NASA, in coordination with commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK and launch service major United Launch Alliance (ULA), is set to broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch on April 18. Continue reading NASA to broadcast live 360-degree video of rocket launch
Jupiter is best known for the Great Red Spot, a long-lived storm roughly the diameter of Earth. But astronomers have now discovered another such Great Spot, dubbed ‘Great Cold Spot’, created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet’s polar aurorae. Continue reading ‘Great Cold Spot’ discovered on Jupiter
NASA has released its latest global maps of Earth at night, providing the “clearest yet composite” view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. Continue reading NASA releases new global maps of Earth at night
An Earth-sized exoplanet with two suns in its sky—like Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars”—could be habitable, says a study. Continue reading Earth-sized ‘Tatooine’ planets could support life
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, show results from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. Continue reading Mars has metal in its atmosphere, reveals NASA probe
NASA is set to reveal this week at a news conference new results about ocean worlds in our solar system. Continue reading NASA to reveal new discoveries on oceans beyond Earth
Astronomers have discovered a faint, incredibly distant galaxy, about 13.1 billion years in the past, just about 700 million years after the Big Bang. Continue reading Ultra-distant galaxy from early universe detected
Chile’s Atacama desert may seem to contain little besides red-grey rocks and sand — but scientists are busy searching here for clues to life in a place it much resembles: Mars.
Scientists at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida are developing a system that acts like a sensory skin to help astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged
The “Flexible Damage Detection System” technology may offer a possible solution to NASA’s problem of figuring out in real-time where a spacecraft is damaged and how seriously. Continue reading ‘Sensory skin’ to detect damage outside spacecraft
Russia’s space agency on Tuesday announced a recruitment drive for young would-be cosmonauts who it hopes will become the country’s first on the Moon. And women are welcome, an official stressed.