Like Earth, space has weather. Except instead of swirling winds and downpours of precipitation, space weather is defined by shifting electric and magnetic fields and rains of charged particles. At the very beginning of space, starting just 60 miles above Earth’s surface, there’s a layer of the atmosphere that shifts and changes in concert with both types of weather.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:22
The Super Blue Blood Moon will be a treat for skywatchers, and this rare celestial event on January 31 will give scientists a chance to learn more about moon dust, like how "fluffy" it is.
European spaceflight provider Arianespace has apparently lost contact with the Ariane 5 rocket that was carrying two commercial satellites and a NASA science instrument into orbit.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, beaming back spectacular pictures of the largest planet in our solar system. See those amazing Jupiter photos in our mission gallery here.
The ribbons of gas that wrap around Jupiter are on display in two stunning, high- resolution images from NASA's Juno probe.
Dust storms that take over the Martian globe play a key role in promoting gas escape from the Red Planet's atmosphere, according to a new study.
You probably think about viruses only when you're sick, but there's a group of microbiologists who want to change that. In fact, they want you to consider the possibility that viruses may be found in space.
The "Doomsday Clock," a hypothetical countdown to global Armageddon, gets a new position.
Portal origin URL: NASA GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to SpacePortal origin nid: 417348Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted instrument aboard SES-14 that will inspect the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth's uppermost atmosphere.Portal image: illustration of satellite hosting GOLD instrumentScience Categories: Sun
SpaceX's new megarocket, the Falcon Heavy, briefly roared to life today (Jan. 24) during a successful engine test ahead of its anticipated maiden flight.
David Scott's mission to the moon focused on science and featured the first lunar road trip.
Haumea, the fifth body in the solar system to be classified as a dwarf planet, spins faster than any other known large body in the solar system.
Amid news that director Quentin Tarantino is involved in the pitch for the next "Star Trek" film, the entertainment website Nerdist put together a fake movie trailer that imagines what a Tarantino-led Trek flick would look like.
Astronauts can lose 2 percent of their bone mass each month, and experiments on the International Space Station are testing a method for countering bone loss in orbit — and back on Earth.
A blue moon, a supermoon, and a blood moon (i.e. a lunar eclipse) are happening around the same time in January 2018: Here’s when.
"Cosmos" writer and creator Ann Druyan talks about the upcoming season and why everyone deserves to understand science.
The new ExTrA telescopes aren't just looking for exoplanets: French researchers will use the instruments to learn about distant atmospheres, too.
Scott Kelly clocked 520 days in space during his career as a NASA astronaut — the most of any American.
Rocket Lab, a commercial space company seeking to shine among the satellite launch industry, has secretly sent its own "star" into orbit.
A new theory connects three of the most energetic particles in the universe.