Members of the public who want to send their name to Mars on NASA's next rover mission to the Red Planet (Mars 2020) can get a souvenir boarding pass and their names etched on microchips to be affixed to the rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Send your name to fly aboard next mars rover

NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020...
Anne McClain checks Astrobee.

NASA’s Astrobee robot has undergone first hardware tests in space

NASA's new free-flying robotic system, Astrobee, which is designed to help astronauts reduce the time they spend on routine duties, has undergone its first...
Chandrayaan-2 will carry total 13 payloads including one from NASA

Chandrayaan-2 will carry a total of 13 payloads including one from NASA

With less than two months left to go for the ISRO Chandrayaan 2 launch, the Indian Space Research Organization is revealing insights of the...
This is a view of the Taurus-Littrow valley taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. The valley was explored in 1972 by the Apollo 17 mission astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt. They had to zig-zag their lunar rover up and over the cliff face of the Lee-Lincoln fault scarp that cuts across this valley. Credits: [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Shrinking moon may be causing moonquakes

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently spotted wrinkles and quakes on the moon, suggesting that our moon is slowly shrinking over time. The moon is getting...
These three views of the Martian moon Phobos were taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter using its infrared camera, THEMIS. Each color represents a different temperature range. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/SSI

Martian full moon looks like candy

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter, for the first time, has captured the Martian moon Phobos during a full moon phase. The image is a kind...
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner. Credit: Boeing

Boeing revealed a video of its successful Starliner parachute test

On Friday, Boeing an American Aircraft manufacturing company has shared some behind-the-scenes footage of a successful parachute test for its Starliner crew capsule. "It's part...
This artist's illustration shows what one of the very first galaxies in the Universe might have looked like. High levels of violent star formation and star death would have illuminated the gas filling the space between stars, making the galaxy largely opaque and without a clear structure. CREDIT James Josephides (Swinburne Astronomy Productions)

Universe’s earliest galaxies were brighter than expected

Using NASA's Spitzer Telescope, astronomers have recently found cues on how galaxies lit up the universe. According to their findings, some of the Universe's...
Astronomers developed a mosaic of the distant Universe, called the Hubble Legacy Field, that documents 16 years of observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image contains 200,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the Big Bang. The new set of Hubble images, created from nearly 7,500 individual exposures, is the first in a series of Hubble Legacy Field images. The image comprises the collective work of 31 Hubble programs by different teams of astronomers. Hubble has spent more time on this small area than on any other region of the sky, totaling more than 250 days, representing nearly three-quarters of a year. The team is working on a second set of images, totaling more than 5,200 Hubble exposures, in another area of the sky.

2,65,000 galaxies in an extensive legacy field mosaic

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured an image of a legacy field, showing 2,65,000 galaxies, each at different stages in their life cycles,...
The GPM core observatory satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Fani on May 1, 2019 as it was strengthening and nearing landfall in northeastern India. This 3D image shows the powerful storms circling the center. Credit: NASA/JAXA/Jacob Ree

Satellite data revealed heavy rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Fani

Tropical Cyclone Fani, the strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 20 years, made landfall on Friday, May 3. Fani, an equivalent of a...