A spiral galaxy has a distinct winding shape. Most of the galaxies observed by astronomers are spiral galaxies.
Two former competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize are continuing to pursue commercial lunar landers that could launch as soon as late 2019.
Is that the USS Enterprise blurring as it makes the jump to warp speed? Well, no. But a new photo of the galaxy cluster Abell 1033 certainly does call the famous "Star Trek" starship to mind.
Step outside this week between 6 and 8 p.m. local time and look overhead and toward the south to see one of the landmarks of the mid-autumn sky: the Great Square of Pegasus, the flying horse.
NASA is prepared to announce which of four final contenders it has selected as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover, which is due to touch down on the Red Planet in 2021.
Why did the European Space Agency create a whole bunch of fake moon dust and use it to 3D print small screws, gears and even a fake coin?
A harpoon that grabs orbital debris sounds cool, but putting up more hardware in space to clean up debris is probably not a sustainable proposition, said the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Tactical Technology Office.
An uncrewed Russian cargo ship linked up with the International Space Station Sunday (Nov. 18) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies for the orbiting lab.
SpaceX has delayed the planned Nov. 19 launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket topped with at least 64 small satellites, to conduct more preflight inspections. The liftoff will mark the first-ever third mission for a Falcon 9 first stage.
Scientists think there's a 'dark matter hurricane' coming, but it's definitely not going to kill you. It's actually kind of exciting.
Like any dutiful creation, NASA's Mars InSight lander has promised to phone home upon safely reaching its destination on Nov. 26.
The second orbital flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) lifted off Wednesday (Nov. 14), setting the stage for a robotic lunar mission in January.
On Nov. 16, 2018, Northrop Grumman launched an Antares rocket carrying the tenth Cygnus cargo ship on a NASA delivery mission to the International Space Station. See how it happened in photos
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lit up the predawn sky over Virginia Saturday (Nov. 17) to launch a privately built Cygnus spaceship filled with NASA cargo to the International Space Station.
Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Media Call on Agency's Next Mars Rover Landing SitePortal origin nid: 435905Published: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 14:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover’s landing site on the Red Planet.Portal image: Mars as seen by Mars Global Surveyor in 2003Science Categories: Solar System
YouTube Premium subscribers can now watch all 10 episodes of the new intergalactic thriller "Origin," and the first two are free for anyone to stream.
Need a virtual vacation? NASA has you covered, thanks to a well-timed test procedure for their Orion crew capsule.
NASA set off for the Pacific Ocean to test recovery procedures for the agency's Orion capsule, which is destined to carry humans to the moon and beyond.
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings.
Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled to blast off today (Nov. 16).