Very Large Telescope snaps spectacular photo of 'God's Hand' space globule
Dan Taylor - 10 hours ago
Very Large Telescope snaps spectacular photo of 'God's Hand' space globule
Scientists understand much about cometary globules, but want to study the phenomenon further to understand how they give birth to baby stars.
Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at the dwarf planet in early March, which will help solve plenty of mysteries about the giant icy asteroid Ceres.
Watch animated video of SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket and landing it [VIDEO] Watch animated video of SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket and landing it [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
SpaceX will make another attempt at landing a first-stage rocket booster on an ocean platform in early February.
Commercial spaceflight companies plan manned missions in 2017 Commercial spaceflight companies plan manned missions in 2017
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 28, 2015
Ambitious plans viewed as first steps towards sending humans to Mars.
Watch NASA launch new Earth-observing satellite live
Watch NASA launch new Earth-observing satellite live
Dan Taylor - 11 hours ago
The launch will happen at 9:20 a.m. EST today from California at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
 
Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images
Scientists surprised by bumpy Ceres surface as Dawn spacecraft snaps new images
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at the dwarf planet in early March, which will help solve plenty of mysteries about the giant icy asteroid Ceres.
 
Watch animated video of SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket and landing it [VIDEO]
Watch animated video of SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket and landing it [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Jan 28, 2015
SpaceX will make another attempt at landing a first-stage rocket booster on an ocean platform in early February.
 
Extremely old star found to have five orbiting planets: Do they have life?
Extremely old star found to have five orbiting planets: Do they have life?
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2015
Ancient system raises possibility of life in the early universe.
 
Asteroid flying close to Earth found to have a 70-meter moon
Asteroid flying close to Earth found to have a 70-meter moon
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2015
Though deemed "potentially hazardous," it poses no threat to Earth.
 
Revolutionary device will allow spacecrafts to 'surf' light beams from the sun
Revolutionary device will allow spacecrafts to 'surf' light beams from the sun
Alex Galbraith - Jan 26, 2015
LightSails could us to re-think the way we travel through space.
 
Rosetta probe discovers the surprisingly simple ingredient in 'comet dust'
Rosetta probe discovers the surprisingly simple ingredient in 'comet dust'
Alex Galbraith - Jan 26, 2015
The Rosetta spacecraft has released a study on the dust blowing off of the comet it observes.
 
What is that weird white spot on Ceres? Dawn spacecraft may solve the riddle
What is that weird white spot on Ceres? Dawn spacecraft may solve the riddle
Dan Taylor - Jan 26, 2015
The white spot was captured in images taken by the Dawn spacecraft earlier this month, and scientists hope to get a closer look as the spacecraft nears the giant asteroid.
 
'Not just to visit, but to stay': Obama expresses high hopes for mankind's future in outer space
'Not just to visit, but to stay': Obama expresses high hopes for mankind's future in outer space
Alex Galbraith - Jan 22, 2015
Astronaut Scott Kelly received a standing ovation at the State of The Union address.
 
Microsoft teams up with NASA for ambitious project: bringing virtual reality to Mars
Microsoft teams up with NASA for ambitious project: bringing virtual reality to Mars
Alex Galbraith - Jan 22, 2015
A tour of Mars was among the first programs demonstrated on Microsoft's HoloLens prototypes.
 
NASA satellite puts paparazzi to shame, snapping over 100 million photos of the sun alone
NASA satellite puts paparazzi to shame, snapping over 100 million photos of the sun alone
Alex Galbraith - Jan 22, 2015
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly has snapped its 100 millionth image of the sun.
 
Scientists learn to extract data buried within meteorites, decoding the 'hard drive' of our solar system
Scientists learn to extract data buried within meteorites, decoding the 'hard drive' of our solar system
Alex Galbraith - Jan 22, 2015
Researchers have decoded a "hard drive" onboard meteorites that crashed to Earth.
 
Study: Ancient supernovae ejected space dust onto ocean's floor
Study: Ancient supernovae ejected space dust onto ocean's floor
Dan Taylor - Jan 21, 2015
The surprising study found that supernovae didn't eject nearly as much heavy elements as scientists expected.
 
Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in SpaceX as satellite competition heats up
Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in SpaceX as satellite competition heats up
Dan Taylor - Jan 21, 2015
Google wants to launch its own satellites to bring Internet connectivity to remote areas of the world as well as do other jobs, such as create better images of Earth.
 
NASA launches space probe to study spectacular Northern Lights
Dan Taylor - 12 hours ago
Scientists want to better understand the Aurora Borealis and how it interacts with satellites.
 
Giant robotic arms used to hand-off important delivery to space station...flatworms and fruit flies
Alex Galbraith - 21 hours ago
NASA and JAXA work together on CATS installation.
 
Upcoming 'Falcon Heavy' rocket launch will have the most powerful liftoff in history
Alex Galbraith - 22 hours ago
New animation shows SpaceX's plans for powerful Falcon Heavy rocket
 
Commercial spaceflight companies plan manned missions in 2017
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 28, 2015
Ambitious plans viewed as first steps towards sending humans to Mars.
 
Does Earth really need the moon to survive? Probably not, new study says
Alex Galbraith - Jan 27, 2015
An old theory about the Earth's need for the Moon has been disproven.
 
NASA quietly launches fleet of satellites to study behavior of Earth's water
Alex Galbraith - Jan 27, 2015
NASA has not drawn much attention to the various research satellite launches recently launched.
 
