The competition to name NASA's next Mars rover has entered a new phase, with the space agency culling the field from 28,000 down to 155.
The science team on NASAs next expedition to the Red Planet knows exactly where to go.
Planetary exploration is becoming a two-way street.
Mars mysterious and unexplored poles may also harbor pockets of biology, says one planetary scientist.
This weekend Mars will be close to Antares, and soon, close enough for no less than four separate missions to the red planet to launch.
Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again.
Potential future inhabitants of the moon and Mars could live in rooms made of mushrooms. NASA is looking at the possibilities of fungi as a more sustainable option to metal and glass, since it can easily grow around an existing frame. Scientists are also looking into whether these 'shroom rooms could be used on Earth.
The Martian polar caps experience a lot of changes throughout the seasons. As temperatures warm in the summer, a pattern of spiral troughs appears.
The Balby Trough is full of dark sand and stands out from the martian landscape.
Europe's six-wheeled robot completes more key tests ahead of its planned summer launch.
The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and cooled to simulate the temperatures of its journey through space and on the surface of Mars. For example, Rosalind Franklin can expect temperatures dropping to 120C outside, and 50 C inside the rover once on Mars. It must also be able to operate in less than one h
New research on microbial lifeforms living in nearly barren volcanic landscapes in Iceland may help scientists understand how best to search for life on other planets.
Scientists have found six objects near the center of our galaxy that orbit Sagittarius A. These objects appear to be a new class of object that astronomers have never before seen.
New Hubble Measurement Strengthens Discrepancy in Universe's Expansion Rate People use the phrase "Holy Cow" to express excitement. Playing with that phrase, researchers from an international collaboration developed an acronymH0LiCOWfor their project's name that expresses the excitement over thei
We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.
First it was dimming. Then we detected a burst of gravitational waves. Betelgeuse is in the news, but it's not going supernova. Yet.
But they behave just like stars.
NASA's TESS mission dated a star — and in turn, a massive incident of galactic cannibalism.
The most distant dying galaxy discovered so far, more massive than our Milky Way -- with more than a trillion stars -- has revealed that the 'cores' of these systems had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed. The discovery will add to our knowledge on the formation of the Universe more generally, and may cause the computer models astronomers use, one of the most fundamental tools, to be revised
The dust-shrouded objects may be binary stars merging as they orbit the supermassive black hole in our galaxy's core.
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our galactic home.
This bright, somewhat blob-like objectseen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopeis a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the Painter's Easel).
Is dimming Betelgeuse our last hope of seeing a supernova? No, there is another
A study on TESS observations has revealed that the star v Indi gives away when the phenomenon otherwise known as the Gaia-Enceladus collision happened.
Elon Musk's SpaceX will try again on Sunday to destroy one of its own rockets in a test of a crucial emergency abort system, a day after bad weather forced the company to delay its final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.
A test of the abort procedure set for Saturday was delayed by 24 hours due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area, SpaceX said on Twitter. Its now targeting a six-hour window starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time Sunday.
SpaceX is set to perform an important test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft tomorrow, Sunday, January 19, as it seeks to begin launching humans to space for the first time in 2020.
The test would demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability "to carry astronauts to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent."
SpaceX has postponed the launch of a major astronaut safety test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft to Sunday, Jan. 19, due to bad weather at the launch and recovery sites.
Elon Musk outlined some ambitious goals for SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonization system during a flurry of Twitter posts on Thursday (Jan. 16).
On January 18th, SpaceX is launching one of its last big flight tests for NASA, one that could ultimately pave the way for the company to fly people to space later this year. For this flight, SpaceX will test out the emergency escape system on its new passenger spacecraft and will probably destroy a Falcon 9 rocket in the process.
The test is designed to prove that astronauts can abort a mission safely in an emergency situation.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil.
On Saturday morning, Jan. 18th, 2020, SpaceX and NASA will be conducting the in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon, bringing it one step closer to sending astronauts to the ISS.
The new spacecraft didn't quite make it to the International Space Station, but it was still a fantastic journey.
SpaceX has made a name for itself by producing space-faring hardware that is easily refurbished. The company's Falcon rockets can be reused multiple times, reducing the turnaround time between launches and lowering costs.
A NASA astronaut posted heartbreaking photographs of the smoke that has blanketed Australia as wildfires continue to ravage the continent.
While much of the world was celebrating Christmas and the New Year, it was business as usual on board the International Space Station. But it wasn't all work and no play.
Job one is to make sure it doesn't come back and hit you at 17,000 mph.
If the 2020s become the decade of space tourism, will space food also become part of the luxury travel experience?
NASA astronaut Christina Koch has smashed another gender barrier. Koch recently surpassed her 300th consecutive day in space, which is the longest for any woman — and she's still got several weeks of orbital work to go.
The second all-female spacewalk in history continued the work of the first, as NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch upgraded batteries outside of the International Space Station.
As the deadly Australian wildfires spread smoke around the world, astronauts in space are closely watching the burns advance.
Two NASA astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Jan. 15), and you can watch all the action live online.
Two NASA astronauts are conducting the second all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) and you can watch the mission here. At approximately 7 a.m. ET, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica …
What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA's Large Diameter Centrifugeas part of an experiment giving new insight into the behavior of wave turbulence.
If humanity ever ends up living on the Moon, what would the vehicles be like? According to Lexus, they'd be sleek, shiny and wouldn't look out of place in a sci...
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ESAs technical heart has begun to produce oxygen out of simulated moondust. A prototype oxygen plant has been set up in the Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory of the European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, based in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. Having our own faci
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A new Japanese donation to the National Air and Space Museum points to the future of lunar exploration.
Huntsville company Dynetics is leading a team proposing a lunar lander design NASA could choose for the next Moon touchdown.
Life in the 2020s might be new to you and me, but its far from fresh territory for movies and TV. What did screenwriters think the world would be facing in the year 2020? Check out our rundown of the future that, well, is no longer quite as futuristic as it once appeared.
Dr. Jonny Kim, son of poor South Korean immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, is the American Dream.
Jonny Kim, 35, is the first Korean American to become a NASA astronaut, according to the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.
The water-hunting Viper moon rover will investigate the Artemis landing region before NASA astronauts arrive.