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February 20, 2024 at 5:02 AM

Astronomers find what may be the universe's brightest object with a black hole devouring a sun a day

Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest object in the universe
February 20, 2024 at 5:02 AM
What could be universe's brightest object has a black hole devouring a sun a day
February 18, 2024 at 5:02 PM

New images of Earth from Odysseus

The lunar lander Odysseus, from Intuitive Machines, captured stunning new images of Earth during its journey to the moon.
February 18, 2024 at 5:02 PM
New images of Earth from Odysseus
February 17, 2024 at 5:43 PM

Odysseus moon lander successfully fired its engines on trip to moon

The team at Intuitive Machines celebrated a milestone after the lunar lander Odysseus successfully fired all of its engines, the first time liquid methane and liquid oxygen have been used in space.
February 17, 2024 at 5:43 PM
Odysseus moon lander successfully fired its engines on trip to moon
February 15, 2024 at 4:37 PM

New mission to moon launches

The moon lander “Odysseus," which was built by private company Intuitive Machines, is expected to touch down near the moon’s South Pole later this month and help carry out a host of NASA experiments.
February 15, 2024 at 4:37 PM
New mission to moon launches
February 14, 2024 at 4:53 PM

Solar eclipse on Mars shows the planet partially covered in darkness in new NASA images

NASA's Perseverance rover captured images of Mars' moon, Phobos, passing the sun and creating a partial eclipse of the Red Planet.
February 14, 2024 at 4:53 PM
See Mars partially covered in darkness during Red Planet's solar eclipse
February 14, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Are we about to find out the moon's origin? Japan's space agency says it may now have clues

A Japan space agency official says an unmanned spacecraft that landed on the moon last month has captured and transmitted data analyzing 10 lunar rocks, a greater-than-expected achievement that could help provide clues about the origin of the moon
February 14, 2024 at 4:14 PM
Are we about to find out the moon's origin? Japan's space agency may now have clues
February 14, 2024 at 9:50 AM

Japan space agency says test flight for new flagship rocket is rescheduled for Saturday

Japan’s space agency says its new flagship H3 rocket will have a second test flight on Saturday, two days after an originally planned liftoff was postponed due to a bad weather forecast at the launch site in southwestern Japan
February 14, 2024 at 9:50 AM
Japan space agency says test flight for new flagship rocket rescheduled for Saturday
February 13, 2024 at 10:57 PM

Solar eclipse on Mars captured in new images

NASA's Perseverance rover captured images of Mars' moon, Phobos, passing the sun and creating a partial eclipse on the Red Planet.
February 13, 2024 at 10:57 PM
Solar eclipse on Mars captured in new images
February 12, 2024 at 10:54 AM

Turkey hails its first astronaut who returned from a 3-week mission to International Space Station

Turkey’s first astronaut has returned home to a hero’s welcome as a symbol of the country’s advances in technology and aerospace
February 12, 2024 at 10:54 AM
Turkey hails astronaut who returned from mission to International Space Station
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Ed Dwight was to be the first Black astronaut. At 90, he's finally getting his due

It wasn’t until 1983 that the first African American, Guion Bluford, reached space
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM
Ed Dwight was to be the first Black astronaut. At 90, he's finally getting his due
February 9, 2024 at 3:18 PM

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden return to Earth, ending private space station trip

Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden are back on Earth, ending a private three-week trip to the International Space Station
February 9, 2024 at 3:18 PM
Astronauts from Turkey, Italy, Sweden return to Earth, ending space station trip
February 8, 2024 at 5:18 PM

Countdown begins for April's total solar eclipse. What to know about watch parties and safe viewing

A total solar eclipse is coming to North America
February 8, 2024 at 5:18 PM
February 8, 2024 at 5:02 AM

Saturn's Death Star-looking moon may have vast underground ocean

Astronomers are reporting the best evidence yet of a vast, young ocean beneath the icy exterior of Saturn's Death Star-looking mini moon
February 8, 2024 at 5:02 AM
February 8, 2024 at 2:31 AM

Saturn's 'Death Star' moon has a hidden ocean under its surface, scientists say

French researchers cited observations made by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
February 8, 2024 at 2:31 AM
Saturn's 'Death Star' moon has a hidden ocean under its surface, scientists say
February 8, 2024 at 2:21 AM

