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A 'Fireball' 40 Times Brighter Than the Moon Shoots Across Alabama Skies

2 hours 30 min ago
A meteor that appeared over Alabama on Friday blazed a fiery trail.

Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time

2 hours 35 min ago
The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal.

Pseudo-Satellite Drone Flies for 25 Days Straight, Sets Endurance Record

3 hours 7 min ago
The Zephyr drone could be used for military reconnaissance and wildfire monitoring, among other activities.

Solar Eclipses: When Is the Next One?

4 hours 56 min ago
Solar eclipses are one of nature’s grandest events. What is a solar eclipse? Why are there different kinds of solar eclipses? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain.

Red Planet Survival Ain't Easy in 'Surviving Mars' Game

7 hours 25 min ago
Mark Watney, who struggled to stay alive in "The Martian" film, was right: It is really, really hard to survive on the Red Planet.

NASA Planetary Science Program Remains on Track, Report Finds

7 hours 25 min ago
NASA has met or exceeded many of the goals set by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey, according to a new midterm assessment.

Will We Ever Stop Using Rockets to Get to Space?

19 August, 2018 - 14:01
On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts, American engineer Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. The flight lasted a mere 2.5 seconds and ended anticlimactically 181 feet away in a snow-covered cabbage field.

Space Force Talk Drawing Attention to the Need for International Norms

19 August, 2018 - 14:00
The announcement by Vice President Mike Pence last week that the Pentagon will stand up a Space Force suddenly has drawn attention to the issue of international space security.

This NASA Video of the Moon's Lunar Landmarks Is Simply Amazing

19 August, 2018 - 13:57
A new NASA video tour of the moon captures breathtaking views of the lunar surface.

'Hard-Rock Excavation' Begins for Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile

19 August, 2018 - 13:43
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) has now entered the "hard-rock excavation" phase, which will make way for the huge structure's foundations, leaders of the $1 billion project announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14).

This Tiny Galaxy Is Home to a Weirdly Large Supermassive Black Hole

19 August, 2018 - 13:00
Astronomers spotted a huge black hole in the center of a very small galaxy, which could help scientists better understand how these kinds of galaxies — called "ultracompact dwarfs" — form.

Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

18 August, 2018 - 14:00
Boeing recently gave journalists a behind-the-scenes look at the company's new Starliner capsule, which could start carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station as early as next year.

Melting Permafrost Below Arctic Lakes Is Even More Dangerous to the Climate, NASA Warns

18 August, 2018 - 13:39
Scientists have worried for years now that climate change will free carbon trapped in frozen soil in the Arctic, triggering faster climate change — but now they believe abrupt thawing below lakes is even more dangerous.

Photo Tour: Inside Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spaceship Hangar

18 August, 2018 - 13:36
Take a look inside the CST-100 Starliner hangar, where Boeing is building the private space capsules that will fly NASA astronauts and more into space!

'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock (Photo)

18 August, 2018 - 13:23
On Monday (Aug. 13), Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out to be a Red Planet rock.

Exos Aerospace Reschedules First Suborbital Launch

18 August, 2018 - 13:18
Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on a follow-on orbital vehicle.

Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to Get a $5.8 Million Antenna Upgrade

17 August, 2018 - 16:58
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is about to get a major upgrade.

Rocket On! These Cool Student Experiments Just Launched to Space

17 August, 2018 - 16:37
Dozens of students got to see their experiments travel from school to space. A sounding rocket soared from a NASA rocket facility in Virginia Tuesday (Aug. 14), carrying several student experiments under the RockSat-X program.

NASA's Opportunity Rover on Mars Still Silent 2 Months into Epic Dust Storm

17 August, 2018 - 16:31
Opportunity has been silent since June 10, when a monster Red Planet dust storm began blocking sunlight from reaching the solar-powered rover. But Opportunity's handlers still hope to get a ping once the dust has cleared.

'Space Heroes' Trading Card Game Sets Up Space Race Between Players

17 August, 2018 - 16:29
Do you hold the cards to win a space race? That is the challenge laid out by "Space Heroes: Journey to Space."