Two weeks after astronauts and cosmonauts repaired an air leak at the International Space Station, investigators are still trying to figure out how the tiny hole got there.
A remarkable new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a close-up view of some of the most distant galaxies in the universe.
Portal origin URL: NASA Astrophysics Eyes Big Science with Small SatellitesPortal origin nid: 432230Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has selected nine proposals to study using small satellites, or SmallSats, for advanced astronomical space-based observations. The proposed SmallSat studies are a fraction of the size, weight, and cost of a typical space-bound astrophysics mission.Portal image: CubeSats Deployed Outside Station's Kibo Lab ModuleScience Categories: Universe
We're back into the weird science of black holes in this week's installment of "Ask a Spaceman." In this episode, astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why a black hole is doomed to die from the moment of its birth.
While Polaris is far from being the brightest star in the sky, finding it is not as hard as it may seem!
The planet-enveloping dust storm on Mars has settled enough for NASA to start a 45-day active-listening period in which the agency hopes to make contact with the rover Opportunity after three months of silence.
NASA's gigantic, ultrathin balloon, known as the "Big 60," broke a sustainable-altitude record when it took to the skies last month.
A strange pair of space rocks twirling around each other as they orbit the sun has helped scientists pinpoint when our solar system developed its current formation.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield wowed the world with his guitar-playing and social media skills. Five years later, a new astronaut, David Saint-Jacques, is poised to launch on to the world stage. Can we expect an encore?
NASA will run its final parachute test for the Orion spacecraft on Sept. 12 as the agency readies Orion for its first uncrewed mission around the moon.
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile has a busy observation schedule, but sometimes cloudy or moonlit skies mean a temporary halt to scientific measurements. Then, it grabs images like this.
A student who began her master's degree in May partnered with an international team of researchers to discover a special cosmic neighbor twice the size of Earth.
The leader of the current mission aboard the International Space Station is hitting back against the suggestion that he or one of his crewmates might have caused the orbiting lab's recent air leak.
As Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the U.S. East Coast, several satellites are monitoring the dangerous storm system with a variety of instruments.
The Spirit rover discovered evidence of the red planet's history and was a trailblazer for future Mars rovers.
A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft safely touched down on Earth today (Sept. 12) under three parachutes, completing a crucial test to get the vehicle ready for a journey around the moon and back.
See the latest videos and animated imagery of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence, on its way across the Atlantic Ocean toward North Carolina, dominates photos and video from the International Space Station, where astronauts are using wide-angle lenses because of how far the storm extends.
Portal origin URL: Nicola Fox Takes Helm as Director of NASA’s Heliophysics DivisionPortal origin nid: 419377Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 17:27Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has selected Nicola Fox to be the next director of SMD’s Heliophysics Division. It is anticipated that Fox will join SMD in August of this year. Heliophysics studies our Sun, and how it influences space, planetary environments, and the entire solar system.Portal image: Nicola FoxScience Categories: Sun
Researchers have released the most detailed terrain map of Antarctica to date.