TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth.
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The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions.
NASA's next exoplanet-hunting mission is scheduled to launch today (April 16) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and you can watch the action live.
Exotic, ultra-precise pulsing stars would be used to navigate probes and crewed ships through deep space.
The sleek, single-pilot plane will reduce the roaring sonic boom of supersonic travel to a quiet thump, NASA says.
For some NASA scientists, the extreme environments they study aren't on a distant planet or moon — they're right here on Earth.
The next time a hazardous asteroid lines Earth up in its crosshairs, we may be ready for the threat.
The crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) will soon welcome a new member, described by its creators as "a kind of flying brain."
Under Trump, NASA is planning to move in a big way into quiet supersonic jets, perhaps at the expense of the agency's science mission.
Alien-life hunters shouldn't focus too narrowly on oxygen when scanning the atmospheres of exoplanets, a new study stresses.