After 8 years NASA's Deep Impact comet-hunting mission has been terminated. The mission to hunt comets was concluded when NASA determined that the probe had reached the end of its lifeline.Read More »
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The Launch Of The LADEE By NASA!
This week saw the launch of LADEE by NASA! The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launched on Friday at 11:27 EDT. The LADEE is on a mission to explore the atmosphere around the moon and to take a closer look at the dust that is seen emanating from the moon's surface.Read More »
NASA Makes Use Of 3D Printing For Rocket Parts!
3D printing has been making headlines left and right lately - take for example our recent article on the 3D printed car. Today NASA makes news by implementing 3D printing for rocket parts that can handle 20,000 pounds of thrust!Read More »
So You Think You Know NASA?
According to one of Steve's most recent posts Neil deGrass Tyson goes down as noting that the 2008 bank bailout was "larger than the total 50 year history of NASA'S budget." This prompted Steve to go looking at how the tax dollars of the people of the United States are prioritized. Steve came up with this table to help to show the difference between science and military spending.Read More »
NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Launch in Less than Two Weeks
NASA's Curiosity rover will be launching on its mission to Mars on November 25th. The Curiosity rover is the most advanced rover ever sent on a Mars mission.Read More »
NASA Photo Chronicles First-Ever Astronaut Jetpack Excursion
You probably don't know this, but February 12th, 1984 was an incredible day for space exploration. No, we didn't discover a new galaxy, or make a huge technological advancement in the area of extraterrestrial communication. However, an astronaut did attempt the first-ever exploratory maneuver that took him further away from his ship than had ever been attempted.Read More »
Asteroid Will Come Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit Next Week
An asteroid that will be passing by us next week, dubbed YU55, will come closer to Earth than the moon's orbit. However, according to NASA, there's no reason to panic.Read More »
‘Doomsday’ Comet Elenin Disintegrates, Won’t Be Seen for 12,000 Years
Remember comet Elenin, which some internet bloggers claimed was a sign of the coming apocalypse? Well, the tiny 1.2 mile rock has apparently disintegrated, and won't be seen again for a long, long time.Read More »
Amazing NASA Nebula Photo Shows 14,000+ Stars
Want to see what 14,000 stars looks like? Check out this photo from NASA of the Carina Nebula. This amazing photo is from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which has provided us with some of the most stunning (and surprising) space photos to date.Read More »
Hubble Telescope Displays Amazing X-Ray of Supernova Remnant
An amazing new X-Ray photo of a nearby supernova has astronomers extremely interested -- since it shows the transition of a supernova into a supernova remnant.Read More »