Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. This week, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and the search for life on other worlds.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:41
Atlas, a new disaster robot can execute amazing human-like acrobatic feats such as backflips and in-air pirouettes.
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first of an advanced new fleet of weather satellites, launched into space on Nov. 18, 2017 to begin its vital mission. See photos from the launch and preparations here in our mission gallery.
The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites has launched to space, turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations.
Portal origin URL: ELaNa XIV CubeSats Launch on JPSS-1 MissionPortal origin nid: 413638Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 04:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Four CubeSats Launch on JPSS-1 MissionPortal image: View of Delta II Rocket that is set to Launch NOAA’s JPSS-1Science Categories: Earth
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is regarded as a brilliant theoretical physicist. His work on black holes and the big bang are topics of popular books.
It's Black Friday, space fans, so here's a roundup of the best online deals for out-of-this-world "Star Wars" merchandise on Amazon.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected yet another black hole merger — their fifth since 2015, and involving some of the lightest black holes the instrument has ever detected.
The first cat to fly in space and live to meow about it is getting her own statue, thanks to the crowdfunded support of more than 1,100 of her fans.
Portal origin URL: Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA ObservationsPortal origin nid: 413533Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:06Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA mission results show that tornado-like swirls of space plasma create tumultuous boundaries in the near-Earth environment, letting dangerous high-energy particles slip into near Earth space.Portal image: animation of mixing plasma of different densitiesScience Categories: Sun
NASA released a video explaining how it will focus the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, currently scheduled to launch in mid-2019.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll show you how to use your favorite mobile astronomy app to find Uranus and Neptune, and even see some of their moons!
The visual-effects company Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (ADI) has released a nearly 6-minute video showing how its artists and technicians built a "warrior bug" for "Starship Troopers."
While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed into the atmosphere off the coast of South Africa, above the Atlantic Ocean.
A conference aimed at disputing the idea that the world is round just wrapped up in North Carolina. Here's what they talked about.
After sustaining damages from Hurricane Irma and spending years on the chopping block, Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory will remain open.
A next-generation satellite built to make global weather forecasts more accurate than ever will now launch into space no earlier than Saturday (Nov. 18) after two delays earlier this week, NASA officials said.
Sixty years of data reveal that, while the maximum level of solar activity can vary drastically, by one measure, it always returns to the same quiet minimum.
Despite the abundance of faint stars and rather dim constellations, the beautiful Milky Way and several attractive star clusters make for lovely sights on a midautumn night.
Space.com's editors present a list of the astrophysics and astronomy books worth a read-through.