Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern constellation Grus, the Crane. Now, in the fading afterglow of that explosion, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova. This picture is the most compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:26
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
An ultraprecise new "attoclock" helps physicists make molecular movies of ultrafast chemical reactions.
Physicists have pushed quantum computing one step closer to becoming a reality.
Here are the some of the science fiction books Space.com's writers and editors have read and loved.
NASA's next Mars mission will be the first Red Planet spacecraft to lift off from the West Coast. Mars InSight is scheduled to launch no earlier than 4:05 a.m. PDT on Saturday, May 5 (7:05 a.m. EDT/1105 GMT). Here's how to watch in person or online.
A reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration passed by the House April 27 includes several provisions intended to support its commercial spaceflight activities, including a major increase in authorized spending levels.
Thinking that the earth might be flat appears to have grown in popularity in recent years. Indeed, flat earthers are gathering for their annual conference this year in Birmingham, just two miles from my own university.
Blue Origin launched its first New Shepard test flight of 2018 Sunday, April 29, in a stunning liftoff from West Texas carrying the company's Mannequin Skywalker and a bevy of science experiments for NASA and other customers.
S.J. Clarkson is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures' Star Trek 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio reportedly wants a female director for the position.
The heat shield for NASA's upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won't change the mission's launch date, agency officials said.
Portal origin URL: NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars MissionPortal origin nid: 423457Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 17:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.Portal image: An artist’s impression of the InSight lander on MarsScience Categories: Solar System
The Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun and swoop into the outermost part of the solar atmosphere to study the star up close and personal.
The new podcast "The Habitat" takes listeners into the dome of a simulated Mars mission, where six volunteers live for a year in isolation from the outside world in the lava fields of Hawaii.
From the chest-bursting monsters of "Alien" to the logical Vulcans of "Star Trek," a new AMC series will examine science fiction and its role in popular culture.
Three new projects to improve the efficiency and sustainability of cotton farming on Earth will soon head to space.
White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, a new study finds.
Europe's Trace Gas Orbiter has captured its first image from its science orbit: a gorgeous photo showing a 25-mile-long (40 kilometers) stretch of the ice-rimed Korolev Crater, in the Martian far north.
The XS-1 is a space plane under development by the U.S. military's high-tech agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
NASA has cancelled a mission to assay the resources available to humans on the moon, despite the Trump administration making it a priority to send humans back there.