Get ready to see another world from the eyes of a dragonfly — at least, a robotic one.
NASA said Thursday that it's sending a drone called Dragonfly to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan....
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they've nicknamed the pink cosmic body "Farout."
The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto.
A round frozen world just 186 miles (300 kilometers) across, the Goblin was spotted by astronomers in 2015 around Halloween, thus its spooky name. But it wasn't publicly unveiled until Tuesday following further observations with ground telescopes.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Dawn spacecraft is sending back incredible close-ups of the dwarf planet Ceres.
The spacecraft has been circling Ceres since 2015. In June, it reached its lowest orbit yet, skimming the surface from just 22 miles (35 kilometers) up.
The latest pictures released Monday offer unprecedented views of a huge impact crater known for its bright salty deposits. Landslides are clearly visible on the rim.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the unorthodox cargo aboard his company's brand new Falcon Heavy rocket during a test flight on Tuesday.
With the successful launch, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number.
Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding.
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The telescope that first spotted Pluto nearly a century ago is undergoing a restoration that will take about a year to complete.
About $155,000 in grants and donations will fund the work on Lowell Observatory's Pluto Discovery Telescope, the Arizona Daily Sun reported (http://bit.ly/2j7GRgz).
Observatory spokesman Kevin Schindler said the decision to renovate was made in light of growing traffic, with a record 100,000 visitors in 2016.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.
Deposits of ice have previously been spied in craters on Mercury and our moon, also in regions that are permanently in the dark.
The discovery comes from pictures taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been in orbit for over a year around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.