Five of the Uranus moons might be ocean worlds − and if there’s water, there might be life.
Borman’s professionalism helped the risky Apollo 8 mission become a success.
Some dark craters on the Moon are never exposed to light − ice could be hiding in these permanently shadowed regions, and India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission marked a big step toward finding it.
In September 2023, a NASA mission successfully brought samples of an asteroid down to Earth in a sealed capsule. Analysis of these samples may reveal information about the origins of the universe.
When you’re an astronaut landing on the Moon, you can’t rely on the same gravitational cues we have on Earth. But regimented training with sensory devices could one day prevent spatial disorientation.
For All Mankind is set in an Apollo era transformed by the inclusion of women, characters of colour and LGBTQ+ protagonists.
Astronauts living and working on the Moon will need something to eat. The Growing Beyond Earth program supports international space crop research.
Scientists have been searching Earth’s surface for superheavy elements too difficult to make in the lab, but now, many are looking to the skies instead.
A more active Sun could disable satellites and affect electrical grids on Earth.
Some space rocks you can get for free – if you know how to identify them. Rarer materials cost more, and the asteroid sample NASA just brought back has a high price tag.
Control experiments are critical in informing the search for alien life.
A distant lump of space rock may have a surprising amount in common with the core of our own planet.
Studying the sample could help answer how water arrived on Earth and how life started.
The asteroid is interesting from a scientific perspective as well as a commercial one.
The discovery provides a way to study the birth of an entirely new planet in real time.
Missions to asteroids are opening up the secrets of the Solar System
AI poses a variety of ethical conundrums, but the NASA teams working on Mars rovers exemplify an ethic of care and human-robot teamwork that could act as a blueprint for AI’s future.
The space agency hopes to get to the bottom of the many sightings being reported.
Space can damage everything from your cardiovascular and nervous systems to your mental health – long voyages can feel isolating for many.
Months after a military officer made sensational claims about unexplained objects in the skies, NASA released a report loosely outlining a scientific approach for analyzing UAP reports.