• By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    NEW HUBBLE GALLERY REVEALS GLITTERING MESSIER OBJECTS

    Ninety-three shining Messier objects have been imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope and are now compiled into a gallery that shows...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    NASA MAP OF WILDFIRE DAMAGE HELPS CALIFORNIA RECOVERY EFFORT

    NASA is using information from Earth-observing satellites to assist in recovery efforts following a series of devastating wildfires...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    'SOONISH' PREDICTS WORLD-CHANGING TECH: AUTHOR Q&A

    "Soonish" offers a tantalizing glimpse of emerging technologies, and predicts where they could take us next.

    World, Technology, Tech
  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    WHY YOU SHOULDN'T EXPECT TO SEE 'BLADE RUNNER' REPLICANTS ANYTIME SOON

    Why don't we have intelligent robots that seem human, like the replicants in "Blade Runner"?

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    GOOGLE DOODLE HONORS THE NOBEL-WINNING ASTROPHYSICIST 'CHANDRA'

    Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, the namesake of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, is honored today in a Google Doodle. Chandrasekhar did...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    CASSINI'S FINAL DAYS PRODUCED A BURST OF FRESH SCIENCE

    It will take decades to sift through the reams of data from Cassini's 13-year Saturn mission, but NASA researchers have just revealed...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    ELON MUSK OFFERS MORE TECHNICAL DETAILS ON SPACEX'S BFR MARS ROCKET SYSTEM

    SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed additional technical details about his proposed BFR launch system Oct. 14, although he offered...

    Finance
  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    SPACE SCIENCE COULD GET PRIVATE-FUNDING BOOST

    There has been a surge in private resources dedicated to creating new commercial capabilities and initiating the next wave of space...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    BEST SPACEFLIGHT AND SPACE HISTORY BOOKS

    Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for spaceflight and space history books that dazzle.

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    ORIONID METEOR SHOWER 2017: WHEN, WHERE & HOW TO SEE IT THIS WEEKEND

    Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    S.S. GENE CERNAN: SPACE STATION RESUPPLY SHIP NAMED FOR LAST MAN ON THE MOON

    The last human to step off the moon is the latest astronaut to be memorialized with the naming of a space station-bound cargo ship.

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    NEWFOUND BUS-SIZE ASTEROID WILL ZOOM SAFELY BY EARTH TODAY

    The newfound asteroid 2017 TD6 will give Earth a close shave on Oct. 19, 2017, when the object flies by Earth at an estimated 119,000...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    SPACE GARDENING MAY TREAT ASTRONAUTS' BLUES

    Many people step into their home gardens for a bit of DIY therapy. A new study suggests that astronauts could also reap the psychological...

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    HOW HOT IS THE SUN?

    Heat and light from the sun make life on Earth possible.

  • By Space   -   Oct 19, 2017

    HOW FAR IS EARTH FROM THE SUN?

    The answer is one 1 astronomical unit. How far is that?

  • By Space   -   Oct 18, 2017

    GENERAL ATOMICS RAMPING CUBESAT PRODUCTION, MUSES RAILGUN SMALLSAT LAUNCHER

    General Atomics is better known for building Predator combat drones and mining uranium than building spacecraft, but that could change...

  • By Space   -   Oct 18, 2017

    ORBITAL ATK EYES INVESTMENTS IN ADVANCED ROCKET MOTORS

    A new market for super high-speed weapons is fueling investments in rocket engine technologies as companies seek to gain an edge.

    Technology, Market
  • By Space   -   Oct 18, 2017

    COMPANIES SEEK ROLES IN NASA'S RETURN TO THE MOON

    As NASA develops a plan to carry out a new administration policy calling for a human return to the moon, companies developing lunar...

  • By Space   -   Oct 18, 2017

    MOON EXPRESS AND NANORACKS PARTNER ON LUNAR PAYLOADS

    Commercial lunar lander company Moon Express announced an agreement with NanoRacks Oct. 10 to carry commercial payloads to the surface...

  • By Space   -   Oct 18, 2017

    COULD THE HUNT FOR HUBBLE'S CONSTANT OVERTURN THE STANDARD MODEL OF COSMOLOGY?

    Two methods that scientists use to measure the expansion of the universe produce different answers. A recent episode of NASA's ScienceCasts...