A Canadian company plans to one-up Google Earth by streaming video footage straight from the International Space Station to the web with a top time delay of just a few hours.
Every summer, critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers meet in Russia’s far east. Now, the unsteady first steps of tiny sandpiper chicks have been captured on video.
NASA’s Curiosity rover is getting a younger brother. A new robotic probe built from spare parts from the original rover will be launched to Mars in 2020 and begin exploring the planet.
Scientists have grown bacteria in a very low atmospheric pressure environment, similar to the surface of Mars.
In it’s first analysis of Martian soil, NASA’s Curiosity rover detected perchlorate salts and simple organic compounds but the probe’s science team can not yet determine if the carbon in these materials is indigenous to Mars.
This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. Japanese and Chinese astronomers recorded this violent event nearly 1,000 years ago in 1054, as did, almost certainly, Native Americans.