The two small bodies that orbit the red planet raise a number of questions about the formation of the early solar system.
The moon's orbit brings it 6 feet closer to the red planet every century.
Deimos' radius is only 3.9 miles. The tiny moon zips around Mars in only 30 hours and is so close to its parent planet that it was missed for centuries.
The small-rocket startup Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its first customer payloads into orbit tonight (Dec. 7) starting at 8:30 p.m. EST (0130 GMT on Dec. 8), from its private launch facility in New Zealand.
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt shares his thoughts on the Apollo program and the future of American deep-space exploration.
On Dec. 7, 1972, NASA launched its last Apollo mission to the moon: Apollo 17. See photos from that historic mission, which landed astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt on the moon while Ron Evans orbited above.
Study raises key question: Can the U.S. government capitalize on commercial space opportunities?
Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form.
A possibly habitable alien world may be rocky like Earth — and it has a neighbor, a new study reports.
The evidence suggests the discovery of aliens would not cause panic.
A massive geomagnetic storm that was recorded across East Asia for nine days in 1770 suggests such solar flareups are surprisingly common.
Due to bad weather, the commercial startup Rocket Lab has delayed the second test launch of its Electron rocket, which was scheduled to take place today (Dec. 7 U.S./Dec. 8 New Zealand).
The race to Mars is on, it seems, and Boeing's CEO believes the megarocket his company is helping build for NASA will deliver astronauts to the Red Planet before billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX.
New Horizons will fly by its next exploration target, a distant Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 in early 2019.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 16:00
In this episode Tom Wagner of NASA’s Earth Science Division discusses sea ice, volcanoes, what it’s like to live and work in Antarctica, and how studying planets like Venus and Mars helps provide clues about the future of our home planet. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:49
Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft departed the International Space Station (ISS) this morning (Dec. 6), on its way to do some bonus science — by releasing 14 minisatellites — before burning up in Earth's atmosphere after a successful cargo delivery mission.
Quentin Tarantino is in talks with "Star Trek" producer (and former director) J.J. Abrams to write and direct a new Star Trek film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The ESPRESSO instrument, which is installed on the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope in northern Chile, has made its first observations.
I'm in love with the cocco (lithophores).
As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for test flights in the next 12 months, a NASA official said the agency expects those companies to be able to meet, or come close to, stringent safety requirements for those spacecraft.