Portal origin URL: NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on AsteroidPortal origin nid: 437207Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.Portal image: Asteroid Bennu Science Categories: Universe
Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman's personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space.
Portal origin URL: NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar SpacePortal origin nid: 437176Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.Portal image: This illustration shows the position of NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphereScience Categories: Sun
What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning: It's the annual performance of the Geminid meteor shower.
A new series of NASA images showcase a dolphin-shaped cloud moving across Jupiter's southern belt.
Any modern person who spends time on the internet is familiar with the basic principles of cybersecurity — but imagine you're in charge of a satellite that people around the globe rely on.
The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October.
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet.
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10).
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to help the spacecraft get across the finish line.
The small object Ultima Thule swims amid a sea of distant stars in a new photo captured by NASA's approaching New Horizons around midnight EST (0500 GMT) on Dec. 1.
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space.
The latest installment of the "Avengers" series shows the superhero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space and nearing the end of his oxygen supplies as the rest of the team tries to fight back against the evil Thanos.
The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8).
Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy.