What the Betelgeuse explosion would look like from Earth22s

What the Betelgeuse explosion would look like from Earth

News can break at any time - this star is gonna blow! 640 light-years away in the constellation of Orion, the massive star Betelgeuse is dying. It reached the end of its life and currently in the terminal throes of shedding vast bubbles of gas into space. Incredible!

Published: September 18, 2017Updated: September 19, 20171,044,234 views
Betelgeuse: The impending Supernova you need to know about1m51s

Betelgeuse: The impending Supernova you need to know about

Check out this incredible video of the Betelgeuse 'killer' star - 1,400 times larger than our Sun that would swallow up Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and even Jupiter. The Betelgeuse star is a famous one among amateur astronomers not only for its size and brightness, but also because it is part of Orion, a bright winter constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.

Published: September 9, 2017Updated: September 14, 2017271,213 views
Space Station Cosmonauts take a Walk in Space6m02s

Space Station Cosmonauts take a Walk in Space

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy conducted a spacewalk Aug. 17 to assess the condition of the exterior of the Russian segment of the complex and to install struts and handrails to facilitate future excursions. During the outing, Ryazanskiy manually deployed five small nanosatellites to collect data on a variety of scientific investigations. The spacewalk, which was the 202nd in support of space station assembly and maintenance, was the ninth in Yurchikhin’s career and the fourth for Ryazanskiy. Credit: NASA

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America Promo30s

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Across America Promo

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. Credit: NASA

NASA Conducts RS-25 Rocket Engine Test8m52s

NASA Conducts RS-25 Rocket Engine Test

The 8.5-minute test conducted at NASA’s Stennis Space Center is part of a series of tests designed to put the upgraded former space shuttle engines through the rigorous temperature and pressure conditions they will experience during a launch. The tests also support the development of a new controller, or “brain,” for the engine, which monitors engine status and communicates between the rocket and the engine, relaying commands to the engine and transmitting data back to the rocket. Credit: NASA

NASA's First 100 Days Of President Trump's Term1m17s

NASA's First 100 Days Of President Trump's Term

From a presidential call from the Oval Office with a record-breaking American Astronaut to announcing the discovery of Earth-sized planets outside our solar system, NASA's been busy during the first 100 days of President Trump’s term. Among the key moments was March 21 when President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017, the first comprehensive NASA authorization passed by Congress in more than six years. This bill helps ensure NASA remains at the forefront of exploration and discovery. NASA appreciates the strong support of the President, as well as our citizens in America and friends around the world. Credit: NASA

NASA Celebrates Mars New Year In Mars, Pennsylvania2m02s

NASA Celebrates Mars New Year In Mars, Pennsylvania

NASA helped the town of Mars, Pennsylvania ring in the Martian New Year, May 5-6. Citizens of the town, just north of Pittsburgh, invited the agency to help celebrate Mars New Year, which happens about every two Earth years. Activities included two days of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics or (STEAM) activities, to encourage young people to pursue careers in these fields of study, which are critical to NASA's journey to Mars. Credit: NASA

Earth-like atmosphere unlikely to survive exoplanet's orbit 3m01s

Earth-like atmosphere unlikely to survive exoplanet's orbit

Scientists are studying our closest Earth-size exoplanet neighbor – Proxima b – to determine if it’s habitable. A recent computer simulation has provided good data on the question. Using Earth as a model – the simulation placed a planet with an Earth-like atmosphere into Proxima b’s orbit around its host star, Proxima Centauri. The simulation determined that the planet would likely lose its atmosphere from the effects of Proxima Centauri’s intense radiation and frequent flaring. Observations from our Chandra X-ray Observatory and other data were used for the simulation. Also, Getting a Feel for Eclipses, SOHO Reveals Rapidly Rotating Solar Core, Curiosity’s Five-Year Anniversary on Mars, and Putting NASA Earth Science to Work! Credit: NASA

This Week @NASA: Media View Barge Pegasus and SLS Hardware2m56s

This Week @NASA: Media View Barge Pegasus and SLS Hardware

On May 16, NASA held a media event at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to highlight the recent arrival of the barge Pegasus with the first core stage test article for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. NASA modified Pegasus to accommodate the massive SLS core stage, increasing the barge's length and weight-carrying capacity. The core stage test article – manufactured at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility, in New Orleans – is the first of four core stage test articles scheduled to be delivered to Marshall for testing. This delivery marks a critical milestone toward Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the first flight of SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft. It also brings the agency a step closer to sending humans to deep space destinations – including Mars. Also, Lightfoot Discusses Future Exploration Goals, Ochoa, Foale Inducted into Hall of Fame, and Virtual Tour of Meteorite Lab! Credit: NASA

NASA conducts first mission into sun's atmosphere2m14s

NASA conducts first mission into sun's atmosphere

The first mission designed to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere – Solar Probe Plus has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, in honor of University of Chicago physicist, Eugene Parker. Parker is best known for developing the concept of solar wind, which is the stream of electrically charged particles emitted by the sun. This is the first time a NASA spacecraft has been named after a living person. Targeted for launch in 2018, the mission will help answer questions about the physics of how stars work. Also, Webb Space Telescope Showcased at JSC, Space Station Crew Safely Returns to Earth, and Centennial of JFK’s Birth! Credit: NASA

