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, 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, 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.
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.
25 August 2015, 05:00 PM ET
On August 19th, 2015, the HTV-5 spacecraft was launched aboard an H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center. It is carrying 4.5 tons of supplies, experiment hardware and spare parts for use on the International Space Station.
25 August 2015, 10:52 AM ET
NASA Dawn mission has returned a high resolution image from 915 miles above the surface of Ceres revealing a 4-mile-high mountain with brightly streaked slopes. Dawn captured the area, located in the southern hemisphere, on Aug. 19th, 2015.
24 August 2015, 11:46 AM ET
27 ‘named storms’ formed over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in 2005, which spawned the most category 5 storms in a single season. NASA and NOAA tracked the paths of these killers. [On average there are only 10 storms per year.]
24 August 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Data from the GOES-5 satellite drove this simulation, illuminating the wind intensities and water vapor transport powering the massive category 5 storm, which ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana and adjoining areas in 2005.
21 August 2015, 07:18 PM ET
When the sun sets in the King Range National Conservation Area in far northern CA Coast, the stars really do come out. Watch the Milky Way arc across the sky high above the Pacific fog.
21 August 2015, 12:08 PM ET
Working from publicly released image data, software engineer Björn Jónsson created this dramatic scene depicting the culmination of Pluto New Horizon’s epic adventure. Atmospheric glow around the night side of Pluto was exaggerated for effect.
20 August 2015, 04:38 PM ET
EUTELSAT 8 West B And the Intelsat 34 were launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana on Aug. 20th, 2015.
20 August 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., maker of Japanese soft drink Pocari Sweat, wants to put a "time capsule" can on the lunar surface. They've teamed with startups Astroscale and Astrobotic to start The Lunar Dream Capsule Project.
20 August 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Star surfaces boil with brightness variations expressible as audio waveforms. Turkish astronomer Burak Ulaş has found that star Y Cam of the Algol eclipsing binary 'sings' on a diminished whole tone scale, which he used to compose a piano piece.
20 August 2015, 07:25 AM ET
The Missile Defense Agency hopes to draft a preliminary design for a new kill vehicle by the end of the year.
19 August 2015, 03:37 PM ET
ESA’s Rosetta probe is keeping a sharp eye on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during its perihelion (closest approach to the Sun and peak activity time).
19 August 2015, 03:11 PM ET
Matt Damon's character in the new movie gets stranded on the Red Planet and has to "science the sh*t" out of the problem. He hopes that movies like this will help to propel people into learning more about science.
19 August 2015, 01:07 PM ET
To prepare for the film the actress worked with NASA to learn about the realistic aspects of space exploration. Chastain and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson explain.
19 August 2015, 10:37 AM ET
The second trailer for the new movie starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and more shows a deeper look at being stranded on Mars and the politics of a rescue mission.
19 August 2015, 06:00 AM ET
3,000 light-years away in the Ara constellation lies the open star cluster IC 4651. According to the European Southern Observatory, "the stars in IC 4651 all formed around the same time out of the same cloud of gas."
18 August 2015, 04:35 PM ET
Black hole RGG 118's mass is 50,000 times that of the Sun and is 100 times less massive than the one found in the center of the milky way.
18 August 2015, 12:30 PM ET
These comets were not seen in abundance until the SOHO, STEREO, and SDO observatories were put into service. Most stem from the Kreutz family of comets, fragments of a large comet that broke up several hundred years ago.
17 August 2015, 03:49 PM ET
Astronaut Scott Kelly's imagery of Earth and Space from the International Space Station has been nothing short of extraordinary. They've been posted to his Facebook page, with personalized short descriptions since the beginning of July.
17 August 2015, 11:58 AM ET
Neutron stars are some of the strangest objects in the universe. This video describes that it would be like to live on one, and what horrible things they would do to you!
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More than 6,000 'Star Trek' fans are now part of a giant online tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who played the Vulcan alien Spock on the famed series.