Effusions of gamma rays, clouds of X-rays, “filaments, clouds, shells”, all known technically, if I recall, as space gush. Columbia Hubble Fellow Joshua Peek collaborated with app developer Xperia to make an Android app, The Invisible Universe
he Moon's near side, facing us, is dominated by vast smooth 'seas' of ancient hardened lava. In contrast, the far side is marked by mountainous highlands. Researchers have long struggled to account for the differences, and the "two moon" theory
Get out your binoculars and telescopes. This weekend, a supernova that is closer to Earth than any found in at least the last 25 years will be visible from your back yard. The violently exploding white dwarf star is brightening in the Pinwheel Gal
The vertical takeoff and landing spacecraft, developed by closely held Blue Origin LLC, was on a suborbital flight from the company's West Texas spaceport last week, U.S. government and industry officials said, when ground personnel lost contact and
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station if last week's Russian launch accident prevents new crews from flying there this fall.
If you can’t wait until 2020 to take a vacation on Virgin’s Spaceship to an orbital tour of outer space, then make a reservation in 2016 for the Russian Space Hotel.
Astronomers just spotted a brand-new supernova mere hours after it exploded, thanks to a robotic telescope and some smart computer algorithms.
For the first time, a black hole has been caught in the act of tearing apart and swallowing a star that got too close.
An international team of astronomers, led by Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology professor Matthew Bailes, has discovered a planet made of diamond crystals, in our own Milky Way galaxy.
Optical communications technologies don’t work too well in dusty, polluted air, but the vacuum of space holds more promise, so NASA wants to test a laser communications system in orbit.
Too bad the shuttles are shuttered. A Russian Progress cargo spaceship bound for the ISS crashed in eastern Russia this morning after failing to reach orbit.
If science and academia community types once begin to grasp that yes there is surface water on Mars in a liquid state and yes there appears to be basic forest life taking advantage of it, then the implications begin to sneak up on them and then it's
A theory of reality beyond Einstein's universe is taking shape – and a mysterious cosmic signal could soon fill in the blanks
A small shove could prevent a global catastrophe, according to Chinese plans
Private industry, saving NASA from being Russia's bitch! NASA has given us a Nov. 30, 2011 launch date, which should be followed nine days later by Dragon berthing at the ISS.
Usually high-school rocket clubs launch an egg and try to have it land safely. But our teacher suggested that we do something harder: enter a competition to build a Mars rover that could be deployed from a rocket.
In April, the future was looking dim for the SETI Institute's search for signs of extraterrestrial life, but a successful fundraiser means that some of its most key space-scanning equipment is back in action. After a drought of funding, SETI was forc
Doug Casey on NASA & Space Exploration (Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator)
The advanced concepts selected for study under NIAC were chosen based on their potential to transform our future space missions, enable new capabilities or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building and operating space systems.
It’s been a busy few days on the surface of the sun. A handful of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) last week sparked concerns of power grid and communications disruptions.
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.
A primordial second moon may have smacked into our existing moon billions of years ago, its remains pancaking across its larger sibling and disrupting the bigger moon’s still-cooling surface.
Curiosity is the biggest and most advanced rover ever built, designed to help answer an age-old question: Is there life on Mars?
If you are waiting on NASA to give you space travel keep waiting just like your parents and grandparents did. But some entrepreneurs got tired of waiting and amazingly delivered before the government shut the competition down.
The world's largest network of radio telescopes is ready to begin the first phase of operations in northern Chile's Atacama Desert, an observatory announced Thursday.
The differences between the two hemispheres could not be clearer. While the facing side of the moon features vast, dark plains of cooled lava — which the ancients assumed were seas — the far side is mostly an expanse of tens of thousands of impact cr
The International Space Station will be directed into the ocean after 2020, a Russian Space Agency spokesman said.
NASA's space shuttle program may be over, but a new kind of space shuttling is just getting started. Even better, the new, private era of space missions seems to be moving along even faster than expected...
China is pushing forward on readying its first space station module for launch. Meanwhile, that country's first astronaut is openly discussing the prospect of China's future engagement with the International Space Station.
Lurking in a distant supermassive black hole there exists a reservoir of water as big as 140 trillion oceans, the largest repository of water in the universe