The glittering galaxies of NASA's Hubble

All that glitters may not be gold, but galaxy ESO 318-13 is nonetheless very impressive indeed.

NASA lacks coherent direction, says government report

A report sponsored by NASA has concluded that the agency is failing to inspire the world, the nation or even its own staff, and is unlikely to achieve long-term objectives such as a manned Mars landing.

US company announces commercial moon missions

US start-up company, Golden Spike, plans to offer affordable and routine trips to the moon. 

Gullies on Vesta may be sign of flowing water

NASA scientists have spotted long, narrow gullies on the giant asteroid Vesta that they say may have been carved out by liquid water.

Grail probes reveal deep crack in moon

NASA's twin Grail probes have revealed the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail, showing unbelievably deep cracks, craters and tectonic structures.

NASA to send another rover to Mars

NASA is making ambitious plans to land a second rover on Mars in 2020 and send astronauts there in the 2030s.

The peculiar compact Blue Dwarf Galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a rather impressive image of the irregular NGC 5253 galaxy.

Frozen water on Mercury reveals its cooler side

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has found that water ice likely exists on the frozen poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.

The changing seasons of Saturn’s Titan moon

For the first time, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has recorded the effect of changing seasons on Saturn’s Earth-like moon Titan.

Saturn has another Pac-Man moon

Cassini scientists have found a second 'Pac-Man' moon orbiting Saturn, this time on the moon Tethys.

Hubble spots a loose spiral galaxy

NASA's  Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the spiral galaxy ESO 499-G37, seen below against a backdrop of distant galaxies, scattered with nearby stars.

Has Curiosity found complex organics on Mars?

Space nuts may get an early Christmas present this year: rumors are flying that NASA is preparing to announce the discovery of organic molecules on Mars - a possible sign of life.

Mars got its water from the same place as Earth

A study of water from the Martian interior shows that Mars was originally formed from similar building blocks to Earth, but evolved differently later on.

Expedition 33 complete as astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan

Three astronauts have returned safely to Earth after 127 days in space on the International Space Station. 

Hubble captures galactic fireflies

A recent image snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope illustrates numerous luminous galaxies glowing just like fireflies on a dark night.

Antarctic sea ice increase caused by winds

In support of their views, climate change skeptics have long pointed to the fact that Antarctic sea ice - unlike that in the Arctic - is actually growing.

The multi-color stars of globular cluster NGC 6362

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured an impressive view of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362.

The ancient stars of NGC 6362

The ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile recently captured a colorful view of the globular star cluster NGC 6362.

Fomalhaut b regains planetary status

The nearby star Fomalhaut does host a massive exoplanet after all, say NASA scientists following a second look at Hubble data.

Mega-storm churns up Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been watching the aftermath of the largest and hottest stratospheric vortex ever detected in our solar system.