Taxpayers furious that costly commercial Spaceport now sits empty Taxpayers furious that costly commercial Spaceport now sits empty
Alex Galbraith - Nov 21, 2014
Spaceport Authority Executive Director Christine Anderson had to face some tough questions during a presentation to New Mexico lawmakers.
Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes
Andrew McDonald - Nov 21, 2014
The object instead might be an unusual type of supernova.
Sensors on Philae's feet record goofy sound of comet touchdown Sensors on Philae's feet record goofy sound of comet touchdown
Andrew McDonald - Nov 20, 2014
Sensors mounted in the lander's feet recorded two seconds of sound.
Scientists unlock secret to magnetic field's on alien world
Scientists unlock secret to magnetic field's on alien world
Alex Galbraith - 22 hours ago
Scientists have determined the strength of an exoplanet's magnetic field for the first time.
 
Asteroid Mining might be closer than we think
Asteroid Mining might be closer than we think
Alex Galbraith - Nov 22, 2014
Asteroid mining is closer than we think.
 
After stunning video of CO2 in atmosphere, NASA's new satellite could provide equally shocking images
After stunning video of CO2 in atmosphere, NASA's new satellite could provide equally shocking images
Dan Taylor - Nov 21, 2014
 
Taxpayers furious that costly commercial Spaceport now sits empty
Taxpayers furious that costly commercial Spaceport now sits empty
Alex Galbraith - Nov 21, 2014
Spaceport Authority Executive Director Christine Anderson had to face some tough questions during a presentation to New Mexico lawmakers.
 
Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes
Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes
Andrew McDonald - Nov 21, 2014
The object instead might be an unusual type of supernova.
 
Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together
Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2014
Finding could help cosmologists understand evolution of the universe.
 
Experts blame sudden unsavory weather on the North Pole
Experts blame sudden unsavory weather on the North Pole
Andrew McDonald - Nov 19, 2014
Mass of freezing air was brought south from near the North Pole.
 
Space officials concerned about mysterious object launched by Russia
Space officials concerned about mysterious object launched by Russia
Andrew McDonald - Nov 19, 2014
Object appeared in orbit in May, at the same time as three Russian communications satellites.
 
Scientists suggest that ancient volcanoes were responsible for water on Mars
Scientists suggest that ancient volcanoes were responsible for water on Mars
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2014
Like Antarctic algae, ancient Martian life may have thrived during warming periods.
 
Liquid water flowed on Mars during intervals of warmth
Liquid water flowed on Mars during intervals of warmth
Andrew McDonald - Nov 17, 2014
Greenhouse effects caused by volcanic gases could have warmed parts of Mars enough for liquid water to flow.
 
AVO issues warning to pilots: Do not fly near erupting Pavlof Volcano
AVO issues warning to pilots: Do not fly near erupting Pavlof Volcano
SPACE_admin - Nov 15, 2014
A warning is issued for nearby pilots.
 
Scientists explore deep oceans of liquid methane on Saturn's moon
Scientists explore deep oceans of liquid methane on Saturn's moon
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 13, 2014
Cassini measures ocean's size by bouncing radio signals off its surface.
 
Ever wonder what a comet sounds like? Wonder no more
Ever wonder what a comet sounds like? Wonder no more
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 13, 2014
Mechanism behind comet's sound remains unclear.
 
ESA celebrates their triumph tonight, but the real thrill is what comes next
ESA celebrates their triumph tonight, but the real thrill is what comes next
Andrew McDonald - Nov 13, 2014
The Philae lander has deployed from the Rosetta spacecraft and touched down on the surface of a comet.
 
Kickstarter campaign continues tradition of trashing the moon
David Voydik - Nov 21, 2014
British Group aims to send an entirely new load of human objects to the Earth's satellite body.
 
Sensors on Philae's feet record goofy sound of comet touchdown
Andrew McDonald - Nov 20, 2014
Sensors mounted in the lander's feet recorded two seconds of sound.
 
Landing on a comet is nothing compared to what the ESA has planned next
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2014
Scientists hope follow-up to MESSENGER will unlock the secrets of another planet in our solar system
 
Philae makes stunning find of organic compounds on comet, excites scientists
Dan Taylor - Nov 20, 2014
 
Philae takes well-deserved nap on comet as Rosetta prepares next mission
Andrew McDonald - Nov 19, 2014
Probe is moving into an orbit most favorable for its scientific instruments.
 
Study: Does one sex have a natural advantage in space flight?
Andrew McDonald - Nov 18, 2014
Some aspects of spaceflight differ for male and female astronauts.
 
Here's to the future: Astronauts test 3D printer in zero gravity
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2014
Manufacturer has "high expectations" for printer's performance in zero gravity.
 
