NASA Armageddon Asteroid Disaster September Denial

NASA confirms we won’t all be killed by an asteroid next month

By on August 21, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

NASA confirms we won’t all be killed by an asteroid next month

What do you do if you’reNASA and have to fight off a crazy rumor that says the planet will be hit Armageddon-style by an asteroid in mid-September? Normally, nothing. In rare cases though, you go ahead and deny the whole thing in an official announcement, so that all the crazy talk about such an impeding tragedy might stop. More →

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NASA New Horizons Pluto Flyby Mission Video

Timelapse video shows NASA’s entire New Horizons Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds

By on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Timelapse video shows NASA’s entire New Horizons Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds

Mankind reached an impressive milestone in mid-July when flew a spacecraft by Pluto and snapped the best pictures of the dwarf planet the world has ever seen. We’ve yet actually to send a human that far into outer space, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is still a wonderful accomplishment that we can now appreciate more than ever thanks to a new video. More →

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NASA Space Station Red Sprite Photo

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

By on August 18, 2015 at 5:17 PM.

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. Astronomy blogger Jason Major has noticed that NASA’s International Space Station last week captured a rare photo of this phenomenon, which lasts between 3 and 10 miliseconds and has proven difficult to photograph in the past. More →

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Perseid Meteor Shower Hot To Watch

The best times to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight

By on August 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

The best times to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight

The Perseid meteor shower is at peak visibility this week, which means it’s your best time to check it out without the need for a telescope. NASA informs us that the best time to watch the Perseids is at 4 a.m. ET, or 1 a.m. PT, which means you’ll have to either stay up late or wake up early to catch it. But for dedicated stargazers, we’re sure it will be worth the late night/early morning. More →

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NASA Curiosity Rover Mars Pictures Woman

UFOlogists are freaking out over this NASA pic of a supposed Martian woman

By on August 10, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

UFOlogists are freaking out over this NASA pic of a supposed Martian woman

The truth is out there… but you probably won’t find it at UFOlogist websites. Mashable draws our attention to an article posted over at UFO Sightings Daily that dissects a recent picture taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars that supposedly depicts a woman standing on the surface of the planet. More →

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ISS Astronauts Space Lettuce Meal

Astronauts are finally eating vegetables grown in outer space

By on August 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Astronauts are finally eating vegetables grown in outer space

NASA announced a few days ago that astronauts on the International Space Station will for the first time get a taste of lettuce that wasn’t grown on Earth. The Expedition 44 crew this week will eat fresh red romaine lettuce that was grown on the ISS. More →

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Pluto True Color Images NASA

See Pluto up close in the highest quality NASA pics yet

By on July 24, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

See Pluto up close in the highest quality NASA pics yet

Seeing Pluto up close and personal has certainly been one of the highlights of 2015, but as NASA noted earlier this month, the initial images were just the beginning. More photos from New Horizons have continued to make their way back to Earth over the past several days, including the first true color images of the dwarf planet. More →

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NASA Earth 2.0 Planet Discovered

NASA: This planet could be ‘Earth 2.0’

By on July 23, 2015 at 1:47 PM.

NASA: This planet could be ‘Earth 2.0’

Wow. NASA on Thursday announced the discovery of a planet that could be the first found outside our solar system capable of sustaining human life. The planet, which is officially named Kepler-452b, is being described by NASA’s Jon Jenkins as Earth’s “older, bigger cousin” and it is the smallest planet discovered so far in the so-called “habitable” zone in a solar system in which a planet is capable of sustaining pools of water on its surface. More →

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NASA Epic Earth Photo

You’ve never seen the Earth like this before

By on July 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

You’ve never seen the Earth like this before

Over the past few weeks, Pluto has dominated the headlines. It took nearly a decade, but the New Horizons probe finally reached Pluto on July 14th, giving us our closest look yet at what used to be the ninth planet in our solar system. It has been incredible to see the dwarf planet in detail for the first time in history, but today we’re taking a break from Pluto and returning to Earth. More →

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NASA GRACE Aquifer Water Supply

We’re Running out of Water

By on June 17, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

We’re Running out of Water

It’s not happening today or tomorrow, but we’re slowly running out of water, new NASA data shows. Looking down at the planet using its GRACE satellites over a period of ten years, the researchers at NASA discovered that more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted at an alarming rate, far faster than they can be replenished. More →

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NASA Cinco de Mayo Solar Flare

This solar flare captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is positively stunning

By on May 8, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

This solar flare captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is positively stunning

If you weren’t aware, NASA likes to keep a close eye on everything that’s happening in our solar system. Occasionally, the phenomena they observe are too incredible not to share, such as the huge solar flare that erupted from the surface of the sun on May 5th, an event that NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is calling the ‘Cinco de Mayo’ Solar Flare. More →

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NASA Orbiter

How to watch live as NASA’s orbiter approaches dwarf planet Ceres at 1PM EST

By on March 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

How to watch live as NASA’s orbiter approaches dwarf planet Ceres at 1PM EST

Looking for something to do this afternoon? Why not watch history be made as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft approaches the dwarf planet Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. More →

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