Portal origin URL: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch Portal origin nid: 434762Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.Portal image: NASA’s Kepler space telescopeScience Categories: Universe
The only known pieces of the moon to be collected from the lunar surface and legally sold are returning to the auction block, 25 years after they were first offered.
NASA has known that the Kepler spacecraft, its iconic planet-hunting telescope, has been running out of fuel since March, and today (Oct. 30), the agency is providing an update about the instrument's status.
Portal origin URL: NASA to Hold Media Call on Status of Kepler Space Telescope TodayPortal origin nid: 434728Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is hosting a media teleconference on the status of the Kepler space telescope today, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. EDT.Portal image: kepler_interrupt_feature.jpgScience Categories: Universe
A radio report of an alleged "alien invasion" in New Jersey caused alarm 80 years ago today.
Last week, SpaceX company test-fired the Falcon 9 rocket that will loft the Crew Dragon capsule on its first flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under a commercial-crew contract with NASA.
The clock hasn't run out on NASA's Opportunity Mars rover after all.
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run out of fuel and signed off.
Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to SunPortal origin nid: 434674Published: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team.Portal image: animation of Parker Solar ProbeScience Categories: Sun
Japan successfully deployed a pair of brand-new satellites during a launch earlier today (Oct. 29), which was formally scheduled just two days in advance.
After 60 years of space exploration, NASA could do a better job of tracking its history, federal investigators have found.
Landspace suffered an issue with the third stage of its Zhuque-1 solid launch vehicle Saturday as it bid to become the first Chinese private launch company to reach orbit.
A spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet could use Pluto's moon Charon to make important orbital changes.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope resumed normal operations Friday (Oct. 26) after a three-week hiatus caused by issues with two orientation-maintaining gyroscopes.
It turns out that when you tell astronauts that a psychologist has been putting linguistic analysis tools to use on tweets sent by their colleagues, they get a little sensitive.
NASA is asking for help in making shipments to a future lunar space station. The agency opened a solicitation this week asking about requirements for a module to ship cargo; United States firms have until Nov. 2 to provide their input.
The biggest airplane ever built, which will tote a variety of satellite-launching rockets into the sky, just got a step closer to flight.
The Dark Side of the Force is strong in Lego's Darth Vader Castle, which transports you to Mustafar to see how Anakin Skywalker lived in his Empire days. See awesome photos of the 2018 "Star Wars" Lego set here!
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just got closer to the sun than any other human-made object in history.
NASA is preparing technology for use on its Mars 2020 rover mission, due to land on the Red Planet in February 2021 — and it's breaking world records along the way.