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

18 April, 2018 - 18:00
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.

Debris-Dodging Spacecraft Could Use Bitcoin-Like Technology

18 April, 2018 - 18:00
Future spacecraft could think for themselves using the same technology that powers Bitcoin.

FCC Issues Warning in Wake of Swarm's Unauthorized Launch

18 April, 2018 - 18:00
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.

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

18 April, 2018 - 13:26
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says his department is gearing up to add space traffic management to its growing portfolio of commercial space responsibilities.

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

18 April, 2018 - 13:10
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).

Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System

18 April, 2018 - 12:59
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.

Senate Moving Towards Vote on Bridenstine Nomination

18 April, 2018 - 12:58
After a months-long impasse, the Senate may vote to confirm Jim Bridenstine as the next administrator of NASA later this week.

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

18 April, 2018 - 12:54
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.

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

18 April, 2018 - 09:20
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.

Giant Impact May Have Created Mars' Moons

18 April, 2018 - 08:00
A collision between Mars and a large asteroid may have created the planet's two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

18 April, 2018 - 07:35
The spring Lyrid meteor shower peaks with up to 20 meteors per hour shortly after midnight on Saturday into early Sunday (April 22).

Scientists and Entrepreneurs Lobby for NASA Lunar Program

17 April, 2018 - 18:00
As congressional appropriators prepare to review NASA's latest budget request, a group from academia and industry are seeking support for a lunar exploration initiative included in the proposal.

Environmental Group Plans Satellite to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions

17 April, 2018 - 18:00
An environmental group announced plans April 11 to develop and operate its own satellite to track one particular greenhouse gas, the latest sign of the proliferation of smallsat technology.

The Most Amazing Lyrid Meteor Shower Photos of All Time

17 April, 2018 - 17:20
See the most spectacular photos of Lyrid meteors, pieces of Comet Thatcher that rain down on Earth every year in April.

The Red Planet Can't Be Trusted in "Before Mars": Q&A with the Author

17 April, 2018 - 17:00
In "Before Mars," a geologist arrives at a small Mars base after a lengthy journey, only to realize that things aren't as they seem.

First Days on Mars: Excerpt from "Before Mars" by Emma Newman

17 April, 2018 - 17:00
In "Before Mars," a geologist arrives at a small Mars base after a lengthy journey, only to realize that things aren't as they seem.

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

17 April, 2018 - 13:09
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.

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

17 April, 2018 - 13:00
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.

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

17 April, 2018 - 13:00
Exotic, ultra-precise pulsing stars would be used to navigate probes and crewed ships through deep space.

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

17 April, 2018 - 12:18
Two NASA scientists recently returned from a two week, 470-mile (760 kilometers) expedition in one of the most barren landscapes on Earth.