OSIRIS-REx snagged so much dirt and rock from the asteroid Bennu on Tuesday that the probe’s sampling mechanism didn’t close properly, allowing some of the collected material to escape into space.
Algol, also known as the Demon Star, is quite possibly the most interesting star in the fall and winter skies, if you know when to look for its brightness changes.
SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype has been stacked in preparation for an ambitious test flight that will take the vehicle far higher than any of its predecessors have gone.
The moon comes into focus in the fourth episode of National Geographic’s “The Right Stuff” on Disney Plus.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy landed back on Earth Oct. 22, 2020 after a stint aboard the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins shared her voting selfie from orbit after stating before her launch earlier this month that she would cast her ballot from the International Space Station.
This Friday (Oct. 23), “Space Chat” will explore asteroid Bennu, which NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission sampled this week.
Physicists suggest harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick? Carefully set everything up so the particles don’t get lost forever.
If the Higgs boson really is decaying into pairs of muons in the Large Hadron Collider, that’s a big deal for particle physics.
Lenticular clouds look like saucers and form when wind meets mountains. This photo is one of the Royal Meteorological Society’s favorites of the year.