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Jumping into the world of astronomy and physics as a career can seem daunting, especially for precocious high schoolers with a passion for the field.
Astronaut Joe Acaba says it was very difficult to see the island of Puerto Rico from space after Hurricane Maria swept through the region on Sept. 20.
The NROL-47 spacecraft soared into Earth orbit today (Jan. 12), riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket that lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:11 p.m. EST (2211 GMT; 2:11 p.m. local California time).
Now is a great time to see the constellation Taurus, the Bull. Here's what to look for.
In 2018, an icy rock known as 41P slowed its spin at an unprecedented rate, about 10 times that of the next-ranked comet.
A new paper offers the most complete model yet of how a hurricane gets its eye.
The mysterious Hypatia stone fits no known profile.
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket booster may have fallen from the sky and exploded near a town in southwest China today (Jan. 12), according to the GB Times and social media reports.
When a big-ticket military weapon development or procurement goes off the rails for any reason, the Pentagon as a rule does not deflect media questions to the contractor that the government hired to do the work.
It survived a hurricane and is now off to earthquake territory: The James Webb Space Telescope has come out of its deep freeze and will soon leave Houston to unite with its sun shield and spacecraft bus in California to prepare for a 2019 launch.
Repeating bursts of radio waves coming from a distant dwarf galaxy probably aren't signals from an extraterrestrial civilization, but that hasn't stopped a group of E.T. hunters from investigating.
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11.
Reusable rocketry in Europe took a step forward last year with a funding boost for Prometheus, a program meant to develop a reusable engine manufacturable at one-tenth the cost of the Ariane 5's first-stage liquid engine.
A new, ultrafast method of measuring the mass of massive black holes in distant galaxies could help scientists better understand how these monsters influence the lives of galaxies.
An age-old astronomy technique reveals new clues about the vast number and type of stars in the universe.
NASA plans to begin awarding sole source contracts in March to companies flying small satellite constellations as part of an Earth science data pilot program.
A brief biography of the naval aviator, test pilot, astronaut.
A look at some of the records people have set during spaceflight.
The giant black hole at the center of a distant galaxy has been spotted taking in gas and letting out two mighty "burps" of high-energy particles, lending support to the theory that such galactic cores go through cycles of messy activity.
The spacecraft completed its seventh unpowered "glide flight" today (Jan. 11) over Mojave, California, Virgin Galactic representatives said.