Asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth
Asteroid-bound spacecraft slingshots past Earth
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Gravity assist will alter its trajectory while saving fuel.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Project is part of broader vision to transform China into a leader in space exploration.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Classed as asteroids and comets, both experience water sublimation when exposed to heat from the Sun.
Vicky Webb - Sep 21, 2017
A newly proposed plan aims to use a fleet of small nanosatellites to explore more than 300 asteroids.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Delayed launch of successor means likely gap in data crucial to climate change studies.
Simon Smith - Sep 16, 2017
A distant, light-absorbing exoplanet is one of the darkest celestial bodies ever found.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
ISS astronauts will continue to use the bulkier suits specifically designed for spacewalks, known as "extravehicular mobility units."
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
A new way is developed.
Wilson Soto - Sep 11, 2017
Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered the presence of boron on the surface of Mars, providing further evidence that life once existed on the rocky planet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Numbers assigned within the X-class are based on the flares' intensity. X2s have twice the energy of X1s; X3s have three times the energy of X1s, and so on.
Jackie Flores - Sep 06, 2017
For a year, the research team, led by Tomoharu Oka of Keio University in Yokohama, Japan, has studied a strange cloud of molecular gas near the center of the Milky Way.
Chad Young - Sep 01, 2017
The Breakthrough Listen initiative was launched in July 2015 by billionaire businessman Yuri Milner and a group of scientists, including well-known astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.
Ed Mason - Aug 22, 2017
The Universe may be a little less lumpy than previously thought, according to the newest, biggest map to date of its structure.
Robert Balkovich - Aug 19, 2017
Some proteins crystallize better in microgravity, where they grow larger and have fewer imperfections. Crystals grown on the space station benefits medical research into radiation damage, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.
Chad Young - Aug 18, 2017
On the other hand, the planets could have thick atmospheres that may have protected them from damaging radiation.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2017
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
The celestial bodies are the closest Earth-like worlds ever discovered, and, at 1.7 Earth masses, they are also the smallest on record.
David Sims - Aug 11, 2017
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.
Clint Huston - Jul 13, 2017
While humans have been monitoring the great storm since 1830, scientists think it may have been raging for more than 350 years.
Jason Spencer - Jul 04, 2017
Its operators have their sights set on Didymos, a small asteroid that will approach Earth at around that date.
Dirk Trudeau - Jun 26, 2017
By reducing launch costs, space becomes much more accessible to enterprises with limited resources.
Jeremy Morrow - Mar 29, 2017
Billions of years ago, Mars looked very different to the present-day dusty rock.
Dirk Trudeau - Feb 08, 2017
A soccer ball that was on the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle has finally made it to space 30 years later.
Jeremy Morrow - Jan 14, 2017
This brings the age old question of if NASA can use the drug why is it illegal?
Gian Mccann - Nov 21, 2016
NASA has debunked the myth that there is photographic evidence of a UFO passing in front of the Sun.
Alex Bourque - Nov 21, 2016
The latest NASA caused fire in space was ablaze on Monday.
Carmelo Sheppard - Nov 20, 2016
James Smith - Nov 19, 2016
Some scientists are reporting "fast radio bursts" that might be alien civilizations trying to communicate.
James Smith - Oct 12, 2016
Deceased Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, has had an asteroid named after him.
Jose Jefferies - Oct 10, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama believes that NASA and private companies must work together in order to reach Mars.
Vicky Webb - Oct 06, 2016
A new study is suggesting that travel to Mars could lead to brain damage.
Lila Alexander - Oct 03, 2016
It aims at giving developing nations a chance to fly payloads in microgravity.
Aaron Sims - Oct 01, 2016
The primary task of the craft will be to demonstrate quantum key distribution between the satellite and two stations on the ground.
Aaron Sims - Aug 14, 2016
However, recent studies show that it generates its heat from the Great Red Spot.
Dirk Trudeau - May 23, 2016
We are learning more about Mars each day.
Ian Marsh - Apr 28, 2016
While smaller unmanned crafts would take around 72 hours.
Alex Bourque - Mar 29, 2016
This technique could be used to produce solar energy in long winters and makes this type of energy economically viable by dropping the production of a unit of electricity from $250 to $100.
Jason Spencer - Mar 24, 2016
The launch was successful, but there was difficulty in landing on the floatation barge that led to the exploding of the rocket.
Alex Bourque - Feb 08, 2016
It's also the youngest star cluster in the Carina Nebula at just 500,000 years old.
Dirk Trudeau - Jan 27, 2016
The planet is 7,000 astronomical units (AU) from the star, and it takes 900,000 years to orbit.
Craig Hall - Jan 26, 2016
Launched in 2004, Mars rover Opportunity was only supposed to explore for 90 days. 12 years later, it is still actively exploring and transmitting data back to Earth.
Clint Huston - Sep 25, 2017
New research from a team of international researchers could help shed light on the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Satellites provide crucial data on storm's structure, temperature, and precipitation levels.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Discovery of large ice deposits lead scientists to suspect many similar, smaller deposits are also present at the poles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Planets' relative closeness and brightness make them excellent candidates for study with new James Webb Space Telescope.
James Smith - Sep 21, 2017
For the first time in history, researchers have managed to map the spread of water across the moon's surface.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Tiny moon Cressida is also causing distortion in one of the planet's rings.
