Scientists are on the edge of their seats as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears dwarf planet Ceres and the mysterious spots first seen on its surface last month.
Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.
Dozens of planetary scientists are gathering in Mountain View on Wednesday to talk about sending a space probe to one of Jupiter’s moons.
Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.
A Bay Area woman is a step closer to winning a trip to the red planet. The catch is that it’s only one-way. Kenya Armbrister of Oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave Earth forever in 2024.
A supermoon is ready to take center stage in the night sky this Wednesday, but with a rare twist: it’ll be a new moon.
The SpaceX company has called off Sunday’s launch of a deep-space observatory.
With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using lasers to create the pressure and temperatures needed for planet formation as a way to calculate how bodies in our solar system have evolved.
An Italian astronaut tweeted a hello greeting to the Bay Area Tuesday morning with a picture of her view of the Bay from the International Space Station.