Feb 19, 2016
Footsteps to Mars Hangout. On the first Friday of the month, Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti and Harley Thronson discuss the challenges, science and mission progress of a human presence on the Red Planet, Mars.
Credit: Deep Astronomy
Mar 4, 2014
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
Music: ‘Fill My Heart’ by Two Steps from Hell
Editor: David Peterson
Dec 17, 2013
This is a beautiful video directed by Rajan Mehta. It combines footage of the aurora borealis and images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Jihae and Jean Luc Sinclair
Courtesy of Septem Inc.
Rajan Mehta and Mote Sinabel
Goddard Space Center / SDO / NASA for Solar
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.
Sep 6, 2013
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.
Jul 25, 2013
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
May 29, 2013
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.
Apr 12, 2013
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.
Mar 23, 2013
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.
Mar 15, 2013
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.
Mar 8, 2013
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
Aug 16, 2012
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.
May 5, 2012
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.
Apr 4, 2012
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