In honor of Veterans Day, current and former astronauts have shared warm messages to all those who've served and sacrificed in the armed forces of the United States.
The Millennium Falcon may have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but apparently its stealth mode leaves something to be desired.
For the first time, an International Space Station project is growing three distinct plant crops simultaneously in space, and crew members recently installed the largest plant- growth system on the station.
Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops met a terrible end 66 million years ago. According to a new study, the frigid weather responsible for their extinction was far worse than earlier models suggested.
This Saturday (Nov. 11), the bright star Regulus will briefly disappear behind the last-quarter moon, providing a treat for skywatchers across North and Central America.
A solid gold model of NASA's historic Apollo lunar module is up for auction, as one of the two others in existence is still missing after a museum heist. Buzz Aldrin's 18 karat gold Cartier-crafted model is estimated to sell for $150,000 or more.
If skies are clear this weekend, be sure to take a few moments to gaze upward. You just might be lucky and catch a glimpse of a spectacularly bright meteor from the Taurid meteor shower.
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will blast off to the International Space Station this Saturday (Nov. 11) to deliver supplies and some fascinating science experiments to the Expedition 53 crew.
The hit space-comedy series "Futurama" will air again, this time on the TV network Syfy, starting on Saturday (Nov. 11).
Early Monday morning (Nov. 13), bright Jupiter will pass an even brighter Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
Jupiter's southern hemisphere is a swirling, curling sea of colorful clouds in a new image from NASA's Juno spacecraft and two citizen scientists.
E. coli, a common bacterial pathogen responsible for millions of urinary tract infections and foodborne illnesses every year, will blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday (Nov. 11) to take part in a study of antibiotic resistance.
If you live on or near the U.S. East Coast, you may be able to see a rocket launch Saturday morning (Nov. 11).
A day after NASA announced a new launch date for the first flight of the Space Launch System, the chairman of the House Science Committee said he found the development delays "disappointing" and warned further problems could undermine support.
NASA could sidestep many of the impediments to a Mars mission if they could just get there faster. But sluggish chemical rockets aren't cutting it — and one group of engineers is rebooting research into an engine last fired in 1972.
Actress Rosario Dawson has moved from treating superheroes to an audio treatment of "Artemis," the new book by "The Martian" author Andy Weir.
Portal origin URL: Observations of a Comet’s First Passage Through the Solar System Reveal Unexpected Secrets Portal origin nid: 413023Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:58Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers onboard NASA’s flying observatory examined a new comet as it made its first approach through our solar system.Portal image: Artist’s depiction of Comet C/2012 K1 (also called Pan-STARRS) and its coma during its first approach into the solar system.Science Categories: Universe
Yesterday (Nov 6), the U.S. Air Force Research Lab signed a $26.3 million contract with Lockheed Martin to develop high-energy laser weapons that are lightweight and compact enough to be mounted on fighter jets.
A massive magma plume is surging against the crust beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, but that isn't why the ice is melting.