'Shoot For the Moon': This Short Film Longs for Space Exploration
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:24:52 -0500
'Shoot For the Moon' is a short film depicting a homeless astronaut as he sets out for the moon – armed with nothing more than a travel case, some bottle rockets, but carrying a cargo of ambition.
NASA Launches Satellite to Get the Dirt on Earth's Dirt
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:43:34 -0500
NASA newest Earth-observing mission has just launched to the ultimate height to study the dirt below our feet.
Blast-Off! NASA Soil-Tracking Mission Launches From California | Video
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:47:38 -0500
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 31st, 2015. It will monitor Earth's soil moisture for 3 years.
See NASA Launch Rockets Into the Northern Lights in These Spectacular Photos
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:24:23 -0500
The gorgeous green glow of the northern lights served as a backdrop for bright white rocket tails in a set of amazing new photos. Five rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska this week carried experiments aimed at studying the science be
How to See Asteroid Juno in the Night Sky with Binoculars
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:18:33 -0500
Juno, the third largest asteroid in the night sky, is currently visible with binoculars, if you know when and where to look. Here's how to use the bright planet Jupiter and two constellations as your guide.
Moon's Phases Are a Lunar Delight for Stargazers
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:46:30 -0500
When is the best time to observe the moon with a telescope? Most astronomy neophytes might say it is when it's at full phase, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! The best time to see the moon is during its first and last quarter phases.