Executives with Sierra Nevada Corporation said Nov. 13 they believed the recent glide flight of a Dream Chaser test article was successful and they won't need to fly that vehicle again.
Learn how our solar system formed, how it was discovered and the names of the planets, dwarf planets and regions of space that orbit our sun.
Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun. There are three types; the most dramatic is a total lunar eclipse. Find out when is the next one.
SpaceX is getting ready to launch a secret satellite to orbit Wednesday night (Nov. 15).
A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory.
Traveling through time — possible in theory — is beyond our current technological capabilities.
Dark matter emits no light, and cannot be directly observed, but scientists think that it and dark energy make up most of the mass of the universe.
Learn about the discovery of dwarf planet Pluto, its fascinating orbit and atmosphere and the controversy surrounding its planetary status.
Portal origin URL: New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their AtmospheresPortal origin nid: 413250Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission that the agency recently selected as one of five for further consideration as a possible NASA Explorer mission.Portal image: This artist’s rendition shows MEME-X’s dual spacecraft as they observe the aurora from an altitude like that of the ISS.Science Categories: Sun
Yes, the moon rotates on its axis. The moon's rate of rotation nearly matches its orbital period, which keep the same side facing Earth.
Portal origin URL: Proposed NASA Mission Would Investigate Where Space Weather BeginsPortal origin nid: 413249Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:38Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A NASA team is advancing a mission to reveal unprecedented details about solar flares, powerful eruptions that explode with enough energy that each one could power all of Earth for 16,000 years.Portal image: Deputy Principal Investigator Albert Shih (left) and Principal Investigator Steven Christe Science Categories: Sun
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei made a number of inventions and discoveries that remain important to astronomy and science in general today.
Read about the history and future of Earth’s sun as well as fun facts about the sun’s age, size, temperature, and phenomena like solar flares.
Johannes Kepler used mathematics to calculate the path of the planets.
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, about 100,000 light-years across. We live on one of its minor spurs, the Orion Arm.
Kepler-22b is an alien planet that's a bit larger than Earth, but it's in the habitable region of its star.
Space.com talked with author Andy Weir, known for "The Martian," about the world of his new book "Artemis"; creating its lead character, Jazz; and how "the moon is basically made of moon bases, with some assembly required."
One recent trend in science fiction has been to look at class or group conflict in outer space. The new novel "Artemis," by "The Martian" author Andy Weir, continues this theme by focusing on a porter in a future moon colony.
A cool new virtual reality camera arrived at the International Space Station today (Nov. 14) aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft.
NASA has moved up a test of the Orion human spacecraft's launch-escape system (LES) and is working on safety measures for the vehicles first crewed flights.