Supermoon, Northern Lights and solar flares Baltimore Sun (blog) The amount of mass that is “missing” visibly is dark matter, which is thought to make up some 27 percent of the total contents of the Universe, with dark energy and normal matter...
Science 2.0 “Hot Jupiters” provoke their own host suns to wobble Astronomy Magazine Partner binary stars, some as far as hundreds of astronomical units — an astronomical unit is 93 million miles (150 million kilometers), the distance between Earth...
Taiyuan, China (XNA) Sep 09, 2014 China successfully launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 a.m. on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.
Bethesda MD (SPX) Sep 10, 2014 The number of organizations using the near-Earth space environment for applications ranging from exploration to exploitation and national security is impressive and continues to grow.
Fox News Falling on the moon: How much gravity do astronauts really need? Fox News Mission controllers spent hours analyzing video footage to try to figure out why the astronauts lost balance and what techniques they used to get back up.
Houston Chronicle NASA Unveils World's Largest Welder to Build New Mega-Rocket Space.com NASA has opened the largest spacecraft welding tool on Earth for business with a single mission: to build the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen.
National Parks Traveler Calling All Amateur Astronomers Sky & Telescope Picture astronomy experienced not from the confining seats of a planetarium, but from a blanket under a sky so dark the Milky Way almost casts shadows.
PBS NewsHour Astronaut trio to return after six months on International Space Station PBS NewsHour Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, performs maintenance and retrieves science experiment packages during a spacewalk on Aug.
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 10, 2014 The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the International Space Station (ISS) this month inaugurates a new era of Earth observation that will leverage the space station's unique vantage point in space.