Space

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons probe, seen here in an artist's impression, went into "safe mode" Saturday after experiencing an on-board anomaly of some sort. The spacecraft's autopilot switched to a backup flight computer, as programmed, and began sending telemetry back to Earth for analysis. (NASA)

Glitch Briefly Shuts Down NASA’s Pluto-Bound New Horizons Probe

NASA’s New Horizon remains on track for it’s historic flyby of Pluto next week after recovering from a subtle timing glitch that knocked the probe out of contact with Earth on Saturday.

07/06/2015

ISS flying in front of the moon. (Dylan O’Donnell)

Incredible Photo Captures ISS Gliding Across Full Moon

A photo of the International Space Station passing in front of a dazzling full moon could put Lucas Films’ special effects to shame.

07/03/2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space craft are readied on October 7, 2012 for an evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

SpaceX Capsule To Deliver New Parking Spot For Space Station

SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia.

06/26/2015

The Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe is now clearly visible from space. (NASA)

Fire South Of Lake Tahoe Grows To 26 Square Miles; Now Clearly Visible From Space

No buildings have been damaged, but the mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby Wednesday for possible evacuations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Several campgrounds have been evacuated, and two highways have been closed.

06/24/2015

(Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

New NASA Photo Captures 3 Moons Of Saturn In 1 Stunning Photo

The moon can appear almost haunting when just a sliver clings above us here on Earth. But if we could watch the night sky above Saturn we would often be able to see several of the semi-dark orbs reminding us of our tiny place in the solar system.

06/23/2015

Northern lights shine over placid lake (Getty Images)

Aurora Borealis Lighting Up Night Sky All Week Due To Severe Solar Storm

A second strong solar storm this week is predicted to slam Earth Wednesday, causing fluctuations in the power grid and GPS while sparking bright auroras across the world.

06/23/2015

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

BRAZIL-FEATURE

Summer Solstice, Father’s Day 2015 Align To Give Dads Sunniest Day Of Year

Dads, get ready for almost 15 hours of sunlight on the longest day of the year this Sunday.

06/15/2015

The probe is named after the Rosetta stone, a stele of Egyptian origin and the lander is named after Philae, an island in Lake Nasser, Egypt. (Photo by European Space Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Comet Probe Makes Contact After 7 Months Of Silence In Space

European scientists are celebrating after receiving a remarkable communication from space. The solar-powered Philae comet probe is sending signals back to earth after seven months of silence.

06/15/2015

US astronaut Terry Virts (L), Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C) and European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) late on November 23, 2014.   (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch As 3 Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth After 200 Days

A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.

06/11/2015

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