Solar telescope provides spectacular sun photos in unprecedented detail
The National Solar Observatory said the sunspots seen in the images are dark and cooler regions on the sun’s surface, known as the photosphere.
Jupiter's forecast: Swirling storms as big as Earth that last for years
People get antsy when a big storm washes out for a few days. Imagine a storm lasting for years and large enough to cover the entire planet.
See the giant sunspot estimated to be about 4 times larger than Earth
Sunspots are caused by magnetic fields that twist in a chaotic manner and often create solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch carrying Arabsat communications satellite to Saturday
SpaceX is now targeting Friday for its next launch from Florida which will include the ARABSAT BADR-8 mission.
Virgin Galactic completes final test flight before launching paying customers to space
The flight came nearly two years after Richard Branson beat fellow billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to space.
How to watch a new supernova explode on Thursday
SN 2023ixf is a Type II supernova, an explosion that occurs after a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel and collapses.
Space station welcomes 2 Saudi visitors, including kingdom's 1st female astronaut
The International Space Station rolled out the welcome mat Monday for two Saudi visitors, including the kingdom’s first female astronaut.
‘Dreaming of this moment’: Axiom launches second private astronaut mission to the ISS
Axiom-2 lifted off Sunday at 5:37 p.m., transporting humans and science to space. It’s the second all-private mission to take off from Kennedy Space Center. The international team is made up of United States and Saudi astronauts who embarked on a 16-hour journey to the ISS before spending the next 10 days doing research and paving the way for a new chapter in low-earth orbit.
Axiom Space crew successfully launches into space on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
The Axiom Space crew successfully launched into space Sunday evening as they head for the International Space Station for the Ax-2 mission.
Bezos' Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build lunar landers for moonwalkers
It will be used to transport astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2029, following a pair of crew landings by Elon Musk's SpaceX.
WATCH AGAIN: SpaceX Starlink mission launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida
SpaceX had originally planned to send its next batch of Starlink satellites during a nighttime launch from Florida on Wednesday, but then it got moved to Thursday. Due to inclement weather, the Starlink launch was moved to Friday morning at 1:31 a.m., SpaceX tweeted.
Watch: Axiom Space Mission 2 astronauts discuss upcoming trip
The four astronauts who will be headed to the International Space Station aboard Axiom Space's Axiom Mission 2, also known as Ax-2, discussed their upcoming mission on Tuesday.
Meet the new leader of NASA
After more than 30 years, there’s a change in leadership at NASA. Kathy Lueders, who led NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and oversaw the International Space Station, retired in April 2023 after more than three decades with the space agency. Former astronaut Ken Bowersox will now lead the missions.
Stunning photo of Earth captured by Europe’s new weather satellite
It's the first of a new generation of satellites set to revolutionize weather forecasting in Europe.
NASA photos may show evidence of ancient wild river on Mars
The images were taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover, which has been exploring the Jezero Crater for two years.
'Giga-Moon' offers views of lunar surface in stunning detail, created from a backyard in Arizona
This stunning photo of the moon is made up of more than 280,000 individual high-res photos to give us this immense detail. Check it out.
Vast partners with SpaceX for launch of first commercial space station
Vast, a privately held American aerospace company headquartered in Long Beach, California, announced that SpaceX will launch what is expected to be the world’s first commercial space station, known as Vast Haven-1. The launch will quickly followed by two human spaceflight missions to the station.
SpaceX to launch next Starlink mission from Florida on Sunday
SpaceX is targeting early Sunday morning for the next launch of its Starlink satellites. The instantaneous window opens at 1:03 a.m. ET for the Falcon 9 launch of 56 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Flight controllers free antenna stuck on European spacecraft headed for Jupiter
Flight controllers in Germany freed the antenna Friday after nearly a month of effort.
Future space missions should be conducted with all-female crew, study suggests
New research conducted by the European Space Agency suggests that female astronauts may be more “efficient” in space than their male counterparts.