You're looking at the James Webb Space Telescope as it's lowered into NASA's Goddard Thermal Vacuum Chamber. Inside the dark cavern, it is subjected to the same hostile environments as it will experience in space.
The spike in drone popularity created a headache for the authorities, who have moved to regulate the infant industry, and make using them safer. The latest proposal: an air-traffic control system based on cellular networks.
NASA is pursuing future cosmic exploration with some rather unexpected whimsy. Occasionally fantastical but always backed by concrete science, here are 10 of the most awesomely strange projects NASA's scientists are cooking up.
It took just ten months for NASA's water-seeking satellite to traverse the 442 million miles between Earth and Mars. And, now that it has successfully entered stable orbit around the red planet. Here's some of the key things you need to know about the Mars-Orbiter.