Brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen, the largest known explosion since Big Bang, has a unique jet structure unlike any other

The GRB, called the Brightest Of All Time (or BOAT) may be powered by its strange jet structure, scientists say.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Plunges Into Fast Solar Wind and Discovers Its Mysterious Source

NASA's Parker Solar Probe probe got close enough to sun's surface to see hidden granular features. NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP) has flown close enough to the sun to detect the fine structure of the solar wind close to where…

NASA's Parker Solar Probe flies close to the sun, spots origin of 'fast' solar winds

Understanding how and where solar winds originate is critical for forecasting solar storms and space weather.

Astrophysicists Spot a Cosmic Whisper: The Faintest Galaxy in the Early Universe

An international research team has confirmed the existence of the faintest galaxy ever observed in the early universe, JD1. This discovery was made using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and contributes to the understanding of the universe's evolution. JD1, typical…

NASA’s Mission to That $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid Is Officially Happening This Fall

The space agency has reportedly made outstanding progress on the Psyche project.

JWST Shows How the Early Universe Was Furiously Forming Stars

The JADES program used 770 hours of JWST observing time on the earliest galaxies and found the most distant galaxy yet, among other surprises.

Webb Telescope Finds Bright, Massive Stars in Hundreds of the Oldest Galaxies Ever Seen

The age of darkness is over. The Epoch of Reionization has come.

Gravitational Waves Might Be Detected in 'Cocoons' of Dying Stars

High-speed jets from dying stars could produce gravitational waves detectable by the LIGO project.

NASA gives go for launch of mission to $10-quadrillion asteroid

NASA has given the okay to its long-delayed US$985 million Psyche deep-space mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid, also called Psyche, that may be worth as much as $10 quadrillion, or 90 times the world's entire $110-trillion economy.

Vulcan performs static-fire test

United Launch Alliance carried out a static-fire test of its Vulcan Centaur rocket June 7, one of the final milestones before the vehicle’s first launch.

Jet Streaming From the Brightest Known Gamma Ray Burst Is Weirder Than We Realized

The BOAT, as it’s known, could change the way astronomers see gamma ray bursts.

What made the brightest cosmic explosion of all time so exceptional?

Few cosmic explosions have attracted as much attention from space scientists as the one recorded on October 22 last year and aptly named the Brightest of All Time (BOAT). The event, produced by the collapse ...

Brightest cosmic explosion of all time: how we may have solved the mystery of its puzzling persistence

Radiation from the brightest cosmic explosion ever seen may have been mixing with gas and dust around its dying star – making the signal last longer.

Hundreds of mysterious structures found at the heart of the Milky Way

The above image may look like a piece of colourful, abstract art, but it is, in fact, a glimpse at the very heart of our galaxy. Most of us can’t even begin to imagine what lurks beyond our solar system,…

James Webb Space Telescope Uncovers Hundreds of Galaxies in Early Universe

In the JWST version of the Hubble Deep Field, astronomers are discovering what galactic life was like in the earliest years of the universe.

45,000 Galaxies Sparkle in New James Webb Telescope Photo

There are 45,000 galaxies in this image!

America's Oldest Rocket Company Successfully Test Fires Powerful New Rocket

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) succesfully test fired its Vulcan Centaur rocket at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Parker Solar Probe flies into the fast solar wind and finds its source

NASA’s solar probe has gotten close enough to the sun’s surface — 13 million miles — to see granular features not visible from afar

Astronomers Witness The Brightest Space Explosion Ever Seen

So bright our instruments struggled to measure it.

What you need to know about United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket test fire

Watch live as United Launch Alliance targets 6 p.m. EDT this evening for the first test firing of its new Vulcan Centaur rocket.

Dying stars build humongous 'cocoons' that shake the fabric of space-time

New simulations show that dying stars release enormous "cocoons" of gas that may rattle with space-time ripples called gravitational waves.

A simulation of a dying star shows how it could create gravitational waves

Massive jets and an expanding cocoon of debris from a collapsing star could be a source of never-before-seen ripples in spacetime.

We Could Soon “Hear” the Gravitational Waves of Dying Stars

Massive, dying stars — behemoths tens of times the Sun's mass — should emit gravitational waves that we can hear with LIGO.

NASA Opens Applications for Artifact Program to Museums, Schools, More

Eligible schools, universities, museums, libraries, and planetariums interested in receiving historic NASA objects for their STEM programs have until Friday, June 30, to apply for the 60th screening of the NASA Artifacts Module.

