The Tesla Roadster and "Starman" dummy that SpaceX launched on its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6) does not appear to be heading to the asteroid belt, despite what SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday evening.
By checking out NASA's "AstrOlympics" poster series, a sports fan can learn the commonalities between figure skaters and rotating pulsars, or between ski jumpers and crashing galaxies.
Finding evidence for life on Mars has been a decades-long ambition for NASA, which has spent billions of dollars to send machines wheeling over, poking and probing the Red Planet.
If you take a deep-space selfie like Starman, make it very, very quick.
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NASA has given Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) formal approval for the company's first cargo mission to the International Space Station in late 2020.
You can now take a walk in NASA's original astronauts' shoes, or at least a pair that was inspired by them, if you are among the very lucky few. Heddels announced the "Mercury All American," a PF Flyers high-top sneaker made from spacesuit materials.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll look at an eclipsing binary star that changes in brightness enough for everyday skywatchers to detect it easily.
When stars can't handle their nuclear fuel, they explode in a brilliant burst of light.
The device, currently being tested on mice aboard the International Space Station, is designed to deliver medication to reduce deterioration in muscle mass among astronauts — and potentially for people on Earth.
Billions of airborne viruses waft down on us every day, carried by air currents that disperse them around the world.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived in California for final assembly in preparation for launch in 2019.
Surprise: They don't believe it.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the final photo of his Tesla Roadster and its Starman mannequin sailing off into deep space after launching on the first Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday (Feb. 6), and it is spectacular.
When SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon Heavy booster Tuesday (Feb. 6) from the same Florida pad used by NASA's Apollo missions, the company claimed the title for the most powerful rocket. But more is on the way.
Buzz Aldrin has announced a new addition to his "Mission to Mars" fashion line: a $150 solar panel backpack.
If you're up before sunrise this weekend, look for Saturn in the southeast sky, hovering just below the crescent moon. Viewed through a moderate-size telescope, the ringed planet is a stunning celestial sight.
Step outside this week at around 9 p.m. local time and look about one-third of the way up from the southern horizon, and your eyes will be met by a dazzling celestial solitaire: Sirius, the Dog Star.
A new software program that uses artificial intelligence can help rapidly detect and analyze gravitational waves, or ripples in the cosmic fabric of space-time, a new study finds.
A red car for a Red Planet. That's what Elon Musk was hoping for when he launched his own Tesla Roadster on SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday (Feb. 6). But his car, it turns out, is taking a detour through the asteroid belt.