One of my all-time favorite science fiction series is Star Trek The Next Generation. And to be honest, I've always preferred the episodes where the holodeck played a major role in the storyline.
A recently completed analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn's moons and rings can best be described as gently worn vintage goods from around the time of our solar system's birth.
NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have kicked off another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice - with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed this past Wednesday.
35 years after its momentous launch, Voyager 1 appears to have travelled beyond the influence of the Sun and exited the heliosphere.
NASA scientists have determined that electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region - essentially bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides.
Galaxies have been known to take numerous forms. Indeed, elliptical blobs, swirling spiral arms, bulges, and disks are all known components of the wide range of galaxies astronomers have observed using telescopes like NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite spotted the previously unknown remains of a shattered star.
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover indicates ancient Mars could have supported living microbes long ago.
Northern latitudes are greening up, says a NASA-funded study, increasingly resembling the lusher latitudes of the south.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image illustrating the blue bursts of hot young stars.
A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken an important step closer to finding the "birth certificate" of an ancient star.
NASA has created a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, revealing evidence of a catastrophic flood in the last 500 million years.
The Curiosity ground team has been forced to switch the Mars rover to a redundant onboard computer, thanks to a memory problem.
The first NASA spacecraft designed to fly astronauts beyond Earth orbit since the Apollo era of yore is apparently well on its way to making a flight test next year.
It may look like something from "The Lord of the Rings," trilogy (think the Eye of Sauron), but this fiery swirl is actually a real-life planetary nebula known as ESO 456-67 imaged by NASA's Hubble space telescope.
The Earth temporarily gained a third radiation belt last year, NASA's Van Allen Probes mission has revealed.
NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured an image of HH 151, a bright jet of glowing material trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust.
Most people would probably expect to find millions of dollars worth of cutting-edge equipment at a NASA research facility. And they would be right, of course, but there may also be some surprises waiting for the unsuspecting visitor.
NASA's Kepler mission has found the smallest planet yet around a star similar to our sun.
NASA engineers managed to restore real-time communications with the International Space Station (ISS) after connections were apparently severed following a routine software update.