NASA spends $45M to seed tech from hundreds of space businesses

Hundreds of aerospace businesses will receive grant funding from NASA to accelerate their tech, with an overall investment of $45 million.

NASA awards millions to boost technology innovations created by small businesses

NASA is giving a boost to small businesses that are working on technologies including a power beaming system suitable for use on the moon.

NASA Selects Small Business, Research Teams for Tech Development

NASA will award funding to more than 200 small business teams to develop new technologies designed to protect the health of astronauts, lower risk of collision damage to spacecraft, and more. The new awards from NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research…

Webb spots galactic smoke signals from across the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope has spotted complex organic molecules, which usually form in smoke and smog, in the very distant universe. With help from a galactic gravitational anomaly, the telescope could see the molecules from more than 12 billion…

Boeing accused in lawsuit of stealing trade secrets for NASA rocket

Boeing was sued on Wednesday by a Colorado company that accused the aerospace giant of stealing trade secrets for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, and then building components with "critical" safety flaws that could endanger astronauts.

Boeing sued for allegedly stealing IP, counterfeiting tools used on NASA projects

Wilson Aerospace, a family-run tools company based in Colorado, is suing Boeing for a wide range of claims concerning allegedly stolen intellectual property.

Boeing used 'counterfeit' tools on NASA rockets, lawsuit claims

Boeing has been accused in a bombshell lawsuit of making knock-off versions of patented tools for work on NASA rockets, allegedly leading to the leaks that delayed the historic Artemis I mission.

Boeing accused of stealing trade secrets in new lawsuit

Boeing is facing another lawsuit, this time, the aerospace giant is being accused of stealing trade secrets to build a moon rocket.

The Parker Solar Probe may have spotted the origin of high-speed solar winds

Kinks in the magnetic fields near the surface of the sun appear to be the cause of fast-moving flows in the solar wind.

NASA’s Mission to That $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid Is Officially Happening This Fall

The space agency has reportedly made outstanding progress on the Psyche project.

NASA's heavy metal Psyche asteroid trip is a go for October

Team problems found last year seem to have been resolved

SpaceX Dragon Arrives at ISS With Pioneering Science Experiments and Solar Arrays

The SpaceX Dragon has docked with the International Space Station, beginning the 28th resupply mission for NASA. It carries an array of experiments, including IROSAs to increase the station's energy production, studies on thunderstorms, plant adaptations, and telomere behavior in…

Chinese commercial rocket firm launches 26 satellites, sets national record

Chinese commercial rocket firm launches 26 satellites, sets national record A Chinese commercial launch firm conducted its second orbital mission Wednesday, sending a reported record 26 satellites into orbit.

James Webb Space Telescope discovers oldest organic molecules in the known universe, 12 billion light-years from Earth

Astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope discovered evidence of complex organic molecules in a galaxy 12.3 billion light-years away — the furthest and oldest ever detected.

Aromatic molecules in a galaxy far, far away

JWST IR observations suggest star formation was rapid and uneven in early galaxy

How I learned to 'walk on the moon' while flying at 30,000 feet on a stomach-churning airplane ride (video)

There is only one way to experience lunar gravity while still on Earth: a parabolic airplane flight.

Missed the Mars Livestream? Here's the Video

When a mission to Mars reaches 20 years of service, that’s definitely reason to celebrate. ESA’s Mars Express celebrated by airing the first-ever livestream of images, sent directly from the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) on board the spacecraft. For an…

How Solar Wind Flows From the Sun Like Water From a Shower Head

The Parker Solar Probe is providing NASA researchers with insights into how the sun accelerates particles to a million miles per hour.

First mission to ‘touch’ the sun catches the solar wind | CNN

The Parker Solar Probe flew close enough to the sun to spot how the solar wind forms before it flows toward Earth and creates auroras and space weather.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Solves a Longtime Mystery About the Sun

The small spacecraft stared straight at the source of solar wind, likely uncovering the process that drives the violent bursts of plasma.

NASA's sun-kissing Parker Solar Probe finds source of 'fast' solar wind

The spacecraft's data point to showerhead-like 'coronal holes' as the source of the fast solar wind.

