• This is a great video put together by David Peterson using a montage of photographs from the International Space Station (many from astronaut Don Peteet). More info can be found here

    Images: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
    Music: ‘Fill My Heart’ by Two Steps from Hell
    Editor: David Peterson

  • This is a beautiful video directed by Rajan Mehta. It combines footage of the aurora borealis and images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

    Music:

    Jihae and Jean Luc Sinclair

    Courtesy of Septem Inc.



    Film Direction

    Rajan Mehta




    Cinematography

    Rajan Mehta and Mote Sinabel

    Goddard Space Center / SDO / NASA for Solar
    Imaging films




    Editor

    Diego Del Sol Garcia

  • On December 4, 2013, the U.S. House Science Committee held a hearing on astrobiology and the search for signs of life in the universe.

  • Mobility is a vital part of a rover’s mission on the surface of Mars. A team from MIT, Washington University in St. Louis and NASA JPL, has developed a model that accurately simulates rover mobility over various types of soil and terrain.

  • Astronomers have observed vigorous star formation turning the tables on a galaxy, leaving little fuel for the next generation of stars. These new observations may help solve the mystery of the missing high-mass galaxies that theories predict should exist, but are conspicuously absent. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF

  • Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth and Mars.

  • The Moon is like a loyal servant to a Queen, and never turns its back on the Earth. Discover how the Moon’s orbit means we always see its best side. Free and quick learning from The Open University in the United Kingdom.

  • No-one on Mercury could claim there’s not enough hours in the day. Find out how you’d pass the time on a planet where a single day lasts two years. Free and quick learning from The Open University in the United Kingdom.

  • Planets outside our solar system (exoplanets) are hard to spot… so how do astronomers do it? Free and quick learning from The Open University in the United Kingdom.

  • Learn about one of the most ‘mind blowing’ events known in the Universe – a supernova. Free and quick learning from The Open University in the United Kingdom.

  • Just how big was the Big Bang? Discover how scientists have calculated the exact volume of the noise created at the birth of the Universe. Free and quick learning from The Open University in the United Kingdom

  • This NASA parody has successfully landed on the Internet, no parachute needed. This light-hearted parody, “We’re NASA and We Know It,” reworks LMFAO’s infectious hit “Sexy and I Know It” with new lyrics adjusted for full-throttle space geekiness.

  • Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Josef Dufek created bomb sags in his lab by propelling particles into sand beds. The demonstration is used to study a sag on the Martian surface, created when a volcano erupted nearly 3.5 billion years ago. The study provides more evidence of water on early Mars.

  • Imagine reaching the moon using just a tenth of a liter of fuel. With their ionic motor, MicroThrust, EPFL scientists and their European partners are making this a reality, ushering in a new era of low-cost space exploration. Video Courtesy of EPFL News

  • Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, talks about why she has spent her career investigating meteorites.