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You probably know by now that a planet has been discovered around the very nearest star. Guy Ottewell shows you where in space that star is.
Asteroid 2016 QA2 was twice as big as the space rock that entered over Russia in 2013, breaking windows in 6 Russian cities. It passed safely Saturday night.
Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 4 and has spent some weeks in a testing mode. On Saturday, it came closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft ever has.
Lie on the beach, and your body is bombarded by light from our sun, and from beyond our galaxy.
The Juno spacecraft will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 km) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. No other spacecraft has ever orbited Jupiter this closely.
Live coverage Friday of cargo ship’s departure from International Space Station. Begins at 5:45 a.m. EDT (9:45 UTC).
The newly found planet for Proxima Centauri, our sun’s nearest neighbor among the stars, is revealed as the closest possible abode for alien life.
August 24, 2016 is the 10th anniversary of astronomers’ announcement of Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet. The decision caused a shock wave around the world.
We thought we might get through this summer without the dumb hoax about Mars as big as a full moon rearing its head. But, no.
First photo of Earth from the moon, released it in 1966. Later, NASA used modern digital technology to restore the photo, revealing more detail.
On September 8, NASA will launch its first sample return mission to an asteroid. A robot arm will reach out, snag some asteroid bits and return them to Earth.
One year from today … the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. Start planning now!
The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
Two ISS astronauts will perform a spacewalk on Friday. NASA TV’s live coverage starts at 6:30 a.m. EDT (10:30 UTC) and lasts about eight hours.
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, on this date in 1877. Did he imagine how well we’d see Mars’ moons today?
“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy at University of California, Irvine and lead author of the new study.
The famous planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft peered toward the beautiful Pleiades star cluster and measured the spin rates of hundreds of Pleiades stars.
Some astronomers think this star may have an alien megastructure – an energy-gathering Dyson sphere – around it. Here’s the latest.
They’re steep-sided canyons with liquid in them, but the liquid isn’t water. Instead, it’s liquid hydrocarbons.
Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth’s atmosphere, but tend to vaporize (burn up completely) at varying altitudes.
Ophiuchus is part of the zodiac, too
Milky Way over Sun Valley, Idaho