Discovery

June 1, 2018

Here’s What NASA’s ‘Toasty’ Camera Saw As It Melted After a SpaceX Launch

When a SpaceX rocket launches, it’s awesome. But when a SpaceX rocket launch sparks a brush fire that melts a NASA photographer’s camera, it goes viral. And […]
May 30, 2018

Second SpaceShipTwo makes second powered test flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane performed a successful test flight May 29, bringing the company one step closer to realizing its long-delayed dreams of […]
May 29, 2018

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people to spacewalk from the space shuttle, has […]
May 28, 2018

NASA’s Space AI Hunts Exoplanets, Not Humans — Yet

When it comes to artificial intelligence, NASA and other space agencies are nowhere near building a “Terminator” in space. So, you can rest easy — Arnold […]
May 24, 2018

Sleeping in Space: Coping with Darkness & Light

Getting a good night’s sleep on Earth is hard enough as it is — but to get 8 hours of shut-eye in space is another challenge […]
May 21, 2018

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that […]
May 20, 2018

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station right now. The station’s Expedition 55 crew […]
May 18, 2018

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. colibacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times […]
May 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000 possible exoplanets Kepler has found. Now we await […]