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Extraterrestrial enthusiasts claim ISS cameras show several UFOs

NASA may not have realized that streaming video from the International Space Station (ISS) would lead to UFO enthusiasts claiming the videos have captured numerous UFOs, but that is exactly what is happening.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Op-Ed: First extra solar particles discovered

Sydney - A NASA spacecraft called Stardust brought back particles from space which are now believed to be the first particles to be identified as originating from outside the solar system.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Hubble telescope photos reveal presence of 'zombie stars'

Scientists examining images recorded by NASA's Hubble telescope have discovered evidence of "zombie stars,' a star created by a little known form of supernova.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Saturn jumps in for a photobomb of the moon

Sydney - In a rare moment of celestial fun, the sixth planet from the sun decided to drop in for a photobomb of Earth's moon on Monday night.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

NASA: 'impossible' engine could change space travel forever

Roger Shawyer may soon be getting a lot of attention. When he first built what is now called the EmDrive, no one took it seriously. That started to change in 2012 after a team of Chinese scientists built it themselves, and it worked.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 7 comments

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to unlock more Martian secrets

Washington - NASA’s successor to the Mars Curiosity rover will head to the red planet in 2020 carrying a payload of scientific instruments that will explore Mars as never before.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

NASA tests robotics and laser-powered drills for Europa mission

Anchorage - Jupiter's icy moon Europa is the next target for some NASA scientists. Scientists are testing a robot equipped with a drill powered by laser energy carried through a fiber-optic wire.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Earth is heating up: 2013 smashes climate records

Maunaloa - Climate data shows that temperatures worldwide are continuing to rise and 2013 was no different, according to a report released July 17 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 4 comments

'Good luck and Godspeed' — 45 years after the Apollo 11 launch

Cape Canaveral - At 9:32 a.m. eastern time, three American astronauts left the confines of earth, speeding into space, destined to land on the moon and cement their status as American heros.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Student science heads for space

Houston - Mission 5 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 11. The investigations represent a diversity of subjects from bacteria to tadpole shrimp and locations from Massachusetts to Arizona.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Op-Ed: NASA Mars landing in 2030s? Forget it, U.S. has lost its balls

Sydney - When you remember the sheer enthusiasm of the Moon landings, the vague babblings about Martian landings are to put it mildly, unimpressive. The march of progress in space has become a limp-wristed square dance.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Binary system planet first to be discovered using microlensing

Scientists with NASA have announced the rare discovery of a planet orbiting two red dwarf stars some 3,300 light-years away from earth.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

NASA — Striving to pass the smell-test

Space is weird. Someone had to say it. Objects float. Temperatures fluctuate by hundreds of degrees. Cosmic rays carry enough radiation to make Chernobyl look like a walk in the park.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Happy 4th of July from NASA

Mountain View - NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California is celebrating its 75th Diamond Anniversary. A unique series of "Living Museum" exhibits highlighting the Center's research are on display at local businesses right now.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 3 comments

NASA's Orion to launch new era in space flight

Cape Canaveral - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle, the United States is preparing to re-enter the universe of manned space flight in December with the launch of NASA's new Orion space vehicle.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

ISS astronauts lose hair along with World Cup bet (Video)

It seems the World Cup mania has even hit the International Space Station and the astronauts on board have been following the various matches with interest. Then the US was set to play Germany, and that is when the fun really began.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Mars Curiosity Rover’s ‘anniversary’ in ancient glacial landscape

Torrejon - Ancient glaciers shaped the landscape of Gale Crater on Mars, while, in lower lying areas, rivers and lakes of extremely cold liquid water formed landscapes resembling those found in Iceland and Alaska.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Man claims to have lived on Mars for the last 17 years

An ex-marine under the pseudonym name of Captain Kaye claims he has spent the last 17 years living on Mars defending the human colonies from martians.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 10 comments

'Here we come, Mars' NASA testing its own UFO

Mars is still a realistic dream, not only for Mars One, but the European Space Agency and NASA. NASA has taken a giant leap forward in developing what they are hoping will be a viable flying-saucer shaped vehicle capable of withstanding Mars atmosphere.
In the Media by Karen Graham

$61 million paid for space operations business

Astrotech Corp. is to sell Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) business to Lockheed Martin Corp., for $61 million. The sale will generate more funds for space medicine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sun ejects giant CME at 1.5 million miles per hour

The sun emitted a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) on May 9, 2014, the first to be seen by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) of NASA, which was launched in June 2013 to closely observe the lower levels of the solar atmosphere.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa

Enjoy high-speed Internet on the moon

Although wireless Internet is still not available at several places over the globe, a team of NASA and MIT research scientists have shown that it can be made available on the moon.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa

