The Helix Nebula is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae.
It's time to get the once-thriving space agency back to it's glory days, when it captured that great American adventurous spirit. Science is the future, after all.
JWST's capabilities will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology. When this thing goes live in 2018, watch out!
Curiosity's design will serve as the basis for the planned Mars 2020 rover. In December 2012, Curiosity's two-year mission was extended indefinitely.
The Space Race has left a legacy of Earth communications and weather satellites, and continuing human space presence on the International Space Station.
This school-bus sized hunk of metal and glass is responsible for some of humanity's greatest discoveries. Let's take a look at 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope.