NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NASA investigator Joe Gutheinz about his quest to track down missing moon rocks brought back to Earth by the Apollo 11 mission.
Gene Roddenberry once declared that if Spock's fictional home planet Vulcan did exist, it would probably orbit the star called 40 Eridani A. Astronomers have now found this star does have a planet.
Yusaku Maezawa is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972.
Yusaku Maezawa would be the first person since 1972 to travel around the moon and the first-ever private citizen to do it. He was introduced at SpaceX headquarters near Los Angeles Monday night.
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An "unspoken alliance" between scientists and the military had been brewing for millennia prior to Hiroshima. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang excel at detailing this union and its possible future.
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell may not have won a Nobel Prize, but she has received another major science prize. She tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro she plans to help others in the field.
Writer Emily Levine has stage IV lung cancer. But instead of fearing the inevitable, she decided to embrace her new reality, and face death with humor and gratitude for a life well-lived.
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Fifty years ago, Jocelyn Bell Burnell saw a blip in the data from a radio telescope she helped build. The discovery of pulsars was "one of the biggest surprises in the history of astronomy."
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"We don't reject any theories," said Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's space agency. That includes sabotage, though he suspects it was more likely a "technological error."
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Scientists don't know what's causing the aurora-like phenomenon, which has been known to amateur photographers for decades but only recently came to the attention of researchers.
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Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement is the purple ribbon of light that streak across the night sky in parts of Canada. Scientists want to know where the energy the causes it comes from.
This morning, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe. The probe will attempt to get closer to the sun than any other human-made object.
The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust.
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A new NASA probe will get closer to our sun than ever before, to try to solve mysteries like why its atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface.
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Vice President Pence unveiled the Pentagon's plans for a branch of the military that could fight in space on Thursday.
Vice President Pence said in a speech Thursday that the Space Force, which would be the military's sixth branch, will "prepare for the next battlefield" and "a new generation of threats."
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The launch marks the first reuse of an improved Falcon 9 "Block 5," which includes several upgrades designed to allow SpaceX to quickly refurbish and re-launch the rocket.
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NASA has selected the astronauts who will fly on the first commercial space flights.
NASA has selected the astronauts who will blast off on new commercial space vehicles set for next year. Two of them flew on the final mission of NASA's space shuttle in 2011.
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The sun is responsible for all life on Earth, but we still have a lot to learn about it. So this summer, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe closer to the sun than we have ever been before.
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