A new study redefines the boundaries of our planet.
By Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American
Mired in dust on the afternoon of June 10, 2018, NASA’s Opportunity rover received a final command from Earth. The reply was grim.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the House rebuked President Trump by voting to limit U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. The measure would end U.S. military assistance for a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iranian-backed rebels. Plus, as President Trump…
On this New Year’s Day, NASA has a special reason to celebrate: Its spacecraft New Horizons has made a successful flyby of Ultima Thule, an object orbiting in space about four billion miles from Earth. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins…
By Associated Press
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is expected to fly by the object Ultima Thule at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday. Watch the event here.
By Leonard David, Scientific American
The Chang’e-4 mission could have major effects on Earthbound science and politics.
Part pioneer and part dirt collector, Osiris-Rex will spend the next year or so looking for a spot to capture pieces of the asteroid before heading back to Earth.
More than two years after it launched, a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is approaching its target, an asteroid named Bennu. Scientists hope that rock samples from Bennu will provide insight into the likelihood of life on other planets, as well as…
By Miles O'Brien
NASA has successfully landed its spacecraft InSight on Mars, after a long and challenging voyage. Scientists hope InSight will uncover details of what’s under the surface of Mars, including whether the planet’s core is liquid or solid. Science correspondent Miles…
The first NASA lander to explore the interior of another planet successfully landed on Mars Monday.
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