Ten years after launch, financial problems may mean the demise of the Spitzer space telescope. Today, we review its history and discuss its possible future.
Last week, NASA held the 2014 astrophysics senior review in Washington, the results of which will determine the fate of 11 missions.
The White House just released its budget request for FY 2015. Looks like NASA will continue supporting its main priorities, but will they sacrifice SOFIA to fund other missions?
The Kepler Space Telescope gets a promising second chance with a new mission called “K2″.
The Mars rover Curiosity found significant traces of water in the martian soil. This indicates the soil contains water, about 2% by weight.
NASA is looking for a new mission for the damaged Kepler space telescope. Here are some ideas.
Another day, another fight over the future of America’s space agency. The House and the Senate can’t agree about asteroid retrieval, science funding, and much else.
Barclay et al. find a “candidate” planet smaller than Mercury in the Kepler data…will it pass their tests and be confirmed as the smallest known planet?
Decadal surveys are the Bibles of space science policy. How are they prepared? How influential are they?
A pair of Colombian scientists has made the first attempt to figure out the meteoroid that exploded over Russia last month.