Space

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Press release: ESA/HubbleCredit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California,...

ESA/Hubble Information Center
Thursday, 08 August 2019 - 10:52AM

NASA Discovers Three New Exoplanets Orbiting a Dwarf Star: Could There be Life on Their 'Dark Sides?'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a dwarf star, dubbed TOI-270, with three exoplanets – TOI 270B,...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 3:39PM

What if the Apollo 11 Mission Had Failed? Here's the Speech Nixon Didn't Have to Give

On July 20, 1969 at 2017 hrs UTC (4:17pm Eastern Time), the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle, commanded by Neil Armstrong and piloted by...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 2:38PM

You'll Never Take Pizza For Granted Again: Former Astronaut Describes Food in Space

I've always been interested in extreme diets. I once dropped from 170 to 138 pounds (for reference, I'm 6'0" tall) by going vegan for...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 - 12:09PM

Hubble Captures Cosmic Fireworks Still Exploding After Nearly 200 Years

If you were to have looked up at the sky 181 years ago you'd have noticed one seemingly new and incredibly bright star burning up the...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 01 July 2019 - 2:51PM

Could One Be Krypton? Two Newly-Discovered Exoplanets Orbiting Red Star Raise New Questions

Two alien worlds identical to Earth in mass and composition have just been discovered orbiting the habitable zone of a peaceful star...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 4:18PM

Scientists Spy Never-Before-Seen Halo of Cool Gas Circling the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A*

Well, that was unexpected.Nobody had any idea that there is a halo of cool gas circling the black hole at the center of our galaxy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 06 June 2019 - 12:06PM

Scientists Publish First-Ever Direct Imaging of Two Young Exoplanets Cutting a Path Through the Protoplanetary Disc Surrounding a Newborn Star

Two young exoplanets have been directly imaged cutting a swath through the protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star, according...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - 1:10PM

Stunning NASA Hubble Photograph Reveals a Blue Galaxy Spiraling Towards the Milky Way

A recent NASA Hubble photograph reveals that the Messier 90 galaxy is headed our way, according to reports. This is a rare thing...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 - 11:48AM

"Unraveling:" Something Weird is Happening to Jupiter's Great Red Spot as New Observations Could Spell the End of an Era

Jupiter’s trademark red storm is breathing its last. An astronomical landmark as iconic as Saturn’s rings, recent photographs have...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 June 2019 - 12:15PM

Book Review – Sun and Moon: A History of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography

Sun and Moon: A Story of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography by Mark Holburn is a sublime history of man and space rendered in...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 12:28PM

NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Perspective of Galactic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new look at an old subject, and the results are absolutely breathtaking.Located in the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 4:36PM

Who Needs Exoplanets? Amazon Billionaire Jeff Bezos Has Reimagined Space Colonies... And They Are Incredible

In the wake of Blue Origin's announcement last week that it had developed a lunar lander (named Blue Moon, naturally) and plans to...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 9:45AM

Are These Glowing Green Nanoparticles The Key To Ending Aging? SpaceX Dragon Capsule Delivers New Experiment To ISS

The European Space Agency wants to harness nanoparticles to reverse human aging. The Nano Antioxidants Experiment will study how a...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - 1:36PM

Infographic: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Melting Points on Earth

Ever thrown something into the fire to see if it would melt? If you were a kid trying to melt rocks, the process was likely pretty...

Olivia Biggs
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12:36PM

NASA Planning to Explore Moon's Icy South Pole by 2024

On the heels of President Trump's directive to put "American astronauts launched by American rockets from American soil" on the moon's...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 9:34AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

Florida Skywatchers Catch Glimpse of Bright Green Fireball

North Florida residents were startled by the appearance of a bright green meteor illuminating their evening skies just before midnight...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 9:59AM

Trump Vows to Make Space Exploration Great Again With Americans Astronauts on Moon By 2024

Vice President Mike Pence told NASA at the National Space Council that President Trump expects them to have American astronauts back...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 4:20PM

Scott Kelly Dissolving an Effervescent Tablet In Water Aboard the ISS is the Best of the Internet

Were it not for Reddit – and the tendency of its visitors to repost ancient video in search of sweet, sweet karma points – many of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 15 March 2019 - 3:09PM