Cuts to NASA threaten innovation and diplomacy, writes Princeton University’s Janet Vertesi.
The 93,000 acre wildfire in northern New Mexico is producing a thick funnel of smoke that can clearly be seen from space. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station noticed the large cloud and took this picture, which shows the terrain more clearly than NASA’s satellite photos, the day after the fire began.
Our planetary neighbor gets its portrait taken for the first time from an orbiting spacecraft.
This week, Venus will reach its greatest distance from the sun in our sky before beginning its “descent” into what Sumerian myths described as the underworld. Here are five things you need to know about the planet.