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'I Hope They Take a Camera': Astronaut Jim Lovell Talks SpaceX Moon Mission
SpaceX's news that it will fly passengers on a trip around the moon drew comparisons to Apollo 8, the 1968 mission that launched the first humans to the moon. But are those comparisons apt?
Image of the Day
The Hubble Space Telescope has been observing this bright supernova — the remains of a star that exploded — for the last 30 years.
Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
Astronomers have used ALMA to detect a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the Universe was only four percent of its present age. This galaxy was observed shortly after its formation and is the most distant galaxy in which dust has been detected. This observation is also the most distant detection of oxygen in the Universe. These new results provide brand-new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.
Research uncovers potential health risks of travel to Mars
Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in humans.
Managing a mission
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the ‘Earth from Space’ team caught up with Sentinel-2 mission manager Bianca Hoersch to talk about her role in the recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite
For Blue Origin, Rocket Size Does Matter | Video
Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket could be the largest rocket on Earth when it launches. See how it stacks up against the company's New Shepard suborbital rocket and others.
Blue Origin's Giant New Glenn Rocket in Pictures
Blue Origin released an animated video of its two-stage New Glenn rocket launching, releasing a satellite into orbit and its reusable booster returning to Earth.
Old Stardust in Young Galaxy Sheds Light on the First Stars
Astronomers have spotted a young galaxy far, far away that is loaded with ancient stardust from some of the earliest stars in the universe.
Coldest Spot in Universe Should Soon Be Aboard International Space Station
This August, NASA plans to launch to the space station an experiment that will freeze atoms to only 1 billionth of a degree above absolute zero — more than 100 million times colder than the deep reaches of space.
Saturn Moon Enceladus' Varied Landscape Dazzles in New Photo
A spectacular new photo shows the dual nature of Enceladus, Saturn's icy, geyser-spewing moon.