Space

Proton: Russian Rocket Family

The Proton is a family of Russian rockets that have been in use since 1965. The rocket line has lifted off more than 400 times, mostly to launch commercial and Russian government satellites.

Space

A Google Street View Car Drove Right Through the Path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drives right through totality, offering a surprising celestial treat for visitors scoping out the event in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Space

Stephen Hawking Signed This Book Before His ALS Took Over. Now It's Up for Auction.

A book that the late physicist Stephen Hawking signed in 1973, back when he was still able to hold a pen and scrawl out his autograph, is hitting the auction blocks.

Space

NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice

NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.

Space

Dark Photons Probably Don't Exist, and If They Did, They'd Be Super Weird

A measurement of the fine structure constant puts significant limitations on the existence of these dark partners to ordinary light particles.

Space

This Ice Is Nearly As Hot As the Sun. Scientists Have Now Made It on Earth.

For the first time, researchers re-created the high-pressure water ice likely found in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune.

Space

Planets Aplenty with the TESS Mission: Q&A with the Director of the Kavli Institute

Jacqueline Hewitt discusses how NASA's TESS exoplanet mission has already changed the institute she directs and will bring about further evolution in the years to come.

Space

Twin-Star Systems May Give Their 'Tatooine' Planets the Boot (Here's Why)

Worlds with twin suns, like Luke Skywalker's fictional home Tatooine in "Star Wars," may be rare because closely paired stars gravitationally hurl planets away from them, a new study finds.

Space

You 'Knead' to See Garlic Bread Fly into the Stratosphere, Then Get Eaten! (Video)

This tasty stratosphere experiment goes against the (whole) grain.

Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Teaches Spaceflight Essentials in New MasterClass Series

Astronaut Chris Hadfield is sharing his knowledge of space in a new MasterClass video series designed to help future astronauts and space tourists with their own missions. Enrollment opens today (April 24).

Space

The 'End of the World' Is Today. Here's Why We're Still Here.

Here's the numerical and cosmic gymnastics Meade used to come up with today's apocalypse — one that, of course, will not come to be.

Space

Death Drives the Evolution of Life on 'One Strange Rock'

Life never would have evolved on Earth without death.

Space

Taco Bell Space Station? It's Possible, Experts Say

Future private space stations may be sponsored by major corporations, which prompted a spirited discussion during a panel on the future of low Earth orbit at the 34th Space Symposium here.

Space

No Way Out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.

Space

Space Industry Expresses Support for Bridenstine's Confirmation as NASA Chief

NASA's next administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is set to be sworn into office April 23 as the space industry breathes a sigh of relief that his extended confirmation process is finally over.

Space

Blue Origin Expects BE-4 Rocket Engine Qualification Tests to Be Done This Year

The chief executive of Blue Origin says he expects the company's BE-4 engine to complete qualification testing by the end of the year as the company ramps up work on its New Glenn orbital rocket.

Space

See Thousands of Asteroids Swirl Around the Sun in This NASA Video

The inner solar system looks downright crowded in a new video showing the fruits of an asteroid-hunting spacecraft's labor.

Space

New NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Officially Sworn In After Long Nomination Fight

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Jim Bridenstine as the next NASA administrator today (April 23) during a ceremony at the space agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Space

A Bunch of Rich Guys Want to Watch the Earth at All Times from Space

A bunch of very big corporations and rich men, including Bill Gates, are hoping to start watching the whole Earth at all times with video cameras in outer space.

Space

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA's Terra Tools and Posters

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22) this year, NASA invites everyone to share views of Earth with the world — and to tack up artists' perspectives of our home planet on their walls.

Space

DARPA Announces Responsive Launch Prize Competition

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small satellites, a competition whose regulatory challenges may tower over its technical ones.

Space

'Interplanetary Shock Wave' Spawns Electric-Blue Auroras

A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana.

Space

Proton Launches Russian Military Communications Satellite

Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's ministry of defense.

Space

Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen

The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions.

Space

Why Should We Believe the Big Bang?

13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.

Space

Delta IV Heavy: Powerful Launch Vehicle

The Delta IV Heavy is a variant of the Delta IV line, and is one of the world's most powerful operational launch vehicles.

Space

Bankrupt Spaceflight Company's Assets to Help Young Minds Soar

Before it went bankrupt last year, XCOR Aerospace aimed to fly tourists to space with the company's Lynx suborbital vehicle. But now, XCOR's assets will help give high school and college students hands-on experience with rockets and space technology.

Space

New Shepard: Rocket for Space Tourism

New Shepard is a rocket manufactured by Blue Origin for space tourism. It is designed to take up to six passengers into suborbital space inside of a crew capsule.

Space

New NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Faces 'Uphill Climb' After Contentious Confirmation

Jim Bridenstine shouldn't necessarily expect smooth sailing now that he's finally in as NASA administrator, experts say.

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