Exploding Stars Make Key Ingredient in Sand, Glass

A new study shows that silica - one of the most common substances on Earth - is formed when...

‘We trust our rocket’, crew says ahead of first space launch since failure

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made...

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped scientists get a better idea of the size of 'Oumuamua - the first...

Cosmic Detective Work: Why We Care About Space Rocks

Small worlds witnessed dramatic changes in our solar system that occurred long before humans. Here's how we're studying them.

The Mars InSight Landing Site Is Just Plain Perfect

If the InSight landing zone were ice cream, it would be vanilla.

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has...

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus said on Friday it had delivered the "powerhouse" for NASA's new...

Looking Into the Eye of Yutu

For the CloudSat science team, getting a view inside the eye of a typhoon is not something that happens...

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

NASA declares Dawn's historic mission over after spacecraft depletes its hydrazine fuel and stops communicating with the Deep Space...

Five Things to Know About InSight’s Mars Landing

NASA engineers will be holding their breath when their spacecraft heads into Mars' atmosphere on Nov. 26.
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