NASA

A Planet Like Our Own 500 Light Years Away
'Kepler-186f,' New Earth-Like Planet: Rocky Planet, Discovered In ‘Habitable Zone’ Where High Noon Is Like Our Sunset
Apr 18, 2014 12:08 PM E
A planet closest to our own in habitability has been discovered 500 light years away.
cosmos
Hubble Image Reveals New View Of The Universe
Apr 17, 2014 14:05 PM E
Recently the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a galaxy cluster that gives a random representation of the universe showing galaxies and cosmic objects at different distances from each other and in different stages of evolution.
Rings of Saturn
Rings Of Saturn May Be Shedding A New Moon; Astronomer Says He Might Be Watching 'An Act Of Birth'
Apr 15, 2014 16:15 PM E
Saturn appears to be shedding rings, which could form the gas giant's 63rd known moon, according to new research.
Lunar Eclipse Bewitches Viewers From Coast to Coast
‘Blood Moon’: Lunar Eclipse Wows Viewers In US, South America, And Parts Of Pacific
Apr 15, 2014 10:41 AM E
The lunar eclipse is part of a series that began more than 1,000 years ago.
Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning: Drought-Related Fire Sharply Increases Tree Deaths
Apr 14, 2014 15:41 PM E
Climate change will lead to longer dry seasons in the Amazon, which leads to more fires. Woods Hole researchers say the rainforest will become even more flammable in the future.
Water in Space
How Drinking Urine, And Pee-Powered Spacecraft, Will Help Humans Reach Mars
Apr 12, 2014 14:45 PM E
Exploring the final frontier is made possible by human urine. Filtered down, Waterworld style, it tastes great.
Nijima
New Island In Japan Merges With Neighbor As Volcano Keeps Erupting
Apr 09, 2014 12:45 PM E
Nijima, a new island in Japan, has continued to erupt since its formation in November, and recently spilled over onto a neighboring island.
Mars
Planetary Alignment: How To See Mars Closest To Earth In The Next Few Days [VIDEO]
Apr 08, 2014 15:22 PM E
Mars and the Earth are speeding toward alignment with the sun, bringing Mars at its closest point to the Earth a few days later. NASA says anyone will be able to watch Mars without a telescope.
Solar Flare
NASA Watches Solar Flare From Solar Observatory Spacecraft [VIDEO]
Apr 07, 2014 15:46 PM E
NASA recently released video footage of a massive solar flare being thrown off the surface of the sun. The April 2 flare was not thought to cause too much disturbance on Earth.
Moon surface
Moon Orbiter LADEE Will Crash Into Lunar Surface; NASA Taking Bets On When
Apr 06, 2014 16:18 PM E
Soon, NASA will steer a $280 million spacecraft toward the moon for a crash landing, concluding a seven-month mission to understand the lunar atmosphere.
A Diminutive Moon Holds an Ocean Inside
Cassini Spacecraft Discovery: An Ocean Lies Under The Surface Of Saturn Moon, Enceladus
Apr 03, 2014 15:26 PM E
A subterranean ocean shoots mineral-imbued plumes of mist through fissures riddling the planet. The presence of an ocean holds promise for human habitation one day and perhaps primitive life now.
astronaut
Space Travel Changes Astronauts Heart Shape, Makes It More Spherical
Mar 31, 2014 11:07 AM E
New findings suggest that long periods of microgravity in space results in the heart becoming more spherical, which can lead to cardiac problems.
Comet Siding Spring
Comet Closing In On Mars Will Avoid Collision, But NASA Still Worries About Its Satellites [VIDEO]
Mar 30, 2014 14:11 PM E
A comet called Siding Spring is on a course to swoop within 86,000 miles of Mars. While it will avoid collision, its tail of vapor and dust will likely pummel the planet at 126,000 mph.
Eris
Is A New Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto? Discovery Of Dwarf Raises Possibility
Mar 27, 2014 17:29 PM E
A new dwarf planet discovered out near Pluto has raised the possibility of massive planets, larger than the Earth, billions of miles from the sun.
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