For NASA's Kepler space telescope, the world will end in ice rather than fire.
Happy Halloween from the International Space Station! The space station's three current inhabitants posed for some spooktacular group photos in their out-of-this-world Halloween costumes and beamed the pics down to Earth today (Oct. 31).
Dust clouds that orbit Earth like moons may finally have had their existence confirmed after more than a half-century of controversy, new research finds.
When the biggest stars in the universe die, they may form exotic states of matter generally not seen in the universe since fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
The asteroid Bennu is really coming into focus for NASA's approaching OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Portal origin URL: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch Portal origin nid: 434762Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.Portal image: NASA’s Kepler space telescopeScience Categories: Universe
The only known pieces of the moon to be collected from the lunar surface and legally sold are returning to the auction block, 25 years after they were first offered.
NASA has known that the Kepler spacecraft, its iconic planet-hunting telescope, has been running out of fuel since March, and today (Oct. 30), the agency is providing an update about the instrument's status.
Portal origin URL: NASA to Hold Media Call on Status of Kepler Space Telescope TodayPortal origin nid: 434728Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is hosting a media teleconference on the status of the Kepler space telescope today, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. EDT.Portal image: kepler_interrupt_feature.jpgScience Categories: Universe
A radio report of an alleged "alien invasion" in New Jersey caused alarm 80 years ago today.
Last week, SpaceX company test-fired the Falcon 9 rocket that will loft the Crew Dragon capsule on its first flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under a commercial-crew contract with NASA.
The clock hasn't run out on NASA's Opportunity Mars rover after all.
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run out of fuel and signed off.
Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to SunPortal origin nid: 434674Published: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team.Portal image: animation of Parker Solar ProbeScience Categories: Sun
Japan successfully deployed a pair of brand-new satellites during a launch earlier today (Oct. 29), which was formally scheduled just two days in advance.
After 60 years of space exploration, NASA could do a better job of tracking its history, federal investigators have found.
Landspace suffered an issue with the third stage of its Zhuque-1 solid launch vehicle Saturday as it bid to become the first Chinese private launch company to reach orbit.
A spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet could use Pluto's moon Charon to make important orbital changes.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope resumed normal operations Friday (Oct. 26) after a three-week hiatus caused by issues with two orientation-maintaining gyroscopes.
It turns out that when you tell astronauts that a psychologist has been putting linguistic analysis tools to use on tweets sent by their colleagues, they get a little sensitive.