NASA's budget has no funding for the Opportunity Mars rover and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, missions that long have outlived their expiration date, while adding funds for an unmanned visit to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
President Obama has proposed that the US government invest $1.24 billion in NASA's collaboration with Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies in 2016. But it will be up to Congress to approve the expenditure.
An analysis of data from the BICEP2 telescope and Planck spacecraft suggests that the detection of what appeared to be primordial gravitational waves could have just as likely been caused by interstellar dust in our galaxy.
Two American astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are football fans. Barry "Butch" Wilmore says he'll try to catch the end of the Super Bowl and throw something on "the grill."
Last years blockbuster discovery of gravitational waves turned out to be too good to be true: New data indicates that half of the signal detected by the Antarctica-based telescope was caused by interstellar dust.
The Pew Research Center and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences found wide opinion gaps on a number of issues relating to science and technology, from climate change to animal research to evolution.