NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft
on January 19, 2020 at 5:50 pm
NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it […]
NASA Pays Tribute, Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories
on January 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm
NASA will host a live program at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 22, to celebrate the far-reaching legacy of the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope – a mission that, after 16 years of amazing […]
NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record
on January 15, 2020 at 2:54 pm
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern […]
NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Escape Test
on January 14, 2020 at 7:57 pm
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch escape demonstration, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which is […]
Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station
on January 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Students from Texas will have an opportunity this week to talk with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2019 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions
on January 10, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2019 […]
NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions
on January 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday, increasing the number of those eligible for spaceflight assignments that will expand humanity’s horizons in space for generations to come.
NASA Awards Contract for Aircraft Operations Support
on January 9, 2020 at 8:56 pm
NASA has awarded a contract to Vertex Aerospace LLC of Madison, Mississippi, for aircraft operations support at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and other […]
NASA TV Coverage Set for Three Spacewalks in January
on January 8, 2020 at 3:22 pm
Four astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for three spacewalks in January to complete battery upgrades and finalize repairs to an invaluable cosmic ray detector.
NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s February Space Station Launch
on January 7, 2020 at 5:58 pm
Media accreditation is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the […]
Hubble Views Galaxy From Famous Catalog
on January 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm
This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the […]
Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Mexico
on January 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm
In the northern Mexican state of Cohuilla lies the Cuatro Cienegas Basin.
Astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain at the National Air and Space Museum
on January 15, 2020 at 4:39 pm
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain talk about their experiences onboard the International Space Station at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in D.C.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter
on January 14, 2020 at 7:46 pm
A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Welcoming NASA’s Newest Astronauts
on January 10, 2020 at 5:35 pm
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday.
Observing Titan for Signs of Life
on January 10, 2020 at 4:45 pm
NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.
What Happens When Planets Collide
on January 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm
This artist’s concept illustrates a catastrophic collision between two rocky exoplanets, turning both into dusty debris.
A waxing crescent Moon
on January 7, 2020 at 6:23 pm
A waxing crescent Moon is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the north African country of Algeria.
TESS Finds First Earth-Size Planet in the Habitable Zone
on January 7, 2020 at 4:47 pm
TOI 700 d is the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by TESS, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
The Next Step in Testing Rockets to Take Humanity to the Moon
on January 6, 2020 at 4:35 pm
On Jan.1, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "Making progress! The massive @NASA_SLS core stage is moving to Building 110 at the Michoud Assembly Facility.
Hubble Sights Galaxy’s Celestial Sequins
on January 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm
This smattering of celestial sequins is a spiral galaxy named NGC 4455, located in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). This might sound like an odd name for a […]
Glittering Lights of Earth As Seen From the Space Station
on January 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Stars glitter in the night sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow.
Galactic Pyrotechnics From 23 Million Light Years Away
on December 31, 2019 at 5:18 am
NGC 4258, a galaxy about 23 million light years away, is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks.
Exploring the Night Sky with Hubble’s Caldwell Catalog
on December 30, 2019 at 2:55 pm
This loose collections of stars, known as an open star cluster, is image 100 of the Caldwell catalog.
Astronaut Christina Koch Poised to Make History Again
on December 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm
NASA astronaut Christina Koch makes observations from the International space Station's cupola.
Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains
on December 26, 2019 at 3:41 pm
The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago.
Stellar Snowflake Cluster
on December 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm
The newly revealed infant stars appear as pink and red specks toward the center and appear to have formed in regularly spaced intervals along linear structures.
Hubble’s Close-Up of Spiral’s Disk, Bulge
on December 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (the Table Mountain) lying about 85 million light-years away. It is a spiral […]
This Week in NASA History: 3rd Hubble Servicing Mission – Dec. 19, 1999
on December 18, 2019 at 3:37 pm
This week in 1999, space shuttle Discovery, mission STS-103, launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.
Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth
on December 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
As the holiday season approaches, people in the northern hemisphere will gather indoors to stay warm. In keeping with the season, astronomers have studied two groups of galaxies that are rushing […]
Hubble Views Galaxy’s Dazzling Display
on December 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm
NGC 3175 is located around 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump). The galaxy can be seen slicing across the frame in this Hubble image, with its mix of […]
The Canadarm2 robotic arm with the Dextre robotic hand
on December 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm
The Canadarm2 robotic arm with the Dextre robotic hand attached seemingly protrudes from the side of the International Space Station.
A Treat for the International Space Station's First Crew
on December 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm
In this image from December 2000, the Expedition One crew--the first to permanently inhabit the International Space Station--are about to eat a treat of fresh oranges.
Brilliance at Night: The Americas in Darkness
on December 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm
This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
Earth's Changing Ice
on December 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm
Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier.
Houston, Texas on the Gulf Coast
on December 10, 2019 at 12:08 am
Houston, Texas is pictured from the International Space Station at an altitude of 257 miles.
Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station
on December 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm
To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment.
Hubble Spots Galaxy’s Dramatic Details
on December 6, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. When these star deaths, or supernovae, occur, their brightness can […]
Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector
on December 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm
European Space Agency astronaut and current International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano and crewmate Andrew Morgan (out of frame) performed the third spacewalk to repair the Alpha […]
Carina Nebula's 'Mystic Mountain'
on December 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm
Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.”
‘Robot Hotel’ Launching to the International Space Station
on December 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm
Robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS).
on December 2, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Just after its close flyby of Jupiter on Nov. 3, 2019, NASA's Juno spacecraft caught this striking view of Jupiter's southern hemisphere as the spacecraft sped away from the giant planet. This image […]
Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away
on November 29, 2019 at 9:57 am
Black holes are famous for ripping objects apart, including stars. But now, astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the births of stars over a mind-boggling distance, and across […]
Thanksgiving 2019 Aboard the Space Station
on November 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm
See what the holiday means to NASA’s Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan aboard the International Space Station.
Inspiring a New Generation of Astronauts
on November 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm
Native American NASA Astronaut, John Herrington is pictured here with Lucasti and Caibiya Tsabetsaye in front of the NASA Artemis banner at the 2019 American Indian Science and Engineering […]
Astronauts Complete 2nd Phase to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
on November 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm
Astronaut Andrew Morgan is tethered to the Starboard-3 truss segment work site during the second spacewalk to repair the International Space Station's cosmic particle detector, the Alpha Magnetic […]
Hubble Eyes an Emitting Galaxy
on November 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm
For this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful eye toward an emission-line galaxy called NGC 3749. It lies over 135 million light-years away and is moderately luminous.
Edward Gonzales: Advocating for Underserved Communities
on November 21, 2019 at 9:17 am
Eddie Gonzales works to mentor Native American students and others in underserved communities.
Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole
on November 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm
In the Phoenix constellation, astronomers have confirmed the first example of a galaxy cluster where large numbers of stars are being born at its core.
George Gorospe: From Intern to Research Engineer
on November 19, 2019 at 5:39 am
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, George Gorospe was taught by his parents to take pride in his Native American heritage.
Astronauts Complete First Excursion to Repair Cosmic Particle Detector
on November 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm
Station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency conducts repairs, while attached to the Canadarm during the first spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
Hubble Spots a Curious Spiral
on November 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image, look relatively similar: spiraling arms, a glowing center, and a mixture of […]
Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse
on November 14, 2019 at 8:59 am
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Powtawche Valerino: Supporting NASA’s Space Launch System Program
on November 13, 2019 at 6:58 am
Powtawche Valerino is a guidance engineer who works for Aerodyne Industries at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting the agency’s Space Launch System program.
Mercury's Solar Transit
on November 12, 2019 at 3:37 pm
The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, low center, as it transits across the face of the Sun, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
Building the Rover of the Future
on November 8, 2019 at 7:08 am
A student from Sinte Gleska University works to build a model rover for a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars.
This Week in NASA History: First Launch of Saturn V – Nov. 9, 1967
on November 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm
This week in 1967, the Apollo 4 mission launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
The Cygnus space freighter is attached to the Unity module
on November 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm
The U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as it was installed to the Unity module for 70 days of cargo transfers.
Orson John: A NASA Pathways Student Becomes a Reliability Engineer
on November 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm
Orson John helps prepare Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) for encapsulation in the United Launch Alliance Delta II payload fairing on Sept. 4, 2018, at Space Launch Complex 2 at […]
Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission Bringing Science, Cargo to Station
on November 4, 2019 at 5:39 am
The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Astronaut John Herrington Carried A Piece of Native American History to Space
on November 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm
When astronaut John Herrington made his voyage to space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space.
Observing California's Wildfires from the Space Station
on October 31, 2019 at 8:38 am
From the vantage point of space aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan captured this image of a California wildfire.
The Face of the Antares Rocket
on October 29, 2019 at 5:18 pm
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket is seen as it rolls out to Pad-0A, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Jupiter's Cloud Tops: From High to Low
on October 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm
This view from NASA's Juno spacecraft captures colorful, intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter's northern hemisphere known as "Jet N3."
A Trail of Night Lights from the International Space Station
on October 28, 2019 at 7:04 am
This image of star trails was compiled from time-lapse photography taken by NASA astronaut Christina Koch while onboard the International Space Station.
A Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making
on October 25, 2019 at 5:37 pm
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters.
Hubble Finds Medusa in the Sky
on October 24, 2019 at 11:38 am
The Medusa merger, was not always one entity, but two. An early galaxy consumed a smaller gas-rich system, throwing out streams of stars and dust into space. These streams resemble the writhing […]
NASA Attaches First of 4 RS-25 Engines to Artemis I Rocket Stage
on October 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) […]
NASA and the 70th International Astronautical Congress
on October 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm
Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the 70th International Astronautical Congress.
