Planet-hunting spacecraft has lost pointing ability
Space agency also picks neutron star instrument to fly on space station
Biomass spacecraft will use radar to calculate forest biomass and carbon cycling
Representative Frank Wolf claims NASA is violating 2011 law
December 5, 2012 1:05 PM
Meanwhile, space agency announces it will send new rover to Mars in 2020
November 21, 2012 2:10 PM
Ministers agree on €10.1 billion in new priorities for the European Space Agency
November 9, 2012 3:45 PM
Britain adds £60 million to its annual space budget, but still trails other European nations
September 25, 2012 6:10 PM
Report adds its voice to calls for a sample return mission
September 24, 2012 4:18 PM
Legislators take swipe at Obama's space policies with restructuring plan
August 21, 2012 1:15 PM
It’s extravagant, hurried, and ill-planned, some say
August 13, 2012 5:30 PM
President congratulates JPL scientists who built the Curiosity rover
Astrophysicist was also involved in research, education, and arms control
NASA hopes to repurpose the instruments to study dark energy, extrasolar planets, and a host of other questions in astronomy
Obama’s science adviser says ignoring nuances gives critics the edge
April 23, 2012 12:53 PM
World's largest civilian satellite silent since early April
Letter raises questions about possible violations at Ames Research Center
Mission to Jupiter moon would be next in line
$5 billion mark above Obama Administration's request
Engineers bring down Russian satellite some had hoped to save for Antarctic communications
February 15, 2012 3:11 PM
Space researchers in Switzerland are seeking funding to build a spacecraft that will home in on a redundant satellite, grab it, and drag it down to burn up when...
February 13, 2012 5:41 PM
The not-so-bad news in the president's 2013 budget proposal for NASA is that his request for $17.71 billion is only marginally less than what the agency got in 2012,...
February 13, 2012 11:55 AM
Today's inaugural flight of Europe's Vega rocket went off without a hitch as European Space Agency mission VV01 lit up the early morning sky above the Kourou spaceport in...
February 9, 2012 1:50 PM
Next week, President Barack Obama will propose a $300 million cut in NASA's planetary science programs as part of his 2013 request for the agency, ScienceInsider has learned. If...
February 7, 2012 4:40 PM
The European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, are making plans to carry out the international ExoMars exploration program without help from one of the project's original...
September 14, 2011 2:23 PM
Eighteen months after President Barack Obama announced the Administration's new plan for space exploration, NASA has selected a design for an essential component—the new Space Launch System—a powerful, heavy...
Russian space science got a long overdue shot in the arm this week with the launch of Spektr-R, a radioastronomy satellite that was originally designed in 1982 but whose...
A draft bill before a spending panel in the U.S. House of Representatives would eliminate funding for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a flagship instrument that NASA wants...
Europe's Cluster mission is back in the fold after controllers fixed a glitch that would have seriously curtailed its ability to do science. Cluster is comprised of four identical...
Today NASA announced the next medium-class science mission to explore the solar system. The winner of a three-way competition is a mouthful: Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith...
NASA has ended efforts to re-establish contact with its Spirit rover. Nothing had been heard from it since 22 March 2010, when the feisty rover beamed a last transmission...
Chinese journalists were denied access to this week's space shuttle launch in what is believed to be the first application of a congressional ban on interactions between NASA and...
Tune in tomorrow for the inaugural running of ScienceLive, our new weekly 1-hour live chat where the hottest topics in science get discussed by the top experts, with Science...
In Congressional hearings over the past few weeks, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has warned lawmakers that the space agency would have to scale back its plans for exploration and...
The nine-nation, $1.5 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project to build the world's biggest and most sensitive radio telescope has established a governing board and will set up its...
March 25, 2011 11:12 AM
BEIJING—China is about to join the hunt for dark energy. At a cosmology workshop held here on 20 March, scientists unveiled Tianlai, or "Sound of Heaven," a project to...
European space scientists are scrambling to rethink—and redesign—massive potential missions after it was confirmed that NASA, whose budget is in disarray, won't contribute significant funding to any of the...
Last week's failed mission to place the $424 million Glory satellite into orbit doesn't just stymie scientists' efforts to maintain a 33-year record of the sun's brightness and discern...
HOUSTON, TEXAS--A committee of the National Research Council is insisting that the cost of two of the largest planetary missions it is recommending for NASA in the coming decade...
February 24, 2011 11:45 AM
In 2007, astronomer Chris Lintott and colleagues were drowning under a data deluge—1 million images of galaxies to characterize and only one graduate student to do it. His student...
February 16, 2011 12:44 PM
NEW DELHI—India hopes to join the United States on a sample return mission to the moon, according to K. Radhakrishnan, chair of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He...