Impatient astronomers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have taken some sneak pics with the Herschel telescope, snapping a first set of images weeks before engineers have even finished commissioning the device.
The world's fastest and most sensitive astronomical camera is taking its first pictures.
NASA has successfully launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, on a mission to search for water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole.
For the first time, conclusive evidence has been found of shorelines on Mars.
NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission because of another hydrogen leak
NASA officials have rescheduled the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission for 5:40 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 17. The national space agency postponed Endeavour's original June 13 liftoff date due to concerns over a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the shuttle's external fuel tank.
NASA said that it has decided to postpone the launch of the launch of
Endeavour and mission STS-127 because of “a leak associated with the
gaseous hydrogen venting system”. A similar problem was found in March
before the launch of Discovery, which caused a mission delay of more
than a month.
It's a busy week for NASA, with an International Space Station (ISS) mission set for Saturday, and a moon launch Wednesday that could lay the groundwork for a planned manned mission.
Cape Canaveral, Fla - It's a busy week for NASA, with an International Space Station (ISS) mission set for Saturday, and a moon launch planned for Wednesday that could lay some of the groundwork for a planned manned mission.
A 14-year-old student from New York State, Caroline Moore, has become the youngest ever person to discover a supernova.
Betelgeuse, the bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, is shrinking, according to University of California researchers.
It's not unusual to get a funny feeling in your stomach when you get married - but for one couple it's a virtual certainty. The pair are to become the first bride and groom to get married in zero gravity.
NASA today said that it plans to launch Endeavour on June 13. The space
shuttle will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to cover
five spacewalks and to complete construction of the Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency's Kibo lab.
IBM, Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics are working on a new project to analyze massive volumes of information in real time to better understand 'space weather'.
Dutch researchers say astronauts need to add headaches to their list of occupational hazards.
Scientists are tracking Antarctic penguins through satellite images of their droppings.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, is to be called 'Curiosity', the winning suggestion in a nationwide contest that attracted some 9,000 entries.
NASA’s search for extrasolar, earth-like planets is one of the most
fascinating scientific projects of our time. 300 “alien worlds” have
been found so far, but it remains difficult to determine whether there
is water present on those planets in order to support life as we know
it. Scientists now have found a way to discover water using NASA’s over
a distance of tens of millions of miles.
SkyMapper, Australia’s first new optical research telescope for 25 years, was inaugurated yesterday to map the southern skies.
Opinion: On the 28th October, 1971, the United Kingdom launched its first - and only - satellite to be carried into orbit by a launch vehicle also designed and built in the UK. The Black Arrow launcher placed the Prospero satellite in low earth orbit some three months after the project had been cancelled by the government.
NASA is in the final stages to of getting a new mission off the ground to come up with much more detailed maps of the moon’s surface, to find safe landing sites for human explorers and discover potential resources.