Three space station crewmembers returned to Earth today (Dec.
Red streaks of energized gas left over from an ancient stellar explosion branch across the cosmos in this spectacular new photo from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
A private Japanese rocket crashed to Earth in a fiery explosion on Saturday (June 30) just moments after lifting off from a test site near the town of Taiki on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
If humans ever find aliens, chances are that those otherworldly organisms will look nothing like us, but they may bear a closer resemblance to some of our simpler Earthly neighbors: microbes.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17 — the last time astronauts walked on the moon — three key figures from the historic mission held a panel discussion here at the 49th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Wednesday (March 21).
While the Trump administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 supports the long-term goal of sending humans to the moon and Mars, some members of Congress fear that the proposed shift for NASA’s priorities could leave the agency’s science missions in the dust.
The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for NASA includes full funding for an experimental supersonic airplane that could one day transport commercial-airline passengers faster than the speed of sound.
To honor the upcoming anniversaries of three deadly disasters that claimed the lives of 17 NASA astronauts over the years, the space agency will host its annual Day of Remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia today (Jan.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why. But now, they’ve finally determined the source of this strange cosmic radiation: It is emitted by an organic molecule called benzonitrile, which seems to permeate every part of the known universe. The researchers presented their findings here at the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
About halfway through its two-year trek to the asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took some stunning images of Earth and the moon as it whizzed past its home planet last fall.