Image: Timelapse of Comet 252P in action / NASA, ESA, and J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute) Comets brush by us all the time, but they're usually not close enough for us to catch anything more than a glimpse as they streak through the sky. But,
Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on Thursday to study an asteroid and return to Earth seven years later with a sample for first-hand analysis. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to orbit, map
If you thought the Kepler mission's glory days were over, think again. Today at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, astronomers announced a whopping 234 new exoplanet candidates discovered by Kepler in 2014. The best part? All of them are
What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.
The results that let this new, marvelously-detailed map of the seafloor from NASA's Earth Observatory be made were actually first published last year as part of a
US space agency NASA on Wednesday said its Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's largest moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons. "The finding represents the first direct evidence of the presence of liquid-filled channels on Titan, as well as
Reusable rockets just went from a party trick to a research necessity. Have a rocket you can launch, land safely, and launch again? NASA wants you, now.
NASA relies on commercial vehicles for their near-Earth necessities-research flights, cargo runs to the space station, and satellite launches-while
Join us to watch live as SpaceX attempts to launch and land its Falcon 9 Rocket. Even the company itself says, "a successful landing is not expected." Oh dear.
The latest Falcon 9 rocket launch attempt will take off from Cape Canaveral this evening. The launches