Meteorites are chunks of space rock that make it through our atmosphere to land on Earth. When quickly identified and recovered, the extraterrestrial rock can tell astronomers a lot about the composition of the universe and even how life began on Earth. Meteorites can show evidence of minerals not seen on our planet or what looks like fossilized bacteria from Mars.
Yesterday, an asteroid the size of a bus came shockingly close to Earth.
Astronauts go through all sorts of training to prepare for what it will be like in space.
On December 7, 1972, the Apollo 17 team, made up of Eugene “Gene” Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt launched into space. They took part in the last mission of NASA’s Apollo program and the final manned mission to the Moon. When they were about 45,000 kilometers (28,000 miles) away from home—hurtling toward our natural satellite—the team captured something that forever changed the way we understand our planet.
Space is full of rocks.
Water is a scientific enigma. How did Earth develop its oceans? Do other planets have water?
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has revolutionized the science of astronomy in the year since its launch on Christmas Day 2021. From stunning hi-res images of Jupiter to detailed, sparkling shots of the Tarantula Nebula and the Cartwheel Galaxy, every image returned to Earth has pushed boundaries of beauty and knowledge. Webb's latest image of the Pillars of Creation—gas and dust pillars within the Eagle Nebula—combines Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
NASA's Artemis I mission has come to an end, putting mankind one step closer to a historic return to the...
Since the beginning of recorded history, our universe has provoked questions and sparked curiosity.
Fifty years after humans last stepped on the Moon, imaging specialist Andy Saunders is celebrating the Apollo missions by enhancing original photos from the beloved NASA program. In his book, Apollo Remastered: The Ultimate Photographic Record, Saunders shares hundreds of newly restored and never before seen images from the NASA archive.
A new era in space exploration has begun thanks to the successful launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS).
Looking directly at the Sun is bad for your eyes.