Discovery

March 30, 2016

Amateur Astronomer Captures Mystery Object Crashing Into Jupiter

Likely an asteroid or comet, the object was pulled into the thick atmosphere of the largest planet in our solar system. A backyard astronomer in Austria captured […]
March 29, 2016

Japanese astronomy satellite malfunctions, generates debris

WASHINGTON — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to restore communications with a new astronomy satellite that malfunctioned March 26, generating debris. In a […]
March 26, 2016

Cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The six astronauts at the International Space Station got an early Easter treat this weekend with the arrival of a supply ship […]
March 25, 2016

NASA Wants to Light a Space Fire for Science!

One of an astronaut‘s worst nightmares is having their spacecraft catch on fire. Not only would it immediately end their life, but it would also destroy […]
March 25, 2016

Rocket Lab Plans To Launch New, Affordable Rocket Engine Later This Year

A new rocket engine is ready to fly. A video posted by the Los Angeles and New Zealand-based Rocket Lab shows the company’s new Rutherford engine […]
March 24, 2016

Moon used to spin 'on different axis'

The Moon used to spin on a different axis and show a slightly different face to the Earth, a new study suggests. Using data collected by […]
March 23, 2016

See Ceres's Spots Shine In Extraordinary Detail

Our best view yet of the dwarf planet‘s mysterious bright splotches The Dawn spacecraft has just sent back some great new views of the dwarf planet […]
March 22, 2016

NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program Can’t Afford Another Reset From the Next President

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden likely expected a better reception when he testified before the Senate appropriators on March 10. After all, his agency had racked up […]
March 22, 2016

Spaceport America: Space Tourism Launch Site

Spaceport America is a launching facility for numerous private space companies. Several observers have called it the first spaceport dedicated to commercial spaceflight. The spaceport broke […]