What Life Was Like for Crew Members of the Year-long Mars Simulation

NASA’s longest Earth-based Mars simulation will be complete this Sunday. Run by the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation—or HI-SEAS—will have lasted for one year, making it the second-longest project of its kind (after a 520-day mission that was conducted in Russia). For the last year, the six crew members in […]

Now Plan for Your 2017’s Total Solar Eclipse

Sunday marks exactly one year before what will be the easiest total solar eclipse ever to travel to and witness. And if you’ve never seen one before, you don’t know what you’re missing. Legions of eclipse-chasers from across the country and the world will be in the United States for the Aug. 21, 2017 event. […]

Shiprock in the New Mexico desert

Shiprock in the New Mexico desert—–Legends surround this jagged rock

Rising high above the surrounding desert, the rock formation known as Shiprock has long been a point of fascination. This striking volcanic plume was formed around 30 million years ago, developing as a plug within the vent of an active volcano. Over time, the rest of the volcano eroded away, leaving the  jagged outcrop all […]