Earth’s close encounter with Asteroid 2004 BL86 on Monday revealed that the massive space object had a traveling companion: its own moon. Continue reading
An unmanned Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday night with a Navy communications satellite on board. Continue reading
The Triana satellite was the brainchild of Al Gore and promised to revolutionize climate science and inspire generations. But after political controversy and poor timing, the satellite spent more than a decade in storage. Now scientists have dusted it off and the renamed Deep Space Climate Observatory will finally make it to space on January 29. Continue reading
In 1995, the Hubble Telescope snapped a stunning photo in the Eagle Nebula, 6,500 light years from Earth. The photo revealed three gigantic columns of cold gas, illuminated by the ultraviolet light from nearby young stars. The Pillars of Creation became one of the telescope’s most iconic and popular images.
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the systems on the station. As … Continue reading
Where did Earth’s water come from? For years, scientists believed comets could have delivered it to Earth. But the Rosetta spacecraft revealed today that is not the case. Continue reading
NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay travels the most remote parts of Earth to understand how life might survive on other planets. But he’s also investigating another potential life form in space: humans. Can humans become a multi-planet species, he asks. Can … Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, House Republicans pushed through a bill to declare President Obama’s executive actions on immigration “null and void.” The House also passed a defense spending bill authorizing $585 billion in funding and expanding military operations in Iraq and Syria. Also, a grand jury in South Carolina indicted a white police officer in the murder of an unarmed black man. Continue reading