Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers used observations with unprecedented precision to map the mass distribution of a far-off galaxy cluster.
Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos
Craft carrying lizards, mushrooms, and scientific equipment in danger of being lost in space.
Space Launch System rocket readied for major tests Space Launch System rocket readied for major tests
The RS-25 rocket engine has been placed on a test platform.
Hubble images of elliptical galaxy yield surprising discoveries
Hubble images of elliptical galaxy yield surprising discoveries
Large, uneven halo surrounding Centaurus A is filled with metal-rich stars.
 
Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet
Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers used observations with unprecedented precision to map the mass distribution of a far-off galaxy cluster.
 
Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos
Russia loses contact with satellite that had studied sex life of geckos
Craft carrying lizards, mushrooms, and scientific equipment in danger of being lost in space.
 
U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears
U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears
Keeping satellites safe from communication threats raises an unrivaled concern for U.S. Air Force commander Gen. William Shelton.
 
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch
The Government Accountability Office reported that NASA’s Space Launch System may miss its planned first test flight in 2017.
 
ISS astronauts interviewed by Morgan Freeman for webcast
ISS astronauts interviewed by Morgan Freeman for webcast
Discussion addresses feasibility of a manned mission to Mars.
 
Cold War-era lunar schemes revealed
Cold War-era lunar schemes revealed
Scrapped plans included secret military bases and nuclear warheads on the Moon.
 
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
Space-based X-ray observatory has 'changed the way we do astronomy,' says NASA Astrophysics Division director.
 
NASA backs SpaceX in struggle to become certified for military contracts
NASA backs SpaceX in struggle to become certified for military contracts
US Air Force sends Congress a letter listing the company’s flight complications.
 
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts
Dwarf galaxies discovered ‘dancing’ around their giant counterparts
Discovery challenges astrophysicists’ standard understanding of galactic motion.
 
Curiosity rover's laser captured on camera zapping Martian rock
Curiosity rover's laser captured on camera zapping Martian rock
For the first time, the light created by the rover's laser hitting a rock has been imaged.
 
Mars rover Curiosity finds its first meteorite
Mars rover Curiosity finds its first meteorite
NASA’s rover has discovered an iron meteorite, “Lebanon,” on the Martian surface.
 
ISS Expedition 41 crew readies for September launch
ISS Expedition 41 crew readies for September launch
NASA astronauts and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth in March 2015.
 
Rosetta spacecraft reveals comet’s twin core
Rosetta spacecraft reveals comet’s twin core
Discovery will likely complicate attempts to put lander on comet's surface.
 
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.
 
Solar superstorm barely missed Earth in 2012
Storm was the most powerful since 1859.
 
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.
 
Russian space hotel on track for 2016
The Commercial Space Station will serve an array of functions in low-Earth orbit.
 
ISS astronaut able to see explosions over Israel and Gaza in midst of conflict
ESA’s Alex Gerst calls image of the area ‘his saddest photo yet.’
 
Scientists using new test to finally prove that Voyager 1 left heliosphere
Magnetic field reversal the key indicator in controversy surrounding probe’s location.
 
Obama holds private meeting with Apollo 11 crew members
President hails astronauts as ‘testaments of American ingenuity and human achievement.’
 
NASA probe films moon landing site 45 years later
A new video taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter allows viewers to witness the landing site of Apollo 11.
 
Astronaut captures image of fire experiment on ISS
Fire studies in space will lead to safer spacecraft.
 
Neil Armstrong's expertise prevented crash landing on the moon
Missed landing site could have resulted in disaster.
 
Oceans are vital for alien life, a new study shows
A team of scientists used a computer simulation to show that Earth-like planets need more than a habitable atmosphere to support life; they need massive oceans of water.
 
How 3D printing could enhance space travel
A new report says that 3D printing could enhance future space missions by enabling the manufacturing of replacement parts and requirements of launch logistics.
 
Possibility of future moon landing missions uncertain
NASA priority is landing humans on Mars.
 
International Mars Conference convenes at Caltech to consider data findings
Meeting is intended to cover and synthesize the results of numerous Mars missions over the last 15 years.
 
Cygnus brings science equipment, fresh fruit to ISS astronauts
Crew spends busy Thursday unloading equipment.
 
Public invited to celebrate 45th anniversary of first moon walk
In remembrance of the “giant leap for mankind,” NASA TV will replay footage and the Kennedy Space Center will host special events.
 
Scientists demolish diamonds in hopes of learning about Jupiter and Saturn
Experiment aims to further researchers’ understanding of conditions in giant, carbon-rich planets.
 
Comet-chasing spacecraft confirms space rock's strange-looking shape
Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
 
United Arab Emirates plans Mars mission for 2021, looks to start space agency
The United Arab Emirates has become the ninth country to develop a program for Mars exploration.
 
U.S. Air Force looking to launch spy satellite
The National Reconnaissance Office, which operates American spy satellites, needs a rocket by 2016 for a classified mission.
 
Researchers: Ravines on Mars caused by dry ice, not water
Frozen carbon dioxide is capable of setting off avalanches when it changes into a gas.
 
After decade-long journey, ESA's Rosetta nears comet
Mission will provide a window into the early solar system.
 
Space X's Falcon 9 successfully launches communication satellites
Mission is first test of reusable rockets.
 
Saturday's supermoon: Five photos that will take your breath away
The next supermoon will be on August 10.
 
Ex-Astronaut predicts future Spaceport
Retired Navy Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria predicted that SpaceX’s proposal to develop the world’s first private and commercial spaceport in South Texas would become a reality.
 
Scientists: Cosmic tug of war in the stars requires more investigation
A study, utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope, set to examine elliptical galaxies uniting at the core of a crowded galaxy cluster has prompted Scientists to investigate a host of new questions.
 
Super confused by the super moon?: The science of the super moon
The third of five total 'supermoons' to occur in 2014, crested this morning at 6:25 a.m. CDT, lighting up the night sky as it nears its perigee point (or closest point) in its elliptical path around Earth.
 
Cygnus launch postponed due to stormy weather
NASA cancelled the launch of Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo spacecraft due to bad stormy weather.
 
Australian fireball was actually piece of Russian rocket
The third stage of a Russian Soyuz rocket disintegrated over Australia on July 10.
 
Two stars in Milky Way's outer halo are most faraway ever discovered
Two newly found stars are the most distant members of the Milky Way's outer halo.
 
Meet the seven dwarfs: 'Homemade' telescope discovers new galaxies
The team has been given permission to utilize the Hubble Space Telescope for further investigation of the seven dwarf galaxies.
 
Astronomers: Universe is 'missing' 80 percent of its light
The type of light that is required to transform neutral hydrogen into hydrogen ions is known as "ionizing photons."