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.

Moon probes to go into orbit this weekend

NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft will be placed into orbit around the moon over the New Year weekend, in preparation for their mission to study its composition and gravity field.

Cassini snaps new pictures of Saturn and Titan

NASA has released a number of new images of Saturn and Titan snapped by the agency’s Cassini spacecraft.

Distant planets show Earth's fiery future

NASA says its discovered two Earth-sized planets that have been swallowed up by their star - and survived.

Ecosystems shift as climate changes

By 2100, nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems - forest, grassland or tundra, for example - will have moved from one type to another.

Comet Lovejoy survives close encounter with the sun

To the surprise and delight of astronomers, a comet discovered just two weeks ago as it hurtled towards the sun has skimmed the star and re-emerged the other side.

NASA detects "heartbeat" of smallest black hole

NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole.

NASA plans to harpoon comet

NASA is planning to use a giant crossbow and harpoon to capture samples from a speeding comet.

NASA gets up close and personal with Vesta asteroid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. 



NASA loses hundreds of moon rocks

There may finally be an explanation as to why the federal government has adopted such a harsh stance against the unauthorized trade of moon rocks.

Big climate change could happen fast - and soon

New research from NASA into the Earth's paleoclimate history indicates we could be facing rapid climate change this century, including sea level rises of many meters.

Opportunity finds evidence of flowing water on ancient Mars

NASA's Opportunity rover has found veins of a mineral that appears to be gypsum, and which could only have been deposited by flowing water.

Two merging tsunamis caused Japanese devastation

The tidal wave that hit Japan in March was formed by two separate tsunamis, in a phenomenon that had been theorized but never before observed.

Clean air law brings fall in sulfur dioxide

The introduction of the Clean Air Interstate Rule in 2005 has led to a big reduction in pollution from eastern US coal power plants, data from NASA's Aura satellite shows.

NASA’s Mars rover launches on November 26

NASA has confirmed that its Curiosity rover will depart for Mars on November 26 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Earth safe from supervolcanoes, for now

The term's used to describe explosive volcanic eruptions that eject about ten thousand times the quantity of magma and ash as Mount St Helens, one of the most explosive eruptions in recent years.

NASA’s Curiosity is ready to explore Mars

NASA is in the final stages of preparing its Mars Curiosity rover for a  launch from Florida's Space Coast on November 25.