NASA suborbital sounding rocket payload successfully launched1m47s

NASA suborbital sounding rocket payload successfully launched

A NASA suborbital sounding rocket carrying multiple student experiments was successfully launched at 5:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 22, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The mission carried experiments built by undergraduate students from universities and community colleges across the country through the RockOn! and RockSat-C programs. The experiments, launch on a 36-foot long Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket, flew to an altitude of 72 miles and landed, via parachute, in the Atlantic Ocean. The payload has been recovered and the students are expected to receive their experiments this afternoon to begin their data analysis. RockOn! and RockSat-C are part of Rocket Week at Wallops. Nearly 130 students and instructors participated in the two programs this week conducted in partnership with the Colorado and Virginia Space Grant Consortia. Credit: NASA

Published: August 2, 2017Updated: August 3, 2017
New Crew Launches To The Space Station2m31s

New Crew Launches To The Space Station

Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot was in Kazakhstan on July 28 to observe the launch to the International Space Station of our astronaut Randy Bresnik with his crewmates – Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency. The trio is scheduled to spend more than four months on the station working on hundreds of science and technology experiments. Also, New 4K Footage of Spacewalk, NASA Technologies Showcased at AirVenture Event, Preparing to Chase the Total Solar Eclipse from the Sky, and Another Successful RS-25 Engine Test! Credit: NASA

Expedition 52-53 Crew Docks To The Space Station6m23s

Expedition 52-53 Crew Docks To The Space Station

After launching earlier in the day in their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 52-53 Soyuz Commander Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency arrived at the International Space Station on July 28. Credit: NASA

U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Departs Space Station For Earth3m11s

U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Departs Space Station For Earth

The unpiloted SpaceX/Dragon cargo craft departed the International Space Station July 2 bound for a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Long Beach, California. Loaded with valuable science samples and other hardware, Dragon was robotically released by Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, who operated the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm from the cupola work station. The Dragon, which was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 3, delivered more than three tons of scientific investigations and supplies for the station’s residents. Credit: NASA

NASA's Langley Research Center celebrates 100th anniversary2m56s

NASA's Langley Research Center celebrates 100th anniversary

Our Langley Research Center officially celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 17. Groundbreaking took place on that date in 1917, for what is now known as Building 587 – the first aeronautical research laboratory erected in 1918 for NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The establishment of Langley – NASA’s first field center – marked the start of our quest to achieve aerospace excellence through the scientific study of flight. Also, ISS Research & Development Conference, Next Station Crew Heads to Launch Site, Electrons Whistle in Space, and Mars Day! Credit: NASA

NASA's RS-25 Rocket Engine Fires Up Again8m47s

NASA's RS-25 Rocket Engine Fires Up Again

Engineers conduct the third in a series of RS-25 flight controller tests on July 25, 2017, for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The more than 8 1/2 minute test on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi signaled another step toward launch of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS rocket, powered by four RS-25 engines, along with the Orion spacecraft will take astronauts on a new era of exploration beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Credit: NASA

Juno Spacecraft Spies Jupiter’s Great Red Spot2m15s

Juno Spacecraft Spies Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

On July 10, the Juno spacecraft completed its 7th perijove – or close flyby of Jupiter. It flew directly over the planet’s iconic Great Red Spot – about 5,600 miles above it. All of the spacecraft's science instruments, and its JunoCam imager were active – providing the first up-close look at the ten-thousand-mile-wide storm that has intrigued humans for hundreds of years. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1. Also, The Path Ahead for New Horizons, Orion Egress Testing, and Langley’s Centennial Symposium. Category Credit: NASA

Published: July 21, 2017Updated: July 24, 20172 views
Gazing at Earth's light show from space37s

Gazing at Earth's light show from space

Brilliant fireworks shows on July 4th will have millions looking up, while light shows like these always have astronauts gazing back down. Time-lapse imagery captured on June 25, 2017, by Expedition 52. This video shows the Aurora Australis in the southern hemisphere. The International Space Station was flying from south of Australia to the southern Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA Johnson

ScienceCasts: Solar Minimum is Coming3m46s

ScienceCasts: Solar Minimum is Coming

Intense solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares subsides during solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form. Credit: ScienceAtNASA

Nighttime Rocket Launch Creates Colorful Clouds in Space3m09s

Nighttime Rocket Launch Creates Colorful Clouds in Space

The early morning skies along the mid-Atlantic coast were lit up by luminescent clouds as NASA tested a new system to support science studies of the ionosphere and aurora, with a sounding rocket launch June 24 from the Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia. During the flight of a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket, 10 canisters about the size of a soft drink can were deployed in the air, 6 to 12 miles away from the 670-pound main payload. The deployed canisters formed blue-green and red artificial clouds, or vapor tracers which allow scientists on the ground to visually track particle motions in space. The development of the multi-canister ampoule ejection system is also designed to allow scientists to gather information over a much larger area than previously allowed when deploying the tracers just from the main payload. The vapor tracers were expected to be visible from New York to North Carolina and westward to Charlottesville, Virginia – with the total flight time for the mission expected to be about 8 minutes. Credit: NASA

NASA EDGE: The Future of Commercial Supersonic Travel2m18s

NASA EDGE: The Future of Commercial Supersonic Travel

NASA Langley Research Center’s Peter Coen (Commercial Supersonic Technology Program Manager) and David Richwine (Quiet Supersonic Technology Project Manager) explain how advances in design could help reduce the impact of sonic booms and promote supersonic flight over land. Credit: NASA EDGE