Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, a planetary scientist, has been photographing celestial bodies for decades. But for the Juno mission, her collaborators are citizen scientists.
By Erica R. Hendry
The vice president is scheduled to speak at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Watch his remarks here.
By Katherine Kornei, Scientific American
New findings give some weight to the idea that life was blasted here from another planet.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched at 3:31 a.m. ET on Sunday. Watch live here.
By Daniel Brown, The Conversation
On Friday, millions of have the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse – an event popularly known in the media as a “blood moon” – on Friday…
By Miles O'Brien
Scientists have finally found for the first time a large watery reservoir beneath the southern ice cap of Mars. Radar suggests it is more than 12 miles wide and similar in some ways to lakes found beneath the Greenland and…
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
Deep beneath the frigid surface of its southern ice cap, Mars holds a lake of liquid water nearly three times larger than the island of Manhattan.
By Frans von der Dunk, The Conversation
Since the beginning of the space race, the United States knew that for many people around the world the sight of a U.S. flag on the Moon would raise major political issues.
With the Parker Solar Probe, NASA must strike the perfect balance between flying close enough to collect data but not so close that it burns up. Here’s what the mission will take.
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