A mechanical problem knocked Curiosity's drill out of commission in late 2016. Mission team members have been studying ways to get the drill back online ever since, and they plan to test a promising work-around this weekend.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed anguish to the news of a school shooting in Texas today (May 18), a tragedy that occurred near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
This shapeless blob of a galaxy is home to many clusters of bright, blue newborn stars, which form in pockets around the outskirts of its cloudy, yellow-white core.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite zoomed within about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of the moon yesterday (May 17) in an orbit-shaping maneuver. The spacecraft also recently took its first test image, NASA officials said.
Recently, aboard the International Space Station, the first tones of an out-of-this world band sounded 200 miles above the Earth.
And it may be what you think it is.
By now, you almost certainly have noticed dazzling Venus in the west-northwest sky soon after sunset. Tonight, it will have company.
Japan's H-IIA and H-IIB rockets lift satellites and other spacecraft into orbit and beyond.
In May 2018, China wrapped up a yearlong mission inside "Lunar Palace 1," a Beijing facility designed to help the nation prepare to but boots on the moon. See images of the experiment here.
A new type of camera developed by U.S. researchers will allow astronomers to directly image planets around nearby stars in the search for another Earth.
Cascades of black hole collisions could lead to the formation of more-massive black holes.
Two NASA Earth-observation satellites and five commercial communications craft will have to wait a bit longer to get off the ground.
Chinese student volunteers completed a one-year test living in a simulated space lab in Beijing yesterday (May 15), setting a record for the longest stay in a self-contained facility.
How will we know when we've found another Earth?
Stephen Hawking once threw a party just for time-travelers (none showed up). Will his interment be a different story?
Turns out moon dust is really bad for human cells.
Charles Bolden didn't realize that he had so much stuff to give.
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