supernova

Hubble captures incredibly rare image of exploding star

Billions of years from now, the sun will die a violent death, and while we won't be around to see it, other stars in the universe can offer us with an idea of what the sun's death just might look…

blackhole

New technique could reveal the sneakiest black holes in the galaxy

While studying the molecular gas around a distant supernova remnant, researchers at Japan’s Keio University have discovered a new way to detected “quiet” black holes – those that don’t generate an accretion disk or which are not strong enough to…

Nasa's twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.

NASA Twins Study: Space travel changes your DNA

Space travel is literally in an astronaut's DNA, NASA's Twins Study has revealed. The study is investigating what space travel does to the human body by comparing astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent almost a year in space, to his identical…

exoplanets

VIDEO: Watch three planets orbit a star 129 light years from Earth

Images of four distant exoplanets collected over a seven-year span have been combined to create a short video of these massive worlds (all of which are more massive than Jupiter) orbiting a star located some 129 light years from Earth,…

Aerial view of mountains, sky and clouds. Unusual. Suitable as background or for Earth Day.

‘Alien’ life could exist high in Earth’s atmosphere

What if alien organisms are hiding in plain sight, high above the planet’s surface in our own atmosphere? It’s a question that researchers will attempt to solve later on this year, and it may have implications on how we search…

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Boeing shows off slick new ‘Boeing Blue’ spacesuits

Instead of the bulky orange spacesuits of the space shuttle era, astronauts traveling onboard the new Boeing Starliner capsule will wear blue spacesuits that are significantly lighter and far more comfortable than their predecessors, NASA officials announced earlier this week.…

moon

Cassini captures images of ‘Death Star’ moon– or is it an eyeball?

That’s not an eyeball, or the Death Star – it’s Saturn’s moon Tethys as seen from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The massive crater on Tethys clearly visible in the latest Cassini images is about 660 miles across and one of many…

china

China set to launch Moon-sampling mission in November

Two years after placing its very first rover on the surface of the moon, China has announced it would launch a mission to return lunar samples to Earth later this year. As it develops that mission, China's space agency is…

goes16satell

Amazing images returned from new NOAA weather satellite

Commissioned and launched to deliver high-resolution views of Earth that will improve weather forecasting and storm prediction, one of the first things provided by the GOES-16 satellite was a stunning image of the Earth and moon from its place in…

pluto

Video: Here’s what landing on Pluto would look like

Odds are, none of us will ever be able to actually land on Pluto, but thanks to NASA, we’re now able to virtually experience what it would be like to touch down on the dwarf planet due to a new…