NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory science observations to be completed before Webb is ready to make observations of its own.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:27
Could the building blocks for life on Earth have been delivered by meteorites crashing into ponds of water 4 billion years ago?
Examining how bacteria grow in confined conditions on board spacecraft will help keep astronauts healthy during long-term space missions, such as a trip to Mars.
In October 1957, amateur radio operators monitored the first signal from a spacefaring civilization — and it was us.
On Oct. 4, 1957, the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1, the first human-made object to enter Earth's orbit.
It has been 60 years since the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, Earth's first artificial satellite.
The launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957, created quite a stir; it did kick off the space age, after all. But Americans' concerns about the technological abilities of the U.S. and USSR didn't fully crystallize for another two months.
The bizarre long-term dimming of Tabby's star — also known as Boyajian's star, or, more formally, KIC 8462852 — is likely caused by orbiting dust, not a "megastructure" built by advanced aliens, a new study suggests.
The first meeting of the United States' newly-revived National Space Council begins Thursday (Oct. 5) at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), and you can watch it live courtesy of the White House.
The United States is launching another spy satellite on a secret mission early Thursday morning (Oct. 5), and you can watch the liftoff live.
The first 360-degree video taken from open space is available for all to see.
Three scientists revealed humorous and touching reactions to discovering that they had received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.
Space.com sat down with two of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in physics, Kip Thorne and Barry C. Barish, to ask them how it feels to win the award and what they hope to see with future gravitational-wave experiments.
Volcanoes on Mars are more than 1,000 times as old as similar volcanoes on Earth.
Feed and inspire a kid's thirst for space with these book picks by Space.com's writers and editors.
Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Gets Visit From NamesakePortal origin nid: 410799Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 16:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Eugene N. Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, today visited the spacecraft that bears his name: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.Portal image: Parker Solar Probe in APL clean roomScience Categories: Sun
NASA will launch a small rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore early Wednesday (Oct. 4) to test a supersonic parachute system for future spacecraft bound for Mars. The launch may be visible to observers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.
Cosmic rocker Joe Satriani recruited Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chad Smith and Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes for his new solo album, "What Happens Next."
While it's true that we're made of star stuff, it would perhaps be more accurate to say that the universe is composed of numbers.
Gravitational waves are the "smoking gun" of the Big Bang. Predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916, a massive object like Earth distorts space-time around it like a bowling ball dropped on a trampoline.