nasa

International Space Station

Former ISS Executive Charged With Allegedly Expensing Sex Workers to NASA

Charles Resnick, former chief economist for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is accused of allegedly defrauding the government and misusing NASA money.
Sarah Emerson
5 days ago
Twins study

Everything We've Learned from NASA's Study of Identical Twin Astronauts

A year-long experiment involving Mark and Scott Kelly found that long duration space trips affect genes, eyeballs, and cognitive abilities.
Becky Ferreira
4.12.19
ALIENS

NASA Says it Caused Otherworldly Lights in the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”
Sarah Emerson
4.10.19
Space

NASA Is Offering $18,500 to Lie in Bed for 60 Days

The unique study by NASA, the ESA, and the German Aerospace Center will test the effects of artificial gravity on the bodies of astronauts in space.
Rob Dozier
3.29.19
climate change

Why a Growing Glacier Isn't Good News for the Climate

Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier is gaining ice due to cyclical changes in ocean temperature, but that doesn’t mean things are getting better.
Sarah Emerson
3.27.19
Space

Sexism Is Not the Reason NASA Called Off the First All-Female Space Walk

“An individual may find that their sizing preferences change in space.”
Becky Ferreira
3.27.19
Stuff

How I Felt After 70 Days of Lying in Bed for Science

I woke up on December 2 and for the first time in 70 days, I stood up. Or at least, I tried to.
Andrew Iwanicki
3.25.19
Space

The Moon Has Tan Lines, NASA Says

Magnetic hotspots on the Moon might contain clues about how to protect humans from radiation on other planets.
Becky Ferreira
3.4.19
antarctica

NASA Discovered a ‘Disturbing’ Glacier Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan

A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that 14 billion tons of ice have almost entirely disappeared from Thwaites Glacier in the last three years.
Sarah Emerson
2.1.19
black holes

Astronomers May Have Seen a Star Turn Into a Black Hole for the First Time

Last year astronomers witnessed an explosion like no other. Now astronomers are debating if what they witnessed was the exact moment a star became a black hole.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.14.19
Space

Astronomers Discover a Supermassive Black Hole Rotating At Half the Speed of Light

The astronomers took advantage of a fortuitous discovery to measure the rotation of a supermassive black hole with unprecedented accuracy.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.11.19
saturn

Saturn's Rings Are Disappearing, NASA Scientists Say

A new NASA study estimates that Saturn’s famous rings won’t be around forever.
Sarah Emerson
12.19.18
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