Articles Tagged with nasa

Climate Change Broke Temperature Records In 2013

Scientists record record temperatures in 2013.

The effects of climate change are getting more and more apparent as scientists continue to compile present data and compare it to recorded history. According to Live Science, 2013 tied for the fourth hottest year ever recorded on Earth due to climate change. Information released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows… Read more »

Will NASA Send a Drone to Titan?

titan sub

Titan has been a NASA focus lately, thanks to its Cassini mission still ongoing there. Based on the data, they’ve learned that the moon is very similar in nature to a primitive Earth. Of course, our weather system involves water, but the Saturnian moon’s system is methane-based, but the world still has rain, albeit different… Read more »

NASA Aims To Find Greenhouse Gas Sources From Orbit

Pine Island Calving

For all those (few) who still deny the immediacy of global warming, ask yourself why NASA will relaunch, amid the world’s current race to Mars, its Orbiting Carbon Observatory on Tuesday to glean a better understanding of climate change and the carbon dioxide emissions suspected of causing it. Our understanding already appears to be standing… Read more »

NASA Unveils New ‘Tron’-Inspired Spacesuit

NASA's Z-2 spacesuit is intended to develop technologies for a future Mars mission

NASA has revealed its new Z-2 spacesuit design, and the futuristic-looking garb appears to be something straight out of the sci-fi classic Tron. As MailOnline reports, each spacesuit is set to be 3D printed for the astronaut it will belong to and is designed to allow wearers to walk on the martian surface more easily…. Read more »

Two NEEMO Missions Prepare Astronauts For Asteroid Landing

preparing for neemo

When we think of NASA, the usual thought process takes us out of this world into the vast reaches of space, where a great void would be our demise if our life-sustaining equipment were to fail. NASA is all about extreme environments, and they want to make sure that the equipment they take off this… Read more »

NASA Is Working On A Warp Drive Ship And The Pictures Are Amazing

NASA's proposed warp ship bears a striking resemblance to the fictional Enterprise

It seems like something out of Star Trek, but a team at NASA is hard at work on developing real warp drive (or faster-than-light travel), and artist renderings of the proposed ship look stunning. In 2010, Dr. Harold “Sonny” White revealed that he, along with a team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, are hard at… Read more »

The ‘Beast’ Asteroid To Pass Earth On Sunday

Beast Asteroid to Pass Earth Sunday

A meteoric ball of fire dubbed the Beast asteroid will luckily safely pass Earth this Sunday. A preview of the asteroid can be seen on Saturday afternoon. Those who want to get a glimpse at the monstrous asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is about 1,100 feet (352 meters) across, can watch online. The Slooh community observatory… Read more »

SpaceX Reveals Seven Passenger Reusable Dragon V2 Capsule to Press at Event

SapceX Reveales Dragon V2 Space Capsule

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed the upgraded Dragon V2 spacecraft tonight and instantly made space travel something to capture the imagination of a generation in a way that hasn’t happened since the original NASA Mercury missions. At the SpaceX manufacturing complex in Hawthorne, California, Musk dropped the veil on the upgraded Dragon V2 cargo ship… Read more »

CNN: End Of The World Coming In 2041, NASA Says BS

End Of The World Not Coming Soon, NASA Says

The end of the world is something mankind has predicted and waited for since the dawn of written history. Religious leaders from all faiths, fortune tellers, and a variety of assorted crackpots have all thought at some point that they had it figured out. Generally, science has told us we don’t have much to worry… Read more »

NASA Spots Another Hole in the Sun

coronal hole

A few days ago, NASA captured images of a massive hole in the Sun’s surface. This anomaly is known as a coronal hole. Coronal holes spew out materials from within the Sun into the solar wind at a rapid pace. This latest coronal hole is square in shape and appears in the southern region on… Read more »

Even NASA’s Rover Takes A Selfie Before Commencing Work On Mars

NASA Curiosity Selfie Taken On Mars

The Selfie craze has engulfed the entire world. Moreover The Inquisitr recently reported how even the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) couldn’t resist the urge to take a Selfie. However, in what could be truly considered as the next step in automation and self–awareness in machines, NASA’s Curiosity rover sent to Mars has… Read more »

NASA Is Using The Kepler Space Telescope To Search For Habitable Planets

Kepler 186f may be habitable like Earth.

NASA has been using the Kepler Space Telescope to search for habitable planets since 2009. Recently NASA has found the first habitable Earth-sized planet known as Kepler-186f. The planet is named after the Kepler Space Telescope which had been scanning the universe for exoplanets that may have the right conditions to support life as we… Read more »

The Time When NASA Intentionally Crashed Its Moon Mission

LADEE Mission Crashed

NASA is highly particular about its safety records. So it may come as a surprise when the space agency crashed during one of its own Lunar Missions. But the clincher is, it did it on purpose. Last year in September, NASA had launched Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or as it is fondly referred… Read more »

Asteroid Impacts A Far Greater Danger Than Predicted

Asteroid impact

Asteroid impacts on Earth are far more common and far more dangerous than previously believed a former NASA scientist claims and he’s surprised that an Armageddon-style impact hasn’t hit anywhere populated in the last few years. The B612 Foundation, which is dedicated to thwarting the next deep impact, announced on their website that on Tuesday… Read more »

NASA Is Asking Public To Choose Design For New Futuristic Spacesuit

NASA spacsuit

NASA is set to unveil their design for the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space exploration. Astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environments in space and NASA wants to insure their safety and effectiveness. The final stage of the design project for the new Z-2 spacesuit is selecting design from three prototypes. NASA is asking the public… Read more »

NASA Aims To Give The Moon A Moon Of Its Own

nasa moon for the moon

No, NASA didn’t hire Q from the set of Star Trek in their latest and most interesting plans, but the results won’t be so different as news starts circulating on their ideas for our closest companion, the moon. In a hearing played out before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, known as “From… Read more »

NASA Releases Breathtaking Footage Of Recent Solar Flare

NASA footage of solar flare.

NASA released some rather amazing footage today of a solar flare, described as “graceful”, erupting from the surface of the sun. The mid-level solar flare was captured on video on April 2nd by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a mission launched on February 11, 2010, the purpose of which is to observe the Sun for… Read more »

Massive Sunspot Rotating Around The Sun For The Third Time

sunspot 1990

A massive and significantly strong sunspot is currently making its third pass across a “complex region” of the Sun, according to NASA. Sunspots like the one currently being tracked by NASA and NOAA, are part of the active Sun regions which typically produce large solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Sunspot AR1990 was previously labeled… Read more »

Solar Flares: Sun Unleashes Largest Burst Of 2014

X-class solar flare

The largest solar flare of 2014 was unleashed by the Sun late yesterday evening. The huge X Class solar flare erupted from an active sunspot known as AR1990, according to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The agency’s spacecraft recorder captured the gigantic bursts of plasma from the coronal mass ejection – CME. X Class solar flares… Read more »

Challenger Disaster: Rare Photos Found After 28 Years

Challenger disaster

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which happened 28 years ago in 1986, killed all seven crew members on board. 26 never-seen-before images have now been found, capturing the horror of the worst space shuttle disaster in American history. The photos were found by Michael Hindes – the grandson of Bill Rendle, who worked as a… Read more »

‘Hand Of God’, Or Believers Grasping A Straw?

Hand of God

Some of the diminishing number of people who still believe in God have grasped at the straw of an X-ray image from NASA which appears to resemble a hand. They have dubbed the colorful blob the “Hand of God”, which makes for a great media headline but is hardly a scientific justification for the claim…. Read more »