A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:36
A special comet just made its grand return to the view of one of NASA's sun-gazing spacecraft. Comet 96P/Machholz was caught on camera by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is co-managed by the European Space Agency.
The Virgin Group announced Oct. 26 an agreement with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund for an investment of $1 billion into Virgin's suborbital and orbital space ventures.
SpaceX and OneWeb say they are within months of launching the first satellites in their competing megaconstellations of broadband smallsats designed to bring internet to every corner of the globe.
Planetary scientists have found that a warming Earth is speeding up storms.
Ever wish your jack-o'-lantern went beyond the standard pumpkin? Let NASA and Space.com show you how to up your design game.
The Pope speaks to astronauts on the International Space Station, a sun-like star might have devoured more than a dozen Earth-sized planets, and Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis crashes a website in some of this week's top stories at Space.com.
A new comedy series called "Final Space" is coming to TBS in 2018, and the network released a sneak peek at what's in store for the animated space opera.
Europe's aerospace industry is getting ready for NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway, hoping Europe will have its own module at the lunar-orbit space station resupplied by a European transportation system.
Tim Peake was the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the International Space Station, and might also be the first to call the wrong number on Christmas in space.
A day after the Senate Commerce Committee announced a confirmation hearing for Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s (R-Okla.) nomination to be the next NASA administrator, one senator has announced her opposition to his bid.
Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet, lost its planet status in 2006. Learn more about dwarf planets of the solar system here.
Portal origin URL: Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science MissionPortal origin nid: 412394Published: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations.Portal image: Artist's rendering of the two GRACE satellites, which have providing 15 years of insights into how our planet is changingScience Categories: Earth
The moon's surface tells the story of the solar system's beginnings.
There are three theories as to how Earth's satellite could have been created.
A trip to the moon takes about three days to travel more than 250,000 miles.
The surface of the moon experiences great extremes in temperature, from boiling hot to freezing cold.
The moon's atmosphere is a very thin layer of widely dispersed gases.
Questions about jurisdiction, property rights and damages by space junk are covered under various treaties and principles.
The moon is about one-fourth as big as Earth, relatively large for a planet's satellite.