Scientists have found the first evidence for water in the atmosphere of a rocky planet — offering a tantalizing new target in the search for life in the universe.
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What exactly can prepare a neophyte for her first encounter with 10,000 stinging insects? She was about to find out.
A diminutive nugget of a moon has been discovered lurking in the inner orbit of Neptune.
The astronauts had spun around the moon a few times already, their gaze pointed down on the gray, pockmarked lunar surface. But now as they completed another orbit of the moon on Christmas Eve 1968, Frank Borman, the commander of the Apollo 8 mission, rolled the spacecraft, and, soon, there it was.
The interminable stretch from the moment a spacecraft hits the Martian atmosphere to the second it touches down on the Red Planet's rusty surface is what scientists call "the seven minutes of terror."
It is the first time in history scientists have had a real shot at addressing one of humanity’s deepest questions: Are we alone? But first they must decide where to look.
Charlie Sobeck always believed in other worlds. The NASA engineer grew up watching the Star Trek series, imagining what it would be like to follow the starship Enterprise across the cosmos to explore planets orbiting other suns.
Mimicking volcano eruptions to inject sunlight-reflecting particles into the atmosphere will not have agricultural benefits that outweigh the damages, researchers say.
Observing the climate should be NASA's "top priority," according to 43 percent of those surveyed, who chose from six possible options.
The first comprehensive mapping of ocean wilderness revealed that no part of the ocean is untouched by humans, and only 13 percent could be classified as “wilderness.”