Articles Tagged with nasa

NASA Confirms A Rocket Bound For ISS Exploded After Takeoff [Breaking]

A rocket bound for the ISS with supplies has exploded seconds after launch.

NASA has confirmed that an unmanned Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station with needed supplies exploded seconds after lifting off the launch pad in Virginia. The rocket disintegrated off the launchpad, and there has been no information as to the cause. NASA tweeted images of the Antares rocket minutes before the launch, and… Read more »

Is Life Possible On Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ Moon?

What's lurking beneath the surface of Saturn's Death Star moon?

Could Saturn’s “Death Star” moon show some signs of life? A new theory has been proposed about the Death Star moon in the scientific journal Science about one of Saturn’s moons. Based a new model of the Death Star moon, it could be showing signs of a possible life-sustaining ocean under an icy crust. The… Read more »

Celtic ‘Cross’ Discovered On Mars

The cross appears to be surrounded by a circle, though the shape is minute.

UFO hunters have made a strange discovery in an image sent back by NASA’s Opportunity rover, revealing what appears to be a cross, surrounded by a circle, embedded in the otherworldly rock of Mars. As The Huffington Post notes, the Opportunity rover has been traversing the surface of Mars for the last decade. The odd,… Read more »

Sierra Nevada Corporation: Private Space Company Accuses NASA Of Favoritism

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation, an American privately held electronic systems provider and systems integrator specializing in micro-satellites, energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, and commercial orbital transportation services, is irate over two contracts NASA recently awarded to other companies. In September, NASA bypassed the Sierra Nevada Corporation, instead giving multi-billion dollar contracts to shuttle American astronauts to and from… Read more »

Mars Curiosity Rover: New Book Details Its Amazing Discoveries

Mars

The exploits of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s mission thus far have been detailed in a new book by Marc Kaufman called Mars Up Close. The Mars Curiosity Rover was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 26th, 2011. It landed on the Aeolis Palus Gale Crater on Mars almost nine months later on August 6th,… Read more »

Al Gore: Global Warming Claims Losing Steam

Al Gore global warming claims being disproved by scientists

Al Gore, the poster-boy for global warming, has taken some flak lately for the $500 million dollar sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. Now that Gore and his business partners are suing Al Jazeera for allegedly withholding funds from the sale, the media is questioning why Gore would even consider taking such a large… Read more »

Thigh Bone On Mars: Life Form Found Or A Hoax?

Thigh Bone On Mars Spotted In New Photo

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars sparked controversy this week when it beamed back pictures from the Red Planet of what appeared to be a thigh bone, setting the internet alight with rumors and theories. Pictures of the alleged thigh bone on Mars first appeared in a UFO blog, but was quickly picked up on by… Read more »

Space Station Covered With Plankton — Bizarre Discovery Baffles Scientists

Space station plankton

A strange discovery on the International Space Station has left scientists baffled. It turns out that the space station has traces of living sea plankton on the surface of the spacecraft that orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, and well above the planet’s atmosphere. “The results of the experiment are absolutely unique,”… Read more »

Black Holes: Kings Of The Universe

Black hole pulling in corona of light radiation.

Black holes have been the celebrity of astronomy since Einstein and friends first thought of their existence in the early 1900s. A century later, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has reported that it captured an “extreme and rare event” in the neighborhood of a super-massive black hole. Michael Parker, who headed the group of… Read more »

NASA Catches Early Perseid Meteors On Film [Video]

Meteor showers

The Inquisitr reported earlier today on the Perseid meteor shower on its way and how to get the most out of your viewing experience. But NASA is a few steps ahead of the rest of us and already has some early footage of the meteor shower taking place. In the above video, you can see… Read more »