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The asteroid 2023 DZ2 will pass at a distance of over 100,000 miles, less than half the distance between the Earth and the moon. It's about 160 feet long — about the size of an airplane.
Adam Driver, star of the new movie "65," quizzed NASA about the dangers of asteroids and the success of the DART mission.
A draft paper by a Harvard scientist and the head of the Pentagon's UFO office has raised the idea an alien mothership could be in the solar system.
The near-Earth asteroid 2023 DZ2 will pass within 107,500 miles (173,000 kilometers) of Earth today (March 25), and you can watch the flyby live online.
Uracil and niacin, two organic compounds vital for metabolism and building RNA, were found in an asteroid, suggesting that life on Earth came from space.
A new time lapse showcases the incredible view during a lunar eclipse, which will help us wait out the two-year drought until a new blood moon appears in our skies.
New images of Uranus and Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescopes reveal slow weather changes on these giant, distant planets.
A new NASA animation created using data from the Large Area Telescope aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope shows the sky lit up by gamma-ray flashes.
The unusually large space object will harmlessly bypass the planet this weekend.
A stealthy solar storm surprised forecasters, causing spaceflight delays and incredible aurora displays as far south as New Mexico.
The strongest solar storm in six years delayed Rocket Lab's early morning launch on Friday, March 24, by 90 minutes, and space weather forecasters didn't see coming.
On Friday, March 24, the moon will be closely separated from Uranus offering skywatchers an excellent guide to spotting the ice giant.
His expeditions to Antarctica helped prove that humans were responsible for global warming.
A massive asteroid called '2023 DZ2' will come within 100,000 miles of Earth on Saturday, March 25. NASA says this event 'only happens once per decade'.
An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon's orbit this weekend.
The new moon glows in the sky above Turkey with the reflected light of Earth shining upon it in gorgeous photos by astrophotographer Miguel Claro.
The split in Ethiopia, known as the East African Rift Valley, occurred in 2005, but the full development into a new ocean may not be complete for another 5 to 10 million years.
Astrobiologists should examine space dust and other exoplanetary debris to search for the existence of life beyond Earth, a new study suggests.
A distant cluster sparkles with ancient stars in a gorgeous new image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
On Monday and Tuesday, you may be able to catch a glimpse of Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars all at once.
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took to the Martian skies again on Tuesday (March 21), making its 48th flight above the floor of Jezero Crater.
Asteroid 2023 DZ2 will zip between Earth and the moon's orbit on March 25 and may be visible with the right telescope.
The space rock's anticipated trajectory places it at about half the distance to the moon, so people with telescopes may be able to see it from Earth.
A 'hole' in the sun's upper atmosphere may soon generate another geomagnetic storm here on Earth, creating auroras in places farther from the poles than usual.
JWST just peered directly into the atmosphere of the giant exoplanet VHS 1256 b and found a roiling world with clouds made of silicates, similar to sand on Earth.
A giant coronal hole, spotted Monday, is releasing rapid solar winds expected to reach Earth on Friday, March 24, causing more vibrant aurora borealis.
A video of a fireball streaking across the sky likely shows a Chinese rocket section that burned up in the atmosphere above Texas on March 7.
A camera aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket caught Earth as a beautiful blue marble in a striking new video filmed from orbit.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope team released even more dazzling new images of star-studded clusters light-years away from Earth, including Messier 14 and Messier 7.
Four big asteroids hit Earth in the past million years, according to a new study, suggesting the space-rock danger is higher than thought. But not everyone agrees.
An organic compound that's part of the RNA molecule has been discovered in samples from the asteroid Ryugu, suggesting the stuff of life came from space.
A 200-foot asteroid discovered in February is expected to fly past Earth at about half the distance of the Moon on Saturday, posing no threat to the planet, this time.
A stricken Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) instrument is back online, but NASA officials did not disclose a cause for the issue during commissioning.
A new method could allow astronomers to assess exoplanets' likely subsurface water stores, aiding the search for worlds capable of supporting life as we know it.
Astronomers have completed the first map of water distribution on the moon, including that more water is found in shaded lunar regions than in sunlit ones.
Spring has sprung: Monday marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
An image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an irregular spiral galaxy known as NGC 5486, which lies close to the much larger and well-known Pinwheel Galaxy.
On March 20 at 5:24 p.m. EDT (2:24 p.m. PDT) the spring (or vernal) equinox occurs as the sun's rays shine directly down on the equator.
