The Philae lander will wake up as early as February, confident scientists now say
Dan Taylor - 18 hours ago
The Philae lander will wake up as early as February, confident scientists now say
The ESA now believes that as the comet approaches the sun, the energy drawn by the Philae lander will increase to the point that it will wake from hibernation.
Why is NASA still funneling $349 million into a mission cancelled years ago? Why is NASA still funneling $349 million into a mission cancelled years ago?
Alex Galbraith - Dec 17, 2014
NASA spent $349M completing a test tower that may never see use.
Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers
Andrew McDonald - Dec 16, 2014
The key could lie in how solar winds interact with the Martian ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
Scientists capture super-Earth 40 light-years away with ground telescope Scientists capture super-Earth 40 light-years away with ground telescope
Andrew McDonald - Dec 16, 2014
The planet is in a system 40 light-years away and is about twice the size of Earth.
The Philae lander will wake up as early as February, confident scientists now say
The Philae lander will wake up as early as February, confident scientists now say
Dan Taylor - 18 hours ago
The ESA now believes that as the comet approaches the sun, the energy drawn by the Philae lander will increase to the point that it will wake from hibernation.
 
ESA probe confirms Venus is a hellish wasteland unfit for colonization
ESA probe confirms Venus is a hellish wasteland unfit for colonization
Alex Galbraith - Dec 18, 2014
The probe, which has provided valuable data throughout many years, will soon end transmissions back to Earth.
 
NASA probe to end 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury...on purpose
NASA probe to end 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury...on purpose
Alex Galbraith - Dec 17, 2014
The probe, which was launched in 2004, is getting ready to wrap up its mission with a spectacular collision.
 
Why is NASA still funneling $349 million into a mission cancelled years ago?
Why is NASA still funneling $349 million into a mission cancelled years ago?
Alex Galbraith - Dec 17, 2014
NASA spent $349M completing a test tower that may never see use.
 
Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers
Why does Mars keep losing its atmosphere? MAVEN provides answers
Andrew McDonald - Dec 16, 2014
The key could lie in how solar winds interact with the Martian ionosphere and upper atmosphere.
 
Large Hadron Collider ready for highest level of energy it's ever achieved
Large Hadron Collider ready for highest level of energy it's ever achieved
Andrew McDonald - Dec 15, 2014
The particle accelerator will operate for three years during its second running.
 
Russia considers abandoning ISS to build rival space station
Russia considers abandoning ISS to build rival space station
Alex Galbraith - Dec 15, 2014
Russia is looking into building its own space station.
 
Public invited to propose names for Mercury craters
Public invited to propose names for Mercury craters
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 15, 2014
Contest is open through mid-January.
 
Space Race to Mars unlikely
Space Race to Mars unlikely
Alex Galbraith - Dec 14, 2014
The days of the Space Race are long gone as Earth sets its sights on Mars
 
Latest color image of Comet 67P still looks 'as black as coal'
Latest color image of Comet 67P still looks 'as black as coal'
Andrew McDonald - Dec 12, 2014
The comet is shown to be an almost uniformly grey object.
 
Are odds in SpaceX's favor as it seeks to land rocket on ocean platform?
Are odds in SpaceX's favor as it seeks to land rocket on ocean platform?
Andrew McDonald - Dec 11, 2014
The company will try to land the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on the floating platform following a launch on December 16.
 
Scientists uncover secrets of Titan's mysterious 300-foot pitch-black sand dunes
Scientists uncover secrets of Titan's mysterious 300-foot pitch-black sand dunes
Dan Taylor - Dec 10, 2014
Researchers found that the sand that makes up the dunes resemble the consistency of freeze-dried coffee.
 
Curiosity findings provide new evidence Mars could have hosted life
Curiosity findings provide new evidence Mars could have hosted life
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 10, 2014
Planet's first billion years were warm and wet.
 
NASA’s New Horizons probe to take us to 'a place we’ve never been before'
NASA’s New Horizons probe to take us to 'a place we’ve never been before'
Andrew McDonald - Dec 10, 2014
Probe will study the dwarf planet and its moons, as well as search for additional moons.
 
Don't be fooled by NASA's theatrics: U.S. can't get to Mars alone
Alex Galbraith - Dec 17, 2014
Despite a surge of promising developments at the U.S. agency, a successful mission to Mars will need the combined efforts of many nations.
 
Scientists capture super-Earth 40 light-years away with ground telescope
Andrew McDonald - Dec 16, 2014
The planet is in a system 40 light-years away and is about twice the size of Earth.
 
Tidal effects leave rocky exoplanets stretched out, easier to detect
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 16, 2014
Finding rocky planets in close orbits could become much easier.
 
Astronauts lock themselves into tiny Mars simulator for two weeks straight
Alex Galbraith - Dec 15, 2014
NASA creates Mars-living simulations in Utah for human test subjects.
 
Student project strives to allow breathable oxygen for future Mars visitors
Andrew McDonald - Dec 15, 2014
The device will use electrolysis to obtain oxygen from water in Martian soil.
 
Young star might host Pluto-like bodies
Andrew McDonald - Dec 14, 2014
The existence of the Pluto-like objects is indicated by higher amounts of dust resulting from collisions between smaller planetesimals.
 
