Meet NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, the Man Responsible for Protecting Earth from Asteroids
Jan 14, 2016 The term planetary defense officer sounds like a high-ranking position in a cosmic task force from a Marvel comic book. But actually, this is a real job title for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office or PDCO.
Astronomers Puzzled by Discovery of Naked, Star-less Black Hole
Jan 12, 2016 Scientists observing a distant galaxy are currently trying to find an explanation as to why some black holes are not surrounded by stars. One theory that they came up with is that this may have been caused by two or more galaxies colliding into one another.
100 New Alien Planets Discovered by NASA Kepler Mission
Jan 11, 2016 The revived Kepler space mission has helped NASA identify 100 new alien planets. Aside from these, the spacecraft was also able to monitor over 200 more that are currently awaiting confirmation.
NASA Scientists Watch as Black Hole ‘Burps’ Out Gases in Nearby Galaxy
Jan 08, 2016 Scientists from NASA were able to witness how a black hole from a different galaxy burped out waves of gases after ingesting nearby matter. According to them, this strange phenomenon could provide important clues regarding the formation of stars,
Next Mars Discovery Mission with InSight Lander Delayed by NASA
Dec 23, 2015 NASA was forced to delay its next mission to Mars due to an ongoing problem with one of the key components of the InSight lander. Although 2018 has been targeted as the new launch period, there's still a chance that the space agency might cancel the mission, which is still part of its Discovery Program.
NASA Discovers Lakes Heating Up Due to Climate Change
Dec 22, 2015 Through a joint study carried out by NASA and the National Science Foundation, it was revealed that lakes are warming at a faster rate than the world's oceans and atmosphere due to climate change. The researchers warned that if this trend continues, the ecosystems of the lakes will be significantly affected.
Scientists Solve Mystery of Missing Water in Hot Exoplanets
Dec 16, 2015 Scientists have finally solved the mystery as to why some exoplanets appear to have insufficient water. Through a combined project by the NASA and the ESA, they were able to discover that these planets' bodies of water were simply hidden behind cosmic clouds.
Mars’ Moon Phobos Breaking Apart due to Red Planet’s Gravitational Pull
Nov 11, 2015 NASA's scientists have reported that Phobos, the moon orbiting Mars, is nearing its destruction. According to the scientists, this is due to the strong gravitational force exerted by the Red Planet on the natural satellite.
Want to Go to Space? NASA Now Hiring Astronauts
Nov 05, 2015 NASA has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its new batch of astronauts starting in December of this year. According to the space agency, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the International Space Station and possibly pioneer the future Mars programs.
Taurid Meteor Shower Expected to Begin This Week
Nov 03, 2015 Stargazers are in for a treat as NASA predicted that the annual Taurid meteor shower is expected to begin this week. During this rare event, spectators will be able to see balls of fire streaking across the sky.
New NASA Video Shows Black Hole Devouring Star [WATCH]
Oct 23, 2015 NASA has created a video detailing the destructive effects of a black hole on a nearby star. The animated video is based on their observations of a real black hole located 290 million light-years away from Earth.
Scientists Watch as Real ‘Star Wars’ Death Star Destroys Orbiting Planet
Oct 22, 2015 Scientists from NASA are currently observing a white dwarf star that has been described as the real-world version of the Death Star from the "Star Wars" film franchise. According to the scientists, the star is currently dying and also vaporizing a planet orbiting around it.
NASA Says Earth Will Have Near Miss with Giant Asteroid on Halloween
Oct 20, 2015 NASA Has recently spotted a massive asteroid that will dangerously zip past Earth on Halloween. According to the space agency, this is the first time that an asteroid will fly near the planet in nine years.
NASA Lays Out Three-Step Plan to Reach Red Planet by 2030
Oct 13, 2015 As part of its quest to send people to Mars, the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has released its comprehensive three-part plan detailing how it aims to land astronauts on the Red Planet. According to the report by the agency, the various phases of the plan will occur within the next decades. If all goes well, NASA will be able to launch a landing mission on Mars by 2030.
NASA and ESA Join Forces for Earth-Saving Mission Against Giant Asteroids
Oct 08, 2015 Like the plot of the 1998 film "Armageddon" starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) are teaming up for a mission that will test the possibility of deflecting an Earth-bound asteroid by crashing it with a spacecraft.