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The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
Elon Musk and SpaceX are developing a stainless-steel rocket ship called Starship.

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a ‘bleeding’ heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA’s most dif...

SpaceX is building a steel launch system called Starship for the moon and Mars, but some aerospace experts say Elon Musk's new design won't be easy.
A total lunar eclipse or blood moon as seen in a time-lapse series of images.

The total lunar eclipse would look stunning from the moon — Earth’s sunrise and sunset will connect in a ring of fire

The longest total lunar eclipse or blood moon in a century will happen overnight on July 27. From the moon, Earth will look like it's surrounded by a ring of fire, with its sunset and sunrise connected in a loop. A NASA animation shows what Earth's glowing red ring might look like.

Frying food could have a surprising effect on the weather

A study details how our deep-fried diets could change the atmosphere. Fatty acid molecules make up about 10% of the fine particulates in the air over London.

A stunning NASA visualization shows a timelapse of this year’s ‘extremely active’ hurricane season

A stunning new visualization made by NASA Goddard shows how smoke, sea salt, and dust moved through the atmosphere during the 2017 hurricane season.

A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here’s what’s down there

The "Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility" is a spot where NASA and other space agencies send satellites, laboratories, telescopes, and spaceships to die.

Why you can’t fly a plane to space

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NASA is about to create a $3.26 billion nuclear-powered meteor in Saturn’s clouds

Pods of radioactive plutonium fuel will be the last bits of NASA's Cassini probe to burn up in the planet's atmosphere on September 15.

Sulfuric acid clouds on Venus hide a ‘bizarre’ anomaly that spans the entire planet

Venus is hiding something very, very big: a cloud-top anomaly that lasts for a day or two or maybe three, then mysteriously vanishes.

Earth’s atmosphere now has carbon dioxide levels unseen for 15 million years, and we might be past the point of no return

Earth's atmosphere just crossed a major greenhouse-gas threshold and now has levels of carbon dioxide not seen for 15 million years.