The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic. Since that time, many satellite
NEEMO is the only undersea research station in the world, and astronaut crews have been training with it ever since the facility was first established in 2001. Resting on the Atlantic ocean's seafloor,
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency’s plan to send a compact car-sized probe into orbit around Mars appears to have a dual purpose. With last week’s announcement of its blueprints and science for
ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. -- One small step at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility could turn into one giant leap for the facility's commercial aspirations. Wallops officials say they will study the potential environmental
The findings, published by the Royal Astronomical Society, are based on the discovery of "a large quantity" of hydrogen and oxygen, the two chemical ingredients of water, in the atmosphere of a white star.
LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on The Tonight Show to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called
In the sublevels of a German building, volunteers will soon be lying at an unnatural angle, all to help better understand the effects of space travel on the human body. Richard Hollingham reports. The
After seven months in space, the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B unmanned space plane returned to Earth on Friday to wrap up a debut flight shrouded in secrecy. The robotic X-37B space plane landed at
The James Webb Space Telescope promises to see in new ways, and even further back in time. On this day 25 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope hitched a ride to low-Earth orbit aboard space shuttle Discovery.
Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble Space Telescope at a patch of sky filled with absolutely nothing remarkable. For 100 hours. It was a idea,
By Rachel Feltman Rachel Feltman Bio Researchers have never known geckos to play with objects the way humans do. But as you can see in the video clip above, something about low gravity made them loosen