Massive blizzard Jonas arrived and dumped itself all over the Northeastern United States covering Washington D.C. and New York City with over two feet of snow in some areas and 30 inches at the highest point in Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
Yours truly is stuck inside as NYC Mayor De Blasio has encouraged… More »
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully grown their very first flower, and it is orange and sunny and edible and blooming with the vitality of Science! More »
Get your binoculars out and put your phone away tonight, because for a change, all the entertainment you need is in the natural sky! That’s right, our Earth provides some wonders that extend beyond a small screen.
Tonight’s cool meteor shower, starting at around 9PM EST, is called a “Geminid” meteor shower. NASA… More »
Set your DVRs so that you can watch your Sunday shows another time, and instead run outside to gaze at the powerful and beautiful upcoming Blood Moon. It is a rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a “supermoon” which will surely produce a stunning display of space beauty. The next time this will happen is… More »
Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.
In preparation for this, they have started a year-long project to simulate life on Mars so that we can all be ready to move there ASAP.
Despite scientific… More »
NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t she lovely? Check out that heart-shape on the surface. <3 "We have completed the initial reconnaissance of the Solar System, an endeavour started under President… More »
All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device to go into space and record space sounds I guess?
It’s super cool and creepy and we suggest you kick off your weekend… More »
NASA has come up with a thoroughly modern way to celebrate Earth Day this year, and it’s waaaaayyy easier than planting a tree or taking the bus. The most cutting edge scientific agency in the world wants you to take a selfie. Yes, seriously. The project is called #GlobalSelfie, and here’s the lowdown from NASA’s website:
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Connor Johnson, a six-year-old from Colorado, has long dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now, he is on a mission to save NASA. He launched a petition on the White House website to gain support for the program and has received thousands of signatures. Since the petition has gained national attention, he’s received all kinds of… More »
Do you spend all of your free time lounging in bed? Have you always wanted to be an astronaut but are afraid of heights? Would you like to use your formidable napping skills to serve your country? Oh boy, does NASA have a job for you! The space exploration agency is planning a study to… More »
“We talked on the phone for that one long time, which was certainly a nice morale thing for me. I’m up there on the station with five guys and to get to talk to somebody who, even instantly on the phone, is so personable, it was like talking to a girlfriend.”
–NASA Astronaut Cady… More »
We are gathered here today to honor and pay our respects to Frog, the victim of NASA’s recent rocket launch. While Frog’s dramatic mode of passing may have produced an undeniably humorous photo, we realize that getting blasted 40 feet into the air by a rocket is not particularly pleasant for any species, and therefore… More »
Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that’s NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such a ridiculous program. Ladies! In space! LOL! Check out this letter, which says, “We have no existing program concerning woman astronauts nor do we contemplate… More »
One small step for women, one giant leap for womenkind! That’s right, four of the eight new astronauts selected by NASA are women. Being the first new recruits in four years, the eight astronauts will join fellow NASA folk at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston. The ladies are Christina Hammock, 34; Nicole Aunapu Mann,… More »
A couple weeks ago, we brought you the crazy story of Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old student in Florida whose ill-fated science experiment got her arrested and charged with a felony. Wilmot was set to be tried as an adult in Florida’s notoriously tough court system, but thanks to a public backlash and internet campaign, she… More »
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been entertaining and educating all of us here on Earth with awesome YouTube videos and tweets during his five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He returns to Earth today, but he made sure to leave us with a bittersweet farewell that is also the first music video ever recorded in space. As he tweeted yesterday:… More »
It’s hard out there for a Mars rover. Day after day, these dutiful little robots drive around the barren surface of the red planet collecting data to send back to their bosses relaxing at the warm, cozy NASA offices 40 million miles away. Do you really blame one of them for getting a bit, umm,… More »
A 500-page transcript from the 1969 Apollo 10 round-the-moon mission was recently released. Around page 400, the declassified log revealed that on day six, the mission’s three astronauts Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan and John Young were plagued by mysterious, floating poops. Here’s an excerpt of their close encounter of the turd kind below:
Stafford:… More »
There’s a lot to love about the Mars rover Curiosity: the fact that while we’re slaving away at the office it’s cruising around Mars collecting data, its informative first-person tweets, the beautiful mohawked man who helped it land successfully on a faraway planet. And now, thanks to a creative Etsy seller, you can wear your… More »