Huge ring system that outdoes Saturn's is discovered around exoplanet
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 26, 2015
First known extra-solar ring system could provide clues to satellite formation.
 
Better than Hubble? New telescope concept by CU-Boulder could create incredible images
Dan Taylor - Jan 26, 2015
The concept is one of 12 proposals being funded by NASA, which will downselect to six designs this April.
 
Watch three of Jupiter's moons become visible at once in ultra-rare event [VIDEO]
Dan Taylor - Jan 26, 2015
For about 25 minutes, astronomers were able to see three of the four Galilean moons -- Io, Europa, and Callisto -- at once as they crossed Jupiter's surface.
 
NASA eyes helicopter drones on Mars to assist rovers
Dan Taylor - Jan 26, 2015
The drones would be able to act as scouts for the rover, spotting the best places for it to conduct research.
 
Rosetta provides fresh view of Comet 67P in unprecedented detail
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 23, 2015
Unusual structure suggests it may have formed from two separate objects.
 
NASA-Microsoft partnership will pioneer virtual Mars exploration
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 23, 2015
Holographic computing offers unprecedented opportunity to explore the Red Planet.
 
Hubble telescope captures huge, stunning image of Andromeda Galaxy
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 20, 2015
Panorama sets new level of precision for spiral galaxy studies.
 
Puzzling fast radio bursts finally observed in real time
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 20, 2015
Phenomenon might be coming from outside our galaxy.
 
2014 warmest year on record, further bolstering case for climate change
Dan Taylor - Jan 19, 2015
Only the eastern United States had below-average temperatures among inhabited areas around the world, which may itself have been due to greenhouse gases.
 
Long-lost lander rediscovered on Mars
Andrew McDonald - Jan 17, 2015
Images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Beagle 2 lander did land on Mars.
 
Asteroid will come close to Earth on Jan. 26: Does it pose any risk?
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 17, 2015
Flyby provides opportunity to obtain detailed surface images
 
Earth rapidly moving towards unstable 'danger zone' thanks to humans
Alex Galbraith - Jan 16, 2015
Earth may be heading toward a new geological age thanks to humans.
 
Researchers push artificial intelligence to a new level with 'machine learning'
Alex Galbraith - Jan 15, 2015
New developments in artifical intelligence will actually be able to predict upcoming solar flares.
 
Astronauts prepare for year-long stay on ISS for research on human body effects
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 15, 2015
Researchers hope to learn how body fares over long term in space.
 
10 years of discovery since Huygens probe landed on strange world Titan
Andrew McDonald - Jan 15, 2015
Titan has been shown to be a strange and highly active world, with a hydrocarbon cycle and internal ocean.
 
Report of ammonia leak on ISS was a false alarm, NASA says
Dan Taylor - Jan 15, 2015
After astronauts spent 11 hours huddled in the Russian side of the space station, NASA determined that it was actually a computer failure, not an ammonia leak, that caused the alarm.
 
NASA's Curiosity rover to begin drilling mysterious Martian 'Mojave' rock
Dan Taylor - Jan 15, 2015
The Mojave rock appears to contain strange crystals, and scientists are eager to find out what they are made of.
 
Meteorites may have been given too much credit for 'building' our Solar System
Alex Galbraith - Jan 14, 2015
Our understanding of meteorites' role in the early Solar System may be flawed.
 
Satellite launches might figure into SpaceX’s future
Andrew McDonald - Jan 14, 2015
Company is pursuing plans to continue working with NASA and begin working on satellites with the Pentagon.
 
Astronauts enlist unlikely ally in quest to explore Mars: worms
Alex Galbraith - Jan 13, 2015
Roundworms may hold the key to fighting muscle atrophy in space.
 
Mid-level solar flare kicks off 2015 with a radiation party
Andrew McDonald - Jan 13, 2015
Flare appeared on Monday, January 12.
 
Researchers: Moon’s resources are of ‘potential economic interest’
Andrew McDonald - Jan 13, 2015
A new scientific paper examines lunar resources and how they might be used in the future.
 
New upcoming reality show will take place on International Space Station
Alex Galbraith - Jan 12, 2015
A new reality show based around sending inventions to the International Space Station could be coming soon.
 
SpaceX Dragon successfully docks at ISS with fresh batch of supplies
Andrew McDonald - Jan 12, 2015
The commercial cargo ship arrived at the station with more than two tons of supplies and scientific material.
 
NASA's test of Space Launch System engine paves way for a new space era
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 12, 2015
New rockets could be "game changers" for space exploration.
 
Will China be first to mine the Moon? Probe already in orbit preparing mission
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 12, 2015
Mission seeks to identify landing spots for 2017 lunar soil collection.
 
Pulsar vanishes suddenly, believed to be locked in massive tug-of-war with another star
Dan Taylor - Jan 11, 2015
The gravitational effects caused by the interaction between the two stars is so intense, it is warping space-time and causing a wobble that points the pulsar's radio waves away from Earth.
 
Climate Change Probe to head to ISS on groundbreaking rocket
Alex Galbraith - Jan 11, 2015
The Falcon 9 rocket isn't the only exciting thing about the launch on January 10.
 
Opportunity reaches highest point on Martian trek
Andrew McDonald - Jan 11, 2015
The rover took a panoramic image of the plains beyond the rim of Endeavour Crater.