China is set to launch a relay satellite to the second Earth-moon Lagrange point May 21, in a necessary precursor to the planned Chang'e 4 soft-landing on the lunar far side late in the year.
NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed an agreement to use the AstroRad radiation protection vest on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 flight.
The new "Block 5" Falcon 9, which debuted Friday (May 11) with a flawless launch and first-stage landing, will take rocket reusability to bold new heights very soon if everything works out, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
Tom Wolfe, who wrote "The Right Stuff" and a number of other iconic books, died yesterday (May 14) in New York City at age 88.
Researchers have spotted the fastest-growing black hole ever found — and have seen the (thankfully) distant devourer consume a mass equivalent to Earth's sun every two days.
A jumbo-jet-size asteroid will give Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000 miles (203,000 kilometers) — or about half the distance between Earth and the moon.
Portal origin URL: Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa PlumesPortal origin nid: 424369Published: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life.Portal image: Artist’s illustration of Jupiter and Europa with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from EuropaScience Categories: Solar System
The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.
The company, funded by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, is quietly working to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
A powerful X-ray pulsar is whipping around its stellar partner at a record-breaking speed.
Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to search for life on Mars.
Satellite images give scientists an idea of the aftereffects of North Korea's latest nuclear test.
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on May 10 went into detail on modifications made to the latest version of the Falcon 9, including redesigning a pressure vessel implicated in the rocket’s 2016 pre-launch explosion.
The House Armed Services Committee swiftly approved the recommendations of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee on military space reforms.
Mesmerizing new views from NASA's Juno spacecraft capture a colorful mosaic of swirling clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere.
An asteroid the size of a jumbo jet is about to buzz Earth, and you can learn all about the historic close encounter in a webcast this evening (May 15).
If humans ever find aliens, chances are that those otherworldly organisms will look nothing like us. However, they may bear a closer resemblance to some of our simpler Earthly neighbors: microbes.
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) has awarded five-year grants to three research teams who will hunt for life in the universe.
The new moon arrives in the middle of May, during a night that will feature a march of planets across the sky.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can see the plumes of the ongoing volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii from space and shared the sight on Twitter.