Mercury Sun Transit Time Lapse Video

Watch NASA’s stunning time-lapse video of Mercury’s Sun transit

By on May 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM.

Watch NASA’s stunning time-lapse video of Mercury’s Sun transit

We witnessed a historical cosmic moment on Monday. Mercury, strolling along its orbit between the Earth and the Sun, appeared as a tiny black dot on top of our galaxy’s star. The entire 7.5-hour event was live streamed online, with NASA posting regular photo updates of Mercury’s transit. And now, you can relive the whole thing by watching a fantastic time-lapse video that condenses the 7.5-hour journey into a 2-minute video. More →

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NASA Mercury Sun Transit Livestream Photos

Live stream: Watch Mercury move past the surface of the Sun

By on May 9, 2016 at 1:07 PM.

Live stream: Watch Mercury move past the surface of the Sun

You don’t always get a chance to see Mercury, but thanks to NASA you’ll be able to get a unique view of the small planet as it passes in between the Earth and the sun. Mercury will appear as a tiny black dot on the surface of the Sun during this rare event, and you can watch it happen live.

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NASA Hubble 26th Birthday Video

NASA shares an incredible video of a star blowing a bubble for Hubble’s 26th birthday

By on April 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

NASA shares an incredible video of a star blowing a bubble for Hubble’s 26th birthday

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th birthday, NASA astronomers have highlighted an image of a massive star blowing a bubble into space. The Bubble Nebula, as it is known, sits 7,100 light-years from Earth.

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NASA 4K Aurora Borealis Video

NASA’s Ultra HD footage of Aurora Borealis from space will improve your Monday

By on April 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM.

NASA’s Ultra HD footage of Aurora Borealis from space will improve your Monday

Late last year, NASA partnered with video delivery infrastructure company Harmonic to launch a non-commercial Ultra HD TV channel. NASA’s goal was to utilize the clarity and resolution of UHD to “showcase the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space,” which is exactly what it has done in a new feature.

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NASA Microsoft HoloLens Mars Exhibit

Microsoft’s HoloLens will soon let you simulate walking on Mars

By on March 30, 2016 at 9:45 PM.

Microsoft’s HoloLens will soon let you simulate walking on Mars

Microsoft didn’t make too many splashy headlines during the opening of its Build conference on Wednesday but it did show off some really cool new technology related to both artificial intelligence and mixed reality platforms. When it comes to the latter, the company announced that it’s teaming up with NASA to create a new experience where people can take a virtual walk on Mars with the help of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. More →

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Project Apollo 17

Project Apollo 17 might be the most impressive interactive experience on the Internet

By on March 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Project Apollo 17 might be the most impressive interactive experience on the Internet

44 years. That’s how long it’s been since Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon, returned to Earth. With all of the technological advancements that have come about in the past four decades, you might think that a trip to the Moon would be a walk in the park, but NASA’s priorities lie elsewhere.

Thankfully, those same advancements have made it possible for us to relive the Apollo 17 mission without ever leaving our homes. More →

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NASA Soyuz Launch Live Stream

Watch live as NASA launches a crew of astronauts to the ISS today

By on March 18, 2016 at 5:02 PM.

Watch live as NASA launches a crew of astronauts to the ISS today

The next journey to the International Space Station is just hours away.

NASA announced last week that it would provide live coverage of an upcoming rocket launch to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will join cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos as they lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday, March 18th.

That day is here, and you can watch it happen live at 5:26 p.m. ET.

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Star Wars BB-8 NASA Photos

In pictures: Everyone’s favorite new ‘Star Wars’ robot visits NASA

By on March 11, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

In pictures: Everyone’s favorite new ‘Star Wars’ robot visits NASA

We’ve loved BB-8 ever since we first spotted him rolling around in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. The cute little robot is a clear hit with the crowds, and might grow to become even more popular than R2-D2 and C-3PO. He’s so cool that he even got the chance to visit NASA and play with the actual robot prototypes that the agency will use for space exploration missions.

Here are some pictures from this epic visit.

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NASA plans supersonic passenger jet

By on March 1, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

NASA plans supersonic passenger jet

Nearly 13 years after the last iconic Concorde airliner hung up its wings, NASA has announced a new supersonic passenger jet.

On Monday, NASA revealed a project as part of its newly-introduced New Aviation Horizons initiative that awarded Lockheed Martin a $20 million contract over the next 17 months to create a jet that uses quiet supersonic technology (QueSST). It is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ for the initiative. More →

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Saturn Rings Dione Moon NASA Photo

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

By on February 17, 2016 at 3:51 PM.

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

Saturn and its rings may be a long way from Earth, but that doesn’t mean we can’t snap lots of photos of the distant planet. In fact, taking pictures of Saturn is part of the job for NASA researchers, who have captured a stunning shot of several objects in the planet’s orbit.

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Asteroid 2013 TX68 Pass March

An asteroid is about to pass so close to Earth that we’ll see it in the sky

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:25 PM.

An asteroid is about to pass so close to Earth that we’ll see it in the sky

Don’t worry, we aren’t about to go extinct like the dinosaurs. That said, a 30-meter wide asteroid will be passing Earth so close early next month that we might be able to see it in the sky, NASA has announced. And it might even hit Earth at some point in 2017.

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NASA probes AnonSec hack claims, denies that one of its drones was hacked

By on February 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

NASA probes AnonSec hack claims, denies that one of its drones was hacked

Hacking group AnonSec says that it has accessed a trove of NASA data and hacked one of the space agency’s drones, prompting an investigation by NASA, which has questioned the validity of the claims.

AnonSec dubbed the alleged hack “OpNasaDrones” and claims to have accessed a slew of drone flight logs as well as email addresses and phone numbers of NASA employees, according to documents posted online Sunday. The hackers say they even attempted to crash a NASA Global Hawk drone. More →

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