Space travel is a risky business. As we push for technological advances and further exploration, accidents unfortunately happen.
The latest of four fireballs seen on Monday, Nov. 3, was spotted over Japan.
Karen Nyberg was seeing stars. A NASA astronaut, Nyberg wasn’t in space or outside looking up at the Houston night sky. In fact, she was at that moment inside a convention center at the International Quilt Festival.
The investigation into the explosion of a private rocket last week is eyeing the launch vehicle’s first-stage engines, which were made in the Soviet Union at the height of the space race.
China made its first round-trip mission to the moon with a robotic spacecraft in October and November of 2014. See photos from the flight, China’s fourth moon mission, in this Space.com gallery.
An amazing new photo taken by a NASA probe shows Saturn and its large moon Titan shining as pretty crescents in deep space.
Several influential congresspeople are among those calling for a mission to Europa, which is regarded by many scientists as the best place to search for life beyond Earth.
Three astrophysicists — Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, Harry Nelson and Gray Rybka — share their preparations for three new dark matter experiments, and the likelihood that one of them will strike research gold.
A fireball was spotted over the east coast of the United States on Nov. 3rd, 2014. A Benwood, West Virginia Police Department cruiser captured footage of it.
In the coming years, China plans to launch another moon lander and rover, as well as an ambitious lunar sample-return mission.