The first two flights of NASA’s next big rocket will likely be delayed, new report claims

Over the next few years, NASA plans to get back to launching its own rockets again, with two deep-space missions that will take new hardware and people in the vicinity of the Moon. Those launches are tentatively scheduled for 2018 and 2021, but most likely they won’t get off the ground on time, thanks to(…)


NASA’s Hubble telescope spots potential water plumes on Europa for a second time

There’s more evidence that plumes of water are erupting from underneath the crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA announced the findings today at a press conference, at the same time that the agency also announced new clues that Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have the right conditions for life. A possible plume was spotted in 2016(…)


NASA’s ocean worlds announcement: watch the live stream at 2PM ET

This afternoon, NASA is going to make an announcement about big findings from the Cassini spacecraft, a probe that’s been exploring the Saturn system since 2004. This particular announcement will revolve around “new results about ocean worlds” in our Solar System, so that means we’ll be most likely be focusing on either Titan or Enceladus.(…)


NASA’s New Horizons probe is taking a long nap as it prepares to meet up with a distant icy space rock

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft — which famously flew by Pluto in the summer of 2015 — is going to sleep for a little while as it speeds toward its next destination at the edge of the Solar System. On April 7th, the vehicle went into hibernation, a mode in which most of its instruments are(…)


How a Russian Musician creates some of NASA’s coolest images

On Friday, NASA released an image of Jupiter taken by the Juno Spacecraft on December 11th. Interestingly, the stunning picture was processed by Russian musician Roman Tkachenko, who took the raw data taken by Juno’s cameras to produce the final result. The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July, where it’s been studying the(…)


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is now on its way to asteroid Bennu

An Atlas V rocket just successfully launched NASA’s OSIRIS-REx vehicle into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, initiating the spacecraft’s journey to grab a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth. The probe’s expedition isn’t exactly a short one, though. It will take OSIRIS-REx seven years to rendezvous with the asteroid, scoop up(…)


Google celebrates NASA’s Juno mission success with animated Doodle

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has only just arrived in its intended orbit around Jupiter, but Google has already congratulated the space agency, through the means of Google Doodle. The animated image shows a pixelated version of NASA’s ground crew jumping for joy as Juno — forming the second O in “Google” — beams back happy little emoji from(…)


NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter’s orbit: everything you need to know

On the evening of the Fourth of July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will attempt to enter Jupiter’s orbit and begin a multi-week research phase. We’re reporting on the mission live, so check back regularly for up to the moment stories on the spacecraft’s progress. Today is one of celebration for NASA: not only is it Independence(…)