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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.
One year from today … the 1st total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979. Start planning now!
Autumn’s false dawn
Rosetta spacecraft selfie with comet