Composite of a Series of Images Taken From Space Aboard the Station

Psychedelic Space Redux This is a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth. Space station hardware in the foreground includes [...]

Transit of Venus pioneer William Crabtree celebrated in Salford

William Crabtree’s observation of the transit was celebrated by Ford Madox Brown in his Manchester Murals in Manchester Town Hall Astronomers in Salford will use a viewing of the latest transit of Venus to celebrate a local’s role [...]

ScienceCasts: The 2012 Transit of Venus

NASA’s ScienceCast explains the history and astronomy behind the transit of Venus. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. It won’t happen again until December 2117. On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit the face of the sun in an [...]

Crossing the Sun: The Last Transit of Venus until 2117

Next week will be the last opportunity this century to see the planet Venus as a little black dot moving across the solar disk–a rare event with a long, important history in astronomy SUN-SPOTTING: The planet Mercury transited the [...]

Rare sighting: Venus to trek across face of sun

It’s a spectacle that won’t repeat for another century — the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun. The silhouette of Venus will march across the face of the sun on Tuesday from the Western Hemisphere (Wednesday [...]

Debris prompts space station crew to seek shelter

A passing piece of potentially dangerous space debris forced astronauts at the International Space Station to temporarily seek refuge in escape ships early on Saturday, U.S. officials said. The debris, a fragment from an old Russian satellite [...]

In PHOTOS: On the surface of Mars

Image: NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Surface Stereo Imager shows two trenches dug by Phoenix’s Robotic Arm Photographs: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona NASA’s new rover blasted off for an eight-month, 570 million-km [...]

Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the summit of [...]

Soccer Standout Turned NASA Astronaut Speaks to NCAA Champs

NASA astronaut and former student athlete Sandra Magnus will be the featured speaker during the closing ceremonies at the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championships Festival on May 19 in Louisville, Ky. The festival [...]

Venus Express:Venus Express unearths new clues to the planet’s geological history

16 May 2012 ESA’s Venus Express has been used to study the geology in a region near Venus’ equator. Using near-infrared observations collected by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC), scientists have found evidence that the planet’s [...]