Unprecedented endurance space mission begins
Joe Crimi - 8 hours ago
Unprecedented endurance space mission begins
Long term mission to help study effects of long term zero gravity on the human body.
Planets in early solar system faced utter destruction from arrival of Jupiter Planets in early solar system faced utter destruction from arrival of Jupiter
Andrew McDonald - Mar 23, 2015
The findings might explain why our solar system is so different from other systems with planets orbiting Sun-like stars.
Nova seen in 1670 was actually a stellar collision Nova seen in 1670 was actually a stellar collision
Kathy Fey - Mar 23, 2015
A mystery explosion in the night sky turns out to have been caused by colliding stars.
Scientists stunned to find largest ever meteorite crater in Australian outback Scientists stunned to find largest ever meteorite crater in Australian outback
Dan Taylor - Mar 23, 2015
At 250 miles in diameter, it would dwarf the next-closest crater -- but scientists are puzzled about exactly how old it is.
Short circuit delays CERN collider's restart
Short circuit delays CERN collider's restart
Kathy Fey - Mar 24, 2015
The search for parallel universes with the Large Hadron Collider will be slightly delayed.
 
Astronaut Scott Kelly prepares to spend a year in space
Astronaut Scott Kelly prepares to spend a year in space
Kathy Fey - Mar 23, 2015
An American astronaut will live in orbit for a year while his identical twin is also monitored on Earth.
 
Mars One CEO insists planned one-way trips to Mars are not a scam
Mars One CEO insists planned one-way trips to Mars are not a scam
Andrew McDonald - Mar 23, 2015
Recent criticism alleged that astronaut candidates were chosen based upon the size of their donation.
 
Nitrogen discovered on comet provides new clues of Earth's early years
Nitrogen discovered on comet provides new clues of Earth's early years
Andrew McDonald - Mar 23, 2015
The molecular nitrogen probably was trapped in extremely cold temperatures during the formation of the solar system.
 
Chinese weather official issues warning about devastating climate change
Chinese weather official issues warning about devastating climate change
Kathy Fey - Mar 22, 2015
Top weather scientist in China reports how climate change could have a terrible impact.
 
Massive discovery: Cosmic dust that creates planets came from supernovae
Massive discovery: Cosmic dust that creates planets came from supernovae
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
Scientists were surprised to find that much of the dust created by a supernova blast were able to survive the super-heated conditions afterward.
 
Inflatable habitat to be tested on International Space Station this year
Inflatable habitat to be tested on International Space Station this year
Andrew McDonald - Mar 19, 2015
The module is a collaboration between NASA and Bigelow Aerospace.
 
Researchers use retrofitted Boeing 747 to observe residue of supernova
Researchers use retrofitted Boeing 747 to observe residue of supernova
Andrew McDonald - Mar 19, 2015
The survival of dust around an ancient supernova remnant has been directly observed for the first time.
 
Surprising aurora and mysterious dust clouds surround Mars
Surprising aurora and mysterious dust clouds surround Mars
Kathy Fey - Mar 19, 2015
NASA spacecraft observed unexpected clouds and a bright aurora over Mars.
 
NASA tests Mars spacecraft that can view and calculate its own landing
NASA tests Mars spacecraft that can view and calculate its own landing
Andrew McDonald - Mar 18, 2015
The system uses a sensor and an algorithm to adjust a vehicle's course during descent.
 
First spacecraft to ever orbit Mercury pieces together planet's composition
First spacecraft to ever orbit Mercury pieces together planet's composition
Andrew McDonald - Mar 18, 2015
The maps reveal that the planet's surface consists of four different regions with distinct chemistries.
 
Severe solar storm kicks off widespread Aurora displays
Severe solar storm kicks off widespread Aurora displays
Kathy Fey - Mar 17, 2015
Bright northern lights may be seen further south than usual.
 
Scientists discover that the melting of Antarctica is even worse than previously thought
Scientists discover that the melting of Antarctica is even worse than previously thought
Kathy Fey - Mar 16, 2015
A huge glacial area in East Antarctica is in danger of melting, causing sea levels to rise dramatically.
 
Scientists develop 'color catalog' as a clever shortcut in detecting alien life
Scientists develop 'color catalog' as a clever shortcut in detecting alien life
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 16, 2015
Diversity of terrestrial microbes could point scientists to alien life.
 
Nitrogen found on Mars is a key ingredient for life
Kathy Fey - Mar 24, 2015
The Curiosity rover finds another building block for life on the Red Planet.
 
Researchers may have accidentally discovered what a star 'sounds' like
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 23, 2015
Generation of sound by fluid flows takes researchers by surprise.
 
Planets in early solar system faced utter destruction from arrival of Jupiter
Andrew McDonald - Mar 23, 2015
The findings might explain why our solar system is so different from other systems with planets orbiting Sun-like stars.
 
Nova seen in 1670 was actually a stellar collision
Kathy Fey - Mar 23, 2015
A mystery explosion in the night sky turns out to have been caused by colliding stars.
 
Scientists stunned to find largest ever meteorite crater in Australian outback
Dan Taylor - Mar 23, 2015
At 250 miles in diameter, it would dwarf the next-closest crater -- but scientists are puzzled about exactly how old it is.
 
NASA finds surprising features in Chelyabinsk meteor debris
Kathy Fey - Mar 21, 2015
Fragments of the Russian meteor reveal a long and violent past.
 