Aurora hunters claim that, to look to the night sky in search of these beautiful displays, the dates around the equinoxes are the best.
A newfound, highly adaptable bacterium shows the kind of diverse life to look for on Europa or Enceladus, astronomers say.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has dazzled us plenty already, but the best is yet to come from the observatory, mission team members say.
Common Sense Media's guide to this week's family movies and TV shows.
The USPS plans to mark the upcoming plunge to Earth by the OSIRIS-REx capsule carrying the largest sample ever collected from an asteroid.
Research will look at how to provide energy allowing humans live and work on the Moon.
The near-Earth asteroid 2023 EY will pass within 149,000 miles of Earth tonight (March 16), and you can watch it live thanks to a free telescope livestream.
University of Arizona students' inflatable "beach ball" antenna prototype could change the way small satellites send data back to Earth.
A new NASA report evaluates the costs and benefits of various space debris removal efforts for the estimated 100 trillion bits of space junk in orbit.
An asteroid that was initially given 1-in-600 chance of wiping out an entire city on Valentine's Day 2046 is now expected to likely pass us without incident.
A fresh round of science payloads was sent to the International Space Station to explore topics such as how to minimize microbial contamination inside spacecraft.
The spacesuits worn by the first woman and next American astronaut to walk on the moon will remain on a SpaceX lunar lander rather than come back to Earth.
An explosion on the the sun spewed 'dark plasma' into space that resulted in a moderate G2-class geomagnetic storm on Wednesday (March 15).
Four space station astronauts are back on Earth after a quick SpaceX flight home.
The cherry trees in the nation’s capital are confused by Earth’s changing climate, with the iconic blossoms appearing earlier than expected because of the unusually warm winter.
The record-breaking heat Earth endured during the summer of 2022 will be repeated without a robust international effort to address climate change, scientists are warning.
A new study using artificial intelligence finds that the world will likely warm a few more tenths of a degrees within the next 10 to 12 years and breach a key climate change threshold.
A comet is streaking back our way after 50,000 years.
An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest encounters ever recorded.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is closer to Armageddon than it has ever been.
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The comet is the expected to make its closest pass of Earth sometime between Feb. 1 and 2, possibly even sooner sometime at the end of January.
After almost 40 years circling Earth, a NASA satellite has plunged harmlessly through the atmosphere.
A United Nations scientific report says Earth's protective ozone layer is slowly but noticeably healing.
A U.S.-French satellite that will map almost all of the world's surface water has rocketed into orbit.
NASA’s Orion capsule is back from the moon.
NASA's Orion capsule is now circling the moon in an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles.
A new Pew Research Center report explores how religion in the U.S. intersects with views on the environment and climate change.
A satellite intended to improve weather forecasting and an experimental inflatable heat shield to protect spacecraft entering atmospheres have been launched into space from California.
This week's total lunar eclipse is the last one for three years.
The United Nations' weather agency says the state of Earth's climate is bad and getting worse faster than before, especially with sea level rise accelerating.
Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, just 1,600 light-years away.
Highs will be in the 70s for most of the area this weekend into early next week
Scientists use old fashioned detective work to figure out that humans are responsible for climate change.
Just how does climate change work.
The ozone hole over Antarctica got bigger this year, which is unusual.
NASA says a spacecraft that plowed into a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away last month succeeded in shifting its orbit.
A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.
A NASA spacecraft has rammed an asteroid in an unprecedented test to see if a potentially menacing space rock could be knocked off course.
Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group has announced a $6.2 billion plan to eliminate fossil fuels and carbon emissions from its operations by the end of the decade.
The organization says carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide reached record highs last year
The British environmental scientist whose influential Gaia theory sees the Earth as a living organism gravely imperiled by human activity has died on his 103rd birthday.
A Chinese cargo spacecraft that serviced the country's permanent orbiting space station has largely burned up on reentering the atmosphere.
One of The Chainsmokers’ latest hits is “High” and they’re hoping to live up to their lyrics.
Every day billions of people depend on wild flora and fauna to obtain food, medicine and energy.
NASA says contact has been restored with a spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit.
A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth and is headed toward the moon.
NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface.
MSNBC says that journalist Alex Wagner will take over Rachel Maddow's prime-time slot four nights a week, beginning in August.
A federal science agency says that levels of the main global warming gas have shot past a key milestone.
The earth passes through the debris field of a comet that began fracturing nearly 30 years ago
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