Rosetta reveals surface of comet in detail Rosetta reveals surface of comet in detail
The comet's nucleus shows a maze of different surface features.
Tumbling asteroid held together by forces other than gravity Tumbling asteroid held together by forces other than gravity
Asteroid is kept whole by van der Waals forces, never before documented in an asteroid.
Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust
Ancient particles could yield new insights into formation of stars and galaxies.
ISS astronauts photograph cargo ship destruction
ISS astronauts photograph cargo ship destruction
Images show vehicle breaking up as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere.
 
SpaceX releases video of successful Falcon 9 landing
SpaceX releases video of successful Falcon 9 landing
Video highlights capability of groundbreaking rocket technology.
 
Rosetta reveals surface of comet in detail
Rosetta reveals surface of comet in detail
The comet's nucleus shows a maze of different surface features.
 
First mission to study atmospheric carbon dioxide begins sending data
First mission to study atmospheric carbon dioxide begins sending data
OCO-2 will study natural carbon dioxide sinks around the globe.
 
The meandering path of the spacecraft sent to rendezvous with a comet
The meandering path of the spacecraft sent to rendezvous with a comet
Rosetta is being forced to take a triangular trajectory as it slowly closes in on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
 
NASA and U.S. Navy ready for Orion test flight
NASA and U.S. Navy ready for Orion test flight
Crews practice methods of recovering the Orion crew capsule.
 
Technology on Rosetta probe has far reaching benefits on Earth
Technology on Rosetta probe has far reaching benefits on Earth
Equipment analyzing comet capable of early disease diagnosis.
 
Extra-supermoon to rise on Sunday night
Extra-supermoon to rise on Sunday night
While supermoon occurrences are not uncommon, the unique circumstances of next week's lunar event will not be seen again for another 20 years.
 
ESA's Rosetta probe meets up with comet after 10-year journey
ESA's Rosetta probe meets up with comet after 10-year journey
Spacecraft will soon be within 18 miles of speeding celestial body.
 
Hubble finds 'zombie star' that survived supernova
Hubble finds 'zombie star' that survived supernova
Phenomenon probably resulted from the complex life cycles of two companion stars.
 
NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars
NASA orbiter gears up for comet’s passage near Mars
Following adjustments on Tuesday, spacecraft will now be on other side of the planet as Siding Spring flies extremely close to celestial body.
 
Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book
Award-winning science writer explores Mars Curiosity mission in latest book
Marc Kaufman investigates efforts to send humans to Mars and what they might mean for the future of humanity.
 
Siding Spring comet to shower Mars with dust particles
Siding Spring comet to shower Mars with dust particles
Celestial body could be carrying material from early years of solar system's creation.
 
Incredible oxygen-generating instrument will accompany Mars 2020 rover
Incredible oxygen-generating instrument will accompany Mars 2020 rover
The Red Planet's atmosphere is 96 percent carbon dioxide.
 
Chilean telescope captures amazing images of stellar nurseries
Images show two star clusters 9,000 and 20,000 light-years away.
 
Month of August features multiple delights for skywatchers
Perseid meteor shower, planet conjunctions, have highlighted month of opportunities for observers.
 
Tumbling asteroid held together by forces other than gravity
Asteroid is kept whole by van der Waals forces, never before documented in an asteroid.
 
Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust
Ancient particles could yield new insights into formation of stars and galaxies.
 
Rosetta probe finds Comet 67P is warmer than expected
Rosetta measured its temperature on approach in late July
 
Automated ESA ship docks at ISS for last time
Unmanned cargo ship carried supplies including scientific equipment.
 
Perseids meteor shower puts photographers to the test
August 11-12 will offer sky-gazers the best chance to see the celestial light show.
 
SpaceX schedules tests for Dragon crew capsule
Tests in November and January will combine the capsule with a mockup of a Falcon 9 rocket.
 
NASA improves Curiosity app for rover’s second anniversary
App overlays spacecraft models on scenes captured by mobile devices' cameras.
 
SpaceX launches rocket carrying commercial communications satellite
AsiaSat 8 to become the fifth member of an orbital network of spacecraft providing telecommunications services across the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Half-a-millimeter particle from Siding Spring could significantly damage spacecraft
All three orbiters will have a role in collection of data on Siding Spring.
 
SpaceX announces new launch facility in Texas
Project continues Texas tradition of supporting space exploration.
 
NASA’s ‘impossible’ engine creates controversy among scientists
Propulsion system appears to defy Newtonian physics by producing thrust without any rocket fuel.
 
Australian geologist pioneers search for microbial life on Mars
Technique that showed evidence of early life on earth could do the same for Mars.
 
Companion planets can increase old planets' chance at alien life
As planets age, it becomes more and more difficult for them to maintain their habitability.
 
NASA adopts proposals for two global vegetation instruments on ISS
Two instruments have been selected for observing forests and ecosystems-- a laser-based system and a thermal infrared radiometer.
 
Astronomers find binary star system with misaligned protoplanetary discs
Two stars around 450 light-years from Earth have a protoplanetary disc with an irregular orbit.
 
Mars conference summarizes search for life
Upcoming rover plans over the next decade were also covered.
 
NASA to provide details soon about 2020 Mars mission
Announcement on Thursday will list the instruments that will be carried by roving laboratory.
 
Researchers reveal possible source of mysterious 'diffuse interstellar bands'
New research suggests that these interstellar molecules may be silicon-capped hydrocarbons like SiC3H, SiC4H and SiC5H.
 
Newly-lauched U.S. satellites to keep tabs on other countries’ spacecraft
The two satellites will also track orbiting space junk.
 
Air Force set to launch GPS satellite
Launch will be broadcast live online.
 
Scientists: Geysers on Saturn’s moon could point to ocean under surface
Discovery indicates presence of ocean beneath the surface of the celestial body.
 
Cassini uncovers 101 active geysers on Saturn’s moon
Geysers were first spotted on the icy moon's surface in 2005.
 
Dinosaurs wiped out by the 'perfect storm of events,' researchers say
"The dinosaurs were victims of colossal bad luck," one of the researchers wrote.
 
Astronauts prepare for space environment in underwater lab
Simulation replicates conditions, procedures on long space voyages.
 
NASA Opportunity rover now holds distance record for other worlds
The Opportunity rover, which has been exploring Mars since January 2004, has traveled a record-breaking 25.01 miles.
 
Saturn’s moon Titan teaches scientists about alien atmospheres
NASA researchers develop method for studying exoplanets covered in smog.
 
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment
The Russian space agency has confirmed contact with a capsule containing over 20 science experiments, including one which monitors the sexual behavior of geckos in space.
 
Insanely powerful solar storm would have changed life as we know it
To describe the power of this event, researchers turned to the Carrington Event of September 1859.
 
NASA offers 3D printable versions of Mars Gale Crater, spacecraft, among other designs
3D models of the near and far side of Moon, Gale Crater, NASA spacecraft and several other designs are now available to download.
 
Hubble detects little water vapor in exoplanet atmospheres
The three planets observed were expected to contain higher amounts of water vapor.
 
Space Launch System rocket readied for major tests
The RS-25 rocket engine has been placed on a test platform.
 
NASA study to address effects of long term spaceflight on ISS astronauts' hearts
Understanding heart health in space is crucial for long-term missions.
 
SpaceX Falcon 9 achieves soft landing
Reusable rocket landed in Atlantic Ocean as planned.