It's not just rocket science — hidden chemistry powers moon launches and sustains life in space

3 September, 2022 - 12:00
Dive into the chemistry that makes launching rockets and living in space possible.

Solar Orbiter to look at Venus' magnetic field as it swings by the planet

3 September, 2022 - 12:00
The sun-studying Solar Orbiter spacecraft will swing by Venus on Saturday (Sept. 3) and gather bonus observations of our neighbor planet's mysterious magnetic field.

Satellites watch Europe dry up in devastating drought that may be the worst in 500 years

2 September, 2022 - 21:06
Europe is suffering from the worst drought in 500 years and satellites are watching it progress in real time.

Rocket Lab fires up space-flown engine in reusability milestone

2 September, 2022 - 20:27
Rocket Lab turned up the heat on a space-flown rocket engine Thursday (Sept. 1) as part of its quest to make Electron first stages reusable.

Weather looks good for Artemis 1 moon rocket's 2nd launch try, NASA says

2 September, 2022 - 20:21
NASA says the weather is looking good for the second attempt to launch its giant Artemis 1 SLS moon rocket and Orion spacecraft.

NASA astronaut Leland Melvin teaches kids about the James Webb Space Telescope

2 September, 2022 - 20:00
The retired astronaut and NFL player is running a class about the James Webb Space Telescope online.

SETI pioneer Frank Drake, of 'Drake Equation' fame, dies at 92

2 September, 2022 - 19:48
Astronomer Frank Drake, who pioneered the modern search for intelligent life in the universe, passed away Friday (Sept. 2)at the age of 92.

Catch the moon near the claws of the Scorpius constellation Friday

2 September, 2022 - 19:00
See the moon shine near the claws of the Scorpius constellation just after dusk tonight (Sept. 2).

Get 40% off HBO Max and watch epic sci-fi movies like Dune & Blade Runner 2049

2 September, 2022 - 18:14
Save a huge 40% on HBO Max’s annual plan and get access to premium TV for less.

Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens review

2 September, 2022 - 18:05
The Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S is an uncompromising, wide prime lens that's perfect for landscape astrophotography. As you'd expect, though, this lens isn't cheap.

Chinese nuclear reactor proposal could power 10 International Space Stations

1 September, 2022 - 21:30
Chinese officials haven't explained yet why they want all that space power.

Satellite view reveals scope of apocalyptic flooding in Pakistan

1 September, 2022 - 19:36
Over a third of Pakistan is submerged in flood water after months of relentless rain, satellite observations reveal.

Best Budget Cameras: Picks from Canon, Olympus, Sony and more

1 September, 2022 - 19:34
Buying a camera doesn't need to break the bank. Save money by picking up one of the best bargain cameras on the market.

September full moon 2022 guide: the Harvest Moon

1 September, 2022 - 18:57
September's full moon will be bracketed by close approaches to Saturn on Sept. 8 and Jupiter on Sept. 11.

James Webb Space Telescope snags its 1st direct photo of an alien world

1 September, 2022 - 18:30
The James Webb Space Telescope took its first direct image of a planet orbiting a distant star, proving its potential to revolutionize exoplanet research.

Bill Nye, The Science Guy says we can fight natural disasters in new show

1 September, 2022 - 18:00
'The End Is Nye' shows The Science Guy coming back from disasters to save the world (again). It is streaming on Peacock now.

The brightest planets in September's night sky: How to see them (and when)

1 September, 2022 - 17:46
Our viewing guide tells you which planets are visible in September's night sky and how you can see them.

'The Milky Way' offers a light-hearted autobiography of our galaxy

31 August, 2022 - 21:01
Astronomers have written the Milky Way's story many times over; scientists have traced violent collisions in its past and future and peered into the supermassive black hole lurking at its heart.

Book excerpt: 'The Milky Way'

31 August, 2022 - 21:00
If our galaxy could tell us its story, what would it say?

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has made oxygen 7 times in exploration milestone

31 August, 2022 - 20:02
Think of the MOXIE instrument as a small tree, breathing carbon dioxide in and oxygen out.

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