Space

What's Next for NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter?

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is in space, but its science work won't start until June. Here's what the spacecraft will be doing until then.

Space

Stunning Video Offers a Quick Tour of the Crab Nebula

Beautiful images accompany a quick tour of the crab nebula in a new video released by NASA.

Space

'Flames in Space' Might Help Clean Earth's Air (Video)

Studying how flames burn in microgravity is helping scientists understand combustion. The insights learned could help reduce pollution here on Earth, according to a video released by NASA.

Space

This Gorgeous Video Helps Explain Why NASA Is Studying Cosmic Shock Waves

Like a ship cruising the seas or a fighter jet going supersonic, astronomic objects also make shock waves through the medium in which they travel.

Space

Debris-Dodging Spacecraft Could Use Bitcoin-Like Technology

Future spacecraft could think for themselves using the same technology that powers Bitcoin.

Space

FCC Issues Warning in Wake of Swarm's Unauthorized Launch

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on April 12 released an enforcement advisory warning that organizations will be penalized for launching spacecraft without the appropriate regulatory approvals.

Space

Commerce Department Ready to Add Space Traffic Management to Growing Space Role

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says his department is gearing up to add space traffic management to its growing portfolio of commercial space responsibilities.

Space

NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, rising off the pad atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:51 p.m. EDT (2251 GMT).

Space

Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System

Pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan and, according to a new study, prove the existence of an ancient world in our solar system.

Space

Senate Moving Towards Vote on Bridenstine Nomination

After a months-long impasse, the Senate may vote to confirm Jim Bridenstine as the next administrator of NASA later this week.

Space

SpaceX to Launch NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live

After a delay, SpaceX is winding up again to launch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Space

Team Trump, lost in space: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wants a “gas station” on the moon

The administration’s focus on frivolous space travel is amusing. It also distracts attention from real problems

Space

This Earth-i Small Satellite's 1st Color Video of Earth from Space Is Amazing

The British Earth-imaging company Earth-i has released its first full-color video of Earth from space by its commercial satellite VividX2, which launched in January.

Space

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars' Moons

A collision between Mars and a large asteroid may have created the planet's two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

Space

Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

The spring Lyrid meteor shower peaks with up to 20 meteors per hour shortly after midnight on Saturday into early Sunday (April 22).

Space

NASA May Extend Space Station Missions to Address Potential Commercial Crew Delays

NASA is in discussions with its Russian counterparts about extending some upcoming space station missions as a way to buy more time for development of commercial crew vehicles.

Space

Astronaut Says It 'Smells Great' Inside the International Space Station (Video)

When NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, he was expecting the air to smell a little like a locker room, he says in a new video posted by NASA.

Space

NASA's Got a Plan for a 'Galactic Positioning System' to Save Astronauts Lost in Space

Exotic, ultra-precise pulsing stars would be used to navigate probes and crewed ships through deep space.

Space

NASA Scientists Traverse Antarctica to Prep for New Climate Satellite (Video)

Two NASA scientists recently returned from a two week, 470-mile (760 kilometers) expedition in one of the most barren landscapes on Earth.

Space

The Astrobiology Magazine Guide to TESS

NASA's next mission to continue the search for Earth-like worlds is ready to blast off.

Space

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Try to Land a Rocket with a 'Giant Party Balloon'

From anyone else, it would sound ridiculous: Elon Musk says SpaceX is going to try to land a rocket stage with … wait for it … a "giant party balloon."

Space

Han & Chewie Banter Highlight New 1 Min Solo 'New Look'

See Han Solo ask Chewbacca his name in this new footage from May's SOLO.

Space

A City-Sized 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year

A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector.

Space

SpaceX Rocket Launching NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Today: Watch Live

NASA's next exoplanet-hunting mission is scheduled to launch today (April 16) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and you can watch the action live.

Space

National Space Council Will Deliver Space-Junk Plan to Trump, VP Pence Says

The United States is getting serious about space junk, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

Space

Exoplanet Exploration: The Search Continues for New, Exciting Worlds

Thousands of fascinating new worlds have been discovered beyond our own solar system, ranging from supersize gas giant planets to small rocky bodies — and the search continues to better understand these distant worlds.

Space

'Tunguska'-Size Asteroid Makes Surprise Flyby of Earth

An asteroid similar in size to one that exploded over 100 years ago in Russia's Tunguska region in Siberia gave Earth a close shave on Sunday (April 15), just one day after it was discovered by astronomers.

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