If movies about space have taught us anything, it’s that no one can hear you scream. If you get lost in space, nobody’s going to find you. Unless you’re a spacecraft with a direct link to NASA. Then, there is hope for you yet.
The Arctic Ocean is seeing a rapid amount of ice loss this season, but NASA scientists aren’t too alarmed.
With this much planning, you’d think Americans were putting together a wedding.
Home improvement projects are rarely interesting, unless you’re an astronaut. Right now NASA’s Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams are installing the first of two new docking adapters into the side of the International Space Station which will accommodate Boeing and SpaceX crafts.
Late next year, if all goes to plan, SpaceX and Boeing will begin sending American astronauts up to the International Space Station, ending Russia’s monopoly on the ticket to orbit. In anticipation of the new space taxis, NASA is now building its commercial partners a parking spot.
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket will be the most powerful booster humans have ever created. And to power that rocket, you need on big-ass tank of liquid hydrogen built with the largest welding machine ever made.
The stories of NASA’s formative years and the early days of the space program have been chronicled time and time again, but Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures is telling one we’ve not seen before about the African American women who helped send rockets to the stars. It’s looking great so far.
After more than a week offline, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory—the sun-watching spacecraft responsible for these close-up images of solar flares, fire, and loops—is back. But just what caused it to glitch in the first place?
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of our favorite things because it gives us images like the one above, which not only pictures a number of galaxies, but shows the introduction of two new ones.
Every year, the Perseids are a spectacular show. But this year, they’re something even more special than usual, and you shouldn’t miss it. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Perseid meteor shower—and what you should be looking for when you do.
It’s always a good time to get up close and personal with Mars.
A network of dark canyons lines Saturn’s moon, Titan, but just what’s inside those trenches has remained mysterious—until now. Researchers just confirmed that those canyons are flowing with liquid methane.
Someday, perhaps we will have a little space house all of our own, over whose white picket fence we can watch the sun(s) set into the red sky over our exoplanet ranch. Until then, these six new prototype deep space habitat designs that NASA just released will have to do.
You’ve never truly seen what a rocket plume looks like. They are extremely bright and therefore, have never been photographed properly and unless you want to stare directly into one, it’ll be nearly impossible to imagine. Although that’s difficult, considering there haven’t been cameras that could capture its image…
If someone told us that these stunning new photos had been taken on Earth, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye. But they weren’t. Instead, every one of these photographs comes from a planet millions of miles away from us.
For several months last fall, Indonesia choked under a blanket of smog fueled by one of the worst fire seasons in its history. But smoldering peatlands didn’t limit their pollution to the island nation: they sent smoke halfway across the world.
This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind’s first trip to Mars in 2033—and io9 is proud to…
Three months ago, Iran’s Lake Urmia was green. Today, it’s blood red. But it’s not something that’s been added to the lake that caused the change—it’s something that’s been taken out.
We can’t believe it’s been 40 years since NASA’s Viking mission became the first to successfully land a spacecraft on Mars. It took us only slightly less time to get the Curiosity Rover up there so we could get a closer look at our planet.
If there was any doubt in your heart that the people at NASA were a bunch of nerds, here’s the evidence that proves otherwise.