The Kepler telescope was deactivated in 2018, ending its mission almost a decade after its launch. However, its observations continue to teach us new things about the universe. NASA reports that astronomers have found a system of seven planets thanks to the data gathered by the Kepler telescope. Known as Kepler-385 due to the involvement of the telescope in its discovery, this seven-planet system has a Sun-like star at the center.
There are few sights as romantic as a full moon.
At some point in school, we all learned about the elements of the periodic table.
The True Story of José Hernández, the Latino Astronaut That Inspired the Movie “A Million Miles Away”
In 2009, astronaut José Hernández saw his dream come true—travel to space as a member of NASA's STS-128 mission. But his path was unlike that of most astronauts. Born to immigrant parents, he spent his early years picking produce in California. Unrelenting about his passion for the stars, Hernández was rejected by the space program 11 times before he was finally accepted.
We're only a few days away from one of the most exciting astronomy events of the year.
On July 20, 1969, the world watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon and deliver the famous line: “This...
The Northern Lights are one of the most fascinating phenomena of the natural world. Typically, the best chances to see it are from very remote Arctic locations during the coldest months of the year; however, soon it may become easier to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis. Sunspot observations, a key predictor for the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights, have increased since the end of last year, and could continue to grow.
While the Moon is a constant presence in our lives, there's a lot that scientists are still learning about it.
Astronaut Frank Rubio has made history.
Three years ago, NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) spacecraft collected a sample from the Bennu asteroid. Since then, the Osiris-REx has been on a long journey home to share the findings with the team. On September 24, 2023, the capsule containing rocks and dust from Bennu successfully landed on Earth, in an area inside the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range near Salt Lake City.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has allowed astronomers to marvel at celestial bodies located galaxies away.
In 2022, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft made history by achieving something we had only seen in movies.