The most iconic images in space history have been ‘remastered’. Here’s what they’ve revealedSeptember 02, 2022 – Andy Saunders is a go-to guy for restoring photographs that seem beyond hope. A new book reveals what happened when this British imaging specialist turned his hand to humanity's ultimate adventure.
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Astronauts are more likely to get sick while in space. Here's why.June 22, 2023 – Genetic and physiological changes while in microgravity could have health implications for those in space—and even back on Earth.
NASA just found a question mark in space. What exactly is it?August 09, 2023 – The object is far outside our galactic neighborhood, possibly billions of light-years away. But astronomers have seen similar objects closer to home.
Why this company sent ancient human fossils into spaceSeptember 08, 2023 – The fossilized bones of two ancient human ancestors were aboard Virgin Galactic's third commercial spaceflight in a celebration of discovery.
It looked like a bizarre alignment of meteors. It was something else.August 11, 2023 – Astronomers are calling arrays of thousands of satellites, like that of Starlink’s, “mega constellations” because of their overwhelming presence in the night sky.
Starship’s fiery crash was still a win for the future of spaceflight. Here’s why.April 20, 2023 – The first test launch of the world’s most powerful rocket ended dramatically as it broke apart in the sky. But there’s still a lot riding on it—including NASA’s ambition to return to the moon.
The world’s most powerful telescope is rewriting the story of space and timeSeptember 14, 2023 – NASA’s Webb telescope is pulling back the shroud on the earliest galaxies, which are more numerous and brighter than expected. “It’s not quite like how we might have predicted.”
Space Walk | Nat Geo Photo of the DayAstronaut Bruce McCandless II in 1984 became the first person to walk untethered in space, in this image from our photography archives.
In space, flames become otherworldlyAugust 30, 2022 – Science news includes fiery experiments on the International Space Station, threats to pasta sauce, and a comeback for macaws.
Meet the adventurer: astronaut Tim Peake on failure, flying and the future of space tourismOctober 06, 2022 – In 2015, Major Tim Peake became the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station. Now an author and charity ambassador, he discusses the future of space travel, from sustainable jet fuels to putting a woman on the moon.
What’s out there? Why humanity keeps pushing the cosmic frontier.September 12, 2023 – Drawing from their new book, Nat Geo Explorer Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lindsey Nyx Walker journey through the history of space exploration.
Extreme 'ghostly' particles detected in our galaxy for the first timeJune 29, 2023 – High-energy neutrinos, formed from violent astronomical events, were previously only found in galaxies with very active black holes.
See Sally Ride’s boundary-breaking life in photosJune 16, 2023 – 40 years ago, she became the first American woman in space. Our photographer documents what was it like to be an astronaut—and queer—in the 1980s.
Night Lights | Nat Geo Photo of the DayCity lights in Portugal and Spain and an aurora are seen from the International Space Station in this image from our photography archives.