Space

Dark Energy Survey Finds New Stellar Streams Infiltrating the Milky Way

Sky watchers discovered 11 new streams of stars that are the remnants of nearby galaxies and star clusters absorbed by the Milky Way.

Space

Twilight Haze Shines Over Saturn's Big Moon Titan in Gorgeous Cassini Photo

A stunning new view of Saturn's largest moon Titan captures beautiful layers of blue-yellow haze dancing through the moon's atmosphere.

Space

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

Two NASA astronauts will head outside the International Space Station Tuesday (Jan. 23) to conduct the first spacewalk of the year.

Space

NASA Shutdown Plans Follow Familiar Script

As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed.

Space

Marshall Space Flight Center: Test Site for NASA's Rockets

Marshall Space Flight Center plays a significant role in the American space program, from developing the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronaut into space to working on the system that could one day carry astronauts to Mars.

Space

Kilopower Project: NASA Pushes Nuclear Power for Deep-Space Missions

This Thursday (Jan. 18), scientists and officials from NASA and the Department of Energy gathered at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas to discuss the Kilopower project, the next generation of nuclear power plants for future space missions.

Space

In the Search for Alien Life, 'Everyone Is an Astrobiologist'

Mary Voytek, NASA's senior scientist for astrobiology, must grapple with the interdisciplinary nature of the search for life elsewhere in the universe.

Space

Air Force Missile-Warning Command Center Makes Contact with New SBIRS Satellite

The Air Force 460th Space Wing says it is "talking" with the new SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite.

Space

Apollo 5 in Photos: NASA's First Lunar Module Test Flight

NASA's Apollo 5 mission launched on Jan. 22, 1968 and marked the first test flight of the Lunar Module that would eventually carry astronauts to the moon. See photos from the historic mission here!

Space

Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. She flew Vostok 6 in 1963, spending almost three days in space and orbiting Earth 48 times.

Space

Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Launch in Two Weeks

"Mad" Mike Hughes, a flat-Earth conspiracy theorist, appears to have a new rocket and a new launch date for his mission to prove our oblate spheroid world is actually a disc. (It isn't.)

Space

Falcon Heavy Tests Grounded by Government Shutdown

SpaceX will have to wait a bit longer to test its first Falcon Heavy rocket, as NASA and Air Force personnel stay home due to an ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

Space

Big 'Star Trek: Discovery' Twist Proves Fan Theories Right (Again!)

Smart "Star Trek: Discovery" fans saw this plot twist coming, too.

Space

The Youngest Galaxies in the Universe Spin Like the Mature Milky Way

Astronomers observed two 13-billion-year-old galaxies spinning in whirlpool motions, which was thought to be characteristic of mature galaxies like ours.

Space

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

The magnificent Trifid Nebula, also known as NGC 6514, is a bright cloud of cosmic dust and gas that serves as a stellar nursery for newborn stars.

Space

Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster

An Electron rocket built by the commercial startup Rocket Lab successfully took off today (Jan. 20) from New Zealand, carrying the company's first customer payloads.

Space

Watch Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launch the ASNARO-2 Radar Earth Satellite

A Japanese Epsilon rocket launched a new Earth-observation satellite into space this week, notching a third successful flight for the solid-fueled booster.

Space

In Photos: India's PSLV rocket Launches Cartosat-2 Satellite & 30 More!

On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched 31 satellites, making a comeback from a launch failure in August 2017. See photos from the Cartosat-2 satellite mission here!

Space

New National Defense Strategy to Shed Light on Pentagon's Thinking About War in Space

How the military views outer space and cyberspace as battlefronts in future wars are likely topics in the administration's new national defense strategy.

Space

Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Earth-Like 'Sea Level'

Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought. New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet.

Space

Get Ready for the 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Eclipse of Jan. 31!

If you live in Hawaii, Alaska or the western half of North America, be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Jan. 31, when you will have an opportunity to see the second full moon of January.

Space

China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

The Chinese satellite Micius has once again shattered records, this time enabling practical quantum encryption between Beijing and Austria.

Space

How a Government Shutdown Would Affect NASA

With the U.S. government just hours away from a potential shutdown as lawmakers struggle to agree on a new spending bill, more than 18,000 NASA employees around the country are bracing for the agency to temporarily shut down as well.

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