Latest news, images, videos and gifs from outer space.
As the most expensive thing ever constructed by humans, this .gif makes it seem surprisingly simple.
The International Space Station is not only an orbiting laboratory, but also a space port for a variety of international spacecraft. As of November 2014, there have been:
100 Russian launches
37 Space Shuttle launches
1 test flight and 3 operational flights by […]
The new mosaic image represents the sharpest and largest mosaic image of the Milky Way’s galactic neighbor ever taken, Hubble officials said.
The panoramic image shows striking details of the bright galaxy, which is located about 2.5 million light-years from Earth. While that may seem far away, Hubble usually trains its view on more distant targets. […]
Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri has created the first man-made, biologically functional leaf that takes in carbon dioxide, water, and light and releases oxygen. The leaf consists of chloroplasts — the part of a plant cell where photosynthesis happens — suspended in body made of silk protein.
“This material has an amazing property of […]
NASA’s Kepler telescope is still discovering new, distant exoplanets in our corner of the Milky Way, but oftentimes they’re hard to visualise and easily forgotten about by some of us normal folk. Now, to get everyone dreaming about these potentially habitable worlds, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has drawn up a trio of beautiful posters by […]
With everyone’s attention always focused on NASA’s Curiosity Rover, let’s not forget China’s groundbreaking Yutu Rover that’s on the Moon right now gathering useful data.
China is also planning on launching a second rover to join Yutu and take more high-definition pictures of the Moon in 2015.
Aerospace engineer here. The reason it can fly in this configuration is because of magic.
How does Santa bring presents to the ISS, does he cooperate with NASA, ESA etc?
This video, based on a lesson delivered to the ESA astronaut class of 2009, explains the experience charmingly—and also, for this earthlubber, somewhat terrifyingly. (It’s also long; for the roller-coaster-y experience, skip ahead to minute 10:07 or so, and watch from there.)
So: You’re in the Soyuz. What does the first contact with Earth’s atmosphere feel like? Here’s […]