NASA’s Mars rover appears to have struck gold. A strange ledge at the base of Mt. Sharp exposes sediment layers that could hold clues to how the entire planet was formed. They are said to be the original reason for the agency’s choice for survey location.
Asteroids of about a meter and larger in size invade our planet's atmosphere every other week, a study released by NASA shows. According to data gathered over the past 20 years, at least 556 such asteroids collided with Earth over this period.
US scientists have created a home device that replicates hundreds of complex and expensive lab tests by analyzing just one drop of blood. The constant monitoring offered by the device – which needs little training to use – could save millions of lives.
The massive black hole at the heart of our milky galaxy may be churning out peculiar particles called neutrinos, NASA satellites have revealed. If verified, it would be the first time neutrinos have been traced to the darkest regions of spacetime.
A biodegradable drone made out of fungus, bacteria and wasp spit built by NASA-affiliated scientists may pave the way for future spyware, which would simply self-destruct if it crashes, leaving behind only minute remnants.
Google is taking over an historic Navy air base, NASA's Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco Peninsula. It will pay $1.16 billion in rent over 60 years for the 1,000-acre property, which also boasts a working airfield and golf course.
Imagine that you don’t have to go to space to actually see the Earth rotate, does that seem crazy? The mind-blowing timelapse posted on YouTube presents a different perspective showing our planet actually move, while the stars stay in place.
In a joint project with the US Air Force, NASA has for the first time tested in a real flight its new technological marvel – a shape-shifting wing flap that can potentially reduce noise and improve aerodynamic and fuel efficiency of aircraft.
The US Navy has successfully tested an Aegis missile defense system, simultaneously destroying two cruise and one ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, in a demonstration of capabilities “no other nation in the world has.”
Water in the world’s largest aquifers is being pumped out at greater rates than can be replenished naturally. NASA says this poses a greater threat to US food supplies and global security than previously thought.
NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety.