If you live in the western part of North America, Alaska, and the Hawaiian islands, you might set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn “super blue blood moon.”News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:39
Portal origin URL: Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First SpacecraftPortal origin nid: 417713Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The U.S.' first satellite in space, launched Jan. 31, 1958, heralded the emergence of space physics and ushered in a new era of technology and communications. This satellite, Explorer 1, discovered Earth's Van Allen Belts. Sixty years later, scientists are still working to understand their peculiar and puzzling nature.Portal image: depiction of Earth's Van Allen BeltsScience Categories: Sun
Blue Origin, which is run by billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, successfully conducted a test-fire this month of the BE-4 rocket engine that will power the company's massive New Glenn rocket, which is slated to lift off for the first time in 2020.
A vinyl reprint of the Voyager Golden Record, which carried a greeting for extraterrestrials beyond the solar system, won a Grammy Award this past Sunday (Jan. 28).
See the rare Super Blue Blood Moon total lunar eclipse of Jan. 31, 2018 in photos.
The second full moon of January passed through Earth's shadow in a Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse today (Jan. 31), a rare lunar sight visible to millions of observers around the world.
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SpaceX is now recovering its rockets without even really trying.
The United States became a spacefaring nation 60 years ago today with the launch of Explorer 1, the first American satellite.
See the first photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon of 2018 as they come in from across the U.S. on Twitter, Instagram and the web.
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Today (Jan. 31), yet another pre-flown SpaceX rocket took to the skies, successfully delivering the GovSat-1 communications satellite to orbit.
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A new photo from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shows the company's new Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad as well as its Falcon 9, which is currently prepped to launch the GovSat-1 satellite later today (Jan. 31).
A new space picture shows brilliant blue stars shining from the gloom of a cosmic dust cloud called Lupus 3. The cosmic light show is taking place about 600 light-years from Earth, and shows how young stars are born from clumps of gas and dust.
NASA's mission to the boundary between Earth and space switched on for the first time Jan. 28 after its launch a few days earlier, performing a key maneuver before shutting down again for its long journey into high orbit.
In a new video, NASA astronaut and International Space Station Expedition 54/55 crewmember Scott Tingle talks about playing guitar in a rock band and how the experience helped to shape who he is today.