For the first time ever, researchers have watched a star race past the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, verifying that its motion showed the effects of general relativity, as predicted by Albert Einstein.
A distant galaxy boasts a gaseous halo that may shed light on how some of the first galaxies in the universe evolved, new research shows.
Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will soon have their first riders: NASA plans to announce the astronauts assigned to the test flights and maiden voyages of the agency's commercial crew program on Aug. 3.
Mars' closest approach is coming! Here's how to navigate the event with mobile apps.
It turns out, exoplanets can be as sweet as a trip to the state fair: Two worlds discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have about the same density as a package of cotton candy.
NBC will celebrate the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century with an awesome digital special on all things space.
The chief executive of Northrop Grumman said July 26 he is willing to make the profit his company earns on the James Webb Space Telescope contingent on the overall success of the mission.
No, Mars won't look as big as the moon this weekend.
Mars will be at its closest and brightest to Earth in 15 years, and you can share in the excitement by watching online or at local star-viewing parties.
Virgin Galactic's newest space plane took to the skies again today (July 26) for its third rocket-powered test flight, reaching higher in the atmosphere than the company has previously.
A group of senators heard expert opinions during a committee hearing on Wednesday (July 25) about what will be required — logistically and scientifically — to safely land humans on Mars.
The House Science Committee approved July 24 a modified version of a space weather forecasting bill that the Senate passed last year amid criticism of the committee’s approach to the legislation.
A NASA astrophysics mission that passed a key milestone after making cost reductions is studying potential additional cuts to one of its instruments.
This moonscape scene shows a cluster of impact craters on the moon.
Four delightful videos showcase NASA's ocean-watching PACE mission with moving mosaics, stop-motion animation and jazz.
In a new video, NASA announces a small satellite's big milestone: It has produced the first map of ice clouds across the world.
Atomic clocks have traveled to space before. But no one has ever managed to make one this accurate tick up there before.
The largest known star in the universe is UY Scuti, a hypergiant with a radius around 1,700 times larger than the sun.
The Red Planet just got quite a bit bluer, with scientists announcing the discovery of what they believe is a lake that's about 12 miles across and hidden below a mile of ice at the south pole of Mars.
Portal origin URL: Sounds of the SunPortal origin nid: 428816Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA heliophysicist Alex Young explains how this simple sound connects us with the Sun and all the other stars in the universe.Portal image: animation of stylized sun image with sound wave superimposedScience Categories: Sun