NASA

NASA Releases Animation of Dawn's Ceres Flyover

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered Ceres' orbit, becoming the first mission to study the dwarf planet up close. Now, NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:14PM

Watch: The ISS Takes a Moment of Silence to Remember Fallen Challenger Astronauts

The Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today, and it was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of space exploration. To...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 4:50PM

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Play Liquid Ping Pong in Space.

Today marks Astronaut Scott Kelly's 300th day aboard the International Space Station. Kelly is about two months away from the end of...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 5:55PM

NASA Releases Dazzling Image of Blizzard 2016 from Space

The snowpocalypse is coming to the East Coast, but NASA has just released a photo of blizzard Jonas that makes it look like a fairy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 January 2016 - 1:45PM

What Happens When You Put Three Quantum Pigeons Into Two Pigeonholes?

You're all probably familiar with Schrodinger's Cat - the go-to quantum physics thought experiment. Well, now physicists have come...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 1:38PM

Watch Leonard Nimoy React to the Final Flight of NASA's Enterprise

After the passing of sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy (best known for playing Dr. Spock on the original Star Trek), Nimoy's son, Adam started...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 5:01PM

NASA's Scott Kelly Reveals the "First-Ever Flower Grown in Space"

Scott Kelly, the first American to spend a full year living in space, has just achieved another landmark accomplishment. Kelly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 9:26AM

Scientists Discover the Brightest Supernova Ever Recorded

A cosmic explosion 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova has left scientists speechless, and not just because of its...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 4:05PM

NASA Captures Stunning Image of Pluto's Occultation

At the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society last week, there was lots of buzz surrounding what was once the galaxy's 9th...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 11:10AM

That Mysterious Space Debris Is Likely Part of a Long-Dead NASA Moon Probe

In November 2015, a mysterious piece of space debris, nicknamed WT1190F, was spotted hurtling towards Earth. Astronomers quickly...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 1:15PM

Remote-Control Parking Is the First Step to Self-Driving Cars in 2018

Good news for all of you who are lucky enough to have a Tesla Motors vehicle  - the new software update includes a Summon...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 3:20PM

The Year in Science: The Defining Scientific Achievements of 2015

This year was a huge year for science, especially with regard to achievements in space exploration. NASA seems to be making strides...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 12:43PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

NASA Captures a Unique View of Earthrise from the Moon

You would think we would get tired of looking at Earth, since we live here, but we never do. NASA just released a stunning image of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 18 December 2015 - 2:50PM

Watch: Hubble Captures "Celestial Lightsabers" in a Star Birthing Ground

NASA compares a new Hubble video to iconic Star Wars imagery.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 11:46AM

Astronauts Will Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Space

The newest Star Wars movie will screen in space.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 1:44PM

NASA's Budget Increased by Over a Billion Dollars

Congress has finally revealed their plans for funding federal government programs in 2016, including NASA, and it's great news for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 9:50AM

A Giant Asteroid Will Approach Earth on Christmas Eve

This holiday season is coming up all asteroids. After the "Spooky" asteroid that made its closest approach on Halloween, we're about...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:11PM

NASA Is Accepting Applications for the Next Class of Astronauts Starting Today

NASA is finally accepting another class of astronauts this year, and the applications officially open today. There are extremely...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 11:28AM

New Horizons Sends Back Sharpest Images of Pluto's Surface Yet

New Horizons has been sending back a cornucopia of new information about our mysterious former ninth planet ever since the historic...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 December 2015 - 2:50PM