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James Webb Space Telescope chief scientist Jane Rigby receives highest US civilian award

9 May, 2024 - 18:50
Last week, the chief scientist of the James Webb Space Telescope, Jane Rigby, was awarded the 2024 Medal of Freedom.

Gargantuan sunspot 15-Earths wide erupts with another colossal X-class solar flare (video)

9 May, 2024 - 18:41
A sunspot so big it rivals the gigantic sunspot responsible for the Carrington Event in 1859 has unleashed another X-class solar flare. Watch the eruption here and find out how to see the sunspot for yourself.

Historic space-baked cookie lands in the Smithsonian

9 May, 2024 - 17:30
It's been four years since it was made, but if you could smell it, you'd find it still retains the whiff of a DoubleTree Cookie. The first food item baked in space is now at the Smithsonian.

China launches 4 satellites on 1st flight of new Long March 6C rocket (video)

9 May, 2024 - 16:19
China launched its first Long March 6C rocket, helping the nation further its goal of launching 100 orbital missions this year.

'Star Trek: Discovery' season 5 episode 7 'Eirgah' is the best yet of this final season

9 May, 2024 - 16:18
With just three more episodes remaining after this one, "Star Trek: Discovery" offers us a surprisingly well-written installment.

'Major lunar standstill' may reveal if Stonehenge is aligned with the moon

9 May, 2024 - 16:00
Is Stonehenge aligned with the moon? Scientists hope to find out during a rare 'major lunar standstill, which happens once every 18.6 years.

Boeing's Starliner rolled off launch pad to replace 'buzzing' rocket valve (photo)

9 May, 2024 - 00:00
Boeing's Starliner spacecraft was rolled off the launch pad today (May 8) to replace a misbehaving valve on its Atlas V rocket.

A failed star and an ammonia trail could reveal how some giant exoplanets form

8 May, 2024 - 23:00
The James Webb Space Telescope is teaching us about how planets form.

World's largest visible light telescope spies a galaxy cluster warping spacetime

8 May, 2024 - 22:00
New images from the VLT Survey Telescope will help scientists learn about galaxy pasts, and perhaps futures.

SpaceX launching 20 satellites from California tonight on 2nd leg of Starlink doubleheader

8 May, 2024 - 21:19
SpaceX is set to launch 20 Starlink internet satellites tonight (May 8), on the second leg of a spaceflight doubleheader for the company.

Star Wars makes Darth Jar Jar official in 'Lego Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy' mini-series (video)

8 May, 2024 - 21:00
One of the Star Wars fandom's most infamous memes is joining the Star Wars canon (kind of) in this Lego Star Wars special mini-series.

NASA's TESS spacecraft resumes exoplanet hunt after recovering from glitch

8 May, 2024 - 20:00
NASA's exoplanet-hunting spacecraft TESS is back in action after nine days in safe mode, returning to scientific observations on May 3.

Axiom Space eyes the moon while continuing to dream big in Earth orbit

8 May, 2024 - 18:00
Axiom Space, which was founded in 2016, has already organized three private crewed missions to the International Space Station, and it's building the spacesuits for NASA's Artemis moonwalkers.

This diamond exoplanet lost its atmosphere — then it grew another

8 May, 2024 - 17:00
55 Cancri e is a super-Earth planet that appears composed of diamond-like carbon — now, thanks to the JWST, astronomers have found the world has "grown" a second atmosphere.

China just sent a secret mini-rover to the far side of the moon on its Chang'e 6 sample-return probe

8 May, 2024 - 16:30
A tiny, previously undisclosed lunar rover has been spotted strapped to the side of China's moon-bound Chang'e 6 lander in newly released pre-launch photos. The true purpose of the rover, which is scheduled to land on the moon's far side, remains a mystery.

Boeing Starliner's historic 1st astronaut launch delayed by Atlas V rocket issue

7 May, 2024 - 03:15
A rocket issue with United Launch Alliance's Atlas V caused Boeing Starliner to wave off its historic 1st launch attempt with astronauts on May 6. A backup launch date has not been announced.

'Sparkly' narwhal toy trades sea for space as Boeing Starliner zero-g indicator

7 May, 2024 - 02:19
What has one horn, two crewmates and shares a name with its ride into orbit? "Calypso," the plush sequined narwhal that is flying on the crew flight test of "Calypso," Boeing's CST-100 Starliner.

Watch 2 bus-size asteroids make close flybys of Earth this week (video)

6 May, 2024 - 22:35
Two asteroids are expected to make close but safe approaches to Earth this week, and you can watch them live.

Spacecraft captures absolutely incredible video of plasma swirling on the sun

6 May, 2024 - 22:10
The video gives an insight into the energetic events that transfer energy and plasma into the solar corona that ultimately drives the solar wind.

Starliner's Mission Control team 'very excited' for capsule's 1st-ever astronaut launch (exclusive)

6 May, 2024 - 22:00
NASA and Boeing are working together to send the first astronauts to space on Starliner on May 6. Among the Mission Control support team is Kennedy Space Center's chief engineer.