The blockbuster film’s futuristic vision of interplanetary exploration could soon be out of date
How satellite imagery combines with ground-based detectors to graphically render air quality--and how the U.S. government and the university-based Smog Blog get the news out
Some are already on their way and some are still in the works, but here is what we may see from unmanned exploration of space in the coming years
Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute sent an aquatic robot on a test run deep below the Pacific Ocean this summer
Icelandic eruptions, oil spills, deadly heat: NASA's Terra satellite has captured spectacular views of such dramatic events, documenting our planet's ever-changing visage since the satellite's five sensors saw "first light" 10 years ago...
Robots cleaned up what humans could not because of radioactive contamination after the worst nuclear accident in the nation's history 30 years ago
Africa's second-most endangered predator breaks out of the reserves created to protect it. Now, biologists are finding that it's own urine can be used to contain it
Satellite images from the last 35 years reveal sweeping environmental changes throughout Africa
A new approach to the decades-old problem of quantum gravity goes back to basics and shows how the building blocks of space and time pull themselves together
At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...
New Horizons went into “safe mode” on Saturday but the probe should be back to normal science operations by Tuesday, exactly one week before it performs the flyby
With two partially successful landing attempts of its Falcon 9 booster, the private company inches closer to its goal of making a fully reusable rocket
Genetic blueprints attached to a rocket survived a short spaceflight and later passed on their biological instructions
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries
Over the years humans have deployed spacecraft into some wild, wacky, and extremely clever orbital configurations to better study the cosmos.
A toothpick proves that nobody's getting to the stars very quickly using conventional rocketry
Con dos intentos de aterrizaje del Falcon 9 parcialmente exitosos, la compañía privada está cada vez más cerca de su objetivo de hacer un cohete totalmente reutilizable...
El planeta, Kepler-452b, es probablemente rocoso y orbita en la zona habitable de su estrella, donde podría existir agua líquida.
Wrinkled landscapes and spouting jets on Saturn's sixth-largest moon hint at underground waters
New pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) and imaging technology is helping engineers design more aerodynamic planes and spacecraft