A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an unpiloted cargo ship toward the International Space Station Tuesday (Feb. 13), kicking off a two-day delivery mission to the orbiting laboratory.
Portal origin URL: Eclipse Season Starts for NASA’s SDOPortal origin nid: 418452Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 07:38Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, saw a total solar eclipse in space when Earth crossed its view of the Sun. Also known as a transit, Earth’s passage was brief, lasting from 2:10 a.m. to 2:41 a.m. EST and covering the entire face of the Sun.Portal image: animation of SDO observations of Earth transitScience Categories: Sun
One of the longest-serving women at NASA celebrated her 60th year with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory this January. At age 81, she has no plans to retire anytime soon.
A bold life-hunting mission to the surface of Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa was shut out in the 2019 federal budget proposal, but NASA still aims to see it fly.
The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for NASA includes full funding for an experimental supersonic airplane that could one day transport commercial-airline passengers faster than the speed of sound.
In the "Star Trek" universe, the fantastic speed of warp 10 has remained annoyingly out of reach. However, a recent paper in an open-access journal describes an attempt to break that boundary.
The success of science depends on the ability of scientists to successfully explain their subject. It depends on the talent of professionals who can popularize science in the media, where education and entertainment can become one.
Snowfall is crucial to Earth's life-giving water cycle, and fresh snow is a special bonus to Olympic athletes whose careers depend on sliding, gliding or jumping over it.
The Air Force's space budget is up by 8 percent, even though the service is cutting procurement of space systems by more than a billion dollars.
The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don't panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend?
The White House budget proposal calls for the termination of the WFIRST mission. Here's how astrophysicists are reacting.
The new series "Star Trek: Discovery" wrapped up its first season on Feb. 11, bringing viewers down a twisted path that involved an alternate universe and several characters with bizarre pasts. Where can Season 2 go from here?
The launch of Elon Musk's Roadster aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has fostered fresh demand for the car now in space. No, not the electric hot rod, but rather its smaller replica: a Mattel Hot Wheels toy mounted on the Roadster's dashboard.
Institutions Can Now Apply for a free exhibit, “Sun, Earth, Universe.”
- In collaboration with NASA, the NISE Network (NISENet) is pleased to offer institutions the opportunity to apply for a free Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition, which is an engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and space science for family audiences.
- Fifty (50) identical copies of the exhibition will be fabricated and distributed to eligible NISE Network partners through a competitive application process.
- Applications are due May 1, 2018.
- Learn more about eligibility and how to apply. http://www.nisenet.org/sunearthuniverse
A toaster-sized atomic clock will hitch a ride on the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch.
The average temperature is 61 F (16 C), but temperatures vary greatly around the world.
We all know about powerful supernova blasts — but compared to quasars and their brighter cousins, blazars, they're peanuts.
The photos don't look like much: blurry green splotches against pixelated blue. But they're arguably among the most amazing photographic images ever.
NASA’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will include plans to end funding for the International Space Station in 2025, but leaves open the possibility of handing part or all of the station over to private operators.
Yep: we're all living on a giant paradox.