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Decommissioned Earth Science Satellite to Remain in Orbit for Decades

WASHINGTON — A NASA Earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through the middle of the century, far longer than …

Space

Something Big Exploded in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: What Was It?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>At …

Astronomy

Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aid Red Planet Mission

A family-owned weaving business in Pennsylvania that started out making silk hat bands in the 1920s is helping NASA build key components for the …

NASA

Life Outside Our Solar System Might Exist on Exomoons

As some scientists search for habitable planets outside our solar system, other researchers are tackling a similar question for the moons of these …

Astronomy

Star Wars: US Must Prep for Space Battles, Commander Says

The United States needs to make clear that it's ready and able to fight a war that extends into space, a top military official said.<p>Such a …

Space

President Trump Hails NASA in Weekly Address | Video

President Donald Trump lauds NASA’s space exploration legacy in spirit in his weekly address here on March 25, 2017. [Full Story]

Space

7-Year-Old Science Whiz Visits NASA Space Flight Center

While most second-graders are busy learning vocabulary and arithmetic and playing soccer and video games, 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. has been …

Science

Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets 'High-Speed' Upgrade

NASA is making strides toward launching its laser-based space communications system, which officials say could become the "high-speed internet of the …

Space

Elon Musk Wants to Computerize Your Brain

Elon Musk wants to hack the brain.<p>The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has launched a medical research company called Neuralink in California, the Wall Street …

Elon Musk

Future of Asteroid Intercept Mission Depends on Congress

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end of April on NASA's …

Space Exploration

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Amazing Photos from Space (Gallery)

Wedding rings on the ISS<p>Credit: Thomas Pesquet/ESA/NASA<p>Astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought these wedding rings along for his six-month stay at the …

NASA

Moon Temple: Art Project Probes Spiritual, Cultural Needs of Lunar Colony

Humanity's first church on another world could be a dome perched on the rim of a huge crater near the moon's south pole.<p>European Space Agency (ESA) …

Space Exploration

Visit the Moon Temple: Artist Jorge Mañes Rubio's Lunar Vision in Images

Moon Temple and Earth<p>Credit: Jorge Mañes Rubio/DITISHOE<p>European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a …

Space Exploration

After Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact, Life Re-Emerged Quickly

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Life came back surprisingly quickly to the site of the impact that killed the dinosaurs, new research found.<p>When a 6-mile (10 …

Space

'Best Man' in Space: Astronaut Brings Wedding Rings to International Space Station

Talk about a best man!<p>French astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought along some very special cargo for his six-month stay at the International Space …

NASA

James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble's Cosmic Successor

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, will probe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang to …

Astronomy

Sunlit Dunes Snake Across Mars in Gorgeous New NASA Photo

Giant "snakes" of sand slither across the Martian surface in a spectacular new photo by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).<p>The image shows the …

Space

NASA Launches Massive Digital Library for Space Video, Photos & Audio

NASA on Tuesday (March 28) unveiled a new online library that assembles the agency's amazing space photos, videos and audio files into a single …

Space

Europe's ExoMars Rover Will Land in 1 of These 2 Spots on Mars in 2021

Mission managers have narrowed the landing-site candidates for the ExoMars 2020 rover down to two finalists, European Space Agency (ESA) officials …

Space Exploration

NASA Scientist's Tabletop 'Constellations' Game Passes Fundraising Goal

Thousands of years after constellations were first sketched in the sky, professional astronomers and amateurs alike still use them to pinpoint …

Astronomy

Record-Breaker! Heftiest and Purest 'Failed Star' Identified

An ancient brown dwarf is the most massive and purest such "failed star" ever discovered, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers studied an object called …

Astronomy

Docking Port Relocated at Space Station to Support Commercial Spacecraft

HOUSTON — A docking port that was previously used to connect space shuttle orbiters to the International Space Station was robotically relocated at …

NASA

Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole, according to a new study.<p>The rather …

Astronomy

Extreme Supermassive Black Hole Winds Can Create Stars | Video

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has been used to detect stars growing within the outflows emanating from the massive black …

Astronomy

Vector Space Systems Will Launch Microsatellite Rockets from Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Eyeing a projected boom in demand for microsatellites, startup Vector Space Systems on Saturday (March 25) unveiled plans to …

SpaceX

Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s

The production of nuclear spacecraft fuel, currently a dwindling resource, could go into overdrive in the early 2020s.<p>A public-private partnership …

Space Travel

Images: Vector Space System's Microsatellite-Launching Rocket

Meet Vector Space Systems<p>Credit: Vector Space<p>Vector Space aims to begin launching its microsatellite-lofting rockets from Launch Complex 46 at …

SpaceX

NASA Uses AI to Detect and Snap Images of Volcanic Eruptions

When a volcano in Ethiopia erupted in January, volcanologists hoped a NASA satellite would be able to train its eyes on the explosive event and …

Space

SpaceX Test-Fires Used Rocket Ahead of Historic Thursday Launch

SpaceX is on track to make history later this week.<p>Today (March 27), the company test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket whose first stage launched the robotic …

SpaceX

Spacewalk Photos: Astronauts Prep Space Station for Future Commercial Spacecraft

EVA-40<p>Credit: NASA<p>Astronauts Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (left) and Shane Kimbrough of NASA embarked on a spacewalk on March 24, 2017 …

NASA