NASA's Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 celebrated its 24 years in orbit by revisiting the Monkey Head Nebula and capturing a region filled with infant stars scattered within the bright streak of cosmic gas and dust.
Maybe NASA won’t need to sign any more expensive contracts with SpaceX to send resupply missions up to the International Space Station. The Kennedy Space Center will be sending astronauts a garden to grow their own lettuce in space.
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 3rd, 2004. The spacecraft’s objective was to unravel the mysteries of the planet Mercury, as it has been doing with various instruments on board.
Earlier this week, SpaceX and NASA announced that the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon spacecraft (both designed by SpaceX) were set to deliver cargo to the ISS on March 16. Today, they stated that there will be a 2-week delay and that the launch will occur on March 30.
Last Friday, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared into thin air shortly after takeoff. Search efforts thus far have been unsuccessful, but now NASA has jumped in to provide support for this ongoing mystery.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of a mid level solar flare emitted by the Sun on March 12, 2014. The observatory captured images of the sun in many wavelengths of light at the same time.
We live in a galaxy known as the Milky Way -- a vast conglomeration of 300 billion stars, planets whizzing around them, and clouds of gas and dust floating in between.
Scientists in Chile operating the ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer spotted the yellow star, HR5171 A, which is one of the top ten largest stars ever discovered. The star is 1,300 times the diameter of the sun, shining 12,000 light-years away.
SpaceX recently signed a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to provide resupply missions for the International Space Station in the next few years. Their next launch will be on March 16th, when the Falcon 9 will carry 8,000 pounds of cargo into space.
The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter captured a rainbow like feature in the atmosphere of Venus.
Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space -- a place seething with fast-moving particles and a space weather system that varies in response to incoming energy and particles ...
NASA on Monday announced its plans of launching the 'Asteroid Data hunter' contest series in which the citizen scientists can participate to develop improved algorithms that can be implemented to track asteroids.