Explore astronomy, from the latest trip to the International Space Station to alien planets outside our solar system.
Spacecraft will measure Jupiter's magnetic field while avoiding the giant planet's harsh radiation.
Six veteran astronauts are gearing up for the shuttle's final voyage into space next week.
Locations that provide an opportunity to see a shuttle launch are scarce, but worth it.
Despite a minor leak, Discovery is ready for its last launch.
Space shuttle draws its name from a famous English explorer, and will be carrying a memento from the Royal Society to commemorate the event.
Black holes are some of the most mysterious objects in the universe — what is left behind after a star has collapsed. NASA has compiled several dramatic images of what are believed to be black holes in space.
Experts: Work needs to be done in order to forecast solar storms, and to prepare safeguards against electrical malfunctions.
Shuttle will deliver a humanoid robot and an additional storage room for the International Space Station.
A solar storm could disrupt technologies, scorch satellites, crash stock markets and cause power outages that last weeks or months.
A NASA spacecraft heading for Mercury beams back an amazing space photo: A family portrait of all the major planets except Uranus and Neptun.
Intense solar flares, on track for the next two years, can wreak havoc on electronic communications, potentially causing up to $2 trillion in damages.
Radiation from solar flare disrupts communications, power grids and the Northern Lights.
Unmanned craft designed to deliver food, supplies, tools and oxygen to the International Space Station.
The sun released a humongous solar flare Feb. 14, hurling a wave of charged particles from a storm of electrified gas.
The spacecraft's flyby showed erosion on the Tempel 1's surface and revealed the first clear pictures of the crater made by a Deep Impact probe.
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