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29 August 2015, 12:04 AM ET
Parallax is a method of measuring the distance to nearby objects in space. It is also a method used to display 3D images.
28 August 2015, 06:15 PM ET
The New Horizons team has selected an object named 2014 MU69, which lies roughly 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, as the next target for up-close study by the spacecraft, NASA announced today (Aug. 28).
28 August 2015, 05:18 PM ET
Venus has spent the summer in the western evening sky, but come fall, it will instead appear in the east before sunrise.
28 August 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Space weather events that have been building over the last week continued to affect Earth early this morning (Aug. 28), increasing the possibility of enhanced aurora sightings near the North and South poles.
28 August 2015, 04:59 PM ET
Stuart Robbins helped plan the New Horizons' mission as a post-doc student at the Southwest Research Institute. He "strived from realism" when he plotted the Pluto system with his 3D software and "attached a camera" to the trajectory data.
28 August 2015, 03:53 PM ET
If NASA reviewers concur, the ex-Pluto probe will begin 4 maneuvers in late October/early November 2015 to be directed to the icy object 2014 MU69. New Horizon's principal investigator believes it’s the kind of ancient (Kuiper Belt Object) NASA want
28 August 2015, 03:24 PM ET
Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka took the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft out for a ride to change parking spaces. The "brief flyover and redocking" occurred on August 28th, 2015.
28 August 2015, 11:05 AM ET
Rainbow jets of gas blast away from twin dying stars in the Hubble Space Telescope's vivid new shot of the Twin Jet Nebula.
28 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Syfy network's space-based TV series "Dark Matter" wraps up tonight (Aug. 28) with back-to-back episodes and a shocking revelation.
28 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Whizzing across the solar system to a pinpoint landing is still just a dream for robotic spacecraft engineers — but a new technology co-developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) could make distant destinations easier to reach precisely.
28 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A team of scientists determined that signs of non-Earth-like life could be identified more easily on exoplanets orbiting stars producing relatively low amounts of radiation — but even then only if everything worked out just right.
27 August 2015, 06:19 PM ET
The author of "The Martian" suspects a lack of cooperation from Congress will push NASA's first manned mission to the Red Planet back to the middle of the century.
27 August 2015, 05:05 PM ET
NASA's next nuclear-powered Mars rover, slated to launch in 2020, is slowly coming together. And while the Mars 2020 mission is largely based on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity now exploring the Red Planet, there are a variety of distinctions that set it apar
27 August 2015, 04:07 PM ET
A fictional Neil deGrasse Tyson of the future, played by Neil Tyson, unveils an excerpt of an episode of 'Star Talk' (that looks very similar to his 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' role) to talk about the Hermes spaceship, the Ares mission and Mars.
27 August 2015, 03:41 PM ET
One drogue and one main parachute were intentionally Not deployed in the 'failure scenario.' Orion passed with flying colors. The next generation NASA capsule was dropped over the Arizona desert on Aug. 26th, 2015.
27 August 2015, 01:46 PM ET
Behind-the-scenes photographs reveal how the water storage tanks deep inside NASA's space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour were extracted by the space agency for their use onboard the International Space Station.
27 August 2015, 12:47 PM ET
3 tough questions for NASA's Jim Green, Director, Planetary Science Division: Will private industry put astronauts on Mars before NASA? Can roving robots do it better? Does NASA really want the SLS? [Space Launch System]
27 August 2015, 11:17 AM ET
Millions of years ago, streams of high energy electrons erupted from the supermassive black hole at the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 1033.
27 August 2015, 11:14 AM ET
Kombucha is going to space: Scientists are testing the survival techniques of the microorganisms that are used to make the popular health drink.
27 August 2015, 08:51 AM ET
Masten Space Systems, in collaboration with NASA, successfully flew the Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-flight Testbed (ADAPT) on its XA-0.1B rocket. This public-private partnership will increase landing precision on planets.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
As galaxies merge, so do the supermassive black holes at their centers. The dance ejects stellar pairs that later explode as supernovae in isolated regions between galaxies.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The "Mars Hoax" has been popping up every Aug. 27 since 2003, when it was born in a widely misinterpreted email. The sender of that message was trying to get people excited about an unusually close approach of Mars to Earth in late August 2003.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are building eight suitcase-sized satellites that they say will drastically improve hurricane forecast and warning systems.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Many astrobiologists are champing at the bit to bring samples back from Saturn's ocean-harboring moon Enceladus, but it may be best to exercise a little patience.
26 August 2015, 06:37 PM ET
Scientists and engineers at the space agency's Langley Research Center in Virginia dropped a Cessna 172 from a height of 100 feet, in a crash test that was captured on video. The plane hit belly first, then flopped over onto its back in the dirt.
26 August 2015, 05:18 PM ET
A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change.
26 August 2015, 02:39 PM ET
The test occurred on Aug. 26th, 2015 at NASA's Langley Research Center. They were testing the emergency locator transmitter aboard the 1974 Cessna 172.
26 August 2015, 02:04 PM ET
The full moon this Saturday (Aug. 29) will look especially big in the sky, because the moon will be exceptionally close to Earth.
26 August 2015, 12:23 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.
26 August 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The hot core of nebula PN M2-9 is ablaze with ultraviolet radiation illuminating its 'butterfly wings.’ Gaseous shells race outward at over 1 million kilometers per hour (621,371 mph) from the larger of 2 stars at this planetary nebula’s heart.
26 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA will intentionally crash a plane for science today at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) today. The space agency will also hold a 12:30 p.m. EDT teleconference to discuss rising sea levels and climate change.
26 August 2015, 06:43 AM ET
Three new spectacular 3D images of a Mars chasm show gullies shaped by erosive forces on the Red Planet.
26 August 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Today's spacecraft feature sensitive gear that may not be able to withstand the extreme heat treatment that sterilized previous Red Planet explorers such as NASA's Viking landers, said Penelope Boston.
26 August 2015, 06:40 AM ET
"Star Trek: Renegades," the 90-minute first installment of a planned Internet series, was released on YouTube Monday (Aug. 24).
26 August 2015, 05:00 AM ET
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
25 August 2015, 07:49 PM ET
The solar system's outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — are mainly giant balls of gas much larger than Earth.