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March 20, 2018 6:11 PM This Is What the Spring Equinox Looks Like From Space

For the Northern Hemisphere, Tuesday, March 20, marks the vernal, or spring, equinox — the first day of spring. The National Weather Service shared this image from space of the Earth just before “the sun crossed the equator,” or just before the start of spring. For those living north of the equator — the imaginary latitude line that marks the middle 97

March 14, 2018 11:00 AM Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface. The planets are orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system that are known as “Red Dwarfs.” One of the brightest Red Dwarfs, K2-155, has three “super-Earths,” one of which, K2-155d, could be within the star’s habitable zone. K2-155d, which 113

March 14, 2018 12:21 AM Star Wars? President Trump proposes military space force

America should create its own separate military space force, President Donald Trump mentioned in an offhand remark Tuesday that would change the course of U.S. space policy. But don't expect Captain Kirk ordering phasers set on stun, Battlestar Galactica or ray guns blazing in orbit in the near future, space experts said. And some said a military space 97

March 13, 2018 11:08 PM Design error may have caused SpaceX rocket explosion in 2015: NASA

A design error may have caused a SpaceX rocket to explode mid-air in June of 2015, according to a NASA report that was released Monday. The unmanned rocket was headed to the International Space Station to deliver 4,000 pounds of supplies. It burst into flames above Cape Canaveral in Florida just 139 seconds after its launch, and SpaceX concluded that the explosion 119

March 8, 2018 2:47 PM NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover's new drilling technique

On Friday, 26 January 2018, Gintautas Urbonas, 52, escaped from HM Prison Peterborough located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, by scaling a prison wall. He was serving a 12-year sentence for the attempted rape of a child and child abduction. The video shows the prisoner climb a gated door before leaping onto a light, over razor wire onto a satellite 79

March 6, 2018 12:15 AM 'Planet Parade' to light up night sky in March: How to watch the rare event

A parade of five planets, including Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus (pictured) along with the bright star Antares, will light the sky starting March 7. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Stargazers, get your binoculars ready: a string of bright planets, called a "Planet Parade," will grace the night's sky this week, and the show is expected to last several 262

February 28, 2018 7:46 AM U.S.-Russian crew returns from space station: NASA TV

(Reuters) - A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Alexander 108

February 16, 2018 12:32 PM Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of robot arm repair

Spacewalking astronauts finishing months of robot arm repair Spacewalking astronauts stepped out Friday to wrap up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Japan's Norishige Kanai emerged from the orbiting complex as the sun rose over Peru's western coast, 250 miles below. The 58-foot 55

February 15, 2018 4:11 PM NASA is sending a million-year-old piece of Mars back home

File photo: The planet Mars showing showing Terra Meridiani is seen in an undated NASA image. (REUTERS/NASA/Greg Shirah) The ancient rock, named “Sayh al Uhaymir 008,” or “SaU008,” was once part of one of a meteorite that landed on Earth after blowing off from Mars millions of years ago. SaU008 was discovered in Oman in 1999 and is the only one of 200 similar 214

February 15, 2018 2:45 PM A NASA observatory just saw a total solar eclipse ... in space!

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw a total eclipse from space on Feb. 11, 2018. (Joy Ng/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO) NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured gorgeous views of a total solar eclipse on Sunday (Feb. 11), making the mission's birthday even more special. The cosmic event was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory(SDO) 176