January 23, 2013

A New Fleet Of Robot Asteroid Prospectors Will Launch By 2015

Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents. That makes two startups […]
January 23, 2013

Timelapse Video Of A Meteor Shower?

A few hardworking filmmakers from indie film company Sunchaser Pictures trekked out to Death Valley‘s remote Eureka Dunes during the Geminid Meteor Shower peak in mid-December, […]
January 22, 2013

Older Mars rover embarks on 10th year of exploring

Opportunity, NASA’s other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it’s easy to forget it’s still alive. Some 5,000 miles away from […]
January 21, 2013

Finding ET

Seth Shostak is an astronomer, specifically a radio astronomer. That is, he looks at radio signals coming from space from various cosmic objects. But a while […]
January 21, 2013

YOUR Help Needed to Hurt an Asteroid

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Refine an asteroid deflection plan that will attempt to bring a little piece of Armageddon to a space rock […]
January 19, 2013

Chris Hadfield speaks live from space station to kids at Milton school named for him

Commander Chris Hadfield had a gymnasium of more than 800 children and their teachers over the moon Thursday morning during a live broadcast from outer space. The 20-minute […]
January 19, 2013

NASA Sends Mona Lisa to the Moon on a Laser Ride

Man-in-the-Moon, meet humankind’s most enigmatic Earthly smile, courtesy of NASA. The U.S. space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) scientists this week beamed an image of the […]
January 19, 2013

White Veins of Mars: Curiosity Hits 'A Jackpot' in Quest for Wetter Past

White veins of minerals coursing through rocks on the floor of Mars’s Gale Crater are providing some of the strongest evidence yet that the rover Curiosity’s […]
January 18, 2013

Mars rover Curiosity's tracks seen from space

The Red Planet ramblings of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity are clearly visible in a new image snapped by a sharp-eyed spacecraft. The rover photo, taken on […]