Happy Asteroid Day!

Asteroid Day was selected to be on the day of the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event, which is the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent history.  The purpose of this day is to help people learn about asteroids (of course!) and what, if anything, we...

Sweet Sunset!

Have you checked out UrtheCast yet? If not, you really need to take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with this service. UrtheCast is doing full-color HD videos of Earth recorded directly from the ISS (International Space Station). The new camera system, which...

Hangin with InSight

In case you missed it, NASA has announced that in 2016 there will be two small MarCO CubeSats that will be flying past Mars, just as InSight is descending on the surface. InSight is the name of the next Mars lander. These are a pair of briefcase-sized CubeSats, called...

Where has all the water gone?

Studies that were published Tuesday in the Water Resources Research journal noted that NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellites have determined that twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers, in locations that range from India and...

ISS Expedition 43’s Uber finally shows up

Actually, as far as I know, Uber hasn’t expanded it’s service to the International Space Station (yet). Three of the astronauts currently on board the ISS, NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and ESA astronaut Samantha...