The satellite, launched in April, has already identified at least 73 stars that may harbor exoplanets, most of them new to astronomers.
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Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur, and several artists would follow a looping path around the moon aboard a new rocket. When the flight might occur is uncertain.
Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company’s next-generation rocket.
After speaking for the first time, Jim Bridenstine of NASA and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin, set out to reaffirm cooperation on orbital matters.
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.
The mission’s scientists were pleasantly surprised that the camera aboard the robotic probe could see the Kuiper belt object, known as 2014 MU69, so soon and from so far.
Payne-Scott helped establish the field of radio astronomy by using radio waves to detect solar bursts, but she was forced to resign after she got married.
Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.
The discovery suggests that the liquid conditions beneath the icy southern polar cap may have provided one of the critical building blocks for life on the red planet.
Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur’s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review.
The cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
A Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, wants artists to join him on a pioneering spaceflight. We asked some leading candidates about the idea.
The new ICESat-2, set to launch on Saturday, can measure changes in the planet’s ice that are less than the width of a pencil.
In an era of flat budgets for the agency, Jim Bridenstine has started talking about corporate sponsorships for NASA missions.
A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms.
Museum conservators are racing to figure out how to preserve modern artworks and historical objects that are disintegrating.
Researchers don’t know whether the ice water runs deep, like the tips of buried icebergs, or is as thin as a layer of frost.