| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.
The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:56 AM
A rocket carrying 3,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, and should be visible across the mid-Atlantic.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is slated to launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 1:40 p.m. from...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:54 AM
NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite into orbit.
The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space.
It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Researchers at MIT and Harvard have created the most accurate model yet of how our universe formed, and you can watch it right here in the beautiful, trippy video below.
"Watching the video is like flying through the universe way faster than the speed...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:58 PM
What happens to our DNA, RNA and proteins if we spend a long time in space? A pair of 50-year-old twins will help NASA find out.
Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly have signed up to be part of the first-ever twin study that takes place, at least...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Newport News Shipbuilding and NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton are feeling the pinch of budget uncertainty in Washington, but Sen. Tim Kaine says Congress might clear that up in the coming weeks.
The Virginia Democrat toured both facilities...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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The spacewalk tools have been laid out. The Quest airlock has been set up. There's a spacewalk coming, and you can watch it live right here.
Early Wednesday morning NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:41 PM
NASA’s LADEE mission ended with a bang when the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface Thursday. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer smashed into the dark side of the moon between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., according to NASA officials....
| May 23, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Long before the Chelyabinsk asteroid slammed into the atmosphere over Russia last year, it struck another space rock in a high-intensity mash-up that put it on a collision course with Earth, scientists say.
A research team from Japan and Russia analyzed...