A sizeable asteroid is set to rocket past Earth next month, and scientists, while confident it will not strike our planet, are nonetheless unsure how close it will actually come.
The 2017 budget season is almost here. Next week, the White House will release its budget request for NASA. Here are three things I will immediately look for upon its release.
Pluto is weird. Good weird, but definitely weird. The latest findings from NASA's New Horizons mission help confirm that beautiful weirdness: According to the latest scientific analysis of photos and data from the July flyby, Pluto is...Show More Summary
A team of astronomers has succeeded in weighing the core of Saturn's brightest ring, known as the B ring, for the first time. The discovery, which made use of data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, may lead to numerous insights...Show More Summary
Testimony says NASA lacks the financial resources and technology to do the mission.
One of Saturn's rings may not be all it appeared to be. According to a study published recently in the journal Icarus — the first study to "weigh" the inner portion of Saturn's B ring using data from NASA's Cassini orbiter — an optical illusion makes the rings look more dense than they are.Read full article >>
Studying these magnetic fields is crucial for protecting us from solar storms.
NASA engineers have been working tirelessly over the last few months, painstakingly assembling the James Webb Telescope's huge primary mirror. This week marks a significant milestone in the project, with the the last of the 18 individual...Show More Summary
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Four billion years ago, Mars looked a lot like Earth does today. So it's not surprising that a team of scientists believe that they may have discovered the first signs of ancient alien life on the planet. Produced by Jenner Deal. Original Reporting by Jessica Orwig. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft, launched from Earth in 2011, will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit. Juno will repeatedly dive between the planet and its intense belts of charged particle radiation,...
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Asteroid 2013 TX68, a space rock with highly uncertain trajectory, could pass dangerously close to Earth on March 5, 2016 at a distance of just 11,000 miles (17,000 km), according to NASA scientists. Doomsday theorists have seized upon the prediction, saying there will be “huge crisis in the spring of 2016.” Following admission by NASA... Show More Summary
A group of hackers say they gained access to a drone operated by NASA, nearly crashing the craft into the sea, but NASA has denied the claim. Who’s telling the truth?
There's little data on asteroid 2013 TX68, leaving doomsayers predicting a cataclysmic collision. But the space agency is far less concerned.
New evidence may finally help put the chill on skeptics' belief that long-term global warming occurs in an unpredictable manner, independently of external drivers such as human impacts. By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of...
In late January, a fire broke out in a landfill in Mumbai, India, and the plume of smoke being produced is so massive that NASA Earth Observatory is publishing pictures of the fire taken from space. While you can't exactly see the landfill...Show More Summary
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There are human-garbage fires, and there are garbage-garbage fires — and the blaze at Mumbia's Deonar landfill is the latter. The fire, which has been smoldering since January 27, is so big that NASA's Landsat 8 satellite was able to capture its image from space. According to The Wall Street... More »
The Star Wars franchise has featured the fictitious “Death Star,” which can shoot powerful beams of radiation across space. The Universe, however, produces phenomena that often surpass what science fiction can conjure. The Pictor A galaxy shown above is one...