Discovery

January 11, 2017

Two Stars Are on a Crash Course and Will Explode as a Red Nova

Mark your calendars: In 2022, a rare “red nova” will appear in the sky, according to an unprecedented and ultra-precise stellar prediction. If astronomer Larry Molnar […]
January 10, 2017

Astronauts spacewalk to replace International Space Station batteries

NASA astronauts completed the first of two spacewalks outside the International Space Station Friday to replace batteries. Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson spent six and a […]
January 9, 2017

Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Apparently Launch ‘Spitballs’ at Each Other

In the center of our Milky Way galaxy, 26,000 light years from Earth, lives a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*. Its mass, equivalent to about […]
January 7, 2017

This Is Earth and the Moon as Seen From Mars

From a distance of about 127 million miles, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks back at our home world. There have certainly been better pictures taken of […]
January 6, 2017

NASA to Launch a Powerful Space Telescope to Hunt Black Holes

The Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer — or IXPE — will be able to study the extremely turbulent environment immediately surrounding the most massive objects in the […]
January 5, 2017

NASA’S NEW PSYCHE MISSION WILL TAKE US TO A METAL ASTEROID FOR THE FIRST TIME

IT MAY BE THE NAKED CORE OF AN ANCIENT PLANET Asteroids are some of the last unexplored territories in the solar system. To help fill in […]
January 5, 2017

NASA'S NEW PSYCHE MISSION WILL TAKE US TO A METAL ASTEROID FOR THE FIRST TIME

IT MAY BE THE NAKED CORE OF AN ANCIENT PLANET Asteroids are some of the last unexplored territories in the solar system. To help fill in […]
January 4, 2017

Spacecraft ‘Sees’ the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar ice. Like Earth, Mars possesses north and […]
January 4, 2017

Spacecraft 'Sees' the Mysteries Buried Under the Polar Ice Caps of Mars

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet’s polar ice. Like Earth, Mars possesses north and […]