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September 17, 2015


radiation particles

Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

June 12, 2015


gecko climbing up glass pane

NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

December 5, 2014


full moon and lunar eclipse

New Moon

In case there was ever any doubt, Earth only has one moon.

September 21, 2014


Three people look into the night sky with binoculars and a telescope during a meteor shower.

Helping NASA From Home

NASA wants YOU to help them make new discoveries! Crowdsourcing alleviates big data problems for astronomers.

August 30, 2014


An artist's rendering of a pyramid structure on Mars.

Live On Mars

Mars One hopes to send settlers to the red planet by 2024.

February 4, 2014


Arieal photo of Arizona's Meteor Crater

Mapping (Potentially) Killer Asteroids

There are a million space rocks nearby. Astronomers have only mapped about 9,700 of them.

February 3, 2014


Time-lapse photo of a natural arch at night with a few meteors streaking in the starry sky behind

Saving the World from Asteroids

When it comes to saving the Earth from threatening astroids, Bruce Willis can only do so much.

January 31, 2014


Computer generated image of a Mars rover

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

January 6, 2014


Artist's rendition of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft nearing the red planet

Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

October 1, 2013


tires in a tire yard

NASA Wants To Teach You About Hydroplaning

Why you should thank NASA for rainy day road safety on this Moment of Science.

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