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New composite image shows auroras on Uranus

New composite image shows auroras on Uranus In addition, Uranus has the distinction of rotating with an axial tilt of 97 degrees — almost parallel to the plane of the solar system.The above images show bright auroras glowing in the clouds of Uranus, a phenomenon that was only confirmed in 2011.

I just (virtually) adopted a piece of Earth, and so can you

I just (virtually) adopted a piece of Earth, and so can you But you don't have to wait until April 22 to get your own slice.The space agency is handing out planetary adoption certificates in the days leading up to the main event.

NASA to host first 4K live-stream in space on the ISS later this month

NASA to host first 4K live-stream in space on the ISS later this month Whitson will join Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of AWS Elemental, and Carolyn Giardina, technology editor for the Hollywood Reporter.The live discussion, titled “Reaching For the Stars: Connecting The Future with NASA and Hollywood,” will take a look at how technology is helping both scientific research and filmmaking to level up.

The world looks stunning in new photographs released by NASA

The world looks stunning in new photographs released by NASA These images are the result of data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite.According to NASA, VIIRS is the first satellite instrument to make quantitative measurements of light emissions and reflections, which allows researchers to distinguish the intensity, types and the sources of night lights over several years.

Arctic Meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition

Arctic Meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition Rapid climate change is transforming the vast region by warming air and sea temperatures, shifting weather patterns, and melting sea and land ice at faster rates than were ever anticipated by even the most pessimistic forecasts a few years ago.March 2017 became the sixth month in a row to set a record for the lowest sea ice extent, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Donald Trump just got trolled from the 'first protest in space'

Donald Trump just got trolled from the 'first protest in space' On Wednesday, the Autonomous Space Agency Network, amateurs who promote DIY space exploration, revealed a little project it was working on.It's called "The First Protest in Space," and it involved sending an insulting Trump tweet into orbit on a weather balloon.

NASA News Conference April 13

NASA News Conference April 13 in our solar system as part of our search for " outside of Earth.Credits: NA SANASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency' s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a newsEl tati?

Life May Be Lurking On Saturn's Moon, Enceladus

Life May Be Lurking On Saturn's Moon, Enceladus Yesterday, NASA held a press conference today announcing that Enceladus may harbor life.Scientists have confirmed that there’s plenty of chemical energy within the moon’s underground lakes to support life.

Meet the DIY spacesuit designer who wants to bring exploration to the masses

Meet the DIY spacesuit designer who wants to bring exploration to the masses Cameron Smith's cramped apartment resembles a makeshift NASA lab.They'll begin at 5,000 feet, then 10,000 feet, and so on, progressively working their way to 63,000 feet — the so-called Armstrong limit.

This March was the second-warmest March in 137 years, because why stop now?

This March was the second-warmest March in 137 years, because why stop now? New data released on Friday shows that March 2017 was the second-warmest on record, behind March of last year.The global average surface temperature was 1.

New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life

New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life In fact, some moons may contain subsurface oceans with a larger total volume of water than Earth has.In the latest revelation, NASA announced strong evidence for life-sustaining conditions in the subsurface oceans of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Scientists discover that the atmosphere of Mars is full of metal

Scientists discover that the atmosphere of Mars is full of metal The atmosphere of Mars is extremely metal.There’s metal throughout the atmosphere of Mars, and this is the first time we’ve seen that on any planet other than Earth.

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch

Get ready to watch the first-ever 360-degree livestream of a rocket launch On Tuesday morning, NASA will broadcast its first-ever rocket launch livestream in 360-degree video, providing an unprecedented vantage point that will make viewers feel as if they are standing on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral.The launch of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket—aimed at transporting supplies to the International Space Station—is scheduled for a 30-minute window beginning at 11:11 a.

NASA photographs huge new fissure opening in Greenland glacier

NASA photographs huge new fissure opening in Greenland glacier Scientists recently detected a new crack forming in one of the world’s largest glaciers, the Petermann Glacier in Greenland.The new images come from NASA’s IceBridge operation, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the last several days.

This photo of Earth peaking out between Saturn's rings will make you feel small

This photo of Earth peaking out between Saturn's rings will make you feel small A new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft near Saturn shows Earth as a small speck of light, framed and dwarfed by Saturn's famous rings.This isn't Cassini's first photo of Earth from Saturn.

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss While we’re talking about icy rocks from the outer Solar System, it would be a shame not to mention Enceladus.But unlike Earth, there’s a surprising volume of hydrogen coming out of those vents and floating off into space.

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stake

Awe-inspiring photos of Earth remind us just what's at stake But space agencies and companies took a different approach, choosing to celebrate our Earth from up above.That mission's iconic "Earthrise" images show our planet peeking out from beyond the Moon's surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon.

Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies

Cassini Probe Puts a Ring On Earth Before it Dies If you’re a space nerd, you’re probably familiar with the Cassini probe.It, alongside the Huygens lander, were part of a joint ESA and NASA mission to study Saturn and its moons.

This 57-year-old woman just beat out every other astronaut to set a space record

This 57-year-old woman just beat out every other astronaut to set a space record Stand up and take notice of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.Not only is Whitson the first woman to command the International Space Station twice, she's the oldest woman to fly to space for NASA, and we think she might be the record holder for most records set in space (though we don't know that for sure).

Donald Trump asked astronauts in space a question only he can answer

Donald Trump asked astronauts in space a question only he can answer Presidents and lawmakers set the agenda for NASA, and depending on their priorities, the space agency's directives can swing wildly from administration to administration.During the call, Trump also suggested that we should accelerate the timeline for getting astronauts to Mars.