Researchers: Dark matter seen in GPS time glitches
Andrew McDonald - Nov 17, 2014
Researchers will look for tiny discrepancies among a worldwide network of 12,000 GPS stations.
 
Stunning new images show Philae bouncing off comet's surface
Dan Taylor - Nov 17, 2014
 
Sudden monster storm on Uranus leaves scientists speechless
Andrew McDonald - Nov 13, 2014
The violent weather is unexpected and includes the brightest cloud system ever seen on Uranus.
 
Legendary meteor shower coated the sky with 100,000 shooting stars
Andrew McDonald - Nov 13, 2014
Upcoming Leonid meteor shower, though still beautiful, will be nowhere near that huge.
 
NASA’s Orion capsule to piggyback on rocket for first test flight
Andrew McDonald - Nov 11, 2014
The spacecraft will be attached to a Delta IV rocket for its first test flight in December.
 
Astronaut Reid Wiseman chronicled his ISS journey via Twitter
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2014
Photos and videos from space highlight beauty of Earth.
 
Orion test flight is 'first step' in landing humans on Mars
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2014
The launch, which costed NASA $370 million, will take place in the very near future.
 
Giant telescope snaps unprecedented photo of planets being born
Andrew McDonald - Nov 06, 2014
The image reveals the existence of several early planets pushing dust and gas out of their paths.
 
ISS dodges catastrophic collision with space junk after emergency procedure
Andrew McDonald - Nov 06, 2014
An Automated Transfer Vehicle docked at the ISS was used to push the station out of the path of a potential impactor.
 
NASA releases video of solar flares firing from monster sunspot
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 04, 2014
New sunspot heads our way just as huge one rotates away from Earth.
 
Search for Earth-like planets made difficult by zodiacal light in imaging
Andrew McDonald - Nov 03, 2014
The dust could pose problems in the search for planets that could harbor life.
 
NASA captures stunning glow of sunlight on Titan's mysterious seas
Andrew McDonald - Nov 01, 2014
The sunlight is reflecting off the surface of Titan's largest sea, the Kraken Mare.
 
NASA: Crashed probe left impact crater on Moon
Andrew McDonald - Oct 30, 2014
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has found the crater made by the LADEE probe on April 18.
 
ESA’s Rosetta mission inspires short film 'Ambition'
Andrew McDonald - Oct 28, 2014
Rosetta is the first mission to rendezvous with a comet and send a lander to the surface.
 
After delivering payload, SpaceX Dragon leaves ISS and splashes into Pacific
Andrew McDonald - Oct 27, 2014
This marks the end of the fourth resupply mission to the ISS by a Dragon spacecraft.
 
Scientists reveal what Rosetta's comet smells like and it isn't good
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 25, 2014
The "perfume" of 67P is "quite strong."
 
Jupiter-sized sunspot could harm Earth's satellites, cause power outages
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2014
Observatories keep watch as sunspot rotates toward us.
 
In older galaxies, black hole emissions impede star formation
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2014
Cause of emissions remains unknown.
 
How NASA combats odor on the ISS
Andrew McDonald - Oct 24, 2014
Two systems are responsible for removing contaminants from the station's air.
 
NASA captures high-resolution images of comet that swept past Mars
Andrew McDonald - Oct 23, 2014
The images of comet Siding Spring reveal the actual size of its nucleus.
 
Private company SpaceX likely to play key role in human spaceflight
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2014
New Dragon 2 vehicle scheduled to transport humans to space in three years.
 
Comet makes extremely rare close approach to Mars
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2014
Encounter observed by five orbiters and two rovers.
 
Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight: watch via NASA webcast
Andrew McDonald - Oct 21, 2014
The best time to see the show is a few hours before dawn on October 21.
 
POLARBEAR finds twists in Universe's oldest light
Ross Cronkrite - Oct 21, 2014
Additional telescopes making up the Simons Array will continue to help scientists map wider sections of the sky.
 
Boeing's secret X-37B spy space plane lands: What did it find?
Andrew McDonald - Oct 18, 2014
The unmanned craft spend 674 days orbiting Earth.
 
Saturn's moon Mimas could harbor subsurface ocean
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 18, 2014
Small satellite may join growing number of worlds with hidden oceans beneath icy surfaces.
 
ESA’s Rosetta snaps close-up of comet boulder
Andrew McDonald - Oct 18, 2014
The boulder is named Cheops, after an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
 
NASA discovers mini tornadoes and even hotter areas in Sun’s atmosphere
Andrew McDonald - Oct 17, 2014
Data from IRIS spacecraft show how the Sun's corona is heated.