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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – A NASA facility in West Virginia has been renamed in honor of a native of the state whose calculations helped put men on the moon 50 years ago. Katherine Johnson was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” and is now 100 years old. She did not attend Tuesday’s ceremony in Fairmont… Read More
A fictitious asteroid is the focus of a realistic exercise, as experts at the Planetary Defense Conference run through how the Earth would respond to news of a looming asteroid strike.
“For the first time we have seen what we thought was unseeable,” said Event Horizon Telescope Director Shep Doeleman, as the first image of a black hole was released.
The twin sites in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are about to go back online. New hardware should make them able to sense more colliding black holes and other cosmic events.
NASA’s six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what was billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.
Scientists say Ultima Thule, a newly explored world out beyond Pluto, is a relic from our solar system’s earliest days.
Roman was one of the first female executives at NASA, its first chief of astronomy and she played an instrumental role in making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality. She died on Dec. 25.
NASA’s Charlie Sobeck, former manager of the Kepler Space Telescope mission, discusses the monumental findings of the spacecraft and NASA’s decision to retire it in orbit.
Astronomers have found a distant dwarf planet that appears to confirm the existence of Planet Nine, a giant planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system.
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.”