David Sims - Sep 16, 2017
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a pitch black exoplanet that traps almost all visible starlight.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
That changed with the final occultation in July, when mission scientists successfully obtained data about the object's shape from observing the event in Patagonia, Argentina, with portable telescopes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 13, 2017
Numerous exoplanet discoveries with this method have led scientists to question whether hypothetical alien civilizations with the same technological level as Earth could detect our planet passing in front of the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
The spacecraft will plunge into Saturn by the end of the year.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Since 2010, the X-37Bs have completed a total of four space missions and have spent increasingly lengthening durations in space.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Fourteen names for features on Pluto and its five moons submitted by NASA's New Horizons mission have been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.
Josh Curlee - Sep 11, 2017
China is spending 400million-yuan ($61.6 million) on the site, which spans 59,000 square miles and is located in the Qinghai province, a northern area of Tibet that is close to the westernmost tip of the Great Wall.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
The element was discovered in mineral veins composed of calcium sulfate, which could have been produced by surface water billions of years ago.
Ed Mason - Sep 08, 2017
On Tuesday, NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum celebrated the 40th anniversary of two Voyager spacecraft, which left Earth in 1977 to explore the cosmos.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Designated PSR-J0952-0607 or simply J0952, the pulsar is about 1.4 times as massive as the Sun and has a binary companion star of approximately 20 Jupiter masses orbiting it every 6.4 hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Cassini mission chief scientist Linda Spilker worked on the Voyagers' Infrared Spectrometer and Radiometer in her first position after graduating from college.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Low-energy ultraviolet radiation breaks water up molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photo-dissociation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Her Houston home, where she lives with her husband Clarence Sams, who works at the Johnson Space Center, has withstood the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 04, 2017
This process, which forms an image line by line, is different from that used by standard cell phones and digital cameras, which frame images instantly.
Kathy Fey - Aug 31, 2017
It's common for U.S. manufacturers to outsource production to less-developed countries where the overhead is less, but one California-based startup looks forward to a future where companies may outsource production to low-Earth orbit.
Linda Mack - Aug 31, 2017
Private space-flight company Orbital ATK built the rocket, a five-stage Minotaur IV. Its first three stages are derived from a decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missile.
Josh Curlee - Aug 31, 2017
Vicky Webb - Aug 30, 2017
Optimal launch conditions from Earth to Mars occur every 26 months, which is why the mission was postponed for two years.
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 26, 2017
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Clint Huston - Aug 16, 2017
The distant system sits roughly 40 light-years from Earth and, according to the new research, is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 15, 2017
The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will zip by Earth at a distance of about 27,300 miles (44,000 kilometers), which is an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
Kathy Fey - Aug 11, 2017
A new study suggests that the Milky Way galaxy is home to around100 million black holes.
Jason Spencer - Aug 11, 2017
An international team of astronomers has detected four Earth-sized planets orbiting tau Ceti, the closest sun-like star two of which are located in the habitable zone and could support liquid water.
David Sims - Aug 09, 2017
In addition, researchers used data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chili to find traces of vinyl cyanide in Titan's atmosphere.
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
Earth's Moon may look bone-dry, but new satellite data indicates large volumes of water "hotspots" trapped within the lunar dust.
James Smith - Jul 25, 2017
A new study from scientists at Brown University finds surprisingly large amounts of water trapped inside volcanic deposits on the moon. The research is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Tyler Henderson - Jun 26, 2017
And the company may surpass its 2016 total on Sunday, when it is scheduled to launch another mission. SpaceX is aiming to achieve 20 to 24 missions total before the year is out.
James Smith - Jun 16, 2017
The satellite, named Micius after an ancient Chinese philosopher, successfully transmitted entangled photons between three widely separated land-based stations.
James Carlin - Jun 05, 2017
The Stratolaunch airplane has already made one landmark accomplishment: It's set a new world record for the largest airplane on Earth.
Lucas Rowe - May 31, 2017
NASA is set to announce an upcoming space mission that will fly an unmanned spacecraft into the outer edges of the sun.
James Carlin - May 26, 2017
For comparison, the grant total value of all of the currency on Earth is only around $60 trillion.
Adam Widmer - May 07, 2017
And in a new request for information, the space agency has called for US companies to submit details on launch and landing services.
Ian Marsh - Apr 07, 2017
Bruno Borges vanished from his home in Rio Branco in the west of Brazil, having spent the last month working on what is being described as a secret project.
Jason Spencer - Mar 24, 2017
Scientists in Germany are turning on what is being described as 'the world's largest artificial sun.'
Harry Marcolis - Mar 20, 2017
Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed he is planning to travel into space on Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic.
Harry Marcolis - Mar 20, 2017
A study by NASA has shown that jet using biofuels have fewer particle emissions in their exhaust trails.
Wilson Soto - Mar 09, 2017
The bill includes the aerospace's long term ambition of sending humans to Mars by 2033.
Adam Widmer - Feb 28, 2017
Researchers have said that the sighting will provide a laboratory of sorts that will enable them to study distant worlds and the possibility of a search for signs of life beyond Earth.
Adam Widmer - Jan 27, 2017
In December an unmanned cargo ship carrying supplies for the International Space Station, fell apart six minutes after lift-off.
Harry Marcolis - Jan 17, 2017
Chad Young - Dec 15, 2016
But his biggest concern was that if such an object was to hit earth, we have no way to defend ourselves.
James Smith - Nov 20, 2016
A new satellite is set to revolutionize weather forecasting in the United States of America.
David Sims - Nov 20, 2016
The sun, for instance, makes a full rotation one every 27 earth days.