If you thought it was quiet in space, you were wrong. Instruments aboard NASA's orbiting Radiation Belt Storm Probes have picked up audio from the phenomenon known as "chorus" radio waves within Earth's magnetosphere, and they sound more like bird song than aliens from outer space. Turn up the volume to listen.
NASA (Apr. 26, 2013) During an Earth Day visit to Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver received a tour of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission control room and was briefed on Goddard Earth ... watch video
Reuters (July 24, 2012) An experimental heat shield developed by NASA has survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while traveling at hypersonic speeds up to 7600 mph (12,231 kph). In a test flight, the Inflatable Reentry ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 29, 2013) Is the earth unique? Or is there life somewhere else out there in space? The NASA built space telescope Kepler was designed to give us some initial answers to these questions. The flying telescope ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 5, 2013) Space start-up company UrtheCast wants to bring Earth into sharper focus with state-of-the-art cameras mounted aboard the International Space Station. The company is building a web platform to stream ... watch video
AP (Aug. 28, 2012) A camera on the International Space Station captured Hurricane Isaac from 253 miles above the earth as it approached the southeast coast of Louisiana. Forecasters say Isaac's effects could reach out ... watch video
Newsy (Nov. 10, 2014) The 41st expedition to the International Space Station is back on Earth, and the crew brought some flies along. Here's how they'll help us reach Mars.
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Rumble (Dec. 23, 2014) During his 6-month stay on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst took over 12,500 photos while orbiting Earth. The European Space Agency has now released a video that ... watch video
May 1, 2015 For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto -- the primary target of the New Horizons ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Astronomers have produced the first complete three-dimensional view of the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, Messier 16. The new observations demonstrate how ... read more
Apr. 29, 2015 The sun's surface is blisteringly hot at 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit -- but its atmosphere is another 300 times hotter. This has led to an enduring mystery for those who study ... read more
Apr. 28, 2015 Astronomers discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance closer than Mercury orbits ... read more