Monday, February 27, 2017
Space & Astronomy

Space & Astronomy

News on Space, Discoveries, Planetary Sciences, Images, Videos and more.

Large Asteroid passing fairly close to Earth

A large Asteroid is going to pass fairly close to Earth later tonight. Fortunately, it's not going to hit us by about 310,000 miles. By comparison, the...

Soyuz Space Capsule Lands Safely Back on Earth

A Russian Soyuz space capsule with three astronauts has landed back on Earth after a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. The landing took place...

The eerie glow of a dead star

Released in time for Halloween, a dead star takes on a eerie green glow in this new photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, from...
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Video: Expedition 49-50 Docks with the Space Station

After launching on Oct. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 49-50 arrived at the International Space Station on Oct. 21 to complete...

New Horizons shows possible clouds on Pluto

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have identified some cloud candidates after examining images taken during the spacecraft's July 2015 flight through the Pluto...

ExoMars spacecraft probably crashed during landing

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander - a European and Russian robot that was slated to touch down on Mars on Wednesday -...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has engine problems

NASA's Juno spacecraft has developed engine trouble and it's orbital re-alignment has been delayed. According to a press release from NASA, the probe developed an...

China has launched two taikonauts on a space mission

China has launched two taikonauts into low Earth orbit aboard its Shenzhou 11 spacecraft, where they will remain aboard for 30 days. "You are going to...

Hubble Reveals Trillions Of Unknown Galaxies

The universe contains an amazing two trillion galaxies, new research has found. The figure, obtained from Hubble Telescope images, has shocked scientists who estimated...

Striking image of the Sword of Orion

The dusty side of the Sword of Orion is illuminated in this striking image from the European Space Agency's Hershel Space Observatory. Orion's Sword is...

A new dwarf planet is discovered in our solar system

A new dwarf planet has been identified over 8 billion miles from the sun. The object, 2014 UZ224, is roughly 330 miles in diameter...

President Obama: Man will be on Mars in 2030s

President Barack Obama said America will work with private companies in a bid to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Not only does the...

Curiosity Selfie at ‘Murray Buttes’

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover snapped a self-portrait at the "Quela" drilling location in the "Murray Buttes" area on lower Mount Sharp. Key features on the...

Farewell Rosetta: Mission Ends on Comet Surface

The Rosetta spacecraft performed its final task on Friday, Sept. 30, crashing onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ending an enormously successful mission after...

‘Pandora’s Cluster’ Seen by Spitzer Space Telescope

Pandora's Cluster is a giant galaxy cluster resulting from the simultaneous pile-up of at least four separate, smaller galaxy clusters that took place over...

The largest radio telescope ever built is online

With an area equal to 30 soccer fields, the world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China. The Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) was...

Saturn’s brilliant disk

NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this amazing image of Saturn's brilliant disk, surrounded by the icy lanes of its rings. Faint wisps of cloud are...

Chinese Space Station Expected To Crash To Earth In 2017

Chinese space authorities have lost control of the 8.5-tonne Tiangong-1, China’s first space station, and it's expected to fall into the Earth’s atmosphere in...

Saturn’s shadow stretched beyond it’s edge

This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 16, 2015, shows the moment in 2015 when Saturn's shadow just barely reached...

Amazing New Images of Jagged Rock Formations on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured these amazing images of eroded rock formations on the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The pictures are...

Blue Origin unveils the design of it’s future rocket — the New Glenn

The aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, has announced the design of its new, orbital rocket designed to take people...

NASA launches rocket to study asteroid

NASA has launched its first ever mission to reach and study an asteroid in what the US space agency called a “huge milestone” in...

The first ever images of Jupiter’s north pole

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen...

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During a Test Fire

A SpaceX rocket has exploded during a test fire, the county's emergency operations center said in a tweet. "There is NO threat to general public...

Farthest Ever Galaxy Cluster Discovered

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered a cluster of galaxies 11.1 billion light-years from Earth. The discovery sets a new record for the farthest...

Juno completes first of 36 flybys of Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft has completed the first of it's 36 flybys of Jupiter. The spacecraft reached the milestone at 6.44 p.m PT on August 28....

NASA Finds Lost Spacecraft After 2 Years

NASA has recovered a spacecraft that's been missing for almost two years. The craft is known as Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories (STEREO) and was part of a mission...
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Curiosity Mars Rover 360 View of Murray Buttes

This 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp. Explore this Mars...

Dione reveals its amazing surface

Captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Dione reveals its surface created by tectonics and impact cratering. Dione is a moon of Saturn. At 698 miles or 1,123...

New 360-degree view of Mount Sharp

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has captured a new view of lower Mount Sharp near a feature called "Murray Buttes". The dark, flat-topped mesa seen to the left...