Space is about to be open for business in a big way. Congress passed legislation on Friday leaving the cosmos industry largely unregulated for the next eight years, despite 2014 testimony from a top aviation bureaucrat calling for FAA oversight.
A new Preservation of Life award for Los Angeles police “will put officers in even more danger,” according to a local police union. The controversy comes as a newly released report shows that the number of LA police shootings has doubled this year.
When Earth gets paid a visit, Earthlings appreciate some advance warning. Typically that’s a year or more, but NASA was only able to give three weeks’ notice in the case of asteroid 2015 TB145, which is scheduled to make a close pass by on Halloween.
It was meant to send back answers, but the New Horizons space probe flyby of Pluto is rather inciting more questions about the dwarf planet. But scientists are no less delighted, saying the findings document geological formations never before conceived.
For the first time, NASA has confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars, according to new research announced Monday. The finding stems from data and analysis by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Researchers are still baffled by an unidentified flying object videotaped in Long Island, New York, months ago. The boomerang-shaped craft, which some believe was a drone, was filmed by an unidentified witness late on April 17.
Researchers have honed laser technology to be able to slow, stop, and reverse the rotation of an asteroid-like target in a simulated space environment. The findings could potentially help deflect Earth-bound asteroids in the event of a major-impact threat.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has released images of a shimmering "cosmic butterfly," or the Twin Jet Nebula, made up of an aging star's exposed core and a smaller star that create an illuminating rainbow in space.
A neutrino observatory based in Antarctica has confirmed the detection of massless particles deep within the South Pole’s ice. They were created from astrophysical sources like black holes and exploding stars throughout the Milky Way and beyond.