Star cluster glitters in new Hubble Space Telescope photo

31 July, 2022 - 14:08
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a sparkling new view of a globular cluster called Terzan 2, located in the constellation Scorpio.

25-ton Chinese rocket debris crashes to Earth over Indian Ocean

30 July, 2022 - 20:46
The 25-ton (22.5 metric tons) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean this afternoon (July 30), ending its brief but controversial orbital stay.

NASA's 'Moonikin' mannequin boards Orion spacecraft for Artemis 1 moon mission

30 July, 2022 - 14:50
NASA has completed the next steps in the Artemis 1 mission — installing the data-gathering mannequin Commander Moonikin Campos inside the Orion spacecraft.

Use Mars to spot elusive Uranus on Sunday

30 July, 2022 - 13:59
Mars will begin to approach Uranus early Sunday morning (July 31). The pair will be close enough to share the same field of view as seen through binoculars.

Jupiter glows in new James Webb Space Telescope raw image

30 July, 2022 - 13:59
Jupiter always shines, even when seen sideways in unprocessed data.

A 25-ton Chinese rocket booster will crash to Earth today. What's the risk?

30 July, 2022 - 13:54
The core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket is set to tumble uncontrollably back to Earth today in a reentry that China is tracking closely.

Two skyscraper-size asteroids are barreling toward Earth this weekend

30 July, 2022 - 00:23
Two asteroids, 2016 CZ31 and 2013 CU83, are headed toward Earth for back-to-back flybys this weekend.

Astronomers witness the rare break up of a star couple

29 July, 2022 - 23:08
What happens when stellar couples break their embrace? New research reveals details of an important life event in the existence of binary stars.

New 3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies

29 July, 2022 - 23:07
Astronomers have created the largest ever 3D map of 1 million distant galaxies otherwise obscured by the Milky Way's dwarf galaxy neighbors, the Magellanic Clouds.

Rocket launches can create shiny clouds far from poles, study shows

29 July, 2022 - 23:07
Night-shining or noctilucent clouds are popping up farther from the poles, in part due to more rocket launches taking place from Earth.

Mysteries of some atmospheric halos remain unexplained after 5,000 years

29 July, 2022 - 23:07
The most extensive inventory of atmospheric optical illusions created in 5 millennia of observation reveals lingering mysteries.

Some messy 'coronal loops' on the sun may be an optical illusion

29 July, 2022 - 23:06
Since the 1960s, researchers have been searching for a 3D model of coronal loops of bright plasma seen on the sun. New research is causing scientists to rethink this phenomenon.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin targeting Aug. 4 for next space tourist flight

29 July, 2022 - 22:54
Blue Origin is targeting Thursday (Aug. 4) for the next crewed mission of its New Shepard vehicle, which will send six people to suborbital space and back.

What is a parsec? Definition and calculation

29 July, 2022 - 21:51
A parsec is a standard astronomical measurement that is often misunderstood.

A triple meteoric spectacle is set to grace our skies this weekend

29 July, 2022 - 21:19
This weekend might have three meteor showers active at the same time, combining to provide a celestial firework display almost all through the night.

Congress approves International Space Station extension to 2030

28 July, 2022 - 23:55
Congress wants the International Space Station to keep going through the end of the decade.

Earth's crust is dripping 'like honey' into its interior under the Andes

28 July, 2022 - 22:47
Earth's crust is dripping "like honey" into our planet's hot interior beneath the Andes mountains, scientists have discovered.

Strange, never-before-seen diamond crystal structure found inside 'Diablo canyon' meteorite

28 July, 2022 - 22:40
Graphene found interlocked with diamonds inside an ancient meteorite could be the key to superfast, supercharged tech.

Asteroids' colors, shapes and brightness levels revealed in new Gaia satellite data

28 July, 2022 - 22:25
In addition to supplying data on 2 billion stars throughout the Milky Way, Gaia has provided information about some smaller bodies closer to home.

'The Orville' Season 3 episode 8 is a full, feature-length, mini-movie experience

28 July, 2022 - 22:18
All of this could've easily been avoided if Topa didn't follow that little blue bug