NASA’s new Orion spacecraft zoomed toward a high point of 3,600 miles on an orbital test flight Friday, ushering in a new era of exploration that could one day put people on Mars.
An MIT study suggests changes to blueprints, plans, in order to successfully send a colony to Mars by 2025.
The first ever attempt to land a man-made object on a comet will begin November 12th.
The space agency’s Inspector General warns the Near Earth Objects program needs to be better organized and managed, with a bigger staff.
NASA announced that a small asteroid will safely pass “very close” to Earth on Sept. 7.
European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.
Satellite data suggests field weakening in Western Hemisphere, magnetic north pole shifting over Siberia.
Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.
Research shows bacteria and other Earth microbes can survive on spacecraft.
Kepler-186f is a rocky planet that orbits a red dwarf star 500 light years away and exists in the Goldilocks zone, where conditions for life may be just right.