The strange bursts of lightning known as sprites, which flash red, white or green 50 miles above Earth during thunderstorms, are very rarely seen.
NASA's in the final stages of a series of software updates to the Curiosity Mars rover designed to optimize it for surface operations.
It was not a successful test down at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
If you want a good look at a meteor shower, you'd better head outside this Saturday.
The vast but largely unexplored world of microbial organisms is the subject of new and exciting research in the world of microbiology.
Stunning images are already being beamed back from the Curiosity Mars rover as it undergoes a series of health checks before beginning its mission of exploration.
A recent statistical analysis conducted by NASA concludes that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century.
NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars last night at 10:31 PDT, or approximately 3 p.m. local time on the Red Planet.
NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:31 p.m. Aug. 5 PDT, or about 3 p.m. local time on the red planet.
Over the past five decades, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has acted as the launch point for an exciting generation of space technology and exploration.
NASA's Mars Curiosity remains on track to reach its destination on August 5, when the rover begins its complex descent to the red planet.
NASA's Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on the surface of Mars at 1:31 AM EDT on August 6.
Harsh conditions and extreme temperatures are nothing in the face of symbols of American pride.
NASA's next big space project is about to hit its apex.
On July 28, 2012, our sun emitted a mid-level flare which was subsequently categorized as an M6.2 by NASA scientists.
It's always cool when something new is discovered, especially when it's about 750 million miles away from Earth.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a distant galaxy which
contains a number of stellar nurseries.
The predominance of 'lefthandedness' amongst amino acids in meteorites isn't, after all, an indication of biological activity, say scientists.
Almost all of Greenland's surface ice cover has melted at some point this summer - twice as much as usual. It's the largest melt ever seen in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
A Russian attempt to redock the ISS Progress 47 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has failed, thanks to a a problem with the new Kurs-NA rendezvous system.