Tag: NASA

A most incredible NASA promotional video

“We Are NASA” thrills me more than any science fiction movie trailer, and it’s real. <!– David Pescovitz David Pescovitz is Boing Boing’s co-editor. On Instagram, he’s @pesco. –> OK, it’s not quite Dr. Crusher’s dermal regenerator (seen above), but Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a laser system for sealing wounds. The […]

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California Fires: From space, NASA JPL maps damage from Woolsey and Camp blazes

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these Damage Proxy Maps (DPMs) that show the areas in California that were probably damaged by the Woolsey and Camp Fires. From NASA JPL: The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now the closest to the Sun that any spacecraft has ever been

NASA’s much-hyped mission to “touch the Sun” has only been underway for a couple of months, but it’s already achieved something that no other spacecraft before it has. The plucky Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft before it, coming within 26.55 million miles of our star on October […]

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NASA just released new images of that big square iceberg, and it’s just as strange as before

When NASA released a picture of an incredibly strange-looking iceberg that it had photographed during a survey flight over Antarctica I’m not sure they expected the response they received. People didn’t just find it interesting, they became totally obsessed with its bizarre geometric perfection and demanded more. NASA is apparently happy to oblige, and has […]

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NASA thinks it fixed the Hubble’s gyroscope issue, but still isn’t sure what went wrong

NASA’s Hubble has been experiencing a bit of unexpected downtime lately. The aging space telescope was forced to enter a default “safe mode” state when it began experiencing problems with the gyroscopes that it uses for orientation. Now, it seems as though NASA might have fixed the problem, even though they aren’t quite sure what […]

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