Colorado's Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully carried out a full-scale captive-carry test of the Dream Chaser, a spacecraft the company is developing to one day ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
With September right around the corner, the Arctic is nearing its annual sea-ice minimum, and while it may not be shaping up to be the lowest year on record, this year's rates place it squarely in line with the sustained decline observed by NASA and other satellites over the last several decades, according to the space agency.
The third in a series of seven 20-ton mirrors that will one day comprise the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) was cast inside a rotating furnace at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab (SOML) on Saturday, marking another milestone in the construction of a telescope that, once complete, will be capable of capturing images 10 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope.
Ten years after its launch, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has much to be proud of.
NASA is currently engaged in final preparations for the launch of a small, car-sized probe designed to gain a better picture of the structure and composition of Moon's thin atmosphere.
After more than two months of hibernation, NASA is putting its asteroid hunting spacecraft, known as the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), back to work.
An international team of researchers have developed a new type of camera capable of taking images so sharp it could detect a baseball diamond on the Moon.
Researchers have identified a possible solution to a mystery that has long frustrated researchers in regards to the formation of stars. Called "zombie vortices," the phenomenon described in the study published in Physical Review Letters explains how variations in gas density led to the instability necessary for generating the whirlpool-like vortices necessary for stars to develop.
NASA's newest class of astronauts made their first media appearance on Tuesday, a moment many of them used to express thanks to those they felt played a significant role in helping them reach this point in their lives, as well as speaking to those of a younger generation who may be considering a similar path.
A massive solar eruption consisting of billions of tons of particles is currently hurtling through space toward Earth, NASA reports.
Not all planets who wander are lost, according to a new study published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, which suggests that some of the galaxy's estimated 200 billion free-floating planets formed on their own rather than becoming orphaned somewhere down the line.
A new image taken by the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope of a newborn star reveals a violent beginning in which jets of ejected material stream forth from the young star at velocities much higher than previously measured, indicating the outflowing gas carries with it far more energy than previously believed.
A blue moon is scheduled to take place this week, though not in the terms that most understand it -- it's not blue and it's not the second full moon to take place during the month of August. Rather, the event will mark a "seasonal blue moon," or the third of four full moons to take place in a season as defined by the period between a solstice and equinox, or vice versa.
NASA's Orion crew module test version completed a major milestone last week when project managers successfully performed a stationary recovery exercise designed to ensure a safe method of retrieving the spacecraft upon re-entry.