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Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

Climb Aboard a Boeing 747 That NASA Turned Into the World’s Biggest Flying Telescope | WIRED

To get the best space observations possible, NASA scientists fly around the world in a highly modified 747 carrying a giant telescope.

Enhanced NASA Images Show Potential for Buried Ice Near the Martian Equator

Enhanced NASA Images Show Potential for Buried Ice Near the Martian Equator

NASA made headlines around the world back in 2015 when it discovered evidence of briny water flowing on the surface of Mars. The agency detected hydrated salts flowing within recurring slope lineae, or RSLs,...

NASA has found 16,000 asteroids near Earth. Don’t panic.

NASA has found 16,000 asteroids near Earth. Don’t panic.

There are millions of such rocks, called asteroids, in the solar system. An estimated 1 million to 2 million large asteroids exist in the space between Mars and Jupiter.  Sometimes these asteroids collide with...

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

“Alpha Centauri Up Close!” –NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets

The search for a second Earth orbiting another star is one of astronomy’s greatest challenges. It’s a task that each passing day appears close to fruition. Since astronomers spotted the first exoplanet in 1988,...

NASA | Magnificent Eruption in Full HD

NASA | Magnificent Eruption in Full HD

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME,...

Boiling Blood and Radiation: 5 Ways Mars Can Kill

Boiling Blood and Radiation: 5 Ways Mars Can Kill

Radiation exposure is among the top health risks for Mars astronauts, but the Red Planet poses many other dangers as well. The most immediate threat to human health on Mars is the low pressure...