NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
The International Space Station may be seriously graying at the temples, but that doesn't mean it still can't contribute meaningfully to science. Trace explains why the venerable space lab still matters.
New NASA space technology is helping researchers track rain and snowfall across the globe and predict cyclones, landslides and floods. Continue reading →
Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home, but his work will continue to inspire.
Astronomers have detected a black hole embedded in the spiral arm of a galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — but this isn’t any old black hole, it belongs to an extremely elusive class that may be the ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution.
New satellite data shows how Sahara dust in the wind makes it to the Amazon, ensuring its survival. Continue reading →
An American astronaut found water inside his spacesuit helmet at the end of an otherwise flawless spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday.
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
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