Space News Archive
23 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Even a veteran Starfleet officer would have a hard time turning down a pint of Vulcan Ale, a new Star Trek-inspired IPA perfect for a crisp autumn night of stargazing.
20 November 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Congress' passage of a bill that allows American companies to own and sell any materials they extract from the moon, asteroids or other celestial bodies should help spur the development of off-Earth mining, representatives of the nascent industry say.
20 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
This week, between 11 p.m. and midnight, the constellation immortalizing one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology — Perseus — will pass directly overhead.
20 November 2015, 03:14 PM ET
MinutePhysics teamed up with the Web comic xkcd to explain how to go to space, using just the most common 1,000 words in the English language. And it is wonderful.
20 November 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched rockets, spaceships and electric cars, and after his stint on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" last night, he can add TV sitcom to his epic list of achievements.
20 November 2015, 12:18 PM ET
The crew of the International Space Station and flight controllers worldwide held a moment of silence for the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks, and astronaut Scott Kelly shared some remarks in a new video.
20 November 2015, 11:30 AM ET
The service is looking for new data from commercial providers to better map satellite movements and help detect threats to U.S. military satellites.
20 November 2015, 10:17 AM ET
The International Space Station crew participated in a moment of silence and commander Scott Kelly offered his thoughts and prayers for the victims of the heinous terrorist attack on Nov. 13, 2015.
20 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Throughout its history of flight, the International Space Station has played host to many musical instruments and performances. In the latest addition, flight engineer Kjell Lindgren plays the bagpipes in tribute to a former colleague.
20 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
A sudden spurt of liquid water on Mars could potentially create deep lakes today, new research suggests.
20 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
An inside look at the dust-analyzing instrument that will fly on NASA's upcoming mission to the ocean-harboring Jupiter moon Europa.
19 November 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station fielded rapid-fire questions from curious middle schoolers this morning (Nov. 19), delving into life on the station and the everyday strangeness that invites.
19 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
You can take a tour through the history of Pluto exploration tonight (Nov. 19) at 7:30 p.m. EST (0030 GMT on Nov. 20), courtesy of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
19 November 2015, 03:36 PM ET
Invisible to the naked eye, charged particles spin along magnetic lines above 2 active regions of the Sun in this time lapse video from Nov. 11-12, 2015 when NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the scene at the extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.
19 November 2015, 02:35 PM ET
This image of the Milky Way from the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone on June 27, 2015.
19 November 2015, 02:08 PM ET CEO Jeff Bezos personally oversaw the delivery of some large artifacts from NASA's history. Bezos came to The Museum of Flight for the arrival of the restored remains of Saturn V moon rocket's F-1 engines.
19 November 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Abraham Lincoln is best-known for abolishing slavery and keeping the United States together through the Civil War, but he also helped the country become the scientific and engineering powerhouse we know today.
19 November 2015, 12:16 PM ET
Engineers at Virgin Galactic’s production facility explain the rigorous tests they have to run to get their new SpaceShipTwo up to spec for flight.
19 November 2015, 10:49 AM ET
New research has revealed 574 massive, ancient galaxies lurking in the night sky, and their existence so close to the time of the Big Bang calls into question scientists' best understanding of how large galaxies form.
19 November 2015, 08:10 AM ET
Shimmering deep inside a cosmic supervoid is MCG+01-02-015, a pristine galaxy that is the undisputed galactic loner of the universe.
19 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
A massive new cloud around the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan suggests winter in the satellite's southern hemisphere will be even colder than scientists had thought.
18 November 2015, 03:14 PM ET
If NASA is to push human space exploration to new destinations, they'll need the help of commercial companies — especially in low-Earth orbit — according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
18 November 2015, 03:00 PM ET
One of the first things every new moon watcher learns is that, when observing the moon, timing is everything. This week, it turns out, is the best time to see the moon in November. Here's how to see it.
18 November 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists have photographed a gas-giant planet forming around a young, sunlike star called LkCa 15, which lies about 450 light-years from Earth.
18 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The Large Binocular Telescope and Magellan Adaptive Optics System are giving astronomers a ring-side seat to watch a ring of material form into planets around a young star. Very hot hydrogen-alpha emissions, in excess of 17,000° F.
18 November 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Deke Slayton waited 16 years to fly in space after he was selected as one of the original Mercury astronauts in 1959. When he finally did get to fly, Slayton advised, "Decide what you want to do, and then never give up until you've done it."
18 November 2015, 11:47 AM ET's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
18 November 2015, 10:18 AM ET
It’s been known since the 1960’s that eyesight changes in space. Current studies on the International Space Station are narrowing in on the exact mechanisms.
18 November 2015, 09:28 AM ET
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the compromise version of a commercial space bill Nov. 16, after a final debate about some parts of the bill.
18 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
18 November 2015, 07:16 AM ET
That's no moon — but it's closer: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" promises a weaponized enemy base carved from an ice planet.
18 November 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Powerful eruptions from its host star may have stripped away the Earth-like exoplanet Kepler-438b's atmosphere, rendering the world uninhabitable, a new study suggests.