NASA scientists are turning more and more to the search for life on other worlds. In our solar system, a promising place to look for life is Jupiter’s moon Europa, which might have a liquid water ocean beneath its icy crust. Late last week, scientists announced that a new mission to Europa – proposed to launch in the 2020s – is moving forward from concept review to development.
How sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, as seen from geosynchronous orbit.
When Sony stopped manufacturing replacement parts for its Aibo pet robot, owners scrambled to save the robot-dogs that had become part of their families.
New video captures the excitement of the upcoming July 14 spacecraft encounter with Pluto. The real thing will be better and is just ahead!
Venus and Jupiter are converging for a must-see close encounter at the end of June. It could be the best backyard sky show of 2015.
This year’s monsoon rainfall began on June 5 in southern India. This animation, made from satellite data, shows where the precipitation fell as the season started.
An astronaut aboard the ISS prepares one of her favorite meals – quinoa salad with tomato, mackerel and leek cream in a warm tortilla. Here’s how it’s done in space.
This new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres – released by NASA today (June 8, 2015) – is based on images taken by the Dawn spacecraft as it orbits around this little world. It’s our best look yet at Ceres, which is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter …
More than 100 people die each year after getting caught in rip currents. These outgoing ocean currents are the #1 danger for people at beaches. These currents can sometimes flow as fast as 2.5 meters per second (8 feet per second), which is faster than any human swimmer. Learn what to do if you get caught in a rip current, in this video. And share with your kids!
In honor of World Ocean Day on June 8, a beautiful video visualization of ocean currents around the world. It shows ocean surface currents from June 2005 through December 2007.