ULA test-fires first Vulcan rocket at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance's first Vulcan Centaur rocket completed a critical test-firing of its Blue Origin-built BE-4 main engines Wednesday night, clearing one of two remaining technical hurdles before the launcher is cleared for its inaugural flight later this year.

Cargo Dragon docks at space station

Closing out an automated 18-hour rendezvous, a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship loaded with 7,000 pounds of supplies and equipment, including two add-on roll-out solar blankets, caught up with the International Space Station early Tuesday and moved in for a problem-free…

SpaceX launch sends upgraded solar arrays to International Space Station

SpaceX's 28th resupply mission to the International Space Station lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center, carrying new solar arrays, fresh food, and experiments to sustain research and upgrade the power system on the orbiting laboratory.

More second-gen Starlink satellites launch on Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Sunday morning with 22 upgraded Starlink internet satellites, but officials called off a second Falcon 9 launch later in the day due to high winds in the booster's offshore recovery area.

Shenzhou crew capsule brings home three Chinese astronauts

Three Chinese astronauts departed the Tiangong space station Saturday and landed in the remote Gobi Desert of northwestern China, capping a six-month expedition that included four spacewalks and a host of experiments in the microgravity environment of low Earth orbit.

Wrapping up a six-month mission in orbit, three Chinese astronauts departed the Tiangong space station Saturday and landed in the remote Gobi Desert of northwestern China at 6:33 p.m. EDT (2233 UTC).

Webb spots vast plume of water vapor spewing from Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Using the sensitivity of the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have managed to detect a vast plume of water vapor spewing from the southern pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, a jet extending nearly 6,000 miles and feeding a previously detected…

Third set of upgraded solar arrays ready for ride to International Space Station

Two more roll-out solar arrays will ride a SpaceX cargo ship to the International Space Station this weekend, continuing a years-long mid-life station upgrade as NASA plans procurement of a final set of new solar wings to fully reinforce the…

Technical snags force another delay for Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule

Boeing and NASA officials said Thursday the first launch of astronauts on Boeing's delay-prone Starliner crew capsule won't happen in July after engineers recently discovered a problem with the spacecraft's parachute system and identified flammable tape around wiring harnesses inside…

North Korean launch attempt fails, days after South Korea’s successful space shot

An attempt to place a small North Korean military spy satellite into orbit May 30 failed a few minutes after liftoff, five days after South Korea successfully launched the country’s homegrown Nuri rocket with several technology demonstration and scientific research…

Space pictures! See our image of the day

A thick blanket of smoke produced by wildfires in Canada hangs over New York and other major cities in the U.S. Northeast in this image captured by Europe's Sentinel 3 satellite.

Brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen, the largest known explosion since Big Bang, has a unique jet structure unlike any other

The gamma-ray burst dubbed "the BOAT," or the brightest of all time, has a unique jet structure that may explain its extreme nature and why its afterglow persisted for so long.

Repeated signals from the center of the Milky Way could be aliens saying hello, new study claims

A new search for extraterrestrial life has scientists looking inward — toward the center of our galaxy.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope mission — Live updates

Read the latest news about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Earth's highest, coldest, rarest clouds are back. How to see the eerie 'noctilucent clouds' this summer.

Look North as the stars appear in June and July to have a chance of seeing rare noctilucent (or 'night-shining') clouds with the naked eye.

James Webb Space Telescope spots faintest galaxy yet in the infant universe (photo)

Astronomers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have confirmed the faintest galaxy yet seen in the early universe, a curious object that lies 13.3 billion light-years from Earth.

Satellite photos show US East Coast engulfed by smoke from Canadian wildfires

The U.S. Northeast woke up to a "horribly smoky day" on Wednesday (June 7) as a low-pressure system funnels toxic smoke from wildfires in Canada across the Atlantic Coast.

ULA test-fires new Vulcan Centaur rocket on the launch pad for 1st time (video)

United Launch Alliance's next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket took a big step toward its debut launch, acing a crucial engine firing today (June 7).

NASA's sun-kissing Parker Solar Probe finds source of 'fast' solar wind

Using data collected by NASA's sun-touching Parker Solar Probe, scientists have tracked the "fast" solar wind back to showerhead-like funnels generated by coronal holes.

How I learned to 'walk on the moon' while flying at 30,000 feet on a stomach-churning airplane ride (video)

Parabolic flights produce reduced gravity by following a wild trajectory of steep climbs and nerve-racking dives. The experience is out of this world, but for this reporter it had its challenges.