Aerospace ScienceThe study of air and space flight, astronomy and the effect of flight on living organisms
Experts disagree on whether NASA’s asteroid capture mission is doable, or even worthwhile. And first they have to find a suitable target.
July 11, 2013 | By Tom Jones
The Moon's motions have a significant impact on life on Earth.
June 26, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A magnetic anomaly near the Moon's north pole may be related to an impact basin near its south pole. How can this happen?
June 19, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
When a science team asked to move the ISS for one of their experiments, they had to get five nations to agree on the engineering, timing, and risks.
June 04, 2013 | By Rebecca Boyle
Astronomers estimate that billions of habitable planets are orbiting red dwarf stars. What would it be like to live there?
June 2013 | By Bruce Lieberman
Computer models in science can be useful -- until you start believing in them.
May 29, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
New work on lunar samples reveal a shared source for water in the deep interior of both Earth and Moon.
May 14, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
The Herschel Space Telescope closes its eye after the last of its coolant evaporated this week.
April 30, 2013 | By Heather Goss
New data from NASA's GRAIL mission suggest that the crust of the Moon is thinner than we had thought. Is this idea consistent with the geological evidence?
April 24, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
So it's not the Moon or Mars. Get over it.
April 12, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
New information about the interior of the crater Shackleton at the south pole of the Moon sheds some light -- and even more heat -- on the vexing questions remaining about water on the Moon.
April 08, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Wallops Island gets ready for the big time.
March 20, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
New data from Mars suggest that it may have been hospitable to life in the past. Haven't we heard this before?
March 13, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
A U.N. action team gets serious about protecting the planet from space rocks.
February 21, 2013 | By Tom Jones
An annual award recognizes amateurs for finding rocks in the sky.
February 14, 2013 | By Heather Goss
Samples from other worlds provide some key information on planetary evolution and history but are they the only way to obtain such knowledge?
February 13, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Adaptive optics and lasers are giving ground-based telescopes better-than-Hubble views.
February 2013 | By Heather Goss
Thanks to geologic mapping, we understood the story of the Moon well before we actually went there.
January 25, 2013 | By Paul D. Spudis
Is this the best asteroid visualization yet?
January 09, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
A team of NASA alums is building a spacecraft to protect Earth - and you can help.
January 2013 | By Bruce Lieberman