As Hubble Celebrates 25 Years, Here's Another Stunning Photo From Space

We showed you some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most memorable images earlier this week, gathered in honor of the telescope’s 25th year in space. Here’s another favorite from the vaults, a shot of the “Eskimo” Nebula taken in 2000. Here’s what NASA had to say about the photo 15 years ago: » 4/25/15 5:00pm Saturday 5:00pm

Happy 25th Birthday Hubble! Amazing Pics of the Telescope’s Construction

If it weren’t for the Hubble telescope, our selection of dope images for lock screens and desktop backgrounds would be far scantier. Thankfully, NASA’s omnipresent orbiter has been snapping celestial photos for a good quarter century—but its construction actually began way earlier, back in the late 70s, continuing… » 4/24/15 11:34am Friday 11:34am

NASA Is Seriously Revving Up The Search For Alien Life

A few weeks ago, NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan made news by saying, “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.” It was a bold statement, but NASA is now backing those words with action. » 4/22/15 9:00am Wednesday 9:00am

The Universe's Largest Galaxies Rotted From the Inside Out 

Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about these cosmic graveyards remains a mystery, but a study published yesterday in Science study offers additional insight into their death: They rotted from the inside out. » 4/18/15 3:15pm 4/18/15 3:15pm

NASA Invests In Ultra-Lightweight Tech For Missions To Mars And Beyond

For future deep-space missions, NASA wants to reduce the mass of its spacecraft by 40 percent. To do it, they'll need ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials. Today, the Agency announced its selection of three proposals that will develop and manufacture these materials "for future aerospace vehicles and structures." » 4/07/15 4:00pm 4/07/15 4:00pm

NASA Chief Scientist Predicts We'll Find Signs Of Alien Life By 2025

Here's the full quote, as delivered by NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan at Tuesday's panel discussion on the Agency's search for habitable worlds and alien life: "I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30… » 4/07/15 3:25pm 4/07/15 3:25pm

NASA's Latest Astronaut Is Pretty Good With A Camera

During Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s tenure on the International Space Station, he became the space-geek heartthrob, mostly thanks to his extensive series of YouTube insights into life on the ISS (plus the ‘stache, of course). The newest occupants of the ISS have some big moon boots to fill, but they’re starting… » 4/07/15 5:03am 4/07/15 5:03am