NASA's DART mission mimics what scientists would do if an asteroid were headed toward Earth, but there are a few differences compared to defense against a real asteroid impact.
A group of engineers was tasked with designing a space telescope that would change the way we see our universe. Just one problem: much of the technology they would need didn't exist.
The first galaxies in the universe may be chaotic, faint, and small, but no one has seen a galaxy in the universe's first 400 million years. Webb will change that.
Long before I arrived at the James Webb Space Telescope's image release event, I knew the telescope's images would be breathtaking. They still left me speechless.
NASA revealed the first science-quality images from the James Webb Space Telescope on July 12, 2022, marking the beginning of the observatory's tenure.
In the next year, the James Webb Space Telescope will spend roughly 7% of its time focused not on distant galaxies, but on our own solar system. Here's a look at what it might see.
The James Webb Space Telescope's first images are coming soon and scientists can't wait for us to see them.
Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1), and several new weather satellites will collect valuable data to improve hurricane forecasting this year.
Astronauts who go on their first long-duration space mission have differences in their brains compared with the brains of more experienced astronauts and non-astronauts.
More than 50 years after the first Apollo samples were brought to Earth, scientists have successfully grown plants in lunar soil for the first time.
An area of Pluto that researchers think was formed from the eruption of ice volcanoes is unique on the dwarf planet and in the solar system, a new study suggests.
The GOES-T satellite is ready to take its place as part of the U.S.'s most sophisticated weather and environmental observation system.
Being in space causes the human body to destroy about 50% more red blood cells, leading to a potentially dangerous condition known as anemia.
The phrase "It's not rocket science" is commonly used to describe tasks that aren't difficult or complicated. But are rocket scientists really smarter than everyone else?
Space travel is risky business, but NASA scientists want astronauts to be as informed and safe as they can be.
During a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in spaceflight, NASA and ESA experts discussed different ways they could work to become more diverse and inclusive.
NASA is looking for student teams to enter its TechRise Student Challenge, which tasks students in grades six through 12 with designing experiments to launch on a suborbital spaceflight.