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May 1, 2018

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover suffered a fracture during testing recently, but the incident won’t change the mission’s launch date, agency officials said. […]
January 11, 2018

Scientists closer to unveiling source of mysterious bursts from distant object

An object is producing multiple short, powerful, fast radio bursts, but scientists don’t know why In a galaxy three billion light-years from Earth is a peculiar […]
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: […]
February 22, 2017

Major discovery on planets ‘beyond our solar system’ coming from NASA

Scientists with the U.S. space agency will be on hand this afternoon to discuss new finding on exoplanets NASA scientists will hold a news conference later […]
February 21, 2017

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, […]
January 13, 2016

The Wow! Signal: Aliens or just comets?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – First comets take away our alien megastructures, and now they may lay claim to one of the most enduring […]
December 19, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the […]
April 14, 2014

For 'Cosmos' Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, TV Filming an Otherworldly Experience

NEW YORK — Filming “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” was a brand-new experience for the TV show’s host. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had made television appearances before […]
November 21, 2013

Want to help defend the world from asteroids?

There are about 1 million near-Earth asteroids that are large enough to substantially damage or destroy a major city as evidenced by the explosion over Chelyabinsk, […]