Mark Kelly, twin brother enlisted for NASA study
Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother will help NASA study the effects of spaceflight on the human body.
WISE survey finds thousands of new stars, but no 'Planet X'
(Phys.org) —After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system ...
NASA satellites see double tropical trouble for Queensland, Australia
There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System 96P and System 98P, respectively. The MODIS instrument that flies aboard both NASA's Aqua and ...
Kepler marks five years in space
(Phys.org) —Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called ...
NASA radar demonstrates ability to foresee sinkholes
(Phys.org) —New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La., that year.
Mystery of planet-forming disks explained by magnetism
(Phys.org) —Astronomers say that magnetic storms in the gas orbiting young stars may explain a mystery that has persisted since before 2006.
TRMM satellite images show California soaker moved eastward
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided a look at the rainfall associated with the large storm system that brought soaking rains to California on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Satellite imagery ...
Astronomers witness mysterious, never-before-seen disintegration of asteroid
Astronomers have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces. The discovery is published online March 6 in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
NASA tests new robotic refueling technologies
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer – a type of propellant – into the tanks of satellites ...
Asteroid to make close pass by Earth
An asteroid the size of a football field is about to make a close pass by Earth but is not expected to hit or cause any damage, NASA said Wednesday.
NASA plots daring flight to Jupiter's watery moon
NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be life.
Funding for US-German airborne observatory cut
NASA plans to mothball its infrared airborne observatory unless it can get some financial help from international partners.
Satellite video captures the eastern US winter storm track
As NOAA's GOES-East satellite sat in a fixed orbit in space it monitored and provided visible and infrared imagery of the major winter storm that hit the U.S. east coast on March 2 and 3. Now, that data has been compiled ...
Space Station sensor to capture 'striking' lightning data
Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains "spares," too. These flight hardware backups allow NASA to seamlessly ...