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Cassini Spacecraft's Grand Finale Dives - Risk vs. Reward Explained by NASA | Video

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:46:00 EDT

The NASA probe has begun its series of 22 dives between Saturn’s innermost rings and the planet itself. Cassini guidance and control engineer Joan Stupik explains the risks of these daring orbits and what knowledge scientists hope to gain.


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Solar Eruptions Explained in '5 Steps' by NASA | Video

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:14:00 EDT

A ”universal mechanism” has been proposed by Durham University in the United Kingdom scientists to explain how the eruptions occur on the sun. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center highlights their work.


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Binge-Watch Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' on Twitch for Science Week

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:44:00 EDT

Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" is making a comeback this week to kick off a five-day science marathon on Twitch.


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Mars Had Surprising 400-Million-Year Lull Between Giant-Impact Eras

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:40:00 EDT

Mars enjoyed about 400 million years of relative peace between two giant-impact epochs long ago, a new study suggests.


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'PACMan' Tool Could Help Figure Out Hubble's Observations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:39:00 EDT

The scientists who choose where to point Hubble's telescope are turning to computer automation to help them sift through proposals, more than 1,000 each year.


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US Launches Ballistic Missile Test Amid Rising Tensions with North Korea

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:30:00 EDT

The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early Wednesday morning (April 26) in a successful test, military officials said.


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Distant Dwarf Planet DeeDee Stirs Up the Pluto Planethood Debate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:23:00 EDT

Recent observations that a tiny object in our solar system is a likely dwarf planet has some planetary scientists grumbling again about Pluto's demotion to that status.


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Big Sun Storms and Little Solar Burps Have the Same Trigger

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:00:00 EDT

Giant eruptions of material and smaller jets from the sun's surface are closer cousins than anyone thought.


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Cassini's Grand Finale Is Saving the Best Saturn Science for Last

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:30:00 EDT

As Cassini wraps up its 13-year mission in Saturn's system, scientists are preparing for the spacecraft's final burst of observations in the never-before-explored region between the planet and its inner rings.


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Astronaut Peggy Whitson to Make 1st 4K Live Stream from Space Today: How to Watch

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:39:00 EDT

NASA's record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitsonisn't finished making firsts in space. And today, Whitson will make the first ultra-high-definition live video from the International Spaec Station and you can watch it live.


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Google Doodle Celebrates Cassini Probe's 'Grand Finale' Saturn Dive

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:15:00 EDT

Today, Google is honoring NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn with an adorable Google Doodle featuring the spacecraft swooping between the planet and its rings.


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Watch Live Now! Search for Life Stars in House Science Committee Hearing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:30:00 EDT

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is holding a full committee hearing today on the search for life beyond Earth. The hearing began at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) and you can watch it here, courtesy of the House.


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US Launches Minuteman III ICBM From Silo in Test | Video

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:09:00 EDT

The intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 26, 2017.


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Image of the Day

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Lady Liberty watches as the full Egg Moon rises over New York City.


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Three Comets Will Pass Near Earth in 2017 and 2018 | video

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:51:00 EDT

Comets 46P/Wirtanen, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak will make close passes. Find out when, how far and what we hope to learn about them in the latest installment of Science@NASA.


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No Turning Back: Titan Flyby Assures Cassini's Crash Into Saturn

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:14:00 EDT

There's no turning back now. The Cassini probe's most recent flyby of Saturn's moon Titan puts the spacecraft on a path to crash into the ringed planet.


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'Constellations' Game Flies Past Crowdfunding Goal

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:01:00 EDT

A new educational tabletop astronomy game has soared past its crowdfunding goal, and it should be available to purchase this October.


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Cassini's 'Grand Finale' at Saturn: NASA's Plan in Pictures

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:01:00 EDT

After 13 years of orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take a suicidal plunge into the planet on Sept. 15, 2017.


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As Cassini Makes 1st 'Grand Finale' Dive, More Saturn Mysteries Remain

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Running low on fuel, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun the final (and most daring) phase of its epic mission to Saturn.


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Meet the Space Custodians: Debris Cleanup Plans Emerge

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 EDT

A look at some of the most promising concepts researchers are developing to remove space junk from Earth orbit.


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