15 August 2012, 06:45 PM ET
Crane Lower that Rover, Crane lower that rover, will be stuck in your head after 2 minutes and 48 seconds of some of the funniest NASA spoof you'll ever see. Keep and eye on www.youtube.com/user/Satire for more funny video.
15 August 2012, 03:48 PM ET
Rare electromagnetic bursts called 'sprites' that form above thunderstorms were filmed by Japan's NHK television at 10,000 frames per second. In April 2012, the International Space Station also captured the illusive phenomena over Southeast Asia.
15 August 2012, 02:12 PM ET
Researchers have modeled all the types of galaxies, filaments, voids seen in the real Universe. 14 billion years of galactic development have been simulated in a few months of supercomputer time at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
15 August 2012, 01:16 PM ET
Located in the constellation of same name, the Phoenix Cluster has come back to life, bursting with new star formation. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the NSF's South Pole Telescope and others studied this huge celestial object.
15 August 2012, 01:08 PM ET
NASA's prototype robotic lander 'Mighty Eagle' successfully flew for 34 seconds on August 8th at the Marshall Center. Without using a tether the lander took off, hovered at 30 feet, flew sideways, and landed safely on its prescribed target.
15 August 2012, 10:55 AM ET
NASA's new Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) can be tuned to detect specific infrared wavelengths. This could be a game-changing technology for medical imaging, pollution detection, fighting wildfires, planetary missions or missile guidance.
14 August 2012, 08:11 PM ET
An enormous star blocking cloud of interstellar dust known as the Pipe Nebula was captured by Europe's MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope. It is located in the Ophiuchus constellation about 600–700 light-years away from Earth.
14 August 2012, 05:45 PM ET
ESA's Mars Express orbiter set its radio antenna to hear the descent of the Mars Science Laboratory. The resulting signal was converted to human-rated audio: MSL's 20-minute entry is compressed to 19 seconds.
14 August 2012, 04:28 PM ET
The 1's and 0's keep flowing between Red Planet and Earth as the Mars Science Lab team develops color enhanced imagery of the landing site from the ground and above. Curiosity's Mast Cam and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided these pictures.
14 August 2012, 09:55 AM ET
A corononal mass ejection (CME) was witnessed by NASA’s Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft on July 23rd, 2012. It was recorded at between 1,800 and 2,000 miles per second, one of the fastest times on record.
13 August 2012, 05:58 PM ET
Filaments are cooler clouds of solar material, tethered above the sun’s surface by unstable magnetic forces. On August 6-8, 2012, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) imaged the long, whip-like structure.
13 August 2012, 05:55 PM ET
An engine with no moving parts, flying faster than 1 mile per second for as long as the fuel supply lasts is the goal of supersonic combustion ramjet ("scramjet") designers. Other propulsion must accelerate it before the scramjet begins to operate.
13 August 2012, 03:13 PM ET
Located within the Large Magellenic Cloud (170,000 light-years-away from Earth), stellar winds of star birth have shaped an extraordinarily bright space-scape of luminous hydrogen clouds. But those same winds will one day leave a bare star cluster.
13 August 2012, 11:38 AM ET
Praise from the President of the United States – and a joke about Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi viral hair style – were bestowed on the Mars Science Laboratory team. Pres. Obama underlined the programs importance for science and education.
10 August 2012, 02:48 PM ET
From 1976 to 2012, six NASA missions to Mars have landed successfully. With technological improvement through the years, the scope of the landing areas have decreased dramatically - edging closer to pinpoint landings.
10 August 2012, 02:01 PM ET
No its not the alien that some thought it was - it was the plume of dirt and dust from the descent stage that slammed into Mars surface at about 100 mph. It crashed about 600 meters away from the landing site of the Mars Science Laboratory.
10 August 2012, 11:28 AM ET
Soar the length of the Colorado River; listen to a narrated overview of best Grand Canyon landforms.
10 August 2012, 10:18 AM ET
Fun with Physics! NASA astronaut Don Pettit enjoyed some of his off-duty time showcasing yo-yo behavior in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.
10 August 2012, 08:54 AM ET
The annual meteor shower reaches its high point on August 11-13, 2012. Jupiter, Venus, the crescent moon and red giant star Aldebaron add to the skywatching spectacle.
09 August 2012, 03:18 PM ET
The first free flight of NASA''s Morpheus LOX-Methane vertical take-off/landing vehicle ended in disaster as it crashed and exploded. The Kennedy Space Center was host for the test of the vehicle on August 9th, 2012.
09 August 2012, 01:59 PM ET
The Curiosity team were aware that dirt and dust would kick up from the thrusters upon landing, but did not expect larger sized pebbles. The Entry/Descent/Landing (EDL) team is investigating their impact.
09 August 2012, 01:33 PM ET
Close up view of the the first color 360° panorama delivered by the Mars Science Laboratory rover. Mike Malin, Curiosity MAST camera Principle Investigator, highlights the imagery.
09 August 2012, 12:21 PM ET
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) will study the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. Dangerous charged particles from the Sun and distant sources pose a threat to astronauts and spacecraft systems.
09 August 2012, 10:39 AM ET
Soon to be ISS commander Sunita Williams will participate in the Malibu Nautica Triathlon - aboard the International Space Station. WCIA Radio and CNN talk to NASA astronaut about her training in Space.
08 August 2012, 07:57 PM ET
Nearly 400,000 galaxies are represented in an animation derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) data release 7. Miguel Arago and Alex Szalay of John Hopkins University and Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium created this amazing view.