Space

Woman standing in front of building (© Lowell Observatory Archives)

The math genius behind Pluto’s discovery

American women have long guided U.S. space exploration. Learn more about the female mathematician who helped discover Pluto
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.
Green aurora stretched over Earth as seen from space (NASA)

‘Earth at Night’: Amazing photos from NASA

Check out NASA's latest e-book that shows how the Earth looks at night. Other NASA e-books focus on aeronautics and the history of space exploration.
Machine sitting on surface (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA prepares robot to traverse Jupiter’s moon Europa

Does life exist on frozen moons inside our solar system? NASA and this little robot are hoping to find out on the 2025 Europa mission.
Man standing in front of airplane (NASA)

From Navy SEAL to doctor to astronaut

As part of the newest class of NASA astronauts, Jonny Kim is cleared for flight to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond.
People in white suits standing by wheeled machine (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A closer look at NASA’s Mars rover

NASA gave media a chance to see its latest Mars rover from inside a "clean room" prior to the rover's shipment to Cape Canaveral in February.
Head of person wearing helmet in space (NASA)

NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets new record

Meet the NASA astronaut who just broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with an expected total of 328 days in space.
Image of robotic arm and hand in space above Earth (NASA)

The U.S. and Canada: Partners in space

The U.S. and Canada, longtime partners in space exploration, work in space and on the ground to continue future space collaboration.
Part of poster on exploring Mars (State Dept.)

Exploring Mars, the next frontier [poster]

Do you want to know about Mars? Besides masses of information, NASA Mars exploration has resulted in gorgeous photos. Download this poster.