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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:28:00 -0400The spacecraft is "showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare," NASA's planetary science director says.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:10:00 -0400Can a nuclear weapon in space fired by North Korea knock off much of the world's electricity? Jeffrey Lewis, of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, says not really.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:17:00 -0400The Cassini probe has orbited Saturn for 13 years. This is the first time it entered the gap between the planet and its rings.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:13:00 -0400"Shields Up!" the Cassini craft's Twitter feed announced Wednesday. If all goes well, new images of the ringed planet will reach Earth early Thursday.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:29:00 -0400When she comes back down to Earth this year, Peggy Whitson will have logged more than 650 days in space. She spoke to President Trump Monday morning.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:32:00 -0400Canadian photographers discovered a new kind of northern light. They describe it as a ribbon of purple light in the night sky. They chose to name this marvel of the natural world: Steve.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400The Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997, has begun its final trip, which will end in its eventual destruction on Saturn. It recently sent back a picture of Earth from 870 million miles away.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:11:39 -0400"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris — leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:08:00 -0400It's the first mission to space for American Jack Fischer, who says there is one aspect of space station life that you can't train for on Earth: using a zero-gravity toilet.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:09:00 -0400Don't worry: Astronomers say asteroid 2014 JO25, which is more than a third of a mile wide, will fly harmlessly past our planet. Still, it should come close enough to be visible with small telescopes.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:01:00 -0400A special 360-degree camera was installed on the launch pad near the base of the Atlas V rocket heading to the International Space Station.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:32:28 -0400Russia's space-bound robot FEDOR, Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, is being trained to shoot guns from both of its hands. An official says the robot is not a real-life Terminator.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:16:00 -0400"This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment," NASA says. There are signs of a promising reaction under the surface.