'Star Trek: Discovery': Decoding the 1st Trailer of Trek's New Chapter

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | May 19, 2017 01:54pm ET
"Star Trek: Discovery" will come to CBS All Access in fall 2017. Pictured (l-r): Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru; Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham; Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou. Credit: Jan Thijs /CBS Interactive
The first full trailer for "Star Trek: Discovery" hints at a complicated past for one of its main characters, while bringing in famous alien species such as the Vulcans and the Klingons.

'Apollo' Exhibit: Jeff Bezos' Recovered Rocket Engines Debut in Seattle

By Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor | May 19, 2017 11:50am ET
The Bezos Expeditions-recovered F-1 rocket engine on display in the new APOLLO exhibit at The Museum of Flight in Seattle is comprised of a gas generator and heat exchanger used to launch Apollo 16 in 1972 and a thrust chamber from the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. Credit: collectSPACE.com

NASA's IceBridge Mission Ends Its 'Best Year Ever'

By Kacey Deamer, Live Science Staff Writer | May 19, 2017 02:26pm ET
The last Operation IceBridge flight of the 2017 Arctic campaign passed over a fjord in southern Greenland, on May 12, 2017. Credit: John Sonntag/NASA
An airplane, a satellite and volumes of data - these are at the core of NASA's 2017 airborne survey of Arctic ice cover, which recently ended.

Stunning Close-Up of Icy Saturn Moon Enceladus Reveals Its Rough Past

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | May 19, 2017 01:30pm ET
The north polar region of Saturn's ocean-harboring moon Enceladus, seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2016. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Saturn's moon Enceladus has had a rough life - and it's got the scars to prove it.
A recently released photo by NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft shows the many craters, as well as snaking fissures and other geological features, pocking the northern reaches of 313-mile-wide (504 kilometers) Enceladus.

Start Thinking About Possible Europa Lander Instruments, NASA Tells Scientists

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | May 19, 2017 07:45am ET
It's time for scientists to start thinking about the instruments they'd like to put on a potential life-hunting lander mission to Jupiter's ocean- harboring moon Europa, NASA officials said.
Yesterday (May 17), the space agency issued a "community announcement" about the possible Europa lander mission, telling researchers to get ready for an upcoming science-instrument competition.

'Alien: Covenant' Brings Bloody Thrills, Underwhelming Answers to the 'Alien' Saga

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer | May 19, 2017 07:30am ET
In the latest installment of the "Alien" movie saga, another crew of space travelers inadvertently winds up face to face with some of the most horrifying extraterrestrial creatures Hollywood has to offer.
"Alien: Covenant" delivers on the blood, guts and terror that anyone familiar with the franchise would expect, while tying up some loose ends

'Alien: Covenant' Cast Calls Space Colonization a Risky Necessity

By Tereza Pultarova, Space.com Contributor | May 19, 2017 07:38am ET
LONDON - With their ominous, gory visions of extraterrestrials, the "Alien" movies could cause some viewers to fear space exploration. But the latest movie's cast and production team think any possible danger is a necessary risk to prepare for the possibility of a post-Earth era.

'WeВ Don'tВ Planet'В Episode 4: What's the Evidence for Dark Matter?

By Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist | May 19, 2017 10:00am ET
The origins of our understanding of dark matter stretch back all the way to the 1930s, when Swiss astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky first started making X- ray observations of the Coma Cluster, a massive agglomeration of galaxies near the Milky Way. With an optical telescope a cluster of galaxies appears exactly like the name suggests - a bunch of galaxies. But X-rays reveal the presence of a hot, thin, tenuous plasma filling up the volume of each cluster, called the intracluster medium.

Not-So-Super (New) Moon Coming Next Week

By Joe Rao, Space.com Skywatching Columnist | May 19, 2017 07:45am ET
This image shows the moon as its shadow wanes, leading up to a new moon. Credit: LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)
Next Thursday (May 25) brings us the moon that will come closest to the Earth in 2017.

Moon, Venus and Sun Rise in New Space Station Video

By Steve Spaleta | May 18, 2017 02:40pm ET
An intense aurora display was followed by the Moon, Venus and the Sun rising above the horizon in a recent International Space Station orbit. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was on hand to capture it all. [Full Story]
credit : Space.com / footage courtesy: ESA/NASA / edited by @SteveSpaleta
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