Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter were all in good shape following comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s flyby of the Red Planet...
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ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.
International team of researchers uses laser light and intense magnetic fields to simulate astrophysical jets in the lab.
Saturn’s moon Mimas is known for a resemblance to the Death Star from Star Wars, but that’s not the moon’s most unique attribute: The moon actually wobbles significantly in its orbit around Saturn.
NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission has revealed that, during a 2005 flyby of Saturn's moon Hyperion, the spacecraft was briefly bathed in a beam of electrons coming from the moon's electrostatically charged surface.
NASA's IRIS mission has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares.
Privately-owned space transport firm Sierra Nevada Corporation has filed a federal lawsuit in its latest challenge to NASA contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX in September, various media outlets are reporting.
Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury's north pole.
Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.
Three new Kuiper Belt objects that could possibly be visited by the New Horizons spacecraft have been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The ESA announced on Wednesday that, following a comprehensive readiness review, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe had been given the green light to attempt a landing on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko next month.
What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.
UCSB astrophysicist uses data gathered by a Russian spacecraft to bring science one step closer to figuring out the mysteries of our galaxy’s core.
For decades, women have played critical roles in spaceflight. From the early Human Computers at NASA Langley Research Center to today’s student engineers, women contribute to the mission.
Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well understood.
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic.
MASA's Mars MAVEN spacecraft has provided its first look at a storm of energetic solar particles and produced ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet.
An independent evaluation of the Mars One project, a Netherlands-based effort to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by the year 2025, suggests the project is likely to fail unless new technologies are developed to help keep residents alive.
NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe the sky and share their observations as citizen scientists.
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