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. 



Hubble snaps a globular cluster

Charles Messier, the famous 18th century French astronomer, may have cataloged over 100 galaxies and clusters, even though he was primarily interested in comets.

Voyager to leave solar system on interstellar journey


Launched by NASA in 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has been operating for 34 years, 9 months and 17 days.



Extensive water ice found in lunar crater

Almost a quarter of a crater near the moon's south pole is covered with ice, scientists using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have found.

Near miss for Earth in 2040, says asteroid team

A large asteroid that initially had scientists worried has only a small chance of striking the Earth in 2040, says NASA.

Ancient Antarctica was warmer and wetter

Antarctica was once as warm as Iceland - warm enough for vegetation and even trees to thrive, a new study has found.

Tropical lakes spotted on Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted long-standing methane lakes near the equator of Saturn’s moon Titan.

Video: NASA’s NuSTAR launches

Following a successful launch, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has begun its mission to discover secrets of buried black holes and other exotic objects.



NASA tweaks Mars rover landing plans

NASA has decided its precision landing gear is accurate enough to let it land the Curiosity Mars rover a lot closer to its target than expected.

Astonishing algae bloom found in Arctic

NASA scientists say they've made a discovery in the Arctic Ocean 'as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert'.

NASA spots glow of universe's first objects

NASA believes it's spotted the dappled light of the first objects in the universe with the best precision yet.

Vesta asteroid is shrouded in many colors

A new video shot by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft depicts a dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. 



NASA's NuSTAR to x-ray the universe

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) may be the size of a refrigerator, but it will undoubtedly help astronomers discover some of the most interesting aspects of our universe.

NASA sends drones to monitor hurricanes



NASA is preparing to deploy a pair of unmanned aircraft above stormy skies to help forecasters improve their understanding of hurricane formation and intensity changes.



Venus transit will help NASA improve future observations

NASA's NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is hoping to use Venus's transit of the sun on June 5 to better calibrate its instruments.