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Harmonious Universe on Display Again in TRAPPIST-1 System | Video

Similar to the lockstep “dance” between Jupiter and its moons, the “orbital resonance” of the outermost planets of ultra cool dwarf star system can …

Universe

In Nat Geo's 'Genius,' Visualize Einstein's Theory of Relativity

After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein finally reaches science celebrity status in …

Physics

Astronauts Restore Space Station to Full Health in Quick Repair Spacewalk

NASA astronauts sped through an urgent spacewalk this morning (May 23) to replace a malfunctioning computer relay box outside the International Space …

NASA

Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields …

NASA

Storytelling Platform 'Makers Men' Profiles Astronaut Leland Melvin | Video

Makers Men “highlights a select group of men who have taken concrete actions to help make the world a more equal place for women,” according to the …

NASA

Orbit of Earth-Size Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h in Alien Solar System Nailed Down

The orbits of all seven Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are now known.<p>Astronomers have nailed down the path of TRAPPIST-1h, the outermost …

Exoplanets

Hot-Donut Earth? Planet May Once Have Taken on Odd 'Synestia' Form

Earth probably became a "synestia" for a brief period about 4.5 billion years ago, according to a new study.<p>That's the term for a newly proposed …

Universe

Your Smartphone Could be Your Ticket to Space — If Space Nation Takes Flight

SAN FRANCISCO — Space Nation, the Finnish startup seeking to pave the way for the transition of humanity into space, announced plans May 16 to …

Startups

Powerful NASA SLS Rocket Engine Test-Fired in Mississippi | Video

The RS-25 rocket engine had a “500-second test on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi,” according to space agency. Four …

Aerospace

Opportunity Knocks! Farthest-Driving Mars Rover Explores Eroded Valley

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has reached its next destination — a valley called Perseverance, where the long-lived robot will scour the surface for …

Planets

NASA's Acting Chief Is Upbeat About Proposed $19.1 Billion Budget in 2018

NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, maintained a positive and hopeful tone today (May 23) in a speech regarding the agency's newly …

NASA

Meet 'The Mars Generation': In Documentary, It's Red Planet or Bust

A new featurette for the Netflix original documentary "The Mars Generation" — which explores the potential for today's teenagers to go to Mars in 20 …

John F. Kennedy

NASA’s Future Plans Simply Put in 2018 Budget Proposal Video

“Dream, innovate, build and discover” is the pitch to Congress, White House and the American people for the 2018 budget for the space agency. See …

NASA

Roger Moore, Who Took James Bond to Space, Dies at 89

Roger Moore, the British actor who launched James Bond into space in "Moonraker," died Tuesday (May 23) in Switzerland, according to press reports. …

Movies

'Alien' Director Challenges Actors Like a Xenomorph, Star Says

How will people on interplanetary space missions feel and act? Locked inside claustrophobic spaceships for months and years with no escape, future …

Science Fiction

Supernova Face-Off May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery

The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds.<p>The work may solve a …

Universe

Space Shuttle Crewmates Foale and Ochoa Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Nearly 25 years after they flew into space together, Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa entered the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Friday (May 19) as …

NASA

Watch Live @ 12:30pm ET: NASA 2018 Budget Presentation

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot will hold a televised briefing with NASA employees today (May 23) at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) to discuss …

NASA

Unplanned Spacewalk Given Green Light to Replace Failed Device | Video

NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher will replace the multiplexer/demultiplexer (MDM) on May 23, 2017. The device controls the functionality …

Peggy Whitson

Bricks 3D Printed Using Simulated Moondust | Video

A European Space Agency (ESA) project used focused solar heat to bake the simulated moondust, made from terrestrial volcanic material, at a …

European Space Agency

Sotheby's to Auction Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Used for First Lunar Sample

An Apollo 11 moon rock bag that was at the center of a legal dispute is now set for what could be a record-setting auction.<p>The moon-dust stained, …

Moon

Getting 2020 Mars Rover Mic'd Up: Q&A with Musician Jason Achilles Mezilis

If all goes according to plan, a microphone aboard NASA's life-hunting 2020 Mars rover will taste sound waves created in the Red Planet's atmosphere …

Mars Rover

Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth

Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new …

Physics

Slow Down! Researchers Spot Possible Speeding 'Renegade' Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.<p>Usually, …

Astrophysics

Cruz to Hold Hearing on Updating the Outer Space Treaty

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee said May 16 that his committee will hold a hearing next week to hear testimony on …

Ted Cruz

2018 Budget Proposal to Spread Cuts Across NASA Programs

<i>Updated May 20 at 9 a.m. Eastern.</i><p>WASHINGTON — More than $560 million in budget cuts will be spread across many NASA programs, from science to human …

NASA

New Method Builds Bricks Using Fake Lunar Soil, Heat from Sun

Moon explorers could one day build their houses from bricks made out of lunar soil, or regolith, using just the energy of the sun, according to a new …

Aerospace

Martian Sky Went Metal After Meteor Strikes

Metal detected in the sky of Mars may come from meteors streaking through the Red Planet atmosphere, a new study finds.<p>Interplanetary dust motes and …

Planets

Freeze-Dried Space Sperm Gives Rise to Healthy Baby Mice

Mouse sperm preserved on the International Space Station for nine months gave rise to healthy pups, a new study reveals.<p>This finding suggests that …

Biology

Air Force Lays Out Its Case for Keeping Space Operations

WASHINGTON – Separating space operations from the Air Force would hamper the service's efforts to address threats in orbit, Chief of Staff Gen. David …

Military