Stars from colliding galaxies flow together in a newly upgraded image from the Hubble Space Telescope
Nearly half of Sun-like stars are binary. According to new research, planetary systems around binary stars may be very different from those around single stars. This points to new targets in the search for extraterrestrial life forms. Since the only known planet with life, the Earth, orbits the S
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of IC 4271, also known as Arp 40, shows a strange pair of spiral galaxies approximately 800 million light-years away. The smaller galaxy is superimposed on the larger one, which is a type of active galaxy called a Seyfert galaxy. Seyfert galaxies are nam
Using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), astronomers have observed a young planetary nebula known as IC 4997. Results of the observational campaign, presented in a paper published May 12 on arXiv.org, deliver important insights into the properties of this object.
An astrophotographer has captured a glorious photograph of two large galaxies colliding 130 million light years from Earth.
The subdued red tones of the globular cluster Liller 1 are partially obscured in this view by a dense scattering of piercingly blue stars. In fact, it is thanks to Hubbles Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) that we are able to see Liller 1 so clearly in this image, because the WFC3 is sensitive to waveleng
An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows an unusual interaction of four dwarf galaxies, so close together that all of them would fit within the Milky Way.
The new analysis of data from the Hubble Space Telescope attempts to identify how quickly the universe expands, and how much that expansion is accelerating.
A fresh image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a deep view of the eye of a galactic needle.
Scientists converted data about two galaxies hosting supermassive black holes into eerie cosmic music
The Hubble Space Telescope captured two interesting phenomena that tell us a lot about the cosmos.
NASA: Data from the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the universe is expanding faster than what interstellar models had predicted.
We may have heard the last from China's Zhurong for a while, after the solar-powered Mars rover entered a dormant state due to winter's cold and local sand and dust storms.
/PRNewswire/ -- Editor's Note: NASA has extended the comment period on its Moon to Mars Objectives to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 3. Comments were previously...
Japan and the United States said Monday they want to put the first Japanese astronaut on the Moon as the allies deepen cooperation on space projects.
Tokyo has said it hopes to put one of its astronauts on the lunar surface - the first non-American - in the latter half of the 2020s as part of NASA's Artemis programme to return humans to the moon.
When people think about telescopes, they generally imagine those giant buildings perched on top of some mountain here on Earth, or some piece of hardware floating around in close Earth orbit. But after one of the most expensive telescopes ever made, the James Webb, launched at the end of last year, those definitions were rewritten, and people now casually think about telescopes floating around 930,000 miles (1.5 million km) away from home.
Leaders are again racing to achieve dominance in outer space. But there's one big difference: this time around the superpowers can't agree on basic principles.
To most of us modern humans, rocket launches to other realms out there in the sky may look a bit ordinary. Accustomed to such sights for more than half a century now, we often tend to forget all the work and complicated math that go into making every single launch a success.
Some argue that its safer, cheaper, and better for science if robots take the place of astronauts.
Celebrate the space exploration game "Out There: Oceans of Time" with this Sky-Watcher telescope giveaway, but enter by June 8.
Artificial gravity could revolutionize space exploration and off-Earth tourism.
NASA is sending astronauts back to the Moon by the end of this decade, and hope to send humans to Mars sometime in the 2030s. Growing food in space using in-situ resources is vital if astronauts are to survive on both the Moon and Mars for the long-term. Growing plants in space using Earth soil … Continue reading "Plants can grow in lunar regolith, but theyre not happy about it"
With NASA interested in building a long-term moon base, a water source is essential, so this discovery could a big deal. More study is needed.
University of Washington (UW) and University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) researchers conducted experiments that measured the physical limits for the existence of liquid water in icy extraterrestrial worlds. This combination of geology and engineering was done to help in the hunt for alien
Ancient volcanoes on the moon likely left water equal to what sits in Lake Michigan — locked in ice beneath the lunar surface — a potential source for humans, University of Colorado res
Why the King of Planets could help us find life on other planets.
Researchers test the possibility of life on frozen moons like Europa, Titan, Ganymede, Callisto, and Enceladus.
Included in the objects James Webb will be studying, as well as distant galaxies and far-off stars, are targets right here in our own solar system,
The European Space Agency's Juice spacecraft is getting ready for its mission to Jupiter to see if its icy moons could potentially host life.
