Discovery

November 13, 2015

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

If any intelligent life in our galaxy intercepts the Voyager spacecraft, if they evolved the sense of vision, and if they can decode the instructions provided, […]
November 12, 2015

Mars' moon Phobos could be headed for destruction

It’s hard to miss the groove marks that crisscross the moon Phobos. But rather than scars from a past encounter with an asteroid or another space […]
November 12, 2015

NASA's Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

What do a military surplus store, an antiques mall in Texas, and the bottom of Florida’s largest lake have in common? They all, at one point […]
November 11, 2015

'Most distant' Solar System object spied

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System. Observations with Japan’s Subaru telescope reveal the likely icy body to be some 15.5 […]
November 11, 2015

Inside Russia's Star City as British astronaut prepares to blast off into space

For most of its 50 years, the nondescript settlement of concrete buildings an hour’s drive into the forest south-west of Moscow has remained shrouded in absolute […]
November 10, 2015

Pluto May Have Ice Volcanoes, and New Horizons Got a Peek

Today, the New Horizons team dropped some science from an unfamiliar location. I mean, yes, all its results are coming from the Pluto system, but today […]
November 8, 2015

The Real Cost Of NASA Missions

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished some pretty spectacular feats of science. Our country has landed humans on the Moon six times. We’ve successfully […]
November 8, 2015

NASA releases wild high-res images of last year's Orbital rocket explosion

This week, NASA posted new high-resolution photos to Flickr of last year’s Orbital Sciences rocket failure, showing the nighttime launch pad explosion in even greater detail. The images […]
November 7, 2015

Meet Timothy Peake, the astronaut boldly going where no Brit has gone before

Timothy Peake is 43-years-old, a former army major, and now he is set to become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station. When […]