Star's spiral arms point to possible planets

Astronomers have for the first time spotted a disk of gas and dust around a sun-like star that shows spiral-arm-like structures.

Comet storm rages in Eta Corvi

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected evidence of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. 



SpaceShipTwo to host NASA research missions

NASA has hired Virgin Galactic to fly up to three charter flights on its flagship SpaceShipTwo.

NASA’s Hubble telescope maps dark matter

NASA scientists are using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope to map the distribution of dark matter in 25 massive clusters of galaxies.



NASA preps instruments for Solar Orbiter mission

NASA is currently developing a Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) and Heavy Ion Sensor (HIS). Both instruments will be placed on the European Space Agency’s newly selected Solar Orbiter mission.

Brush up that resume: NASA's recruiting astronauts

NASA's announced that, in early November, it will start looking for  its next class of astronaut candidates.

Universe simulation is most accurate ever

Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz have used a NASA supercomputer to create what they say is the most accurate and detailed simulation of the universe ever.

Unprecedented ozone hole opens over Arctic

Last year saw a significant hole open up for the first time in the ozone layer over the Arctic.

Asteroids less threat to Earth than thought

Good news: we're not likely to get wiped out in the same way as the dinosaurs, at least not any time soon.

UARS satellite fell in south Pacific, says NASA

NASA’s given its final verdict on the last resting place of the UARS satellite, which fell back to Earth last Friday.

And the weather on Venus...

While Venus's weather at ground level is pretty boring - a steady 800 degrees Farenheit and heavy sulfuric acid clouds - it all gets a bit more interesting further up, say NASA scientists.

More activity likely as solar storm continues

The Earth is enveloped in a strong-to-severe magnetic storm, following a large solar eruption yesterday morning.

Team images electrical circuit linking Saturn and Enceladus

NASA scientists have revealed the 'footprint' of an electrical circuit linking Saturn and its moon Enceladus.

NASA to test laser communications system

NASA is working on a new communications system that could dramatically cut the time needed to transmit high-resolution images from Mars.

Neil Armstrong wants NASA back in space



Neil Armstrong - the first person to walk on the moon - recently told Congress that America simply cannot maintain a realistic leadership position without human access to space.  



Black hole jet seen flaring wildly

NASA's busy Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has captured rare data of a flaring black hole releasing a blazing jet.

NASA wants to hire a space taxi

NASA - which recently retired its shuttle fleet - wants to hire private "space taxis" that will transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). 



Baptistina asteroid wasn't dinosaur killer after all

The asteroid widely believed to be responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs probably couldn't have been, observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope show.

NASA to launch undersea exploration mission

NASA will be launching an undersea exploration mission in the Atlantic Ocean on October 17, 2011.

NASA says SLS will rival Saturn V

NASA says its new Space Launch System (SLS) - which has been tapped to transport astronauts to Mars - will be larger and more powerful than even the massive Saturn V moon rocket.