Black hole emits giant jets

Please don't snigger, but ESO and NASA astronomers have discovered a black hole blowing out an enormous bubble of hot gas.

NASA launches Moonbase Alpha mission on Steam

NASA has debuted a free online video game that allows players to step into the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3D lunar settlement. 


NASA releases some - not all - data on possible planets

NASA's Kepler Mission has identified more than 750 possible extrasolar planets after monitoring more than 156,000 stars. But it's keeping the best data back.

NASA prototype successfully predicts tsunami

In the wake of February's earthquake in Chile, a NASA-led team successfully tested elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system.

Global Hawk UAV completes GloPac mission

NASA's unmanned Global Hawk aircraft has successfully completed four science flights over the Pacific Ocean.

NASA wants to send your ugly mug into space

With only two more shuttle missions set to fly, your chances of getting to the International Space Station (ISS) are slim. But as a consolation prize, NASA is promising to send your photo instead.

ESA releases time-lapse video from orbiting Mars Express

Mission controllers for the Mars Express have created a video showing the view as the spaceship orbits Mars.

World is at its warmest since records began, NASA warns

The global temperature over the last 12 months has been the highest on record, according to the latest NASA figures.

Orbiter solves Martian mysteries

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has helped solve two forty-year-old mysteries and delivered new information about climate change on Mars.

NASA develops improved search and rescue system

NASA is working on new satellite-aided search and rescue technology that will make it quicker to find people in distress.

To X-37B Or Not To X-37B? That Is The Question.

Changes are coming rapidly to NASA, and the future of the United States' dedication and capability to mount manned space missions are increasingly in question.

MIT presents new airplane designs to NASA

An MIT-led team has designed a green airplane for NASA that should use 70 percent less fuel than current planes while also reducing noise and nitrogen oxide emissions.

Avatar director helps next Rover mission to film Mars in 3D

Avatar director James Cameron has persuaded NASA to let him help design a high-resolution 3D camera for the next Mars Rover.

Giant space balloon crashes on launch

A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.

Solar observatory sends back first dramatic pictures

The new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) could be as important to science as the Hubble Space Telescope, says NASA, as it releases its first close-up pictures of the sun.

NASA trains humanoid robot for space station duty

NASA is preparing to launch the first human-like robot to space as part of the Discovery STS-133 mission planned for September. 


NASA announces new programs - and budgets

NASA has announced its plans for the next few years. With the Constellation program for a manned moon landing axed, the focus will instead be on missions to the International Space Station and flight beyond Earth's orbit.

Self-powered robotic sub developed

NASA, the US Navy and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have successfully tested the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural ocean thermal energy.

Volcanoes may still be active on Venus

Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.

Teams compete in NASA moonbuggy race

More than 100 student teams from around the globe will this weekend take part in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.