Space agency also picks neutron star instrument to fly on space station
U.S. National Science Foundation grant for $1.25 million would help backers build public-private partnership
January 2, 2013 4:55 PM
New ALMA Correlator must contend with harsh conditions, thin air
October 5, 2012 12:55 PM
Array will peer back in time to the early universe
August 20, 2012 6:46 PM
A $425 million lander mission to take the pulse of the Red Planet will launch in 2016
August 17, 2012 1:09 PM
Astronomy report recommends that NSF cut older facilities to make way for new
August 15, 2012 11:45 AM
State board weighs appeal by opponents of Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
A predictable escalation of the exploration of Mars has collided with limited funding
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope slated to be built in Chile
A meeting cosponsored by NASA sought to forge closer ties between the earth and planetary science communities
But some funding remains uncertain for the European Extremely Large Telescope
Curiosity’s rock drill will grind Teflon into samples to be analyzed for signs of past life
Cost overruns doom mission
NASA hopes to repurpose the instruments to study dark energy, extrasolar planets, and a host of other questions in astronomy
A satellite that had been scheduled to be shut down now has a fresh lease on life, thanks to a first-of-a-kind arrangement.
Sites will explore complementary parts of electromagnetic spectrum
New NRC report says U.S. Earth observation system is declining rapidly
JUICE to study potentially life-bearing moons
Organizers say they will build telescope without federal funds
Engineers bring down Russian satellite some had hoped to save for Antarctic communications
March 23, 2012 12:59 PM
But time running out to use spacecraft for Antarctic communications
A proposed $300-million cut to NASA's planetary science budget threatens U.S. leadership in the field—and breaks a promise to the community, says a Democratic member of the House of...
February 13, 2012 2:01 PM
Rock recovered from musician's property may shed light on ice age Britain
February 2, 2012 3:11 PM
Russian space scientists this week floated the idea of building a new version of the Phobos-Grunt sample return spacecraft after the first model failed to escape Earth orbit and...
January 19, 2012 4:43 PM
Today the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the four winners of the 2012 Crafoord Prize, an annual award that rotates between the disciplines of astronomy, mathematics, geosciences, biosciences,...
January 3, 2012 5:52 PM
For nearly a decade now, two university consortia in the United States have been in a race to build two ground-based telescopes that would be several times bigger than...
November 23, 2011 3:02 PM
For nearly a decade, officials at NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have discussed a shared mission to study dark energy. But any substantive collaboration on Europe's dark...
November 23, 2011 8:38 AM
The European Space Agency (ESA) has reported that last night it received a signal from the stricken Mars probe Phobos-Grunt. The Russian mission was launched on 8 November but...
November 15, 2011 10:55 AM
Congress appears to have preserved funding for the James Webb Space Telescope. Last night lawmakers from both the House of Representatives and the Senate issued a final spending bill...
November 9, 2011 11:31 AM
Russia's first solar system exploration mission since 1996 hangs in the balance today as the probe failed to ignite its engines to start the journey to Mars. The mission...
October 28, 2011 2:36 PM
Third time's the charm. Climate and weather researchers are breathing a bit easier today with this morning's successful launch of a NASA satellite that will provide data to the...
October 27, 2011 11:04 AM
The comet Elenin, never more than a modest celestial ice ball, has broken into even smaller pieces, NASA announced 25 October.
October 5, 2011 11:37 AM
Europe will launch two missions to study the sun and the mysterious "dark energy" that is speeding the universe's expansion in launch slots slated for 2017 and 2019. The two...
October 4, 2011 10:50 AM
The project to build the largest radiotelescope the world has ever seen, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), took a key step last month when the two candidate sites, southern...
September 20, 2011 2:10 PM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is gearing up for a long-awaited competition between two California-based consortia seeking federal support to build the next giant ground-based telescope. But a perception...
September 8, 2011 11:32 AM
A one-time principal investigator on a NASA mission that is still orbiting the moon has admitted trying to sell classified materials to an FBI employee posing as an Israeli...
September 1, 2011 2:00 PM
NASA has begun wrestling with how to safeguard the historic and scientific value of more than three dozen sites on the moon. These remnants of America's golden era of...
September 1, 2011 11:54 AM
Traveling along with the space station and hundreds of satellites is a swarm of more than 16,000 bits and pieces of rocket parts traveling at high velocities. Any one...
August 25, 2011 1:18 PM
It's hardly the most opportune time to announce a huge cost overrun for a major science facility. But last week NASA told Congress that its proposed successor to Hubble,...
With the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum providing a suitably themed backdrop, NASA officials announced today that its next Mars rover, Curiosity (a.k.a. Mars Science Laboratory), will be...