NASA’s ‘impossible’ space engine may actually work
Initially dismissed because the engine appears to violate the law of conservation of momentum, the Cannae Drive may work by harnessing the power of subatomic particles.
NASA launches satellite to monitor Earth’s carbon dioxide levels
The satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.
NASA launches ‘flying saucer’ in Hawaii to test Mars landing tech
After nearly a month’s delay, the test for the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator hit a snag when the parachute didn’t deploy correctly.
See Earth through the eyes of a first-time astronaut
NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy veteran Reid Wiseman has only been in space for a week, but his awesome photos and unbridled, infectious enthusiasm have already made him a star on Twitter.
NASA spots square-shaped ‘hole’ in the sun
The odd ‘hole’ is caused by solar winds streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. The winds don’t pose a threat to the Earth.
NASA’s Curiosity rover to drill into third Mars rock
After analyzing a sandstone rock, called Windjana, the Curiosity team has decided to collect samples for more information on Mars’ geology and habitability.
New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moon
The potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.
Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farm
The mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.
NASA mulls ethics of long space voyages
Astronauts face all sorts of health challenges during long-term spaceflight, including vision impairment, heightened cancer risk and bone loss.