Fringe

June 18, 2014

Good news, everyone! NASA re-creates the smell of Titan

A new recipe created in a NASA laboratory has re-created the composition of the atmosphere on Titan — the largest moon orbiting the planet Saturn — […]
June 15, 2014

NASA ‘smells’ Saturn’s moon Titan, finds it ‘aromatic’

The US space agency has come up with a recipe that captures key flavors of Saturn’s moon Titan – out of a need to understand a […]
June 11, 2014

NASA's real life Enterprise may take us to other star systems one day

Dr. Harold “Sonny” White is still working on a warp drive at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Their work is still in the experimental stages but that doesn’t […]
June 10, 2014

The Most Extreme Environments Where Alien Life Could Be Found

There may be as many as 100 million habitable worlds in the Milky Way. But just what, exactly, are the requirements for life? And what are […]
June 10, 2014

55-year-old dark side of the moon mystery solved

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The “man in the moon” appeared when meteoroids struck the Earth-facing side of the moon creating large flat seas of basalt that […]
May 29, 2014

These Are NASA's (Ugly) New Astronaut Shoes

On Thursday, NASA is sending the astronauts on the International Space Station a new pair of shoes. These so-called ForceShoes are not for space walks. They’re actually […]
May 28, 2014

'Moonhouse' Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build 1st Art Show on the Moon

The Moonhouse is designed to fly to the moon folded up in a shoebox-sized package. After it is placed on the moon, the art installation will unfold […]
May 26, 2014

Understanding alien messages may be just like solving the Rosetta Stone

A new e-book from NASA discusses whether it might be simpler than expected to communicate with aliens, should they ever make contact. According to Douglas Vakoch, […]
May 21, 2014

Climate change could swamp NASA space centers

A report released this morning from the Union of Concerned Scientists says NASA may face an unexpected threat from climate change: underwater launch pads. The report identifies […]