To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3.
NASA has teamed up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the two space programs will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement mission today at 1:37 p.m. EST.
NASA could have prevented one of its scariest events that occurred during July month's space walk, when the Italian astronaut NASA could have prevented one of its scariest events that occurred during July month’s space walk, when the Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s found his helmet flooded wi...
Using a novel technique a team of researchers at the Penn State University have detected water in the atmosphere of a planet that is as enormous as Jupiter and is seen orbiting the nearby star tau Bootis
The Kepler Space Telescope has been inactive since May of 2013, but the probe’s data has led astronomer’s to discover 715 new planets, NASA Ames Research Center reported today.
We’ve spoken in great deal about those astronauts up in the International Space Station. But aside from their contributions to the space program, have we really elaborated on their contributions to the world?
On Feb. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event.
Black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, are notorious for an unsettling tendency to kill and devour their male partners. Astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.
Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.
Dale Gardner’s countless contributions to NASA as well as his country will not be forgotten. Gardner passed away last Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His 8½-year career with NASA came during an historical time for the space program.
The impact of one such speeding star was captured by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The stunning image of the roguish runaway star released by the space agency shows how the star dubbed Kappa Cassiopeiae (HD 2905) shocks the galaxy by creating dazzling arcs.
Astronomers at the University of Huelva in Spain witnessed what is believed to be a record-breaking impact on the surface of the moon. On September 11th, 2013 the explosion was spotted through the use of the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (Midas) in southern Spain.