Discovery

August 7, 2017

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

There are only two weeks until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. If you’re traveling into the path of totality, it’s time to make sure […]
August 5, 2017

Virgin Galactic carries out “dry run” for powered SpaceShipTwo flights

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a “dry run” for upcoming powered test […]
August 4, 2017

Hubble Space Telescope Discovers Hot Planet with Earth-Like Stratosphere

The planet, WASP-121b, is a gas giant that lies about 880 light-years from Earth and shows that warm atmospheres can be found on exoplanets. A huge, […]
August 3, 2017

Eclipse Overload: What If the Sun Were Blocked for Years?

Total solar eclipses are astonishing events to witness, and preparations for them — particularly for eclipses with paths that are visible to large numbers of people, […]
August 1, 2017

Four ways anyone can be a scientist during the solar eclipse

Millions of people are expected to turn their heads skyward to watch the Great American Eclipse on August 21. You might be one of them. But did you […]
July 31, 2017

Earth Will Have Its Last Total Solar Eclipse in About 600 Million Years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don’t forget about the moon: Its slow progress […]
July 30, 2017

NASA seeks information on developing Deep Space Gateway module

WASHINGTON — NASA is taking the next small step in the development of a proposed Deep Space Gateway in cislunar space by requesting information about one […]
July 29, 2017

NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m. […]
July 28, 2017

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Be ‘One of the Events of the Century’

NEW YORK — On a midsummer night’s eve, veteran meteorologist and Space.com skywatching columnist Joe Rao led a sold-out show at the Hayden Planetarium for its “Astronomy Live: […]