There are a lot of reasons that a faster spaceship is a better one, and nuclear-powered rockets are a way to do this.
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Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment.
Atmospheric scientists sampled the most pristine air on Earth, just above the Southern Ocean. They found some surprises.
Young people who are “hooked” on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something.
A physicist proposes that the moon is a great place to build a particle collider and conduct high-energy physics experiments.
Physicists are figuring out how close you can get to a black hole before you are unlikely to escape. That threshold is called the innermost stable circular orbit (ISCO).
Space exploration technologies have already helped benefit Earth in many ways, especially when it comes to communications, Earth observation and even fostering economic growth.
Around the planet, a loosely knit but closely woven band of amateurs monitor the whereabouts of satellites — be they secretive spacecraft, rocket stages, orbital debris or lost space probes.
Magnetars — highly magnetized, rapidly rotating super-dense stars — are among the most enigmatic creatures to inhabit the cosmos and their origins are shrouded in mystery.
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently developed and demonstrated the ability to stop and restart solid rocket motors many times — something that has never been done before.
Our satellites in space gathering data and images of our home planet unite us in ways that are more important now than ever.
A conspiracy theory claiming 5G can spread the coronavirus is making the rounds on social media. Peddling such misinformation is not only wrong, it's destructive.