SpaceX plans to launch its huge new Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on Feb. 6, 2018. See photos of the powerful booster and its unusual payload here.
It's official: Super Bowl LII is truly out of this world. That's because even astronauts in space are watching the big game.
Three different rockets - one each from Russia, China and Japan - launched satellites into orbit over three days in back-to-back-to-back space missions.
A fast-moving asteroid will make a close flyby of Earth this Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 4), but it poses no risk of hitting our planet, according to NASA.
Here's how to see three naked-eye planets visible in February's night sky.
Often a large galaxy like our own will have several smaller ones orbiting it. Astronomers looked at one particular group of galaxies and noticed their circling was a bit too orderly for current models to explain.
NASA is opening a new anti-harassment campaign for employees weeks after a congressional committee asked U.S. science agencies to investigate their harassment policies.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license for the inaugural launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, scheduled for Feb. 6.
Find out what's up in your night sky during February 2018 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
A new self-portrait by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the dusty robot hard at work on the slopes of a towering Red Planet mountain.
Portal origin URL: NASA’s Newly Rediscovered IMAGE Mission Provided Key Aurora ResearchPortal origin nid: 417919Published: Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:13Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A long-lost NASA satellite, IMAGE, has recently been rediscovered. The mission's nearly six years in operation provided robust research about the space around Earth that continue to guide science to this day.Portal image: illustration of plasmasphere, reconstructed from IMAGE dataScience Categories: Sun
Portal origin URL: NASA Mission Launched; Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space WeatherPortal origin nid: 417936Published: Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's first mission to provide unprecedented measurements of, and changes in, the temperature and composition of Earth's upper atmosphere launched at 5:20 p.m. EST Jan. 25, from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.Portal image: illustration of satellite hosting GOLD instrumentScience Categories: Sun
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Fans of the Horsehead and Crab nebulas, take note: There's another giant galactic animal on the scene.
It's an extreme version of trash into treasure: New research finds that microbes can transform poop into fuel for edible bacteria.
Two cosmonauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Feb. 2) to tackle a long-awaited upgrade to the communications system on the Russian side of the orbiting laboratory.
Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk at the International Space Station today (Feb. 2), and you can watch the entire 6.5-hour excursion live online.
The midpoint of the 89-day interval that runs from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox occurs this weekend — a natural "halftime for winter."
About 110 million years ago, two tank-like dinosaurs - a baby and an adult - left five-fingered handprints in the soft, earthy wetland of what is now NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland.