Source: The New York Times
Free climbers Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell reached the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite after over 18 days of hard work. Many consider it the toughest, most challenging rock climb in the world. Read about it here.
Source: Great Big Story
The aquanauts at the Florida International University Aquarius research laboratory, an underwater lab, are working to save the world’s oceans. Watch a video about the importance of their work.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
In the search for space-worthy necessities, NASA has also discovered technologies helpful for life on Earth. Watch the video for a look at everyday items inspired by NASA.
Source: WTOP News
Watch a video of a tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The Washington Monument transforms into a movie screen depicting various stages of the mission.
Source: Ocean Explorer
Exploring the deep sea poses many challenges for scientists. Read this article to learn about the submersible technology scientists use to study deep-water ecosystems. Click on the links to find out more about each type of submersible.
Source: How Stuff Works
Did you know that Buzz Lightyear has really been to space? Most of the more than 100 space trips have included an odd item or two on board. Read to find out more about the interesting, and sometimes wacky, items that have traveled to space.
Source: The Guardian
Though we typically think of archaelogy as occuring on land, subaquatic archaelogists explore ancient underwater sites. This article describes some of their important discoveries.
Source: Google Arts & Culture
Could humans one day live on Mars? Read about the research and exploration being done to determine if that is a real possibility.
Teen changes the world with the invention of a satellite small enough to hold in the palm of your hand.
Source: Planetary Habitability Laboratory
In 1974, our greatest minds gathered to craft a message broadcast to aliens. Look at a breakdown of what this message contained.
Source: Popular Science
Look at the infographic for a quick breakdown of the cost to live on Mars.
Source: WUTC Public Radio
Life on Mars is a work in progress. Six NASA volunteers took part in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) experiment to explore how astronauts might one day live on Mars. Investigate the importance of food preparation on such a mission.
Volcanoes shape the surface of our world and surrounding planets. Explore some of our solar system’s largest volcanoes.
The Kepler Space Telescope is facing retirement, but its nine year life has given humans amazing discoveries of Earth-like planets.
Source: Andrew Pekler
Phantom islands are islands which were thought to exist at one point in time. Explore a sonic atlas of some of history’s most well-known phantom islands.
Explore artistic impressions of the surface of three exoplanets discovered by NASA’s telescopes.
Massive near-space balloons are making a comeback in a powerful way. These vessels, capable of travel, surveillance, and disaster relief, are challenging satellites.
Source: The Guardian
Lucinda Grange is a photographer with a love of adventure. She scales skyscrapers and monuments to take unbelievable photographers. Check out this photo essay of her work.
Source: Mental Floss
Humans have mapped a larger percentage of the surface of Mars than Earth’s seafloor. These 7 technologies are looking to change that.
Source: The Conversation
Read about the biological importance of rainforests and the ways in which humans are destroying these precious ecosystems at an alarming rate.