The sun put on quite the display this May Day. It unleashed a colossal wave of super-hot plasma into space. Known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), this spectacular event was caught on camera by NASA scientists.
Are you a poet and you didn't even know it? Well, now you can be. For those of the galactic persuasion, NASA has a chance to make your work famous with a trip to the red planet!
A high-tech NASA telescope in orbit escaped a major collision with a former Soviet-era Russian spy satellite last year. The crash would have resulted in an explosion that would have released as much energy as two and a half tons of explosives.
The second mission of the newly developed Vega launcher has entered its final preparation phase one day before liftoff. The lightweight launcher is readied to take off in the night of May 3 with a trio of satellites as its payload.
Most of us may not be aware of the significance that moons had throughout history. They played great rolls surrounding harvests and festivals during ancient times. And they've also made many historical marks surrounding cultural customs and even death.
You may not be able to journey to Mars yourself, but your message sure can. NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD that will be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet.
The Asteroid that was selected to be explored by a NASA mission has a new name, after a naming contest involving thousands of young students around the world. A third-grade student in North Carolina won with his entry 'Bennu', the name of an Egyptian avian deity. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is planned...
If Saturn were human, it would have had a lot of plastic surgery--or just have some really great genes. The planet has somehow maintained its youthful appearance, complete with a bright surface. Now, scientists have discovered how.
A documentary that recently premiered this month actually shows proof that aliens may exist.
Blasting off into space has just gotten a little bit pricier--and by "a little bit," we mean a lot. NASA has just signed a new deal that will keep American astronauts flying on Russian spacecraft through 2017, but at a cost of $70.7 million per seat.
A new image of the space-based X-ray observatory Chandra shows the enormous cloud of hot gas resulting from the epic collision of two large, colliding galaxies. This unusually large reservoir of gas contains as much mass as 10 billion Suns, spans about 300,000 light years, and radiates at a temperat...