The Earth experienced its fourth hottest year on record in 2018 as its global surface temperature has risen about one degree Celsius since the 1880s, largely due to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, NASA and NOAA scientists say.
NASA scientists, who have landed for the first time on one of the world’s newest islands, have discovered the three-year-old land mass is now covered in a sticky, mysterious mud, as well as vegetation and bird life.
Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said that NASA had asked Roscosmos to create a lunar version of the Soyuz spacecraft as a backup manned space transport system for flights to the Moon.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who, together with Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, did not reach the International Space Station (ISS) in October due to the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle accident, may go for a year-long flight on the station in March, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik on Sunday.
NASA’s New Horizons explorer successfully ‘phoned home’ on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the Solar System that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.
NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind — a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule — in the hopes of learning more about how planets took shape.
A NASA spaceship is zooming toward the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever photographed by humankind, a tiny, distant world called Ultima Thule some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object that may hold clues to the origins of life on Earth, scientists said on Monday.