Nowadays, it seems as if most of the world has been mapped and all unknown lands visited. However, the cold and inhospitable land known as Antarctica has always seemed a bit mysterious to most of us. Recently NASA announced in a press release that it has "created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica." Creating the map took a lot of … [Read more...] about NASA Releases the First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
We've heard endlessly about the possibility that Mars, the far away red planet, has water, but recently we've gotten closer to a confirmation. Last week NASA revealed that its "Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter [has] revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars." And, according to an article published in the New York Times, scientists note that "shifting dark … [Read more...] about The Water of Mars?
Discussions of black holes in space tend to veer toward science-fiction. Couple that with stories of water on distant planets or moons and you have a tale that many would find hard to believe. However, as National Geographic recently reported, traces of water outside the realm of Earth is now science-fact and evidence suggests that a large mass of water vapor resides in a black … [Read more...] about Scientists Discover Water Cloud in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Recently we brought you the story of Spirit, the retired Mars Rover. Now we bring you a tale from Atlantis. No, not the mythical city, but the recently launched NASA Space Shuttle. The voyage of Atlantis will be the last space shuttle mission from NASA. Will another shuttle ever launch from the famed Cape Canaveral launchpad? Maybe, if it's written in the stars. However, … [Read more...] about You’re in for a Bumpy Ride: NASA Tests New Recycling Bag
NASA is investing millions into the effort of creating more eco-friendly airplanes for cleaner air. The project is called N+3 and looks ahead three generations into the future of aircraft design - calling for developments completed by 2030 to 2035. As with most technological innovations these days, less is more. The planes will use 70 percent less fuel, emit 75 percent less … [Read more...] about NASA Plans to Develop Eco-Friendly Airplanes