As one of our two neighbors, Mars has piqued the interest of humans for centuries. Also known as the Red Planet, it's the subject of intense study by NASA, which hopes to soon send astronauts to the planet for research purposes. Easily visible in the sky from Earth, sightings of Mars have been recorded dating back to ancient Egyptian astronomers. Since that time, there is so much that we've learned and discovered about our neighbor.
A sight to behold, the Milky Way has long been a source of fascination for photographers.
Skywatchers, get ready for a big event.
Have you ever looked up to the night sky and wondered how to identify famous star patterns? You may have heard of the “Big Dipper” or know the signs of the zodiac, but finding famous constellations among the stars requires knowledge of their fascinating history. Ever since humans walked the Earth, great significance has been given to the celestial objects in the sky.
Mars has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for humans.
Most of us are accustomed to sunrises, however precious few people have ever had the chance to watch an “Earthrise.
NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter is making history every week. Brought to the planet by the Perseverance Mars Rover, the tiny craft recently completed the first helicopter flight in an atmosphere other than Earth's. Ingenuity has already made five successful flights. Now, NASA has released new video with sound so that everyone can listen to Ingenuity's whirring blades themselves.
You may have caught a glimpse of the Super Pink Moon at the end of April 2021, but if you...
After more than five months in outer space, SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronauts returned to Earth on May 2, 2021.
On April 28, after a long battle with cancer, NASA astronaut Michael Collins passed away at age 90. Best known for his work on the historic Apollo 11 mission, where he was the command module pilot, Collins spent over 20 hours alone in lunar orbit while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. As a fundamental piece of Apollo 11's success, Collins holds an important place in the history of space travel.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is continuing to make history.
It's been a good week for NASA on Mars.