Curiosity rover ready to land on Mars

NASA's next big space project is about to hit its apex.

NASA tracks medium-intensity solar flare

On July 28, 2012, our sun emitted a mid-level flare which was subsequently categorized as an M6.2 by NASA scientists.

"Ice avalanches" found on Saturn moon

It's always cool when something new is discovered, especially when it's about 750 million miles away from Earth.

This galaxy is festooned with stellar nurseries

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a distant galaxy which 
contains a number of stellar nurseries.

Meteorite may explain life's 'left-handedness'

The predominance of 'lefthandedness' amongst amino acids in meteorites isn't, after all, an indication of biological activity, say scientists.

Greenland ice melt 'unprecedented', says NASA

Almost all of Greenland's surface ice cover has melted at some point this summer - twice as much as usual. It's the largest melt ever seen in more than 30 years of satellite observations.

Russian cargo ship fails to dock with ISS

A Russian attempt to redock the ISS Progress 47 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has failed, thanks to a a problem with the new Kurs-NA rendezvous system.

Inflatable heat shield passes NASA test

NASA's successfully tested a revolutionary inflatable heat shield, taking it safely through Earth's atmosphere at up to 7,600 mph.

Solar corona revealed in stunning hi-def images

NASA astronomers have released the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's corona, its million-degree outer atmosphere, at an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength.

Small exoplanet may be covered in magma

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what may be the nearest world to our solar system that's smaller than Earth.

Pioneer anomaly explained - and Einstein can rest easy

Well, there's no need to rewrite physics, and it's got nothing to do with aliens. The unexpected slowing of NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft - the so-called Pioneer Anomaly - has been explained.

International space crew docks at ISS

The Russian rocket carrying space travelers from three different countries - including the US - has successfully landed at the International Space Station.

NASA wants you to land Curiosity rover on Mars

NASA and Microsoft have coded an Xbox Live game that allows players to land  a virtual copy of the space agency’s Mars Curiosity rover on the red planet.

SpaceX preps crewed Dragon ship

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently completed a critical design review of its versatile (crewed) Dragon spacecraft.

NASA's Mars panorama is breathtaking

NASA has released a panoramic image depicting the ruddy terrain around the outcrop where the space agency's Opportunity rover spent its most recent Martian winter.

PLANT system gives astronauts fresh food in space

When I was little, once a summer my family would travel to the big science museum in Boston, Mass.

These space portals are hidden in Earth's magnetic field

Space portals allowing travelers to navigate vast distances between the stars have long been a theme in popular science fictions stories such as Stargate.

Video: NASA showcases Orion space capsule

NASA showcased its space-bound Orion capsule during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this morning.

Hubble snaps a vapor of stars

Relatively few galaxies are endowed with the sweeping, luminous spiral arms or brightly glowing center of our own Milky Way galaxy. 

NASA's Hubble detects an "evaporating" exoplanet

An international team of astronomers have positively identified significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond our solar system.