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NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

11 hours 15 min ago
NASA's Parker Solar Probe took one step closer to the sun Wednesday (Jan. 29) when it executed its fourth flyby of our star.

Potential crash of old NASA space telescope and a defunct US satellite would spawn new debris swarm

11 hours 50 min ago
Let's hope that today's space-junk encounter is just a near miss as predicted, because a smashup would be pretty messy.

Gallery: The infrared universe seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

28 January, 2020 - 22:47
See images from NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope.

Alien investigation series 'Project Blue Book' shows more weird encounters in Season 2

28 January, 2020 - 21:15
"Project Blue Book," the hit television docudrama about the U.S. military's investigations into aliens more than 50 years ago, is back for Season 2.

'The Rentals' release tribute song for astronauts killed in the Challenger shuttle disaster

28 January, 2020 - 20:57
To honor the brave astronauts lost their lives in the Challenger disaster, The Rentals, an American rock band fronted by Matt Sharp (best known for his work as a bassist in Weezer), released a song and corresponding lyric video inspired by the devastating events.

2 satellites will narrowly avoid colliding at 32,800 mph over Pittsburgh on Wednesday

28 January, 2020 - 19:30
A collision would create a debris belt that would endanger spacecraft worldwide.

Jeri Ryan brings Borg back to 'Star Trek Online' as well as 'Picard'

28 January, 2020 - 18:26
While Trekkies worldwide exult in the return of Jeri Ryan to "Star Trek: Picard," the actor is also coming back to "Star Trek Online" — a long-running game in the Trek universe.

The 'evening star' Venus swings by the crescent moon today. Here's how to see it.

28 January, 2020 - 18:22
Tonight (Jan. 28), you can catch the crescent moon make a close approach to Venus in the evening sky.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe hears whispers of solar wind

28 January, 2020 - 18:21
Streams of plasma from the sun create "chirping" and "whistling" noises heard by NASA's Parker Solar Probe.

The International Space Station is getting a commercial module

28 January, 2020 - 13:04
NASA has picked Houston-based company Axiom Space to build at least one habitable private module that will be attached to the orbiting lab, the space agency announced Monday (Jan. 27).

Hottest known exoplanet is so hot, it's tearing its molecules apart

28 January, 2020 - 13:03
The hottest exoplanet ever found is so infernally hot that it's ripping apart hydrogen molecules in its atmosphere, astronomers have found.

European Solar Orbiter will give us our first look at the sun's poles

28 January, 2020 - 12:59
Scientists are about to get their first-ever good looks at the poles of the sun, which could be key to solving some long-standing solar mysteries.

Proposed House bill pushes NASA's crewed moon landing back to 2028

28 January, 2020 - 12:57
NASA should aim to put boots on the moon in 2028, not 2024, and achieve this goal explicitly to aid human Mars exploration in the 2030s, according to an authorization bill that was introduced Friday (Jan. 24) by the leadership of the House committee on science.

European scientists are taking a mock moon mission in Hawaii right now

27 January, 2020 - 19:37
A crew of researchers prepared to leave "Mars" this past Saturday (Jan. 18) as another crew arrived, ready to explore the "moon."

Rocket glitch delays launch of European Solar Orbiter to Feb. 7

27 January, 2020 - 18:57
The launch of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been delayed two days after engineers discovered a rocket issue during preflight testing.

Fallen SpaceShipTwo pilot's name added to Space Mirror Memorial

27 January, 2020 - 18:29
A name has been added the U.S. memorial for fallen astronauts, honoring the first commercial spacecraft pilot to die in the pursuit of opening outer space to the public.

SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellite fleet due to bad weather

27 January, 2020 - 16:20
SpaceX called off the next launch for its Starlink megaconstellation of internet satellites due to bad weather Monday (Jan. 27), postponing the flight for 24 hours.

SpaceX is launching 60 more Starlink satellites Tuesday. Here's how to watch live.

27 January, 2020 - 15:22
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites to join its growing broadband internet megaconstellation in orbit today (Jan. 27), and you can watch it live online.

Pluto and Titan are surprisingly hazy, but scientists are fuzzy on exactly why

27 January, 2020 - 12:27
NASA's New Horizons mission turned Pluto from a fuzzy blob into a detailed, geophysically complex world. But it's still a little fuzzy, as it turns out.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover photobombed by mysterious 'High Bay Bob' in sunglasses

27 January, 2020 - 12:27
If you've been paying attention to the space engineers readying NASA's Mars 2020 rover, you may have noticed a recent surprise visitor in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.