The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
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Something very large and dark occupies the center of our galaxy, and new data suggest that it is indeed a black hole.
Launched in 2007, the spacecraft discovered bright spots on Ceres and forbidding terrain on Vesta.
The announcement signals that the Soyuz spacecraft has been deemed safe for crewed travel following two astronauts’ harrowing emergency return to Earth in October.
After nine and a half years in orbit, 530,506 stars observed and 2,662 planets around other stars discovered, the telescope will be left to drift forever around the sun.
It’s just a cloud. A very long cloud.
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
In a study from beyond the grave, the theoretical physicist sings (mathematically) of memory, loss and the possibility of data redemption.
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
For forty years, the physicist at U.C.L.A. has been uncovering the outer solar system’s secrets. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of Jupiter and its icy moons.
What astronomers have found about the curious orbit of a small ice world far away reinforces the idea that a large world is hidden out in the solar system.
With an upcoming auction of the astronaut’s keepsakes, his sons reflect on an unusual childhood.
It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.
The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.
A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.
The court granted a building permit for a roughly $2 billion observatory, which activists had protested would further degrade the site of an ancient volcano.
A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.
The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.