Saturn's 'Death Star' moon has a hidden ocean under its surface, scientists say

French astronomer Valéry Lainey and a team of researchers from Observatoire de Paris announced the discovery of Mimas' newly formed ocean on Wednesday.
February 8, 2024 at 2:21 AM
Saturn's 'Death Star' moon has a hidden ocean under its surface, scientists say
February 7, 2024 at 9:24 PM

New NASA photos show fiery eruptions from volcanos on Jupiter's moon

Jupiter's third-largest moon, Io, is the most volcanically active celestial body in our solar system.
February 7, 2024 at 9:24 PM
New NASA photos show fiery eruptions from volcanos on Jupiter's moon
February 7, 2024 at 1:27 PM

How NASA’s PACE mission hopes to examine oceanic and atmospheric mysteries

NASA's PACE mission stands for Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem.
February 7, 2024 at 1:27 PM
What to know about NASA's PACE mission set to launch Thursday
February 6, 2024 at 11:26 PM

'The Space Race' explores the history of the 1st Black astronauts

Former astronaut Leland Melvin joins ABC News Live to talk about his new documentary, "The Space Race," and the legacy of Black astronauts.
February 6, 2024 at 11:26 PM
'The Space Race' explores the history of the 1st Black astronauts
February 6, 2024 at 3:48 PM

NASA announces new 'super-Earth': Exoplanet orbits in 'habitable zone,' is only 137 light-years away

A "super-Earth" located 137 light-years away orbits within a "habitable zone," NASA recently announced.
February 6, 2024 at 3:48 PM
NASA announces 'super-Earth' discovered in potential 'habitable zone'
February 5, 2024 at 2:41 PM

Russian cosmonaut sets new record

Oleg Kononenko has spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, totaling more than two and half years.
February 5, 2024 at 2:41 PM
Russian cosmonaut sets new record
February 2, 2024 at 3:58 AM

Asteroid set to fly by Earth

NASA says the football-sized asteroid will pass within 1.7 million miles of Earth.
February 2, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Asteroid set to fly by Earth
February 1, 2024 at 1:23 AM

NASA reveals new galaxies

NASA's Webb telescope sent back 19 images showing spiraling galaxies.
February 1, 2024 at 1:23 AM
NASA reveals new galaxies
1 month ago

What is January's full Wolf Moon? What it means for your zodiac sign

The Wolf Moon will arrive Jan. 25, 2024, at 12:54 p.m. ET. Find out the best ways to manifest your dreams during that period.
1 month ago
What is January's full Wolf Moon? What it means for your zodiac sign
1 month ago

Could a solar storm this week cause tech disruptions? NOAA expert explains

Earth is in the midst of a moderate solar storm -- but will it be strong enough to cause technology disruptions?
1 month ago
The northern lights could be visible in these parts of the US this week
1 month ago

Solar storm to hit Earth

A solar storm is set to hit Earth this week, bringing potential technology disruptions and northern lights.
1 month ago
Solar storm to hit Earth
1 month ago

NASA announces delay of its Artemis moon missions until 2025, 2026

NASA announced Tuesday it is delaying its Artemis II and Artemis III moon missions until 2025 and 2026, respectively.
1 month ago
NASA delays its Artemis moon missions
1 month ago

Set back for lunar landing mission

Operators reported a critical fuel leak in a Vulcan rocket three hours after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.
1 month ago
Set back for lunar landing mission
1 month ago

1st US commercial moon landing mission in jeopardy after 'critical' fuel leak

The first commercial moon landing may be in jeopardy after the company's space craft experienced a "critical" fuel leak on Monday.
1 month ago
1st US commercial moon landing mission in jeopardy after 'critical' fuel leak
1 month ago

1st American company ready to launch moon lander

A private American company is set to launch a moon lander on Monday, the first to do so in the 50 years since Apollo 17.
1 month ago
1st American company ready to launch moon lander
2 months ago

When to see the longest full moon in December

Celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas breaks down when to see the Cold Moon and what it means for you.
2 months ago
When to see the longest full moon in December
2 months ago

Geminid meteor shower expected to light up US skies this week

With mostly clear to partly cloudy skies expected over much of the United States, this year's Geminid meteor shower is forecast to offer one of the best celestial shows.
2 months ago
Geminid meteor shower expected to be visible to the naked eye
2 months ago

