The Geminid Meteor Shower's dust stream is 5-500 times heavier than that of other meteor showers. Read about the Geminids' peak intensity and many other interesting facts about the Geminid Meteor Shower, including its unique origins.
A satellite with a mass of 5.7 metric tons will re-enter Earth's atmosphere in late September or early October. NASA predicts 26 pieces weighing as much as 300 pounds will survive to impact the ground.
New evidence shows that basic building blocks of DNA have been deposited on Earth by meteorites, which means that they have almost certainly been deposited throughout the solar system as well. Did the find fertile ground elsewhere?
NASA's Cassini scientists have discovered strong evidence for the existence of salt water oceans on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis suggests they might be similar to those of Earth and be suitable for extraterrestrial life.
The first time I heard about the plans for a reusable space shuttle, I felt that we were on the edge of making the next giant leap from Earth to Space. Today, as the space shuttle era comes to a close, I have that feeling again.
Forget the return to the moon mission, Virgin Galactic's CEO suggest NASA look farther afield for it's next big missions. He also tells us why NASA is still a good investment even as America's budget seems to be in crisis.
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides gives and exclusive update on the status of their test flight program, the timing of the first commercial tourist flights, and the first passenger list for SpaceShip Two.
Traveling at a speed of more than 3 million miles per hour, the solar flare's coronal mass ejection is expected to impact the Earth beginning June 9th. Learn more about its strength and expected effects.
A former Rockwell shuttle engineer remembers the return to space effort after the Challenger disaster and points to political decisions to choose inferior technical solutions that contributed to Challenger's demise.
Learn more about Christa McAuliffe, the remarkable woman chosen from 11,000 candidates for NASA's Teacher in Space Project. While her life was cut short by the Challenger disaster, her vision lives on.
Did you know that people who find freshly fallen meteorites report that they are cold or only slightly warm to the touch? The myth of a flaming rock striking the Earth is just one popular misconception about meteorites.
The first of three planned test flight for the Dragon space capsule took place on Wednesday. SpaceX has a 12 flight contract from NASA to resupply the International Space Station when the space shuttle program is mothballed.
NASA estimates that there are more than half a million man-made bits of space debris bigger than 1 centimeter in diameter whizzing around the Earth. These objects pose an increasing threat to satellties and astronauts.
NASA announced the discovery of what is believed to be the youngest nearby black hole ever observed. Observing fifty million year-old-light, scientists are able to watch the infancy of a black hole created by the collapse of a distant super nova.
The latest in a string of technical problems with the space shuttle Discovery has caused another launch postponement. Discovery will have one more chance to take-off before the launch window closes on Monday.
In a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of China's air force,Commander Xu Qiliang mused about building a "Great Wall of steel in the blue sky" to seek control of "the ground, the oceans and the electro-magnetic spheres."
Europa may be the best hope for finding extraterrestrial life within our lifetime. With oceans of liquid water that are now thought to have high levels of oxygen, there are multiple ways that live could exist there.
Recent published news reports have communicated so many errors and fables about NASA bombing the moon that I finally had to set the record straight and point out some of the worst NASA moon bombing stories.
NASA astronauts accept many speaking engagements throughout the year for groups that know the procedures and where to send an official request. For those who just want to stay in touch with NASA astronauts, many are frequent Twitter users.
Columbus' discovery of the New World and its colonization has some similarities, but many stark contrasts to the opening up of new worlds in space to permanent outpost. The one thing they have in common is that both will be motivated by greed.
In 1999 the United Nations declared the first World Space Week and the event has been held annually ever since. This year President Obama will invite middle school children to a Star Party with telescopes on the White House lawn.
On October 9th, NASA will be sending a heavy impact vehicle called the Centaur crashing into the south pole of the moon at high velocity. The LCROSS mission is designed to detect once and for all if there are significant amounts of water on the moon.