NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

The mysterious Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 now exists as more than a generic-looking blob. NASA has posted its sharpest-ever images of the object, captured a relatively close 4,109 miles away at 12:33AM on January 1st. While scientists already knew some details about MU69 before now, such as its unusual two-part ‘pancake’ shape, these higher-quality […]

Ultima Thule: NASA probe will reach tiny world at edge of solar system on New Year’s Day

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to go where no probe has ever gone before this New Year’s Day, when it beams back data from a tiny world that sits more than six billion kilometers away at the edge of the solar system. The mysterious object the craft will be exploring is officially known as […]

NASA discovered an electric blue sand dune on Mars — and the photos are mind-blowing

NASA NASA captured images of this bright blue sand dune on the red planet. The photo was taken in Lyot Crater, known for its patterned ground. The dune has a different composition to dunes nearby, hence its colour.   NASA found an exquisite sand dune on Mars that is literally out of this world, it confirmed […]

NASA discloses October security breach

In an internal memo obtained by Spaceref, NASA’s chief human capital officer Bob Gibbs has revealed that the agency suffered a security breach a few months ago. Investigators discovered the breach on October 23rd, and they found that an intruder gained access to a server containing the personal information (including their Social Security numbers) of […]

2019 will be an extraordinary year in space. Here’s what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in store for planet Earth.

SpaceX The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts inside commercial spaceships for the first time next year. Elon Musk may also conduct a test launch of his rocket company’s “Starship” spacecraft. Plus, humanity will make its farthest-ever visit to a […]

Superhero Bits: ‘Aquaman’ Breaks China Box Office Records, NASA Wants to Help Tony Stark & More

How much did Aquaman make in its opening weekend in China? Could Superman get his own series on The CW? When can we expect a new trailer for Shazam!? What comic book movies landed LA Film Critics Society awards? What does NASA have to say about Tony Stark being lost in space? Which comic book […]

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)

For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago. NASA’s new tool – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – aka ‘InSight’ touched down on Mars on November 26. On December […]

NASA takes a tangible step back toward the Moon with commercial program

Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, and Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen, right, are shown with the representatives of the nine US companies that are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface. (credit: NASA) NASA announced Thursday that it has partnered with nine companies to enable the delivery of small scientific […]