The blue bursts of hot young stars

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image illustrating the blue bursts of hot young stars.

Hubble space telescope dates an ancient star

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.

3D image reveals ancient Martian flood

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.

Curiosity rover suffers major malfunction

The Curiosity ground team has been forced to switch the Mars rover to a redundant onboard computer, thanks to a memory problem.

NASA's Orion test flight is on track for launch

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.

The Eye of Sauron is nebula ESO 456-67

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.

NASA finds third Van Allen belt around Earth

The Earth temporarily gained a third radiation belt last year, NASA's Van Allen Probes mission has revealed.

This stellar glowing jet is from a young star

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.

Arduino Uno spotted at NASA's Swamp Works research facility

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. 

Moon-sized planet found orbiting sun-like star

NASA's Kepler mission has found the smallest planet yet around a star similar to our sun.

NASA restores comm links to International Space Station

NASA engineers managed to restore real-time communications with the International Space Station (ISS) after connections were apparently severed following a routine software update.

NASA: Meteor explosion in Russia had nothing to do with asteroid flyby

The scientific community is aflutter after reports, images, and video of a massive meteor explosion in Russia clogged the Internet early Friday morning.

Rare explosion may have created Milky Way's youngest black hole

New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in our Milky Way galaxy.

Middle Eastern fresh water disappearing fast

The Middle East has lost fresh water reserves equivalent to the entire Dead Sea over the last ten years, data from NASA satellites shows.

Next-generation Earth satellite lifts off

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) made a textbook launch at 1:02 pm EST yesterday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Curiosity drills into Martian rock

NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used the drill on its robotic arm to bore into a rock on Mars and extract a sample for analysis.

The moment a galactic light went out

The further away scientists look, the further back in time they see. Astronomers use this method to study the evolution of the Universe by analyzing nearby and more distant galaxies and comparing their features.

NASA launches next-generation tracking and comms satellite

NASA's ability to track satellites and orbiting spacecraft is about to get a big boost, following the launch last night of a next-generation communication satellite.

Video: NASA resurrects mighty F-1 engine

This past week, NASA resurrected the stalwart F-1 engine that powered the Saturn V rocket, test firing its gas generator at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

NASA joins mission to investigate dark matter

NASA has signed up to join the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope due to launch in 2020 and designed to investigate dark matter and dark energy.