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An astronaut may have committed the first space crime while aboard the International Space Station

Summer Worden noticed her account had been accessed from a NASA computer before she concluded that it was her estranged spouse in space.
This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019. Made with data collected from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the images map carbon monoxide at approximately 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) altitude. Each "day" in the series is made by averaging three day's-worth of measurements.

Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in atmosphere from the Amazon fires

An animation collected by a NASA satellite show the release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere from the Amazon fires from August 8-22, 2019.
An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system.

Jupiter got hit by a planet with 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years ago, and its core is still reeling, a new study suggests

A head-on collision explains why Jupiter's core is so much more diffuse than scientists expected. Jupiter likely absorbed the smaller planet.
This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars.

NASA’s future missions will shoot for an icy moon of Saturn, photograph the Big Bang, and more. Here’s what’s coming in the next 10 ...

NASA intends to return to the moon, continue on to Mars, and look for life near Saturn and Jupiter within 10 years. Its other plans go even further.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk hails Newt Gingrich’s plan to award a $2 billion prize to the first company that lands humans on the moon

Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker, has a plan to offer a $2 billion prize to companies that are first to establish and run a lunar base.
A photo illustration of a US astronaut planting an American flag on Mars.

‘We want our country to do it first’: A NASA executive says a US-China Mars mission is not in the cards

Some experts say a race to Mars would "be a waste of taxpayers' money" and that NASA and China should work together. But US law doesn't make it easy.
Ekaterina Dmitriev with a life-size cut-out of her new husband, Yuri Malenchenko, after her satellite wedding.

The story of the first ever space wedding, when a woman on Earth married a cardboard cutout of her astronaut boyfriend while he watched on from the In...

Yuri Malenchenko was on the ISS in his spacesuit with another astronaut playing the wedding march on a keyboard as he wed his wife, who was on earth.
A new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's Great Red Spot.

A new NASA portrait of Jupiter reveals its disappearing Great Red Spot in unprecedented color

A Hubble image shows the bands of Jupiter's atmosphere in intense colors and highlights the planet's signature — though shrinking — storm.
Suited NASA crew members head to Launch Pad 39B for a simulated countdown in 2006. Leading the way is pilot Mark Kelly (left).

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, an organic chemist, and an aerospace engineer are all candidates for Congress in 2020 — part of a growing trend of sc...

"I don't think every US senator needs to be an engineer," former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly said. "I think diversity's important."
An illustrated interpretation of what GJ 357 d may look like.

Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable world just 31 light-years away, thanks to NASA’s planet-hunting telescope

TESS, a space telescope searching for alien worlds, helped astronomers discover a potentially watery new planet. It's one of the nearest known worlds.