Space & Astronomy News

Dune's Bene Gesserit Getting Their Own TV Show
Tying into the 2020 movie. read more...

'Ready Jet Go!' Takes Kids to the Moon Today on PBS to Celebrate Apollo 11
PBS KIDS is celebrating this summer's Apollo 11 anniversary today (June 17) with a special program "Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step," which celebrates and explores the lunar landing. read more...

NASA Is Tracking One of Earth's Most Valuable Resources — Water
Water is a complex problem on Earth: Some places get far too little of it and some get far too much. read more...

Safety Panel Calls on NASA to Apply Commercial Crew Lessons for Artemis
As NASA starts development of lunar landers for Artemis, it should carefully incorporate the lessons learned from the commercial crew program, a safety panel advised. read more...

Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day
The arc of the Milky Way galaxy stretches over the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in northern Chile in this panoramic shot by European Southern Observatory photo ambassador Petr Horálek. read more...

Bam! Fresh Crater Spied on Mars — and It Looks Spectacular
A small space rock crashed into the Martian surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16 meters) wide. read more...

Migrating Baby Exoplanet Sculpts Disk Around Newborn Star (Photos)
Intricate ring structures in the outer portion of the disk of dust and gas that surrounds the young star HD 169142 were likely carved by a newborn planet on the move. read more...

June Full Moon 2019: Strawberry Moon Swings by Jupiter and Saturn
The full moon of June, also called the Strawberry Moon, will occur the morning of June 17 at 4:31 a.m. EDT (0831 GMT). read more...

On This Day in Space! June 17, 1985: First Arab and Muslim in Space
On June 17, 1985, the space shuttle Discovery launched on NASA's STS-51G mission, carrying payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdelize Al-Saud. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series! read more...

NASA's 'Green' Fuel Will Make Its Space Debut on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Mission
NASA will test out a green alternative to propellant fuel for cleaner, more efficient spaceflight. read more...

Blue 'Lunar Corona' Frames the Full Moon in Eerie Night-Sky Photo
This abstract night-sky photo shows the full moon peeking through wispy clouds and barren tree branches while surrounded by brilliant, blue lunar corona. read more...

'Apollo's Moon Shot' Series Shows History of Human Lunar Exploration
A new Smithsonian Channel series celebrates the artifacts that led to Apollo 11's triumphant moon landing 50 years ago, and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the mission. read more...

Space Photos: The Most Amazing Images This Week!
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week. read more...

Top Space Stories of the Week!
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com. read more...

Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos here! read more...

'Chasing the Moon' Shows Nazi Past of Engineer Wernher Von Braun in Early Space Program (Video)
A new clip from the forthcoming PBS series "Chasing the Moon" shows the Nazi past of Wernher von Braun, one of NASA's top rocket engineers from the early days of American spaceflight. read more...

India Will Launch an Ambitious Moon Orbiter-Lander-Rover Combo in July
India is about to take its biggest leap to the moon yet next month, with a mission to land at the lunar south pole. read more...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Will Launch NASA Probe to Study Space Radiation
NASA's SET mission will test the effects of radiation on satellites to learn how to better protect them in space. read more...

Will Apollo Nostalgia Help NASA Get Its Artemis Moon Money?
The wave of Apollo 11 nostalgia that's building in the public consciousness ahead of the landing's 50th anniversary certainly won't hurt the Artemis project's funding prospects. read more...

NASA's 2020 Mars Rover Gets Its 1st Wheels, and a Mast, Too (Ahoy!)
Engineers have installed the headlike mast on the Mars 2020 rover and put on a (temporary) set of wheels as well. read more...

Did the Beta Taurid Meteor Shower Cause the 1908 Tunguska Explosion?
Next month, astronomers will scan the Beta Taurid meteor shower in search of asteroids that might someday threaten a potentially catastrophic collision with Earth. read more...

'Cold Quasars' May Be at the End of Their Lives, But They Can Still Birth Stars
Despite signs that they are at the end of their lifetime, some galaxies may continue to produce stars, contrary to expectations. read more...

A NASA Atomic Clock on SpaceX's Next Falcon Heavy Will Pioneer Mars Travel Tech
NASA has so many spacecraft at Mars that it's a challenge to communicate with them all, but technology being launched later this month could eliminate that problem in the future. read more...

Sunrise, Sunset: Amazing Astronaut Views Show Our Changing Planet from Space
If you're looking for a spectacular sunset, look no further than a new video showing what the end of the day looks like on the International Space Station — just one of several recent videos and pictures displaying what Earth looks like to astronauts. read more...

Apollo 8 Astronauts Describe Watching Moon Swallow Stars in New Film
A movie following the journey of Apollo 8, the first trip astronauts took around the moon, shares the feelings the crewmembers experienced as they encountered their destination. read more...

NASA Chief Says Returning Astronauts to the Moon Could Cost $30 Billion
It was always going to be expensive, but NASA's first cost estimate for the agency's push to land humans on the moon by 2024, is finally here — and it's surprisingly cheap. read more...

Astronaut Snaps Stunning View of Venus Over an Earth Sunrise
A photo of Earth at sunrise shows Venus, our closest neighboring planet, shining in the distance above Earth's shimmering blue horizon. read more...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Breaks Its Close-Orbit Record at Asteroid Bennu
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling probe has shattered the close-orbit record it set less than six months ago. read more...

Magnetic Fields May Muzzle Milky Way's Monster Black Hole
The mysteriously quiet behavior of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole may be influenced by magnetic field lines. read more...

International Experiments Selected for China's Space Station
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency have announced the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments onboard the China Space Station. read more...