There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 14:14
Astronomers have directly measured a blazing-bright object on the opposite side of the Milky Way, almost doubling the record for the most distant object measured in our own galaxy.
What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discusses the agency's plans.
In 2013's "Pacific Rim," director Guillermo del Toro introduced audiences to a world filled with high-tech Jaeger mechs the size of skyscrapers built by humanity to defend itself against giant monsters from an otherworldly realm.
Ancient Mars may have harbored deep-sea hydrothermal vents, the same type of environment where many scientists think life on Earth got its start, a recent study suggests.
A strong solar storm recently sparked a whole-planet aurora on Mars more than 25 times brighter than any seen before on the Red Planet, researchers say.
An asteroid the size of a house is set to give Earth a close shave, and you can watch part of the space rock's approach live online this evening (Oct. 11).
SpaceX plans to launch a satellite using a pre-flown rocket for the third time ever this evening (Oct. 11), and you can watch the liftoff live.
A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully launched the EchoStar 105/SES-11 communications satellite to orbit today (Oct. 11), marking the third time SpaceX has pulled off such a used-booster feat.
The brightness of a star is measured several ways: how it appears from Earth, how bright it would appear from a standard distance and how much energy it emits.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is about to make history with its fastest cargo ship flight ever to the International Space Station early Thursday (Oct. 12) and you can watch it live online.
Learn about the science behind the northern and southern lights.
A Florida football team is about to add a few stars to its Knights. The University of Central Florida Knights football team will wear NASA-inspired uniforms for a "Space Game" on Oct. 14, including a space mission patch and astronomical helmet.
When actress Rosario Dawson agreed to voice the audiobook for "Artemis," Andy Weir's follow-up book to "The Martian," she hadn't realized she'd have to portray every character in the novel.
The writers who fill out the "Star Wars" universe with novels, short stories and children's books gathered on Oct. 6 at New York Comic Con to discuss what it's like to write for the iconic series.
"Pacific Rim Uprising" is set to take the first film's monster-fighting mayhem up a notch, according to the new movie's creators and actors.
At the Museum of Math in New York City Thursday (Oct. 5), U.S. entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari wowed the crowd with tales of her 10 days aboard the International Space Station in 2006 as the first civilian woman to fly to space.
On Monday (Oct. 16), scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and Virgo collaborations, as well as researchers from a number of other institutions, will hold a news conference at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Scientists have discovered a ring system around the dwarf planet Haumea.
Portal origin URL: NASA Announces Briefing on Carbon Mission Science ResultsPortal origin nid: 411263Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission and other satellites.Portal image: NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2).Science Categories: Earth