Space & Cosmos

As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a…

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As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a…

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Russia, Once a Space Superpower, Turns to China for Missions

Luna 27 and Chang’e-6, for example, are planned to drill into the surface and return samples to Earth — a…

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Un accidente afortunado: el motor de Juno no encendió y eso mejoró su exploración de Júpiter

La fuerza de los campos magnéticos dentro de la Gran Mancha Azul está cambiando hasta en uno por ciento, cada…

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Mushballs and a Great Blue Spot: What Lies Beneath Jupiter’s Pretty Clouds

For something that was to have been done and thrown away three years ago, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has a busy…

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Where to Watch the Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse at Sunrise

If you’re far enough north, the sun will rise like the horns of a bull on the morning of Thursday,…

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NASA Just Visited the Solar System’s Biggest Moon

Time for your close-up, Ganymede. On Monday, the NASA spacecraft Juno passed within 645 miles of Ganymede, the largest of…

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Jeff Bezos Says He Will Go to Space

Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that he would be on board when his rocket company, Blue Origin, conducts its first…

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New NASA Missions Will Study Venus, a World Overlooked for Decades

NASA is finally going back to Venus, for the first time in more than three decades. And a second time…

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Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

For two days every spring and summer, the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a gorgeous celestial spectacle.…

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