Discovery

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving in space: turkey, green beans & even football

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Turkey and football will be the main Thanksgiving headliners up on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, the station’s […]
November 22, 2016

Here's How Extraterrestrial Farming Will Work on Mars

Landing humans on Mars would be a momentous event in human history. To live beyond Earth’s biosphere is a dream to many, but establishing a sustainable […]
November 20, 2016

Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space

GOES-R can deliver results in real time The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to […]
November 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Balancing Probability and Huge Numbers

Are we too easily fooled by our ability to write huge numbers? Numbers that represent how far light travels in a year (light years) trick us […]
November 16, 2016

Cassini Watches Titan's Clouds Blow in the Wind

NASA’s Saturn mission captured the beautiful motion of summer methane clouds high in the moon’s thick atmosphere. As NASA’s Cassini mission completed its flyby of Titan […]
November 14, 2016

Ridley Scott brings 'The Martian' to VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

Matt Damon’s experience taming the wilds of Mars in the The Martian are now available to all, thanks to the immersive magic of virtual reality. The […]
November 13, 2016

NASA Showcases Virtual Reality for Space Exploration

Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets are already aiding astronauts on the International Space Station, and next-generation VR could prove vital for journeys to Mars NEW YORK—Visitors from NASA’s […]
November 12, 2016

SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT SPACEX'S PLAN TO FUEL THE FALCON 9 WITH ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD?

On September 1, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded while it was being fueled up for a test fire, engulfing the launch pad, the rocket, and its […]
November 11, 2016

Two of NASA’s Space Telescopes Team Up to Spot Distant Brown Dwarf

Scaled somewhere between small stars and large planets, brown dwarfs are among the universe’s most curious phenomena. Though they can be up to 80 times more […]