Rosetta's Comet 67P starts 'spinning down' -- will Philae ever be found?
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
The sun's heat has caused gas jets to blast from the comet's surface, acting as thrusters and slowing down the speed of its spin.
 
Rosetta finds nitrogen on Comet 67P
Kathy Fey - Mar 20, 2015
The comet’s unexpected form of nitrogen may offer clues to the solar system’s origins.
 
Solar eclipse will darken skies over Europe and Middle East
Kathy Fey - Mar 19, 2015
A total eclipse of the sun will occur on Friday morning.
 
After being successfully sucked into Ceres' orbit, what's next for NASA's Dawn probe?
Andrew McDonald - Mar 18, 2015
The probe will capture images of unprecedented clarity after it crosses to Ceres' light side in April.
 
New research shows billions of habitable planets exist in our galaxy
Kathy Fey - Mar 18, 2015
Scientists have calculated that a vast number of Milky Way stars have planets fit for habitation.
 
Why did researchers decide to name enormous moon crater after Amelia Earhart?
Andrew McDonald - Mar 17, 2015
The vast buried crater was discovered using gravitational data.
 
One-way ticket to Mars contest is a scam and will never happen, suggests finalist
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 17, 2015
Failure of the mission could lead to a loss of confidence in space science.
 
NASA algorithm helps amateur scientists hunt for asteroids like the pros
Andrew McDonald - Mar 17, 2015
The algorithm was developed as part of the Asteroid Data Hunter challenge.
 
Melting ice caps will bring strong summer heat waves
Kathy Fey - Mar 16, 2015
A new study reveals that arctic melting signals intense heat to come.
 
Ted Cruz to NASA: Just ignore climate change and focus on space exploration
Dan Taylor - Mar 15, 2015
Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) is head of the Senate's space subcommittee and is a prominent climate change doubter, and he intends to use his position to actively discourage NASA from studying the problem.
 
Lockheed Martin unveils plan for reusable spacecraft
Kathy Fey - Mar 14, 2015
Lockheed’s new system could provide valuable services in orbit and beyond.
 
Sun unleashes massive X-class solar flare
Kathy Fey - Mar 13, 2015
The Sun’s first monster flare of the year caused power disruptions on Earth.
 
Japanese scientists transmit solar energy wirelessly through space
Kathy Fey - Mar 13, 2015
Technology that can send solar power wirelessly paves the way for new possibilities in renewable energy use.
 
NASA confirms underground ocean on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
Kathy Fey - Mar 12, 2015
Ganymede’s subsurface ocean could indicate the right conditions for harboring life.
 
Will the Philae comet lander awaken?
Kathy Fey - Mar 12, 2015
Excitement mounts as Rosetta’s lander prepares to power up and resume communication with Earth.
 
Stunned astronomers discover 50,000 bonus light-years in our galaxy
Andrew McDonald - Mar 11, 2015
The galactic disk has concentric ripples that extend outwards.
 
Saturn’s moon Enceladus may be able to harbor life
Kathy Fey - Mar 11, 2015
Scientists believe the moon may have enough warm water to support living organisms.
 
Rocket to be test-fired may join NASA’s Space Launch System
Kathy Fey - Mar 10, 2015
Orbital ATK’s new rocket booster is a contender for NASA heavy-lift missions.
 
NASA extends contract with Orbital ATK despite disastrous explosion from October
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 10, 2015
Contracts have been extended to avoid any gaps in supply missions.
 
A free trip through space? Large majority of Americans say 'no thanks'
Andrew McDonald - Mar 10, 2015
Sixty-nine percent would turn down the offer of a trip to space in a commercial spacecraft.
 
After eight-year journey, Dawn spacecraft is finally locked into orbit by Ceres
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 09, 2015
The small spacecraft is the first to ever orbit a dwarf planet.
 
The Higgs boson may be a source of dark matter
Kathy Fey - Mar 07, 2015
CERN will test a new model which suggests that the Higgs boson particle might decay into dark matter.
 
Mars once had more water than the Arctic Ocean, NASA finds
Dan Taylor - Mar 06, 2015
Scientists believe the ocean, which would have been enough to cover the entire surface of the planet in 450 feet of water, covered most of the northern hemisphere of the planet 4.3 billion years ago.
 
Hubble reveals quadruple image of ancient supernova
Kathy Fey - Mar 05, 2015
The space telescope’s rare multiple image may help scientists determine dark matter distribution.
 
Fastest star ever known cannot even be slowed by gravity from entire galaxy
Andrew McDonald - Mar 05, 2015
The star might have achieved its extreme speed after its companion star went supernova.
 
Mars rover loses use of arm due to ‘short circuit’
Kathy Fey - Mar 04, 2015
NASA is investigating a technical glitch that cost the Curiosity rover use of one of its arms
 
NASA successfully replicates DNA molecules within brutal conditions of space
Andrew McDonald - Mar 04, 2015
In an experiment that simulated the harsh environment of space, the researchers were able to create molecules found in RNA and DNA.
 
MIT developing device to produce breathable oxygen on Mars
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 03, 2015
The machine will be carried onboard the Mars 2020 rover.
 
Scientists use 'Z-Machine' to study planetary collisions that formed Earth's core
Andrew McDonald - Mar 03, 2015
A new study shows that iron can be vaporized during slower impact events, meaning that more iron vapor was produced as Earth's mass increased.