Discovery

September 5, 2017

Trump Welcomes Home Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer received a special welcome as they were flying home to Houston Sunday evening. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Whitson and Fischer […]
September 4, 2017

Mysterious signals from distant galaxy spark row over whether they could be from aliens

Mysterious signals detected in a distant galaxy by astronomers working for Stephen Hawking’s project to find alien life have sparked a debate over whether they could […]
September 3, 2017

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Ends Record-Breaking Space Mission with Smooth Landing

Three space travelers safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station today (Sept. 2) as their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft touched down on the steppes of […]
September 2, 2017

Massive Asteroid ‘Florence’ Flies Past Earth at Record-Breaking Nearness

Nothing as big as the roughly 2.7-mile-wide asteroid 3122 Florence has ever been observed passing this close to Earth. A mountain-size space rock cruised past Earth […]
September 1, 2017

NASA Television to Air Return of Three International Space Station Crew Members

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will […]
August 31, 2017

$100 Million E.T. Hunt Spots 15 Mysterious Light Flashes

A $100 million search for intelligent aliens has spied 15 bizarre, repeating flashes of light coming from a distant galaxy. The galaxy — a dwarf known as […]
August 30, 2017

Cassini hints at young age for Saturn’s rings

The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps just 100 million years or so old. This is the early interpretation of data gathered by […]
August 29, 2017

NASA proposes rapid Mars sample return architecture

WASHINGTON — NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for Mars sample return that could allow the agency to bring back Martian rocks as soon as the […]
August 28, 2017

Nearby Planet Proxima b’s Atmosphere Was Likely Stripped Long Ago

The nearby alien planet Proxima b may have lost the ability to support life long ago, a new study suggests. If Earth had formed where Proxima b orbits […]