NASA will smash its DART spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday. Here’s how to watch.

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft is set to slam into an asteroid on Monday (Sept. 26), in the first ever test of humanity’s ability to deflect life-threatening asteroids before they collide with Earth.  The 1,210-pound (550 kilograms) DART craft, a squat cube-shaped probe consisting of sensors, an antenna, an ion thruster and two […]

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission will blast off Monday (Aug. 29). Here’s how to watch.

NASA’s gigantic Artemis “mega moon rocket,” the most powerful space rocket ever built, is gearing up to blast off to the moon. The Artemis 1 mission will launch Monday, Aug. 29, on an uncrewed test flight of the spacecraft powering NASA’s Artemis moon program, which will eventually send humans back to our nearest natural satellite […]

Surprise solar storm bashes Earth, with a second wave predicted for Monday

A solar storm slammed into Earth over the weekend, and it’s possible that another one could strike later on Monday (Aug. 8). Classified as “moderate” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (opens in new tab), the G2 geomagnetic storm, which pummeled our planet on Sunday (Aug. 7), was the […]