Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
The concept design of the LUVOIR space telescope would place it at the L2 Lagrange point, where a 15.1-meter primary mirror would unfold and begin observing the Universe, bringing us […]
NASA will use energy from Earth's gravity to launch the Lucy spacecraft in October of this year.
In 2022, the probe will crash into an asteroid while a nearby satellite captures it on camera.
Knowing that technology would advance in the future, NASA put some moon rock samples into storage without opening them. Now, they have.
Magnetic fields in Messier 82, or the Cigar galaxy, are shown as lines over a visible light and infrared composite image of the galaxy from the Hubble Space Telescope and […]
Introducing the Deep Space Food Challenge.
Even with six months' notice, we can't stop an incoming asteroid.
NASA is scrapping its Apollo-era launcher platform to make room for new infrastructure that will support upcoming Artemis missions.
Most potentially hazardous asteroids remain unidentified. NEO surveyor could change that, but only if it's funded, and soon.
A fairly old idea, but a really good one, is about to hit the store shelves.
An artist’s rendition of the approved and selected LightCube CubeSat mission. When activated, an optical flash will be emitted, creating the brightest artificial point source ever made by humanity in […]
Thanks to time-traveling telescopes, we can see more about the Big Bang
In a joint briefing at the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, NASA and NOAA revealed 2020's scorching climate data.
This photograph shows a red sprite appearing over a lightning strike at night, from space. This picture was taken in early 2015 from astronauts aboard the International Space Station during […]
The schematics of the Voyager spacecraft include a plutonium-238-powered Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, which is why Voyager 1 and 2 can still communicate with us today. New Horizons also has one […]
As captured just this year from Mars’s surface, eclipses of Phobos (L) and Deimos (R) can lead to spectacular annular, but not total, solar eclipses. (NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS/KEVIN M. GILL) From the right […]
Water may be far more abundant on the lunar surface than previously thought.
Watch as the small mirror joins millions of other pieces of space junk currently orbiting the planet.
The mission could launch as soon as the 2030s, the researchers said.
On other planets, blue skies and red sunsets aren't the norm.
Valles Marineris on Mars is 10 times longer and three times deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
Sound waves behave quite differently on Mars than on Earth.
The Roman Space Telescope will study the expansion of the universe and search for distant planets.
Got $55 million lying around? If so, you might be able to score a spot aboard the International Space Station starting 2024.