Geminid meteor shower to peak on Wednesday

Viewers could see up to 120 meteors per hour during the spectacular, celestial event.
2 months ago
Geminid meteor shower to peak on Wednesday
2 months ago

NASA celebrates 25th anniversary of the ISS with call to crew aboard the station

NASA and astronauts are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Space Station being in orbit.
2 months ago
NASA celebrates 25th anniversary of the ISS with call to crew aboard the station
3 months ago

Minnesota Vikings' Joshua Dobbs on being a quarterback and aerospace engineer

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs on “This Week.”
3 months ago
Minnesota Vikings' Joshua Dobbs on being a quarterback and aerospace engineer
3 months ago

Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs talks love of space, giving back and his parents going viral

Joshua Dobbs' debut as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was anything but ordinary
3 months ago
Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs talks love of space, giving back and his parents going viral
4 months ago

What to know about the 'devil comet' expected to pass by Earth in the summer

Here's what you need to know about the comet, known as 12P/Pons-Brooks.
4 months ago
'Devil horns' comet will be closest to Earth for 1st time in 7 decades. What to know
4 months ago

Mars Curiosity rover discovers signs of rivers

Researchers who have been examining data from NASA's "Curiosity" rover said it suggests the planet was once covered with flowing rivers.
4 months ago
Mars Curiosity rover discovers signs of rivers
4 months ago

NASA's Dragonfly preparing to fly through atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

NASA is preparing for its next mission: flying through the atmosphere of one of Saturn's moons, with its Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission planning to explore Titan.
4 months ago
NASA's Dragonfly preparing to fly through atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
4 months ago

The 'ring of fire' solar eclipse is coming. Here's how to watch this weekend

Here's how to watch the "ring of fire" solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023.
4 months ago
The 'ring of fire' solar eclipse is coming. Here's how to watch this weekend
4 months ago

'Ring of fire' eclipse set for Saturday

The moon will slip in front of the sun, leaving a fiery orange rim in the sky that will be visible for just a few minutes.
4 months ago
'Ring of fire' eclipse set for Saturday
4 months ago

What you need to know about the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse

Celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas tells us what to expect during this week's annular solar eclipse, during which the moon will block out most of the sun, resulting in a so-called "ring of fire."
4 months ago
What you need to know about the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse
4 months ago

How OSIRIS-REx's capsule could hold keys to 'building blocks of life' on Earth

NASA revealed Wednesday the contents of the OSIRIS-REx capsule containing the first asteroid sample collected in space.
4 months ago
How OSIRIS-REx's capsule could hold keys to 'building blocks of life' on Earth
4 months ago

What does a full moon in Aries mean for you?

Celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas says full moons bring endings, turning points, culminations and significant news. What does your Aries full moon horoscope have in store for you?
4 months ago
What does a full moon in Aries mean for you?
5 months ago

Lunar watchers treated to the sight of 2023's last supermoon

The fourth and final supermoon of 2023 rose between Sept. 28 and 29.
5 months ago
Lunar watchers treated to the sight of 2023's last supermoon
5 months ago

How to watch the last supermoon of 2023

This week's supermoon is also called a Harvest Moon or Corn Moon. It will shine brighter and larger in the night sky than the average full moon in 2023.
5 months ago
How to watch the last supermoon of 2023
5 months ago

What 1 year in space does to the body as NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returns home

As NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returns home after 371 days spent in space, an expert discusses the physical and psychological changes to the human body in space.
5 months ago
How astronaut Frank Rubio's record-breaking year in space may have impacted his body
5 months ago

Astronaut returns to Earth after breaking record for longest time in space

After 371 days in space, 47-year-old NASA astronaut Frank Rubio returned to Earth as he touched down in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
5 months ago
Astronaut returns to Earth after breaking record for longest time in space
5 months ago

NASA completes successful 7-year mission

A sample from the asteroid Bennu has been returned safely to the Utah desert. The sample is believed to be over four billion years old.
5 months ago
NASA completes successful 7-year mission
5 months ago

What to know about NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission

What you need to know about NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission as it prepares to return asteroid samples to Earth on Sunday.
5 months ago
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission: Asteroid sample lands on Earth
5 months ago

Could the moon be a home to humans?

National Geographic’s space issue takes a look at our progress on the moon and examines what could be the first lunar human colony.
5 months ago
Could the moon be a home to humans?
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