Discovery

November 15, 2019

What Does Boeing’s Offer Mean for the Artemis Mission?

For the first time since Apollo 17 landed on the surface of our nearest celestial neighbor, the human race has turned its eyes toward the Moon. […]
November 15, 2019

50 Years Ago: NASA’s Apollo 12 Was Struck By Lightning Right After Launch … Twice!

The crew still successfully completed their mission and landed on the moon. Fifty years ago today, NASA’s Apollo 12 mission launched for the moon — and got struck twice […]
November 13, 2019

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet’s […]
November 12, 2019

Rare Mercury Transit, the Last Until 2032, Thrills Skywatchers Around the World

The tiny planet Mercury scooted across the sun’s face today (Nov. 11) for the last time until 2032, and skywatchers around the world had the chance to witness […]
November 11, 2019

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites for Megaconstellation Today. Here’s How to Watch

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink internet satellites to join its growing megaconstellation in orbit today (Nov. 11) and you can watch it live online. […]
November 10, 2019

Why Astronomers Worry About the Brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation

SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will […]
November 7, 2019

Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?

We might one day combine tardigrade DNA into our own cells. Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars? Chris […]
November 6, 2019

Discovering Extraterrestrial Life Would Be Slow and Uncertain

No, no, no — huh, maybe. Zoom in? Hmm. Go back. Eh, I’m not sure. Maybe we can get a better angle? Scientists have spent long […]
November 4, 2019

NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission

On the 19th anniversary of the arrival of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its […]