3, 2019

Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously…
Scientists Weigh the Balance of Matter in Galaxy Clusters

July 23, 2019

A method of weighing the quantities of matter in galaxy clusters — the largest objects in our universe…
Earth Blue, Rocket Red and Lunar Silver: A New Identity for Artemis Program to the Moon

July 20, 2019

NASA has led the charge in space exploration for 60 years, and as we mark the 50thanniversary of…
This image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments "D" and "G" from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. The large feature was created by the impact of fragment "G" on July 18, 1994 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. It entered Jupiter's atmosphere from the south at a 45-degree angle, and the resulting ejecta appears to have been thrown back along that direction. The smaller feature to the left of the fragment "G" impact site was created on July 17, 1994, at 7:45 a.m. EDT by the impact of fragment "D". Credits: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA
How Historic Jupiter Comet Impact Led to Planetary Defense

July 2, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, humanity first witnessed a collision between a comet and a planet. From July 16 to…
NASA’s InSight Uncovers the ‘Mole’

July 2, 2019

Behold the “mole”: The heat-sensing spike that NASA’s InSight lander deployed on the Martian surface is now visible.…
Tunguska Revisited: 111-Year-Old Mystery Impact Inspires New, More Optimistic Asteroid Predictions

June 28, 2019

Every single day, many tons of tiny rocks – smaller than pebbles – hit the Earth’s atmosphere and…
Small Satellite Concept Finalists Target Moon, Mars and Beyond

June 24, 2019

NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets Its Wheels

June 21, 2019

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install…
New study dramatically narrows the search for advanced life in the universe

June 18, 2019

Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a…
NASA Scientists Find Sun’s History Buried in Moon’s Crust

June 18, 2019

The Sun is why we’re here. It’s also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was…
What Stanford researchers have learned from 300 stars

June 13, 2019

Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes – known as…
Solar Activity Forecast for Next Decade Favorable for Exploration

June 13, 2019

The last astronauts of the Apollo program were lucky. Not just because they were chosen to fly to…
NASA’s Psyche Mission Has a Metal World in Its Sights

June 12, 2019

Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is…
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
84,707 science & technology articles

Most Popular Articles

  1. Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX Starship (September 17, 2019)
  2. Top NASA Manager Says the 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts might not Happen (September 19, 2019)
  3. How social media altered the good parenting ideal (September 4, 2019)
  4. What's the difference between offensive and defensive hand grenades? (September 26, 2019)
  5. Just How Feasible is a Warp Drive? (September 25, 2019)

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Tumblr   RSS   Newsletter via Email