Russia could bail on space station as tensions with U.S. worsen

Moscow - The Russian Federation is threatening to stop participating in the International Space Station project after 2020 in what appears to be a further deterioration of East-West relations.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Russian sanctions have boomerang affect on U.S. space program

Russia has announced that after 2020 they will no longer use the International Space Station. This notification comes two weeks after warning the U.S. that sanctions against the Russian space industry would have a "boomerang" effect.
In the Media by Karen Graham

NASA announces plans for a greenhouse on Mars

Wednesday, NASA announced that plants on Mars may begin growing by 2021 in isolated conditions. The next Mars rover will launch in mid-2020 and an experiment to send growing plant life with the rover to the Red Planet is in the works.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 3 comments

Ice, liquid found on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, may harbor life

Think Mars is the ultimate life-harboring planet in our solar system? Think again. Recent findings from NASA indicate there may be life on not one, but two of Jupiter’s moons.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 4 comments

NASA reveals next-gen spacesuit prototype that could head to Mars

NASA announced the winner of the spacesuit prototype contest that launched last month, encouraging the public to cast their votes for the future of space travel fashion.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 3 comments

NASA data shows tornado-breeding weather system on the move

Washington - If the devastating plague of tornadoes in the last few days has been bad enough, there are more on the way. A large weather system is being tracked by NASA, showing a monster system over the Arizona/New Mexico region.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Astronomers discover freezing cold star in Earth’s backyard

Pasadena - The recent discovery of a brown dwarf star by astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope is remarkable in two respects.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment
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The video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 171 angstrom shows sunspot 1402 erupting ...
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The video taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in 171 angstrom shows sunspot 1402 erupting with an X1.8 class solar flare.
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Light snow covers these plants early morning on Dec. 26
Light snow covers these plants early morning on Dec. 26
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NASA s IRIS solar atmospheric observatory witnessed its strongest Solar Flare on Jan 28 2014  since ...
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NASA's IRIS solar atmospheric observatory witnessed its strongest Solar Flare on Jan 28 2014, since launching in 2013.
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Artist s concept of an aircraft that could enter service in 2025 from the team led by The Boeing Com...
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Artist's concept of an aircraft that could enter service in 2025 from the team led by The Boeing Company
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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral  Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is de...
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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is designed to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.
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Sun hides behind Winter clouds while reflecting light.  Trees helplessly stand in and witness the gl...
Sun hides behind Winter clouds while reflecting light. Trees helplessly stand in and witness the glory of mother nature. The snap was taken in a village of Tripura, India
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NASA/ESA s Hubble Space Telescope produced this highly detailed image of the Orion Nebula  taking ov...
NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion/
NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope produced this highly detailed image of the Orion Nebula, taking over 105 Hubble orbits using all the telescope's imaging instruments simultaneously to capture the cosmic spectacle.
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Artist depiction of Voyager spacecraft
NASA Images
Artist depiction of Voyager spacecraft
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Final Day of Docked Operations
This view of space shuttle Atlantis and its Raffaello multi-purpose l...
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Final Day of Docked Operations This view of space shuttle Atlantis and its Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module was taken by a crew member aboard the space station on the final day of joint activities between the crew members for the STS-135 and Expedition 28 missions.
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Mars rovers.
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Mars rovers.
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The Hubble telescope captured this image of P/2010 A2
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The Hubble telescope captured this image of P/2010 A2
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Puppy prints in the snow.
Puppy prints in the snow.
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snow melting off the stones on the patio  01/02/12
snow melting off the stones on the patio, 01/02/12
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The green scum shown in this image is the worst algae bloom Lake Erie has experienced in decades. Vi...
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon
The green scum shown in this image is the worst algae bloom Lake Erie has experienced in decades. Vibrant green filaments extend out from the northern shore.
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Giant solar flare: November 16  2012
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Giant solar flare: November 16, 2012
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The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured this video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) t...
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The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured this video of a coronal mass ejection (CME) that blasted off the sun on January 27, 2012.
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A YouTube screenshot of a NASA video showing Earth-sized solar tornadoes on the surface of the sun o...
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A YouTube screenshot of a NASA video showing Earth-sized solar tornadoes on the surface of the sun on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8.
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There is a simple explanation for the missing stars. To show stars requires a time exposure. You can...
NASA JSC Media Services Center
There is a simple explanation for the missing stars. To show stars requires a time exposure. You can't shoot moving people with such an extremely slow shutter speed. You can shoot either the astronaut or the stars. It's awfully difficult to capture both.
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Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery
Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery
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