One boring task for machine, one great leap for robots
One of the advantages of bread loaf-sized nanosatellites is their potential to act as a swarm that can equal the power of a single larger satellite, but with more flexibility and at lower cost.
In an astronomical astronomical discovery, scientists have identified what's believed to be the widest known planetary system.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently completed the second of five planned burns designed to maneuver the spacecraft out of Saturn's ring plane, and into a polar orbit.
The race to reusable spacecraft just heated up again. Today, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin accomplished a first among firsts:
The minds of space nerds around the world collectively exploded yesterday, after astronomers announced that there is likely an undiscovered Neptune-sized planet in the outer reaches of the Solar System.
As the epic winter storm Jonas bore down on the U.S. East Coast this morning (Jan. 23), astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a series of photos of the storm's evolution from orbit, including one that catches a rare view of "thundersnow."
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) is an upcoming space telescope designed to perform wide-field imaging and spectroscopy of the infrared sky. One of WFIRST's objectives will be looking for clues about dark energy--the mysterious ....
Don't expect a livestream
Gearing up for human flights in 2017 (or later, probably)
"Spread Out Into Space To Avoid Earth Disaster"
The new planet is about 10 times the mass of Earth and has an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Science magazine reports that the mysterious "Planet X" moves in a distant orbit beyond Neptune.
On April 27th, 2012, the prototype NASA orbiter made its final landing atop a 747 at John F. Kennedy International airport in New York. Nimoy, Star Trek's original Spock, was on hand to view it.
Astronomers are discovering dozens of new exoplanets each year, but it's been nearly 170 years since we detected a new planet in our own solar system.
Scientists are hot on the trail of our solar system's 9th planet
Till mid-February, early risers will see the first five-planet alignment in a decade
Get ready for a spectacular sight in our skies this week.
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to launch its IRNSS-1E navigation satellite on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), located in Sriharikota. The fifth spacecraft in the I
SpaceX is having a busy week. As the company prepares for another water landing,
Bodes well for reusable rockets and cheaper spaceflight
Jason-3 satellite is now safely in orbit
The NASA launch team will report on station at the SpaceX launch control center at 5:27 a.m. PST (8:27 a.m. EST; 1327 GMT). NASA launch manager Tim Dunn will give concurrence for the launch to SpaceX's launch conductor after verifying the Jason 3 sat
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Jason-3 satellite and attempt a rocket landing on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:42 p.m. ET (10:42 a.m. PT/1842 GMT). You can watch the launch live here beginning at 11 a.m. E
Last month, SpaceX finally stuck its landing. After launching a payload of satellites into orbit, the reusable portion of its Falcon 9 rocket--the first-stage booster--successfully landed in the middle of a pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
When astronomers point their telescopes up at the sky to see distant supernovae or quasars, they're collecting light that's traveled millions or even billions of light-years through space.
NASA will soon be able to customize resupply missions to the International Space Station, ordering them a la carte or in bundles from three different providers.