Astronaut Scott Kelly is remarkable for many reasons. He is a twin, has written multiple books, was commander of the International Space Station, and once had a serious Twitter bromance with Barack Obama. He also set the record for the longest consecutive time in space by an American astronaut, spending
In what can only be described as the hottest ticket of the year, NASA is inviting people to submit their names to be sent to the sun.
The names will be placed on a microchip aboard NASA’s historic Parker Solar Probe, which will launch this summer.
The mission will travel
NASA ’s Hubble Space Telescope has found an ancient ‘relic galaxy’ close to home.
A relic galaxy is a rare and mysterious assemblage of stars, that has remained unchanged for the past 10 billion years.
The discovery could provide key insights into the origin and evolution of galaxies billions of
This jaw-dropping image of Jupiter has been sent back to Earth by NASA's Juno probe .
Currently orbiting the largest planet in the solar system, Juno took this color-enhanced image on February 7th, during its 11th close flyby.
It shows the swirling clouds of a giant storm tearing across the
Astronaut Scott Kelly had an identical twin brother when he ventured into space and set the record for most consecutive days spent in orbit, but not anymore.In a groundbreaking new study, NASA scientists found that Kelly’s DNA had been altered upon his return to earth — with 7 percent of
It’s been spotted around 30 times since 2015, and now Nasa has finally solved the mystery of ‘Steve.’
Steve is a mysterious purple light in the sky that Nasa has been tracking over the last few years using both ground cameras and satellites.
But despite have an ordinary
A gigantic 'doomsday' asteroid is on course to slam into Earth in 2135 amid fears humans could be powerless to stop it without a new defence system.
The space boulder called Bennu is the size of a village and as tall as New York's Empire State Building.
There's a one
Doomed Flight MH370 has been 'found' on Google Earth, according to an Australian amateur expert in air crash investigations.
The flight, carrying 239 people, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
A massive search operation by China, Australia and Malaysia, costing £115m, came to an
Not many people — and certainly not many government agencies — have the opportunity to say "no" to the president. However, NASA's acting director, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., might be living your wildest fantasy: he just outright denied Donald Trump something he requested.
According to The New York Times, Lightfoot and
NASA has a plan to deal with potential asteroid impacts that sounds like it's been taken straight from a science fiction film.
The space agency is building a spacecraft named HAMMER - which stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.
The plan is to blow any harmful looking asteroids out
The Northern Lights will be visible over parts of the UK tonight, according to experts.
A solar storm will cause the spectacular phenomena to light up the night sky for Scotland, parts of northern England and possibly north Wales.
It could be visible further south if the aurora is stronger than expected.
NASA has found an asteroid passing close enough to Earth that it falls in the category of being "potentially hazardous".
Even so, there's very little chance the asteroid - which has been dubbed Asteroid 2018 CB - will strike Earth.
Instead, it's predicted to pass Earth at a distance of about 39,000
NASA has revealed a stunning new picture of the surface of Jupiter , taken by its orbiting Juno spacecraft.
The jaw-dropping image shows a swirling mass of cyclone storms dominating the surface of the biggest planet in our solar system.
The storms consist of a mixture of liquid hydrogen and
I have good news and bad news for you.
On the one hand, when you’re born in a few weeks you’ll be in the majority in a prosperous nation where your chances are better than at any point since the beginning of time.
And on the other, it’ll be hard to
NASA has made a habit of delivering stunning photos of many of the planets in our solar system, including Saturn, Jupiter and, of course, Mars. Sometimes the group captures an image that looks so surreal that it almost appears fake, leaving us in awe while also giving conspiracy theorists plenty
A million-years-old rock is flying home.
The ancient rock, named “Sayh al Uhaymir 008,” or “SaU008,” was once part of one of a meteorite that landed on Earth after blowing off from Mars millions of years ago.
SaU008 was discovered in Oman in 1999 and is the only one of
The majority of Earth is covered in an ocean of liquid water, but the other worlds in our Solar System are a whole lot different. Most don’t have any kind of liquid on their surface and while we know that there is definitely a liquid ocean under the
With five million pounds of thrust, the world’s most powerful rocket was meant to send creator Elon Musk’s car in an orbit around Mars.
But as its 27 Merlin engines - equivalent to the power 18 jumbo jets - pushed Falcon Heavy at supersonic speed into space, there was
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station.
NASA’s Mission Control reported that the antenna was still working. Nevertheless, Russian space officials were convening a special team to see whether further action would be
For the first time, scientists have discovered planets in galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, a team of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma identified the extragalactic planets about 3.8 billion light-years away. The space observatory helped scientists find about 2,000 objects with
Incredible footage has been released by NASA which shows the red planet could in fact be blue.
Video captured by the Curiosity spans miles across Mars and in parts the clip appears to show the planet with a blueish tinge.
And a panoramic view from the surface has also been
NASA has had a pretty great string of luck when it comes to spacecraft reliability as of late. The Cassini probe around Saturn proved to be so reliable that its mission was extended multiple times and the Juno probe hanging out around Jupiter is already being considered for
Russia has successfully launched its first rocket of 2018 - a Soyuz-2 rocket carrying a pair of Kanopus-V satellites.
The launch took place from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Eastern Russia at 11:07 Yakutsk Time (02:07 GMT).
The rocket then completed a 5.5 hour mission, including the deployment of nine secondary
Humanity has big dreams when it comes to space travel, but our technology isn’t quite there yet. Spacecraft that can take astronauts to Mars and beyond are already in development but some huge questions remain, and one of the biggest issues is food.
Simply packing enough food to last
It’ll be sheer lunacy!
A total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon will happen simultaneously Wednesday.
None of these celestial events are rare in and of themselves — but it is unusual for them to happen together, Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University,
Studying distant planets has helped scientists better explain how the universe ticks, but sometimes a discovery produces more questions than it answers. Such is the case with a far-off star called CoRoT-2 and the gigantic gaseous planet that closely orbits it. The planet, called CoRoT-2b, is considered a
The viruses are probably out there.
Viruses are considered one of Earth’s most abundant organisms – about 10 to 100 times more plentiful than anything else on Earth. But they’re also one of the least understood.
One team of scientists think that other planets could be teeming with these cellular
Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now imagine that piece of rock buzzing toward Earth on its way to making a nearby pass (and by “nearby,” we mean more than 11
One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can climb up Mt. Everest without donning a single crampon and thanks to NASA, you can speed through the birthplace of stars some 1,350 light-years
Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidates for sustaining life, even including some of Jupiter’s own moons.