WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun on Sunday to take the first close-up look at the star's polar regions, a mission
Sometime in 2021, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will launch, deploy, and begin science operations. With seven times Hubble's light-gathering power, better resolution, and extended infrared capabilities,
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Europe and NASA’s Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun’s elusive poles. The $1.5 billion spacecraft
On Thursday, NASA’s Spitzer space telescope signed off and went silent. But even during its final week of operation, the spacecraft was making one-of-a-kind observations. The telescope, the size of a sedan,
During the last week in February, see the new moon — a waxing, skinny crescent — approach Venus on Feb. 26, pass the planet on the next night, then climb higher by Feb. 28. The fleet Mercury skims the
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the temperature of the sun's surface. It is about 5,000 degrees Celsius, not Fahrenheit.
Of all the stars in the Universe, the closest one to our own Solar System is Proxima Centauri: a red dwarf star just 4.2 light-years away. Smaller, dimmer and fainter than our own Sun, this star has all