How to photograph the Geminids meteor shower this weekend
Andrew McDonald - Dec 14, 2014
Photographers will need to plan ahead to capture the best shots during the shower's peak on the night and early morning of December 13 and 14.
 
Presence of water doesn't prove life ever existed on Mars, expert says
Dan Taylor - Dec 12, 2014
Other factors, such as a magnetic field and a thick atmosphere, would have needed to be present in order for life to grow.
 
Astronomer breaks the news: Space isn't as pretty as you think
Alex Galbraith - Dec 12, 2014
Space might not make for the best Instagram opportunities as you're traveling through it.
 
SpaceX rocket will be 'caught' by 57-foot robotic ISS arm
Alex Galbraith - Dec 11, 2014
SpaceX's floating platform landing has been delayed to December 19.
 
Curiosity uncovers evidence of Earth-like deltas, ancient lake bed on Mars
Andrew McDonald - Dec 11, 2014
Gale Crater once filled with sediment brought into a huge lake by rivers.
 
X-ray signal may offer proof of dark matter
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 11, 2014
Findings could revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
 
New Rosetta findings rattle scientific theories of where Earth's water came from
Dan Taylor - Dec 11, 2014
The comet that Philae landed on doesn't have the type of water found on Earth.
 
UK launches mini-computers into space and gives children the controls
Alex Galbraith - Dec 10, 2014
UK students may soon be able to code experiments for test runs in space.
 
Government throws money at NASA to explore more of the universe
Alex Galbraith - Dec 10, 2014
NASA gets a boost from the bi-partisan spending bill.
 
Orbital Sciences' updated Atlas V will bring 35 percent more material to ISS
Andrew McDonald - Dec 10, 2014
After one of its Antares rockets exploded on October 28, the company has made plans to adhere to its resupply contract with NASA.
 
Medical technology helps NASA make safer spacesuits
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 10, 2014
CT scan, other hospital equipment, used to diagnose potential spacesuit malfunctions.
 
New model of 3D-printer on ISS hopes to use material harvested from space
Alex Galbraith - Dec 09, 2014
3D printing aboard the ISS carries on with the production of a lightweight buckle.
 
Dawn sends back first images of dwarf planet Ceres, which could hold water
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2014
Dwarf planet may yield information about the early solar system.
 
With Orion, NASA looks forward to 'true exploration' of deep space
Andrew McDonald - Dec 08, 2014
The spacecraft performed exceptionally well on its first test flight.
 
New Horizons is set to unravel Pluto's secrets: Does it have a subsurface ocean?
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2014
Principal Investigator speculates about possible findings.
 
NASA's Mars orbiter spots bizarre formation possibly caused by lava flows
Dan Taylor - Dec 08, 2014
Scientists speculate that the mound used to be covered in ice, which was melted when lava pushed up from underneath thousands of years ago.
 
Orion test flight begins 'Mars Era,' sets stage for future manned missions
Alex Galbraith - Dec 08, 2014
NASA's Orion test flight was a success.
 
NASA building dunes to protect Orion launch pads from climate change
Dan Taylor - Dec 07, 2014
The launch pads are located close to the Atlantic Ocean, and the shores have been receding in recent years.
 
Researchers solve moon's magnetic rock mystery
Alex Galbraith - Dec 06, 2014
Researchers have figured out why moon rocks are magnetized.
 
New Horizons ready to awaken: 'We’ve worked years to prepare for this moment'
Andrew McDonald - Dec 05, 2014
NASA spacecraft is nearing Pluto and will begin its scientific mission on January 15.
 
Researchers find remains of molten metal powerhouse in moon's core
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 04, 2014
Lunar rocks show Earth's satellite had an active core for a billion years.
 
'Space dust' may be pretty, but it's causing a giant headache for astronomers
David Voydik - Dec 03, 2014
Scientists get creative in trying to find ways around this obtrusive space phenomenon.
 
Mystery of how a chunk of Mars managed to land on Earth finally has answers
Andrew McDonald - Dec 03, 2014
The organic carbon might have biological origins.
 
Japan launches space probe to investigate how asteroid developed organic life
David Voydik - Dec 03, 2014
The Japanese space probe launch is finally back on track after being delayed twice.
 
Orion test flight will have 20,000 mile-per-hour, plasma-soaked return to Earth
Andrew McDonald - Dec 03, 2014
The spacecraft, designed to take humans into deep space, will embark on its first spaceflight on December 4.
 
How will Stephen Hawking's communication upgrade affect his iconic 'voice'?
Andrew McDonald - Dec 03, 2014
The communications system will openly available next year for use by other researchers.
 
Philae's historic 'landing' was more of a fall and collision with comet
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 02, 2014
Rosetta instruments help scientists reconstruct details of lander's descent.
 
Was Rosetta success hugely lucky? ESA believes Philae struck a crater, tumbled across comet
Dan Taylor - Dec 02, 2014
It's a miracle that Philae landed right side up and was able to complete its scientific objectives if ESA's findings are correct.
 
Forget black and white: OSIRIS image finally shows Rosetta's comet in color
David Voydik - Dec 02, 2014
Pinkish red color gives comet 67P a heart-like appearance.