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Here's What We Know About the Secret Zuma Payload SpaceX Is Launching

15 November, 2017 - 12:32
SpaceX plans to launch a secret payload known as Zuma on Thursday evening (Nov. 16) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Florida's Space Coast. Here's what we know about the mission. (Spoiler alert: It isn't much.)

High Winds Delay Launch of Advanced Weather Satellite JPSS-1

15 November, 2017 - 12:12
An advanced new weather satellite will now launch into space occur no earlier than Thursday (Nov. 16) after unacceptably high winds delayed an early-morning liftoff from California today.

SpaceX Delays Launch of Secret Zuma Mission to Thursday

15 November, 2017 - 11:21
SpaceX's planned launch of a secret Zuma payload for the U.S. government has been delayed at least 24 hours to Thursday, company representatives said today (Nov. 15).

Meet 'Oumuamua! The 1st Interstellar Visitor Ever Seen Gets a Name

15 November, 2017 - 10:57
We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month.

Orbital ATK Tests Component of Future Launch Vehicle

15 November, 2017 - 08:47
As the deadline nears for an Air Force competition to fund development of new launch vehicles, Orbital ATK announced Nov. 7 what it called an "important milestone" for its proposed launcher.

'MythBusters' Returns, with New Hosts and Sword-Swinging Robots

15 November, 2017 - 08:22
Science Channel reboots "MythBusters" with a bang.

Skywatcher Sees 3 Monster Sunspots During Intense Solar Storm (Photo)

15 November, 2017 - 07:24
A skywatcher uses filtered binoculars to observe a majestic group of sunspots just a few minutes before the sun sets behind the Castle of Noudar in Barrancos, Portugal.

Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres Challenges Even the Hubble Space Telescope (Video)

15 November, 2017 - 07:19
Learn about how scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to study exoplanet atmospheres and about the limitations of these techniques.

Mystery of Pluto's Super-Cold Weather Solved

15 November, 2017 - 07:01
Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto's atmosphere are responsible for the dwarf planet's surprisingly low temperatures, a new study suggests.

Solar System Planets: Order of the 8 (or 9) Planets

14 November, 2017 - 18:00
There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight, or maybe there are nine after all. Whichever you prefer, here is a list of them in the order they appear in the solar system.

New Camera Will Search for Star Explosions and Other Quick Changes in the Cosmos

14 November, 2017 - 18:00
A powerful new instrument that will search the cosmos for exploding stars and fast-moving space rocks has captured its first image of the night sky.

What is the Temperature of Mars?

14 November, 2017 - 17:57
Mars is a very cold planet. Temperatures don't get much above 70 degrees F and they can get down to nearly minus 200 degrees F.

Sierra Nevada Satisfied with Dream Chaser Glide Test

14 November, 2017 - 17:52
Executives with Sierra Nevada Corporation said Nov. 13 they believed the recent glide flight of a Dream Chaser test article was successful and they won't need to fly that vehicle again.

SpaceX Rocket to Launch Secret Zuma Mission Thursday Night

14 November, 2017 - 17:16
SpaceX is getting ready to launch a secret satellite to orbit Wednesday night (Nov. 15).

Zwicky Transient Facility First Light

14 November, 2017 - 17:14
A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory.

Kepler-22b: Facts About Exoplanet in Habitable Zone

14 November, 2017 - 15:48
Kepler-22b is an alien planet that's a bit larger than Earth, but it's in the habitable region of its star.

Making a Moon Base With 'Artemis' Author Andy Weir

14 November, 2017 - 13:21 talked with author Andy Weir, known for "The Martian," about the world of his new book "Artemis"; creating its lead character, Jazz; and how "the moon is basically made of moon bases, with some assembly required."

Book Review: Andy Weir's 'Artemis' Is a Fun Romp Through a Fictional Future Moon Colony

14 November, 2017 - 13:19
One recent trend in science fiction has been to look at class or group conflict in outer space. The new novel "Artemis," by "The Martian" author Andy Weir, continues this theme by focusing on a porter in a future moon colony.

The National Geographic Channel Just Sent a VR Camera Into Space

14 November, 2017 - 13:16
A cool new virtual reality camera arrived at the International Space Station today (Nov. 14) aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft.

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

14 November, 2017 - 13:00
NASA has moved up a test of the Orion human spacecraft's launch-escape system (LES) and is working on safety measures for the vehicles first crewed flights.