They’re stuck alone, in the dark, in a tight, cramped space for perhaps as long another four months. The 33 trapped Chilean miners might have become unwitting terranauts, but now they’re going to get a hand from the U.S. space program.
1, 2, 3 and to the 4, Mercury and Mars and Dr. Dre are at the door.
A gargantuan eruption of plasma on the surface of the sun has caused a celestial tsunami shower of ionized atoms to head straight for the Earth, which scientists expect to arrive at our planet Tuesday night.
Scientists say a collection of ancient rocks could hold evidence of life on Mars some four billion years ago..
Astronauts at the International Space Station were preparing to dock an unmanned service module when it flew past. NASA says it flew past at a safe distance and no astronauts were harmed.
Could it usher in a new era of space propulsion?
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope made the startling discovery of a massive, sprawling new ring around Saturn – by far the planet’s largest. (via NASA)
Imagine moving at six times the speed of sound.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis will liftoff for its final mission at 2:20 p.m. EST from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 12-day trip to the International Space Station will mark the end of Atlantis’ nearly 25 years of service. …
Astronomers reclassified a bizarre dark patch sighted by the Hubble space telescope in a distant nebula in 1999. What is it?