Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.
People walking towards dome (U.S. Embassy Astana)

Astana joins the expo tradition: A photo review of past expos

Astana is on the world’s stage as the capital city of Kazakhstan hosts the biggest international exposition in Eurasian history. Check out past expos.
Asteroid trails in space (NASA/ESA/University of Hawaii/European Southern Observatory)

Hubble captures rare self-destructing asteroid

The world is getting to see a rare self-destructing asteroid thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency.
President Obama sitting at desk, writing (White House/Pete Souza)

Obama talks tech as guest editor of Wired

President Obama served as editor in chief for a top tech magazine, Wired. See what he's exploring in the November issue.
International Space Station over Earth (NASA)

Who owns the moon? We all do.

Thanks to the Outer Space Treaty, which came into force on October 10, 1967, there are no nuclear weapons in outer space and no military bases on the moon.
Rocket lifting off of launch pad (Courtesy of Jeff Spotts/United Launch Alliance)

U.S. launches space plane on scientific mission

The U.S. has successfully launched the X-37B space plane into orbit. Learn more about the space plane's mission and the scientific research it is enabling.
Twins in NASA flightsuits facing each other (NASA)

Meet the twin astronauts taking us closer to Mars

NASA scientists observe the differences in people who are genetically the same when one is in space and the other on Earth.
Astronomical image with X-ray and radio emissions represented in pink and blue (© X-ray: Chandra: NASA/CXC/NRL/S. Giacintucci, et al., XMM-Newton: ESA/XMM-Newton; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT; Infrared: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF)

Astronomers spot record-breaking black hole explosion

Take a look at the record-breaking explosion created by a black hole 390 million light-years away from Earth that astronomers just discovered.
Earth from the International Space Station (NASA)

Get an astronaut’s view of the globe during World Space Week

World Space Week, October 4 to 10, celebrates how space tech can help protect the environment, assist farmers and respond to natural disasters.