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Black Friday 2017 Deal: Lego Creator Space Shuttle Explorer

Houston, we have a new Lego space shuttle sale! The Lego Creator Space Shuttle Explorer building set is 20% off on Amazon.com this Black Friday, …

Lego

James Webb Telescope Emerges From 90 Days Under Lock and Freeze

The James Webb Space Telescope has just emerged into the light after more than 90 days sealed in NASA's giant cryogenic vacuum chamber. The test is …

James Webb Space Telescope

Spot the Constellation Cetus: Sea Monster or Whale?

In the southern part of the sky at around 9 p.m. this week, you'll find the large constellation Cetus. It's identified as either a whale or a sea …

Astronomy

What is Space? The 300-Year-Old Philosophical Battle Still Rages Today

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

Bertrand Russell

Black Friday 2017 Deal: Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

This Black Friday, Amazon has found the droids you're looking for in this littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit.<p>The STEM-focused electronics kit is …

Shopping

Black Friday 2017 Deal: Elegoo Smart Robot Car Kit V3.0

Black Friday 2017 is upon us and there are tons of deals for space fans on Amazon, but if you're looking for something special (and educational) for …

Shopping

See Elusive Planet Mercury at Its Best This Thanksgiving

Now is the time to look up and see Mercury, a planet that usually lingers too close to the sun for skywatchers on Earth to observe.<p>Mercury will reach …

Astronomy

NASA Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine (Video)

To showcase NASA's accomplishments on artificially intelligent navigation, the agency invited professional drone racer Ken Loo to go toe-to-toe with …

Drones

Thanksgiving in Space Means Turkey, Work and Football for Astronauts

Astronauts may not be able to raise turkeys in the International Space Station (ISS), but that doesn't stop the spacefarers from having a traditional …

NASA

Thanksgiving Dinner in Space: How Astronauts Dine on Turkey Day

Photo Credit: SPACE.com/NASA<p>Slide 1 of 33<p>Thanksgiving at the International Space Station<p>Astronauts on the space station can enjoy cornbread stuffing, …

Thanksgiving

NASA's Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

LITTLETON, Colo. — NASA's next Mars lander just passed a big test ahead of its planned May 2018 launch.<p>The spacecraft, known as InSight (short for …

Exploration

'Star Trek' Quiz: 12 Questions to Help You Live Long and Prosper

Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor<p>Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report …

Astronomy

Budweiser's Space-Bound Barley Seeds to Advance First 'Bud on Mars'

Budweiser is sending barley seeds to the International Space Station to advance its bid to be the first beer on Mars.<p>Anheuser-Busch, the brewing …

Exploration

Beautiful Saturn: Cassini Team Unveils Farewell Photo of Ringed Planet

The Cassini spacecraft's farewell photo of Saturn is something to behold.<p>On Sept. 13 — two days before its intentional death dive into the ringed …

Planets

Space Station Astronauts Share Thanksgiving Memories (Video)

While Americans all over the country will celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the Expedition 53 crewmembers on the International Space …

NASA

Thanksgiving Night Sky 2017: Saturn, Mercury (& the Moon) On the Menu

Thanksgiving is often thought of as a time for family and friends to get together — but after the feast has been consumed, what's next on the agenda? …

Astronomy

Flat-Earther to Launch Himself in Homemade Steam Rocket Saturday

Well, this should liven up everyone's Thanksgiving weekend.<p>A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 …

Exploration

Losing Darkness: Satellite Data Shows Global Light Pollution On the Rise

Around the globe, in both developed and developing nations, Earth's night skies are being filled with artificial light more and more each year, …

Astronomy

'Black Hole Friday!' European Space Agency's Shop Launches Cosmic Sale

The European Space Agency has hopped on the Black Friday bandwagon this year and is giving customers 15 percent off of shirts, hats and other space …

Shopping

For Thanksgiving Travelers, Stormy Weather Ahead on US Coasts (Satellite Photo)

Foul weather could make Thanksgiving travel rough for a lot of folks, a new satellite photo shows.<p>The visible-light image, which was captured this …

Weather

Ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos Are Stopped Cold by Planet Earth, New Study Shows

Subatomic particles called neutrinos are notoriously hard to catch because they pass right through regular matter like ghosts. But a new study shows …

Physics

Incite Wonder and Inspire Your Kids by Giving the Gift of Science (Op-Ed)

<i>Carie Lemack is co-founder and CEO of DreamUp, the first company to bring space into classrooms and classrooms into space. A former national security</i> …

Kids

Tiny Slowdown in Earth's Rotation Could Unleash Major Earthquakes

A tiny slowdown in Earth's rotation next year could trigger more earthquakes than usual, new research suggests.<p>Past periods of slow rotation over the …

El Niño

NASA Agreement Sign of Stratolaunch Engine Development Program

WASHINGTON — An agreement to do engine testing at a NASA center is the latest sign that Stratolaunch is considering developing its own launch vehicle …

Exploration

A Van Gogh Jupiter: Planet's Clouds Swirl Like a Painting

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a spectacular view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh …

Astronomy

James Webb: Early NASA Visionary

In 2019, a massive telescope will launch from the Earth, providing an in-depth view of space and bringing into focus objects older and farther away …

NASA

Kuiper Belt Objects: Facts about the Kuiper Belt & KBOs

Beyond the gas giant Neptune lies a region of space filled with icy bodies. Known as the Kuiper Belt, this chilly expanse holds trillions of objects, …

Astronomy

NASA Headquarters: Facts and Information

NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., houses the higher-ups responsible for charting the space agency's course and implementing its vision. For the …

Exploration

SpaceX Expects Government Support for Development of BFR Launch System

LUXEMBOURG CITY — The president of SpaceX said she expects the company would receive additional funding from the U.S. government to support the …

Exploration

Aerosols Eddy and Spiral Over Earth in Mesmerizing NASA Simulation

A gorgeous video shows off a weather model from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.<p>The Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) uses data from NASA …

Astronomy