In a brief timelapse video, NASA's Lucy probe captured the moon vanishing out of sight as it passes into the planet's shadow during a total lunar eclipse May 15, 2022, to May 16, 2022.
Data readouts on the orientation of NASA's Voyager 1, a 1970s-era space probe, now appear to be randomly generated or don't reflect any possible scenario the spacecraft could be in. Engineers are stumped on what it means, according to the U.S. space agency.
Voyager 1's altitude articulation and control system (AACS) is sending back some strange readings, and engineers are puzzled.
The James Webb Space Telescope can now track moving targets in our own solar system, adding a strong device to the study of our local neighborhood.
There's no liquid water on the surface of the moon -- but that doesn't mean there's no way to get water on the moon.
/PRNewswire/ -- David McBride, director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, announced plans to retire on June 30 after 35 years of...
The hugely popular Shaun Evans drama is set to finish following season nine
This past weekend brought with it an incredible achievement for NASA and Boeing: the Starliner spaceship finally made it up to the International Space Station (ISS). It did so close to three years after it first launched, after ten months or so of repairing duties, and following some jitters as it approached the station a few days ago, but it is finally there.
A NASA astronaut has offered a glimpse inside Boeings Starliner spacecraft, which docked with the ISS for the first time on Friday, May 20.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi docked with the International Space Station for the first time today during an uncrewed flight test, marking one more big step toward being cleared to carry astronauts to orbit. But it wasn’t easy. “The last few hours have been excruciating,” Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for space operations, acknowledged during a post-docking teleconference for journalists. Despite a few glitches, Lueders and other leaders
High-stakes test follows two years of delays in a program designed to give Nasa another vehicle for sending astronauts into orbit
Boeings astronaut capsule has arrived at the International Space Station in a critical repeat test flight
Boeing's astronaut capsule has arrived at the International Space Station in a critical repeat test flight.
Boeing hopes the third time is the charm for the Starliner astronaut ferry ship on its test flight to the International Space Station.
Boeing's new crew capsule Starliner neared a rendezvous in orbit on Friday with the International Space Station (ISS), a day after launching successfully on a highly anticipated do-over test flight without astronauts aboard.
Boeing's new crew capsule Starliner neared a rendezvous in orbit on Friday with the International Space Station (ISS), a day after launching successfully on a highly anticipated do-over test flight without astronauts aboard. The gumdrop-shaped CST-100 Starliner was due to arrive at the space station at about 7:10 p.m. EDT (2310 GMT) for docking with the orbital research outpost 24 hours after liftoff from the Cape Canaveral U.S. Space Force Base in Florida. The capsule was lofted to orbit
Starliner is expected dock with the space station this evening.
NASA will roll its Artemis 1 moon rocket back out to the launch pad early next month, if all goes according to plan.
The modern age is one of wonders. For about half a century or so, those wonders are no longer limited to humanity’s home planet, but also come in the form of the things we see, hear, and experience throughout the solar system.
Bound for an asteroid of the same name, the orbiter spacecraft is undergoing final preparations for its August launch. Since its arrival on April 29, the Psyche spacecraft has moved into the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where technicians removed
NASA is aiming to conduct final ground tests for its next-generation moon rocket and capsule in early June ahead of the maiden flight in August.
A stunning SpaceX Starlink satellite fleet launch on May 18 included amazing views of the moon and sunrise.
NASA has released all of its Artemis 1 launch windows through 2022, with more dates through June 2023.
NASA says the Space Launch System (SLS), designed for the Artemis Moon Missions, will be the most powerful rocket ever built when completed and tested.
Astronauts aboard the ISS are scheduled to open Starliner's hatch and make a few welcoming remarks at about 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 GMT) on Saturday. Watch it live here.
Satellite antennas can be 3D-printed in space with the help of sunlight using a new patented technique that promises to do away with clunky satellite parts that take up space in a rocket.
Citi expects the space industry to reach $1 trillion in annual revenue by 2040, with launch costs dropping 95% to unlock more services from orbit.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft has had a rough couple years, but this afternoon it successfully docked with the International Space Station, its first successful mission to orbit. Despite a few hiccups, this launch went more or less as planned, and if the craft can return to Earth safely that will make this a huge accomplishment […]
The docking with the International Space Station was still expected to happen at 7:10 p.m., but other problems have been detected beyond the two thrusters that failed during Thursday's launch.