The Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft explodes after launch at Wallops Island, VA at 6:22 p.m. ET. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
The day in photos around the world.
Astronauts return from ISS, White lion cubs abandoned, Mine disaster in Turkey, California fires | May 14
Astronauts return from ISS, White lion cubs abandoned, Mine disaster in Turkey, California fires and more in today’s daily brief.
Constructed from 10,581 pictures, scientists, using cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region. The mosaic provides enough detail to see textures and subtle shading of the lunar terrain and consistent lighting throughout the images makes it easy to compare different regions.
Demonstrations in Turkey, the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers, a safe return from space | March 11
The death of Turkish boy Berkin Elvan renews protests, ladies arm wrestle in Chicago for charity, an American and two Russians return from space, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 11 Daily Brief: Shirley Temple Black dies, Obama meets with French president, a devastating fire
Shirley Temple Black dies at 85, President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, a fire in Dhaka consumed more than 200 shanties, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 9 Daily Brief: Ferry’s float through ice, Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference about bridge scandal, People’s Choice Awards
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, a security officer yells for help at the site of a bomb attack in Karachi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton and more in today’s daily brief.
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most prolific of the big, annual meteor showers, and also one of the strangest. When viewing conditions are ideal, it is possible to see between 100 and 140 meteors per hour. However, this year the Geminid peak coincided with a nearly-full moon. Because the light of the moon will drowned out some of the dimmer meteors, sky watchers saw between 40 to 60 meteors Friday night. More
A rocket streaked through the sky Tuesday night in Maryland and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launched a mission from the Delmarva peninsula.