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Conducts Repairs on the Space Station
on October 21, 2019 at 2:42 pm
NASA astronaut Christina Koch conducts her fourth spacewalk at the International Space Station with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir
China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans
by Javier C. Hernández and Austin Ramzy on January 20, 2020 at 4:14 pm
A top Chinese government-appointed expert says a mysterious respiratory illness that has killed at least three people can be transmitted by humans, heightening concern about the outbreak.
Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea
by Javier C. Hernández on January 20, 2020 at 12:43 pm
The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.
Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping.
by Aaron E. Carroll on January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Something is missing with many study methods.
It’s Fish vs. Dams, and the Dams Are Winning
by Lisa W. Foderaro on January 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Thousands of dams across New York, many abandoned, are blocking fish migrations. A movement to remove them is growing.
SpaceX’s Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight
by Kenneth Chang on January 19, 2020 at 11:13 pm
A NASA program could be ready to launch astronauts to orbit once again, and the number of people traveling to space could surge.
SpaceX Launch: Highlights From the Crew Dragon Safety Test
by Kenneth Chang on January 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm
To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company tested its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system.
A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design
by Aimee Ortiz on January 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm
The unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.S. Space Force,” embroidered in blue — was overshadowed by reactions to its familiar camouflage uniform.
SpaceX Test Delayed to Sunday
by Kenneth Chang on January 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm
A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts aboard.
Betty Pat Gatliff, 89, Whose Forensic Art Solved Crimes, Dies
by Richard Sandomir on January 19, 2020 at 4:41 am
She used clay to reconstruct the faces of the missing and the murdered, in the hope of helping police departments learn who they were.
W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry
by Andrew Jacobs on January 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm
In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs.
Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves
by Bradley Berman on January 18, 2020 at 4:14 pm
If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.
Children and Teen's Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed by U.S. Court
by John Schwartz on January 17, 2020 at 11:08 pm
Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.
Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus
by Denise Grady on January 17, 2020 at 9:10 pm
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on Saturday.
$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million
by Katie Thomas on January 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm
A Philadelphia judge lowered the damages in a case that claimed Johnson & Johnson played down the risks of an antipsychotic drug.
At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators
by Asher Elbein on January 17, 2020 at 6:17 pm
Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise
by Lucas Joel on January 17, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great extinctions.
Despite ‘Unsupportable’ Bloodstain Analysis, No Relief for Man Convicted of Murder
by Jacey Fortin and Heather Murphy on January 17, 2020 at 2:09 pm
Joe Bryan has maintained his innocence since his sentencing for the 1985 murder. The highest criminal court in Texas this week denied a last-ditch effort to obtain a new trial.
What Wolf Pups That Play Fetch Reveal About Your Dog
by James Gorman on January 17, 2020 at 1:57 pm
If wolf pups will retrieve a ball for a stranger, no training necessary, maybe dogs’ wild ancestors were also ready for human games.
How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion
by Somini Sengupta and Melissa Eddy on January 17, 2020 at 4:03 am
The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground.
The Overlooked History of Women at Work
by Jennifer Schuessler on January 17, 2020 at 3:15 am
A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and more.
Exploring the Solar System Anew at the Hayden Planetarium
by Ben Kenigsberg on January 16, 2020 at 8:01 pm
The American Museum of Natural History’s first new space show since 2013 is a head-spinning adventure that makes a statement about the fragility of Earth.
Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years.
by Heather Murphy on January 16, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Wealthy men and women generally have eight to nine more years of “disability-free” life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of English and American adults.
Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way
by Thomas Fuller and Matthew Abbott on January 16, 2020 at 5:26 pm
As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.
Air Pollution, Evolution, and the Fate of Billions of Humans
by Carl Zimmer on January 16, 2020 at 2:32 pm
It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped our DNA over millions of years.
How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey
by Tracey Tully, Sharon Otterman and Jan Hoffman on January 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm
Angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch one of the state’s most powerful elected leaders.
Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete
by Amos Zeeberg on January 16, 2020 at 10:47 am
“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
Neanderthals Could Swim. They Even Dived.
by Nicholas St. Fleur on January 15, 2020 at 10:31 pm
Shell tools found in a Neanderthal cave may have been retrieved from water as deep as 13 feet.
This Strange Microbe May Mark One of Life’s Great Leaps
by Carl Zimmer on January 15, 2020 at 8:50 pm
An organism living in ocean muck offers clues to the origins of the complex cells of all animals and plants.
Where Surgeons Don’t Bother With Checklists
by Donald G. McNeil Jr. on January 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm
In many poor countries, older surgeons resist being questioned, and operations are more often emergencies, which leaves less time to review checklists.
Taal Volcano Eases, but Philippines Worries Worst Is to Come
by Jason Gutierrez, Hannah Beech and Jes Aznar on January 15, 2020 at 3:08 pm
The potential threat alarms a country that is no stranger to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, mudslides, tsunamis and floods.