NASA releases people's pick of Mars photos

NASA has released the first Mars pictures commissioned by the public - and there's not a thumbprint or double exposure among them.

NASA joins Toyota software probe

US regulators have kicked off what promises to be a thorough investigation of glitches allegedly plaguing some of Toyota's vehicular systems and related software.

Cassini reveals cosmic Pac-Man

In an example of life imitating art - if art's the right word - NASA has released images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas looking for all the world like Pac-Man eating a dot.

Atlantic currents not slowing after all

New NASA measurements show that the Gulf Stream has not slowed down over the past 15 years. In fact, it may even have sped up slightly.

NASA upgrades Mars Rover with advanced autonomous capabilities

NASA has upgraded its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with advanced autonomous capabilities.

Lockheed Martin designs world's largest heat shield

Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.

NASA radar finds ice at moon's north pole

Instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft have detected millions of tons of water ice near the moon's north pole.

Cassini flyby reveals multiple ice geysers on Saturn moon

NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.

No gaming or iPods allowed in space

In space, no one can hear you scream or listen to your iPod.

WISE telescope offers up 'candy store' of images

NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.

Obama to Moon Base: Drop Dead!

Space is the final frontier. We haven't lived up to the promise of the 1950s and 60s, the heyday of the space race but we still carry with us dreams of the stars. Mike Honig, an avowed space exploration enthusiast, gives his take on the Administration's recent cost cutting impact on our integalactic future.

Hubble reveals best pictures yet of Pluto

The latest set of pictures from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provide the most detailed images yet of Pluto.