NASA decommissioned the Kepler space telescope last night (Nov. 15), beaming "goodnight" commands to the sun-orbiting observatory.
NASA is powering ahead with assembly of its Orion crew capsule for the first full-scale test flight of the new system, thanks to a special delivery from the European Space Agency (ESA).
On Saturday (Nov. 17) at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT), Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of Northrop Grumman's NG-10 mission.
The Indian Space Research Organisation's most powerful rocket aced its second orbital test flight on Nov. 14, 2018, delivering the GSAT-29 communications satellite into orbit.
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station. It was the first of two cargo missions lifting off this week.
Portal origin URL: NASA Keeps Watch Over Space ExplosionsPortal origin nid: 435818Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission has been observing a type of space explosion called magnetic reconnection for three years. MMS just witnessed such an explosion in a unique location: the part of Earth’s magnetic environment trailing behind the planet, away from the Sun — with enough resolution to reveal its true nature more clearly.Portal image: conceptual animation depicting MMS observation of magnetic reconnectionScience Categories: Sun
SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15) at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT), and you can catch all the action live.
The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar system back in early October.
The late-season Camp wildfire is still raging across Northern California, but firefighters are gradually corralling the Woolsey Fire, which has burned swaths of Southern California.
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Thursday (Nov. 15) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from parts of the Eastern Seaboard.
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
Why haven't we heard from aliens? Scientists don't know, but they have a couple of ideas.
Ethan Peck is the newest actor to take on Star Trek's Mr. Spock, a role that has been portrayed by eight different actors on film and TV before him. We take a look at each one.
A Blue Moon is not typically blue, but it can be.
A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully launched the Es'hail-2 communications satellite today (Nov. 15). And the first stage aced its landing, touching down on a SpaceX "droneship" off the Florida coast.
On Nov. 15, 2018, SpaceX launched a used Falcon 9 rocket carrying a satellite for Qatar, then returned the booster's first stage to Earth for a pinpoint landing. See photos from the awesome launch here!
NASA and Northrop Grumman have postponed the launch of an Antares rocket carrying fresh supplies for the International Space Station for 24 hours due to bad weather. The launch will now lift off early Saturday, Nov. 17, NASA officials said.
The most luminous galaxy known appears to have devoured three smaller galaxies at the same time, revealing details about why it shone so brightly.