Starting this week, NASA is showing the public the International Space Station in new ways that...
NASA announced in September that the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to...
A new study has shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents...
A combination of pop songs, talkback radio and cutting-edge science has enabled astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastrophic, multi-billion dollar space junk collisions.
Researchers have managed to combine antennas and solar cells to work together with unprecedented efficiency in the near future.
NASA is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration.
China is scheduled to launch its Chang'e-3 lunar probe to the moon in early December. The mission will mark the first time a Chinese spacecraft will soft-land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.
Observers definitely saw Comet ISON brighten and change in November. If the comet survives perihelion— its closest approach to the sun— it will be visible both before dawn and after sunset this December.
ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation has a four year mission. It will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our planet’s core to the heights of its upper atmosphere.
Researchers, working to improve astronauts' outerwear for outer space, envision a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.
For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun. The moment of truth comes Thursday— Thanksgiving Day.
Researchers now have stronger evidence of granite on Mars and a new theory for how the granite– an igneous rock common on Earth— could have formed there.
In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts resented John Glenn after he was picked to be the first American to orbit the Earth.
Science observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have been suspended for a few days while engineers run tests to check possible causes of a voltage change.
A scientist has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust.
Scientists from the Univ. of New Hampshire and colleagues have published comprehensive findings on space-based radiation as measured by a UNH-led detector aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The data provide critical information on the radiation hazards that will be faced by astronauts on extended missions to deep space, such as those to Mars.
NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar. The Maven spacecraft is scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket Monday afternoon.
Somewhere on Earth, there's always a lightning flash. The globe experiences lightning some 50 times a second, yet the details of what initiates this common occurrence and what effects it has on the atmosphere remains a mystery. NASA's Firefly mission wants to make sure this is no longer the case.
Billions of years ago, Mars was a very different world with liquid water flowing in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the planet and kept it warm. But that's not how things turned out.
A team of astronomers has answered a long standing question about the enigmatic jets emitted by black holes.
NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud.
A Russian mission to the Martian moon Phobos, launching in 2020, would return samples from Phobos that contain bits and pieces of Mars itself. A new study calculates how much Martian material is on the surface of Phobos and how deep it is likely to go.
Every 11 years, the sun undergoes a complete makeover when the polarity of its magnetic field– its magnetic north and south– flips. The effects of this large-scale event ripple throughout the solar system.
An ESA research satellite that had run out of fuel caused no known damage after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere early Monday.
Researchers have found that huge craters on the near side of the moon may overstate the intensity of asteroid impacts about 4.1 billion years ago.
Astronomers have observed a unique and baffling object in the asteroid belt that looks like a rotating lawn sprinkler or badminton shuttlecock. While this object is on an asteroid-like orbit, it looks like a comet, and is sending out tails of dust into space.
A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday, carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace.
In a new study, researchers have ruled out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion.
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