(WAKO, Japan) — The secret weapon of the future to blast away space junk: Lasers. Scientists at the Riken Computational Astrophysics Laboratory in Japan are proposing a laser defense system be mounted to the International…
WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago today, the collective astronomical community held its breath for eight minutes as Space Shuttle Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center to low Earth orbit. STS-31 was no ordinary Space Shuttle mission;…
WASHINGTON — Mother Nature is putting on quite the show Wednesday night for Earth Day, and millions can get a clear view of the Lyrid meteor shower, provided they’re away from bright city lights. Around 11 p.m. on…
WASHINGTON — Hey, DMV! This weekend we have a sky sight you do not want to miss! Starting April 10, brilliant and beautiful Venus will pass by the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, star cluster in the…
WASHINGTON – This year, 2015, is being called the International Year of Light by the United Nations. Included in the distinction are light-based technologies. The UN hopes to bring focus to sustainable ways light can…
Orion, the new NASA spacecraft that could someday carry
astronauts to Mars, is ready for its first test flight.
NASA is predicting it could it could find out in the next few decades, according
to The Register.
Buzz Aldrin is trying to work with political leaders and those at NASA to move toward
future space missions, a direction he says everyone would like to see.
After multiple delays, NASA and Orbital Sciences hope this weekend an Antares rocket will make it\’s way to the International Space Station from Virginia.
Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.
Yeah, there\’s another one in October, but why wait?
The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who
follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up
call in the solar system.
This week, NASA invited the public to take part in the journey to the asteroid Bennu.
Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on
Jan. 2 — and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 — NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor — the first of 2014.
The modern-day equivalent to the New World voyage?