Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

March 28, 2019

NASA must land astronauts on moon within 5 years, U.S. vice-president says

Space agency had been aiming for 2028, 4 years later than Mike Pence’s new deadline U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on […]
December 2, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
September 20, 2018

Researchers discover planet Vulcan from Star Trek — sort of

‘Super-Earth’ planet is just 16 light-years from Earth Star Trek fans take note: the planet Vulcan is real. It may not be inhabited by green-blooded, pointy-eared, humanoids […]