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Astronomers have long known that some comets like it hot. Several of the greatest comets in history have flown close to the sun, puffing themselves up with solar heat, before they became naked-eye wonders in the night sky.
NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere.
Scott Guzewich spent six years as a weather forecaster in the Air Force before switching to his dream career as a planetary scientist.
Image Caption: This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres.
Not all that long ago, anything like the International Space Station was reserved for science fiction and drug highs.
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.
Human activities, a changing climate and natural disasters are rapidly altering the face of our planet.
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, blasted off on Tuesday to put the company's first commercial satellite into orbit, staking a potentially game-changing claim in a global industry worth nearly $190 billion a year.
The hyper-local food trend is really big right now. And apparently, NASA wants to make sure astronauts don't miss out.
Image Caption: NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft project celebrated a flight milestone on Sept.
December 3, 2013 - NASA and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Richmond, Va., have joined forces to advance technology and innovation.
The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years.
Comet ISON, a "shining green candle in the solar wind," is no longer with us, NASA declared Monday morning in a tribute to what many hoped would be the "comet of the century."
This view looks toward the trailing hemisphere of Titan. North on Titan is up and rotated 32 degrees to the left.
NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty spoke to Farmington High School students Monday about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in getting a job in the field like an astronaut.