The Expedition 41 crew is in between a pair of U.S. spacewalks. In the meantime, the six station residents are maintaining the upkeep of the orbital laboratory, running advanced microgravity science and getting ready for Wednesday’s spacewalk.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst, from the European Space Agency, was inside the Kibo laboratory module attending to Zebrafish in the Aquatic Habitat. The life science experiment uses the fish to explore muscle atrophy in microgravity and may benefit patient [...]
MOSCOW - The Luna-25 exploration mission will cost tens of billions of rubles, an official from Russian Federal Space Agency said Friday.
"Let's say, we are talking tens of billions of rubles because it's a resource-heavy project, complex in terms of technical feasibility," Roscosmos' strategic planning chief Yuri Makarov said at a press conference in Moscow.
Russia will go back to the moon by the end of the next decade with the moon missions, or Luna-Glob project, Luna-25, 26, 27, 28 and [...]
By focusing on large, star-forming galaxies in the universe, researchers at Johns Hopkins University were able to measure its radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed.
Sanchayeeta Borthakur, an assistant research scientist in the university’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, reports in a paper published online Oct. 9, in the journal Science, that an indicator used for studying sta [...]
When it comes to the next Orbital Sciences Corporation’s commercial resupply trip to the International Space Station, students and space go together like the Cygnus spacecraft’s docking to the orbiting laboratory. The Orbital CRS-3 mission will deliver new scientific investigations to the space station, many of which are meant to challenge and inspire future scientists and explorers. Cygnus will launch atop Orbital’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NAS [...]
This magnificent new image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4206, located about 70 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo.
Captured here are vast streaks of dust, some of which are obscuring the central bulge, which can just be made out in the center of the galaxy. Towards the edges of the galaxy, the scattered clumps, which appear blue in this image, mark areas where stars are being born. The bulge, on the other han [...]
From the early hours of October 8, over the Santa Cruz Mountains near Los Gatos, California, the totally eclipsed Moon shows a range of color across this well-exposed telescopic view of the lunar eclipse. Of course, a lunar eclipse can only occur when the Moon is opposite the Sun in Earth's sky and gliding through the planet's shadow.
But also near opposition during this eclipse, and remarkably only half a degree or so from the lunar limb, distant Uranus is faint but easy to spot at the lowe [...]
NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.
Siding Spring’s nucleus will come closest to Mars [...]
A team of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a turbulent planet outside our solar system, revealing its secrets of air temperatures and water vapor.
Hubble observations show the exoplanet, called WASP-43b, is no place to call home. It is a world of extremes, where seething winds howl at the speed of sound from a 3,000-degree-Fahrenheit “day” side, hot enough to melt steel, to a pitch-black “night” side with plung [...]
Two astronauts and two cosmonauts are getting ready for a pair of spacewalks over the next two weeks. NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore will conduct the next spacewalk Oct. 15. A week later Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev will work outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
Meanwhile, the day before the Oct. 22 Russian spacewalk, Expedition 41 will say goodbye to SpaceX CRS-4. The Dragon private space freighter will depart the H [...]