NASA previews Eta Carinae supernova

At the turn of the 19th century, the binary star system Eta Carinae appeared faint and rather undistinguished to astronomers.

NASA finds space buckyballs in solid form



NASA astronomers have positively identified space buckyballs in a solid form. Prior to this important discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres were found only in gas form within the cosmos.



Video: NASA’s J-2X Powerpack test lights up night sky



NASA engineers have conducted an initial test of the J-2X engine powerpack at the Stennis Space Center.



This black hole came from a shredded galaxy

NASA astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young, blue stars encircling the first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered.


The strange haze of the Milky Way galaxy

New images from the European Space Agency’s Planck mission have revealed previously undiscovered islands of star formation, along with a mysterious haze of microwave emissions in our Milky Way galaxy.



Thousands apply for astronaut program

NASA's received over 6,300 applications to join its astronaut corps - twice as many as usual.

NASA takes us to the far side of the moon

A camera aboard one of NASA's twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has sent back footage of the far side of the moon.

NASA identifies interstellar matter entering solar system

NASA has for the first time analyzed the 'alien matter' in the interstellar wind.

Global warming not caused by increased solar activity

A new NASA study has confirmed that it's greenhouse gases - not changes in solar activity - that are the main cause of global warming.

THEMIS satellite tracks mass electron escape

When scientists discovered two great swaths of radiation encircling Earth in the 1950s, it spawned exaggerated fears about "killer electrons" and space radiation effects.

NASA discovers 26 new exoplanets

NASA's nearly doubled the number of known exoplanets in one fell swoop, with the announcement of 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 planets.

NASA’s J-2X deep space engine gets tested


NASA is poised to kick off a new series of tests on the J-2X - the engine that will help carry humans to deep space. 


NASA rethinks Apogee of Fear



NASA has reversed an earlier decision to block the release of the first science fiction movie filmed in space.

NASA censors amateur sci-fi film


"Man on a Mission," a film documenting Richard Garriott's journey to the International Space Station (ISS) may have hit theaters, but there is another movie NASA apparently doesn't want you to see.

NASA discovers three smallest exoplanets

NASA's discovered its tiniest solar system yet, which includes the three smallest exoplanets ever found.

NASA's Hubble telescope detects ancient supernova

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected the weak glow of a star that exploded more than 9 billion years ago.

NASA seeks friendly solution to ownership row

NASA says it'll do its best to resolve a dispute over an astronaut's attempts to auction off a notebook used in the Apollo 13 mission.

NASA picks spot for Martian rover's winter break

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is set to ride out the worst of the Martian winter at Greeley Haven, a rocky outcrop recently named after ASU Regents' Professor Ronald Greeley, a planetary geologist who died last October.

Quadrantid meteor shower is almost here



The first big meteor shower of 2012 is set to kick off early Wednesday morning from about 3-5 a.m.



Moon probes in place after successful burn

NASA's two GRAIL probes have now successfully been placed in orbit around the moon.