NASA’s Hubble snaps a spiral galaxy side-on

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a sharp image of NGC 4634, a spiral galaxy seen exactly side-on.

Video: Hydrated minerals spotted on giant asteroid

Recent images snapped by NASA's Dawn spacecraft confirm that volatile, or easily evaporated materials, have colored Vesta's surface in a broad swath around its equator.

Curiosity rover arrives at unusual rock

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a break from its drive to Glenelg to examine a football-size rock with its robotic arm.

Icy organics help understanding of origin of life

NASA scientists are zapping organics with lasers in an attempt to discover how life arose on Earth.

FTL drive is feasible, says NASA scientist

A Starship Enterprise-style warp drive could be a real possibility, according to a non-profit group of scientists and engineers.

ISS crew returns to Earth

After four months aboard the International Space Station, three astronauts touched down safely in Kazakhstan early yesterday morning.

Planets found in stellar cluster

Astronomers have, for the first time, spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster - the best evidence yet that planets can form in dense stellar environments.

NASA's Opportunity spots strange spherical objects on Mars

NASA's stalwart Opportunity rover has captured an image of the Martian surface that is puzzling scientists.

NGC 7090 is an active star-forming galaxy

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of galaxy NGC 7090. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth, meaning astronomers are unable to easily see the spiral arms, which are full of young, hot stars.

NASA revamps mobile launcher platforms

NASA's three stalwart mobile launcher platforms (MLP) are currently being revamped to better accommodate the space agency's next-generation launch vehicles.

Could alien soils make spacecraft heat shields?

NASA scientists will next week test whether a heat shield made from the soil of the moon, Mars or an asteroid could stand up to a plunge through Earth's atmosphere.

Mars Curiosity rover readies for Red Planet trek

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has completed the delicate calibration of a robotic arm as it awaits further instructions in Gale Crater near the Martian equator.

Dry ice falls as snow on Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has returned the first definitive evidence of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars - the only place this is known to happen anywhere in our solar system.

NASA's Curiosity rover is ready for more Mars action

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover recently concluded a series of preparatory tests designed to calibrate precision movements by the rover's robotic arm which is used to deploy a wide variety of tools.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is on its way to Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has departed the giant asteroid Vesta, setting sail 
for a two-and-a-half-year journey to the dwarf planet Ceres.

NASA's Dawn prepares to set sail for Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft remains on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system locations.

Curiosity begins longest journey yet

The kids are in the back, there's gas in the tank, and NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off on its first long trip.

Pair of planets found orbiting twin suns

NASA's Kepler mission has for the first time discovered multiple planets orbiting a pair of stars, showing it's possible for more than one planet to be formed and survive in such a chaotic environment.

Curiosity takes first telephoto images of Mount Sharp

NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back the first telephoto images from the Martian surface, showing a mountainside marked by eroded knobs and gulches, and geological layering clearly visible.

Exercise device protects astronauts' bones

NASA scientists say they've finally made progress in protecting astronauts' bone strength from the damage caused by space flight.