Saturn's second-largest moon Rhea has a wispy atmosphere with lots of oxygen and carbon dioxide, a new study has found. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected Rhea's atmosphere during a close flyby of the frozen moon in March. The discovery marks the fir
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Until now, paper planes have basically been flown in schoolrooms and offices. Sometimes the flight ends in trouble for the would-be aeronautical engineer. But now a milestone in paper airplane flight technology has been achieved: the first paper airp
Made in Space wants to launch 3-D printers into orbit and use them to make parts for spacecraft and space stations, which would be assembled in zero gravity.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has postponed a planned Nov. 20 launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule to no earlier than Dec. 7, according to a company news release.
The Kepler Space Telescope doesn’t just look for planets. By listening to subtle vibrations of the stars in its field of view, the telescope is recording a stellar symphony that gives an unprecedentedly accurate view of the inner lives of stars.
A private spaceship built to launch space tourists on suborbital joyrides could by flying on its own by this fall, SPACE.com has learned.
A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered -- hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said Wednesday after working out its weight for the first time. Those be
VIDEO - The Private Space Race is soooooo ON! - Bill Whittle tells us how NASA recently relegated from space exploration to Muslim outreach. Don't fret. The private sector is filling the void left in space by the Obama adminstration.
First they gave us a high-res tour of Mars -- now Microsoft has made the largest and clearest night-sky map ever. It's a terapixel image: 1,000 000,000,000 pixels.
As conflicting visions for NASA's future continue to generate gridlock in Washington D.C., the Russians are investing $800 million in a new spaceport in the country's far eastern region. The spaceport, which will relieve the traffic at the Soviet-bui
The likely termination of the Constellation moon project points to the constraints on the once ambitious space program that accomplished so much in half a century.
Japanese space officials have found intriguing dust-like particles inside the sample capsule from the asteroid probe Hayabusa, but whether they are actually pieces of an asteroid or contamination from Earth remains to be seen, Japan's space agency an
The White House rolled out a sweeping national space policy for the United States on Monday, one that aims to boost international cooperation and reiterates plans to send Americans to visit an asteroid by 2025.
"You're freezing cold and there's glacial ice everywhere, and it gets just warm enough that you get a river," said James Dickson, a research analyst also at Brown University.