As an asteroid up to 1,800 feet across made its closest approach to Earth Monday, NASA scientists noticed it brought something else along.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, with just over 100 million miles to go before reaching there this July.
An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth’s way. But don’t worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.
Astronauts hurriedly evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station and moved to its Russian module after a coolant problem emerged Wednesday, but Russian and U.S. officials insisted all six crew were not in any danger.
Even though temperatures will hang around the 20’s Tuesday night, a green comet may be worth braving the cold for.
NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to end prematurely.
Devising a way to one day land astronauts on Mars is a complex problem and NASA scientists think something as simple as a child’s toy design may help solve the problem. Safely landing a large spacecraft on the Red planet is just one of many engineering challenges the agency faces as it eyes an ambitious goal of sending humans into deep space later this century.
NASA scientists have used satellite images to discover an increase of brighter nighttime lights in major cities during Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S.
Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year.
NASA stood poised to usher in a new era of exploration Thursday with the premier launch of its new Orion spacecraft.