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Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. [...]

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in EastThe early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. [...]

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic starA University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White [...]

While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of solar physicists will be levera [...]

US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarksMore than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday's total solar eclipse. [...]

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic starAstrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of wh [...]

While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of solar physicists will be levera [...]

Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipseScientists have forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across much of the US [...]

Astronomers have identified a white dwarf star in our galaxy that may be the leftover remains of a recently discovered type of supernova. [...]

Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years awayAstrophysicists have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing b [...]

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation [...]

NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space C [...]

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland. [...]

NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through [...]

NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force [...]

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