Talk about out of this world! In an effort to become the world’s first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic launched a successful test flight of its space plane, VSS Unity, this week. The space plane is designed to carry
The Hubble Space Telescope has been in orbit for nearly 30 years, but it’s still producing incredible images. Most recently, the image above was released showing a pair of barred spiral galaxies in the process of merging.
Still blown away by last summer’s total solar eclipse? Catch the moon’s version during the total lunar eclipse in the early hours on Wednesday morning (Jan. 31). This spectacular lunar event, called a Super Blue
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s epic 20-year mission is finally over. The spacecraft plunged into Saturn Sept. 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space. Cassini’s plunge brings
It’s easy to forget just how impossible massive our solar system is. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to accurately portray the solar system to scale. For example, the illustration below is wildly inaccurate. Sure, it’s
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an … asteroid? Later today, 2.7-mile-wide Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by our planet at a distance of about 4.4 million