Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.
Tweeting astronomers are a step closer to understanding the origin of our home galaxy.
Happy fortieth anniversary to Viking 1 and to all of the scientists, engineers, politicians and taxpaying citizens who brought
With the headset on, I could look behind me to see a huge Jupiter as we passed from pole to pole, and in front of me I could see the spacecraft, eventually seeing through the protective titanium vault to see the individual experiments' electronics.
If the NASA scientists are right, The Martian could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.
The statement, "It's not Rocket Science," has less to do with the comparable complexities of achievements than it does with the fact that rocket science, despite resting on that solid and known foundation of mathematics and physics, is still to most an arcane and unfathomable practice.
NASA has released a dramatic new video of the dwarf planet Ceres (above). (Story continues below diagram.) Diagram showing
The color variations across the cracked surface indicate the surface geology. Blue and white areas contain relatively pure
About once every 5,000 years, on average, a football field-sized object hits the Earth and causes significant damage, according
Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.