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Anti-Radiation Vest to Get Deep-Space Test Next Year

15 May, 2018 - 13:06
NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed an agreement to use the AstroRad radiation protection vest on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 flight.

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Reuse a Rocket Within 24 Hours in 2019

15 May, 2018 - 13:05
The new "Block 5" Falcon 9, which debuted Friday (May 11) with a flawless launch and first-stage landing, will take rocket reusability to bold new heights very soon if everything works out, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said.

'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9 Makes an Unusually Close Flyby of Earth

15 May, 2018 - 12:05
A jumbo-jet-size asteroid gave Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000 miles (203,000 kilometers) — or about half the distance between Earth and the moon.

Tom Wolfe, Author of 'The Right Stuff,' Dies at 88

15 May, 2018 - 08:52
Tom Wolfe, who wrote "The Right Stuff" and a number of other iconic books, died yesterday (May 14) in New York City at age 88.

Scientists Just Found the Fastest-Growing Black Hole. Here's How Fast It 'Eats'

15 May, 2018 - 08:26
Researchers have spotted the fastest-growing black hole ever found — and have seen the (thankfully) distant devourer consume a mass equivalent to Earth's sun every two days.

This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

14 May, 2018 - 17:01
The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

Blue Origin: Quiet Plans for Spaceships

14 May, 2018 - 15:15
The company, funded by founder Jeff Bezos, is quietly working to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

This Newfound X-Ray Pulsar Is Orbiting Its Partner at Record Speed

14 May, 2018 - 13:30
A powerful X-ray pulsar is whipping around its stellar partner at a record-breaking speed.

A 'Mars on Earth' Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life (Video)

14 May, 2018 - 13:30
Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to search for life on Mars.

Nuclear Bomb Test Moved North Korea Mountain, Satellite Images Show

14 May, 2018 - 13:30
Satellite images give scientists an idea of the aftereffects of North Korea's latest nuclear test.

Elon Musk Explains Improvements to SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket

14 May, 2018 - 11:28
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on May 10 went into detail on modifications made to the latest version of the Falcon 9, including redesigning a pressure vessel implicated in the rocket’s 2016 pre-launch explosion.

Jupiter's Swirling Clouds Are Mesmerizing in These Views from Juno

14 May, 2018 - 10:55
Mesmerizing new views from NASA's Juno spacecraft capture a colorful mosaic of swirling clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Jumbo Jet-Size Asteroid 2010 WC9 Buzzes Earth Soon: See It Live Online Tonight

14 May, 2018 - 09:39
An asteroid the size of a jumbo jet is about to buzz Earth, and you can learn all about the historic close encounter in a webcast this evening (May 15).

Here's What Life Might Look Like on Another 'Strange Rock'

14 May, 2018 - 09:33
If humans ever find aliens, chances are that those otherworldly organisms will look nothing like us. However, they may bear a closer resemblance to some of our simpler Earthly neighbors: microbes.

NASA Grants Fund 5-Year Missions to Help Seek Out Alien Life

14 May, 2018 - 09:25
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) has awarded five-year grants to three research teams who will hunt for life in the universe.

Astronauts Spot Kilauea Volcano's Dramatic Plumes from the Space Station

14 May, 2018 - 08:40
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can see the plumes of the ongoing volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii from space and shared the sight on Twitter.

The Scariest Aliens Ever from Sci-Fi Films

14 May, 2018 - 07:01
When it comes to scary aliens, science fiction has never failed us. Check out our picks for the scariest movie aliens of all time!

Senator Ted Cruz Remains Opposed to Ending Space Station in Mid-2020s

13 May, 2018 - 14:40
The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee vowed May 8 to block any attempt by the administration to end operations of the International Space Station in the mid-2020s.

This Mother's Day Look Up to See Virgo, the Earth Goddess

13 May, 2018 - 14:31
Just in time for Mother's Day, look up to see Virgo — the only feminine figure among the zodiac constellations, who in a way represents Mother Earth.

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

13 May, 2018 - 14:30
Hint: It holds 3.3 trillion stars.