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Spot a Stellar 'Odd Couple' This Week

Orion, the Mighty Hunter, will stand upright, high in our southern sky at around 8 p.m. this week, glittering like a large piece of celestial …

Space

Moonshine Glow: See Pluto's Moon Charon as a Crescent in NASA Photo

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft keeps showing us things we've never seen before.<p>The probe's latest jaw-dropping photo is simultaneously familiar and …

Astronomy

Destination Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Mission in Pictures

Halos on Pluto<p>Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI<p>NASA's New Horizons probe has visited a place never before visited by a robotic probe from Earth: Pluto. In …

Astronomy

Space Station Flies in the Face of the Moon - Skywatching Video

On January 14, 2017, Michel Breitfellner, Manuel Castillo, Abel de Burgos and Miguel Perez Ayucar set up telescopes near ESA’s Space Science Center …

Space

Ten Atomic Clocks Have Failed on Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellites

PARIS – Ten atomic clocks have failed onboard the European Union's Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on when the unfinished …

Canadian Company UrtheCast Sells Two Satellites to Unnamed Government

The company said this week that "a confidential government customer" has purchased the first two satellites of its OptiSAR system, an agreement …

Texas A&M

Hawaiian Road Cut Off By Lava Flow Seen From Space | Video

The volcanoes of Big Island, Hawaii have been imaged by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-2A satellite. A road along the coast line has been …

Space

Atlas V Rocket Launches U.S. Missile-Warning Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida today (Jan. 20) to put a missile-detection and early warning …

Space

Blastoff! Missile-Detecting Satellite Launches Aboard Atlas V Rocket | Video

The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geo-3 satellite was launched aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force …

Aerospace

6 Things to Know About Trump and NASA

Ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration today (Jan. 20), here are six things to know about the soon-to-be-president's actions and projected …

Astronomy

Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis

Cassini's daring ring-skimming orbits of Saturn are already paying off, producing some beautiful and awe-inspiring views that have, until now, been …

Astronomy

SpaceX Targets Jan. 30 for 1st Launch from Historic NASA Pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX plans to break in its new launchpad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) just after midnight on Jan. 30 with a Falcon 9 …

SpaceX

President Trump's 'Mysteries of Space' Joins Inaugural Speech Tradition

President Donald Trump took the oath of office in Washington, D.C., today (Jan. 20) and mentioned space exploration — if for one fleeting moment — as …

Apollo Missions

This Is How YOU Can Do Science During the Great American Eclipse

The 2017 solar eclipse that sweeps across the United States this August — which is being called the Great American Eclipse — will be the science …

Space

Trump Reportedly Interested in a Mars Mission

Trump reportedly talked about Mars exploration and public-private partnerships with Elon Musk during a meeting.<p>Trump also talked with historian …

Space

'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston

HOUSTON — NASA's plans to send astronauts to Mars come alive in a new interactive exhibit opening to the public on Saturday (Jan. 21) at Space Center …

Space

These SpaceX Rocket Landing Photos Are Simply Jaw-Dropping

If you needed any more proof that SpaceX is back after last weekend's successful rocket launch, look no more. Not only did the private spaceflight …

SpaceX

'The Space Between Us' Is Mars-Earth Love Story | Featurette Video

An online relationship between 16-year-old Gardner (Asa Butterfield) and Tulsa (Britt Robertson) buds into a romance across two worlds. Take a …

Space

Pluto 'Landing' In Color Created From New Horizons' Imagery | Video

Over 100 images from NASA New Horizons mission, which flew within 7,800 miles (12,500 km) of the icy dwarf, were used to simulate the descent seen …

Space

Cosmic Whodunit: Gas Stripping May Be Killing Galaxies

What's causing so many galaxies in the universe to die before their time? A new study sheds some light on this galactic murder mystery.<p>A galaxy is …

Space

Air Force to Launch Missile-Warning Satellite Tonight: Watch It Live

A U.S. military satellite designed to detect enemy missiles is scheduled to launch Thursday evening (Jan. 19), and you can watch the liftoff live …

SpaceX

ICYMI: 'The Bachelor' Went Zero G This Week

It's always exciting to see space and pop culture collide, and that's just what happened Monday night (Jan. 16) when "The Bachelor" took a couple on …

Entertainment

NASA to Talk Pluto & Beyond on Facebook Today: Watch Live

Happy birthday, New Horizons! Today marks the 11th anniversary of the launch of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which flew by Pluto in 2015. To …

Space

President Obama's Space Legacy: Mars, Private Spaceflight and More

A lot has changed in the fields of spaceflight and exploration since President Barack Obama came to power eight years ago.<p>The moon is no longer an …

Space

2016 Was Earth's Hottest Year on Record, and Humans Are to Blame

<i>Updated at 3:02 p.m. ET.</i><p>2016 was the hottest year on Earth since record keeping began more than 130 years ago, and humans are mostly to blame, …

World News

Launch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite Lifts Off

Atlas V, SBIRS Geo-3 Ready to Launch<p>Credit: ULA<p>A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready for the Jan. 19, 2017 launch of the Air Force's …

SpaceX

Forecasting the Future is Becoming Big Business for Sci-Fi

The future is not that far off, and many professional forecasters in Washington make a living out of predicting the kind of world we might inhabit …

Science Fiction

Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

Imagine doing astronomy where grease won't stay greasy, where it's nighttime all day during the winter, and where nighttime temperatures fall to -100 …

Astronomy

Solar Storm Blackout Could Cost the US $42 Billion Per Day

It's always interesting to consider all the weird and wonderful ways life on Earth could be affected by a cataclysmic disaster from space — but it …

Space

Many Questions, Few Answers When it Comes to Space Traffic Management, Experts Say

WASHINGTON – With an ever growing number of countries and corporations launching satellites into orbit, there's never been a greater need for …

Space