A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.
Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.
Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

A person’s taste for something on Earth can’t be trusted in space.

Just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield, whose palate thirsted for spicy wasabi once in orbit, or NASA’s Douglas Wheelock, who slept with an apple in microgravity for three weeks in order to satisfy his fruit cravings.

Learn more about the wacky wonders of tastebuds in space.

A frog photobombed NASA’s lift-off earlier today.
Yea. That happened.

A frog photobombed NASA’s lift-off earlier today.

Yea. That happened.

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"This could be a day, I thought, when all the inhabitants of Earth, in unison, could issue a full-throated, cosmic shout-out and smile a big one for the cameras from far, far away."
-On July 19, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will snap a picture of Earth from a billion miles away. Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, gives an inside look at the project.

"This could be a day, I thought, when all the inhabitants of Earth, in unison, could issue a full-throated, cosmic shout-out and smile a big one for the cameras from far, far away."

-On July 19, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will snap a picture of Earth from a billion miles away. Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, gives an inside look at the project.

What if we found extraterrestrial life on another planet…but it actually originated on Earth?
That’s exactly what NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection is trying to prevent. It’s mission: to ensure the spacecrafts we’re sending into outer space are biologically “clean, and that Earth life doesn’t spread to planets like Mars.
The most massive, hottest, brightest galaxy cluster ever seen has been discovered 7 billion light years away. Nickname? El Gordo — Spanish for “the fat one.” Photo here
The above photo is the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light.
The ribbons seen in the image are giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Color indicates temperature. The coolest areas appear in red; the hottest in blue. PHOTO: ESA/NASA/JPL-CALTECH/STSCI.
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The most massive, hottest, brightest galaxy cluster ever seen has been discovered 7 billion light years away. Nickname? El Gordo — Spanish for “the fat one.” Photo here

The above photo is the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light.

The ribbons seen in the image are giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Color indicates temperature. The coolest areas appear in red; the hottest in blue. PHOTO: ESA/NASA/JPL-CALTECH/STSCI.

More NASA photos

‎”GRAIL A and GRAIL B — washing-machine sized satellites designed to map the surface and interior of the moon — are now zipping around the moon in an elliptical orbit after a three-month, 2.5-million-mile journey.”
These NASA satellites may help answer some fundamental questions about the moon. 
(Artist’s rendering. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

‎”GRAIL A and GRAIL B — washing-machine sized satellites designed to map the surface and interior of the moon — are now zipping around the moon in an elliptical orbit after a three-month, 2.5-million-mile journey.”

These NASA satellites may help answer some fundamental questions about the moon. 

(Artist’s rendering. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists used color data obtained by the Dawn spacecraft to show the asteroid Vesta’s southern hemisphere in color.
Vesta is the second-most massive object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

(PHOTO: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Scientists used color data obtained by the Dawn spacecraft to show the asteroid Vesta’s southern hemisphere in color.

Vesta is the second-most massive object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

(PHOTO: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Will Worms Help Us Get to Mars?

GIF of movements of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm, which was the first to produce 12 generations of offspring - in space -

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A satellite designed to study the Earth’s weather and climate launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket early Friday.
(Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

A satellite designed to study the Earth’s weather and climate launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket early Friday.

(Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)