NASA is exhibiting two remarkable pieces from its two doomed space shuttles, that have never before displayed for the public, along with other space memorabilia from the ill-fated Challenger and Columbia missions.
Few space collectors living or dead hold a candle to Leon Ford, who passed away in 2014. On Thursday, Ford’s lifetime memorabilia collection sold at a Boston auction house for $678,983/£432,591. Read More >>
What you’re seeing is V404 Cygni, a binary system consisting of a star and a black hole. It has remained quiet for the last 25 years, but a week ago, NASA’s Swift satellite noticed a burst of new activity.
As NASA’s Dawn mission continues to circle dwarf planet Ceres, we’re getting better and more detailed images of the planet’s mysterious bright spots. And yet, science is no closer to understanding what’s making this far-off planet glow. Read more >>
This is the interior of an electrode housing box. It may not look much, but the gold–platinum test cube will fly aboard the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission in an attempt to achieve the best free-fall ever. Read more >>
The best thing about being in zero gravity (aside from being in zero gravity, of course) has to be how liquids become amorphous blobs that can just float around. Here’s a collection of awesome experiments that NASA has conducted of water in zero gravity. They’re amazing! See more >>