Results tagged “NASA”

As you watch football today, you might be interested the know tha the International Space Station's length and width is about the size of a football field.

Scientists are combing the galaxy looking for stars that could be harboring planet-forming disks. They need your help to explain this puzzling part of stellar evolution.

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, observatory has been approved for a 28-day mission extension.

Day of Remembrance

Sent by SpaceRef editor Keith Cowing: Arlington Memorials - right now. Remember. #AdAstra #51l #STS107 #Apollo1.

Trifid Nebula: Where the Wild Stars Are

A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.

Imaging NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft with LROC required extremely precise timing, worked out by the LADEE, LROC, and LRO operations teams.

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Europe's Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies that erupted and burned out early in the history of the universe.

One day, human activity will extend across the solar system. Scientists believe this will expand our understanding of Earth and the universe in which we live.

Orion Service Module Complete

Work has been progressing steadily on all three main parts of Orion - the service module, the crew module and the launch abort system - and this month the service module joined the launch abort system in crossing the finish line.

The storm system that moved through the northeastern U.S. dropped large snowfall totals up to a foot in southern New England to a couple of inches in Virginia.

NASA has created a unique spherical film showing water's journey and extensive impact as it cycles through Earth.

An Apple in Space

A fresh apple floating freely near a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station is featured in this image.

NOAA's GOES-East satellite is providing continuous coverage of the major winter storm affecting the U.S. East Coast on January 21, 2014.

The other day, as we were going through tapes from Lunar Orbiter IV we came across a picture of the Earth and the Moon - one that was not instantly familiar to us.

Ants in Space

In the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38 flight engineer, uses a video camera to photograph the Ant Forage Habitat Facility which will study ant behavior and colonization in microgravity.

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, performs in-flight maintenance on combustion research hardware in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station in this image taken on Dec. 30, 2013.

Mergui Archipelago As Seen From Space

In the southernmost reaches of Burma (Myanmar), along the border with Thailand, lies the Mergui Archipelago.

Another NASA commercial space partner officially has begun contracted cargo flights to the International Space Station.

Recent observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft have provided scientists a unique glimpse into the activity at the center of our galaxy and led to the discovery of a rare celestial entity that may help them test predictions of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

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