Astronauts in orbit aboard ISS spent more than 7 hours on Saturday filling the new BEAM module with air. Check out this 25-second timelapse.
The most detailed view of Pluto’s terrain you’ll see for a very long time, taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015.
Energy from our young sun – 4 billion years ago – helped create molecules in Earth’s atmosphere that allowed it to warm up enough to incubate life, says study.
An animation of the new global digital elevation model (DEM) created from MESSENGER images. Mercury’s surface is colored according the topography of the surface, with regions with higher elevations colored brown, yellow, and red, and regions with lower elevations appearing blue and purple. Credit: NASA/U.S. Geological Survey/Arizona State University/Carnegie Institution of Washington/JHUAPL
First global topographic map of Mercury shows the whole surface of our solar system’s innermost planet. MESSENGER mission scientists used 100,000 images to create it.
For every three orbits of the outermost planet orbiting the star Kepler-223, the second planet orbits four times, the third six and the innermost eight.
A rocketcam gives you a ringside seat on the April 2 upright landing of the Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
Video of this year’s oppositions of Mars and Saturn, in front of the constellations Libra and Scorpius. Notice Mars appearing larger around its May 22 opposition! Lots more, plus essential links, inside.
Mercury is getting ready to transit the sun on May 9. This video from the SOHO sun-watching camera shows Mercury inching closer to the sun’s disk, day by day.
Inside the world’s largest clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, the James Webb Space Telescope team lifted and turned the telescope for the first time last week.
May 6, 1968. More than a year before he became the first human to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong had a narrow escape in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston. The LLRV had been designed to simulate a descent to the moon’s surface, and all the lunar astronauts trained in it. That day, while Armstrong was piloting, a leaking propellant caused a total failure of his flight controls …