It’s official, thunderstorms create antimatter! NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope recently found evidence that thunderstorms on Earth actually shoot antimatter particles into space. “These signals are the first direct evidence that thundersto
Michael Belfiore author of "Rocketeers" (The Private Space Industry) and his new book The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs - MichaelBelfiore.com
MichaelBelfiore.com author of "Rocketeers" (The Private Space Industry) and his new book The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs - MichaelBelfiore.com
It's an unlikely marriage between state-of-the-art and 40-year-old technology has yielded extraordinary results. Signals from seismic sensors left on the moon by Apollo astronauts in 1971 have revealed the Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth's.
A $200,000 trip into space is drawing interest from some adventurous South Florida residents.
Ernest Hancock - Future Predictions
The coming year will be an important one for space weather as the Sun pulls out of a trough of low activity and heads into a long-awaited and possibly destructive period of turbulence. Many people may be surprised to learn that the Sun, rather tha
Satellite Image of the Blizzard
NASA and contractor General Motors have officially unveiled the next-generation of space explorer, an android named Robonaut2 (R2). Designed by leading robotic engineers and artificial intelligence programmers, R2 pushes the envelope of smart machine
The BBC and Huffington Post are reporting that the New Zealand government has just released hundreds of classified files detailing reports and sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The reports span from 1954-2009. The documents allegedl
Marc Millis, former head of NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, explains how physicists approach the intriguing possibility of faster-than-light travel.
The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world and the only research group directly supported by the Holy See. Ten Jesuit astronomers split their time between Italy and Tucson, Arizona, where the Vatican Observator
[The Mission Summary] On December 8, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from Earth orbit. SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:43 AM EST from Launch Complex 40
The great, shy man breaks his silence.
On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew.
After the first successful launch and recovery of SpaceX's Dragon capsule on Wednesday (Dec. 8), the commercial spaceflight company is looking forward to an ambitious future.
Increasing web connectivity in the developing world has been a focus of philanthropists, international bodies like the U.N., and individual states alike. But, like most grand visions, wiring entire countries for the Web is expensive.
The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying a top secret payload. These photos take the lid off and show you what orbited the Earth.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida Wednesday morning, marking what could be a significant step toward commercial space travel.
The 500th alien world appears to have been discovered, according to extrasolar planet trackers.
After 7 months in space, the US Air Force's secretive X-37B unmanned space plane returned to Earth today to wrap up a debut flight shrouded in secrecy. The robotic X-37B space plane landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to end its maiden
One of the basic assumptions about life on Earth may be due for a revision. Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria that thrives on poisonous arsenic, potentially opening up a new pathway for life on Earth and other planets.
NASA is expected to make an announcement Thursday (Dec. 2) about a new scientific finding that "will impact the search for extraterrestrial life," the space agency said in a statement. (NASA II - The Search for More Money)
Our sun may have a companion that disturbs comets from the edge of the solar system — a giant planet with up to four times the mass of Jupiter. A NASA space telescope launched last year may soon detect such a stealth companion to our sun, if it actua
A spacecraft has tasted oxygen in the atmosphere of another world for the first time while flying low over Saturn's icy moon, Rhea. Nasa's Cassini probe scooped oxygen from the thin atmosphere of the planet's moon while passing overhead at an alti
Saturn's second-largest moon Rhea has a wispy atmosphere with lots of oxygen and carbon dioxide, a new study has found. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected Rhea's atmosphere during a close flyby of the frozen moon in March. The discovery marks the fir
Weapon designed for urgent threats
The $1.5 billion in cost overruns needed to complete the planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope had NASA astrophysicists fearing for the future of other projects.
The U.S. military likes to be a little sneaky with its robotic space planes. Unlike typical spacecraft, these vehicles shift their orbits, frustrating global network of skywatchers who keep track of every man-made object rotating the planet.