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On Saturday (Nov. 17) at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT), Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus cargo spacecraft...
The Indian Space Research Organisation's most powerful rocket aced its second orbital test flight on Nov. 14, 2018, delivering the GSAT-29 communications satellite into orbit.
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station. It was the...
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station. It...
Need a virtual vacation? NASA has you covered, thanks to a well-timed test procedure for their Orion crew capsule.
YouTube Premium subscribers can now watch all 10 episodes of the new intergalactic thriller "Origin," and the first two are free for anyone to stream.
On Nov. 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. See how it happened...
NASA set off for the Pacific Ocean to test recovery procedures for the agency's Orion capsule, which is destined to carry humans to the moon and beyond.
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following...
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings.
Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled...
A Blue Moon is not typically blue, but it can be.
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A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully launched the Es'hail-2 communications satellite today (Nov. 15). And the...
NASA and Northrop Grumman have postponed the launch of an Antares rocket carrying fresh supplies for the International Space Station for 24 hours due to bad...
The most luminous galaxy known appears to have devoured three smaller galaxies at the same time, revealing details about why it shone so brightly.
SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15) at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT), and you can catch all the action live.
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Saturday (Nov. 17) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from...
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar...
The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
The late-season Camp wildfire is still raging across Northern California, but firefighters are gradually corralling the Woolsey Fire, which has burned swaths of Southern California.
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Thursday (Nov. 15) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from...
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
On November 15, 1988, a 300-foot radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia suddenly collapsed. See how it happened in our On...
Ethan Peck is the newest actor to take on Star Trek's Mr. Spock, a role that has been portrayed by...
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Why haven't we heard from aliens? Scientists don't know, but they have a couple of ideas.
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The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
On Nov. 14, 1969, the Apollo 12 mission launched to the moon. This mission was the second moon landing of...
It's almost launch time for Northrop Grumman's next Antares rocket, which rolled out to its seaside pad in Virginia late...
The launch of a Northrop Grumman rocket carrying NASA's next cargo flight to the International Space Station has been delayed at least...
Scientists think they have spotted a giant impact crater hiding below Greenland's ice sheet. Here's how the discovery played out.
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Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the...
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Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
There appears to be a cold "super-Earth" planet circling Barnard's Star, which lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Here's what you should know about the...
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Xtronaut Enterprises' latest board game — Downlink — will take players on a journey across the solar system, where up to six international agencies will do space missions for science.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Autodesk, a software company, have engaged in a multiyear collaborative research project to investigate new approaches for building interplanetary landers.
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Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it...
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On Nov. 14, 1969, the Apollo 12 mission landed on the moon. This was the second moon landing of the...
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A twilight scene shows a 96 percent illuminated moon peeking through the clouds behind the Roman Catholic Church of La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona.
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Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18...
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This Thursday, crystallizing proteins from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a dizzying virtual-reality system, ultratiny membranes and the "Refabricator" — a device that turns waste into...
After leaving the International Space Station last week, a Japanese cargo spacecraft dropped a small capsule of science experiments into the Pacific Ocean before falling to its fiery demise in...
Fire season in California doesn't seem to end anymore, as eerie satellite images of staggering smoke clouds looming over the state remind us.
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VIDEO In many industries, a decade is barely enough time to cause dramatic change unless something disruptive comes along – a new technology, business model or service design. The space industry...
On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. At the time,...
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The universe, it seems, is pretty pleased with the Hubble Space Telescope. I mean, just look at that smile!
Resonating oscillations of a planet's atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet's rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new...
With the space-tourism industry getting ready to take flight, aspiring space adventurers will soon be able to purchase tickets to low Earth orbit and beyond.
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Tonight (Nov. 12), National Geographic’s "Mars" series returns for a second season with a captivating premiere. This first episode reflects...
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A new lead on a 50-year-old radiation damage mystery
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