The Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Be Visible on April 4

A total lunar eclipse will be visible right before sunrise the morning of April 4, 2015, and it will be the shortest lunar eclipse of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 4:19PM

NASA's Curiosity Finds a Key Element for Life on Mars

Scientists find fixed nitrogen in Martian sediments, which means that nitrogen may be biochemically accessible.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 4:21PM

NASA's Opportunity Becomes the First Mars Rover to Run a Marathon

In the last eleven years, NASA's Opportunity has traveled over 26 miles, making it the first rover to complete a marathon on Mars.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 10:24AM

Year in Space Starts This Week - What NASA Hopes to Learn from Twin Astronauts

Astronaut Scott Kelly is about to begin a year in space, and his identical twin, Mark, will undergo tests on Earth in order to observe...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 2:43PM

NASA Finds That One Supernova Could Produce 7,000 Earths

One supernova 10,000 years ago could have left enough stardust to form 7,000 Earths, leading NASA to believe that supernovae routinely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 2:19PM

Curiosity Rover May Have Just Found Fatty Acids on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover may have just found fatty acids on Mars, although they can't be sure that it has a biological origin yet.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 12:52PM

Silicon Valley Start-Up Plans to Mine the Moon's Surface for Google's Lunar XPrize

Silicon Valley start-up Moon Express aims to send a small robotic spacecraft to do a soft landing on the moon and then mine it for a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 10:37AM

NASA's MAVEN Captures a 'Christmas Lights Aurora' on Mars

NASA's Mars orbiter MAVEN has captured data indicating the presence of an aurora on Mars, similar to Earth's "Northern Lights," but...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4:10PM

NASA's MESSENGER Captures Most Detailed Images Ever Taken of Mercury's Scorched Surface

NASA's MESSENGER is set to end its four-year mission by taking a kamikaze dive into Mercury's surface on April 30, but until then,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:46PM

Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres May Be 'Active Ice'

The "white spots" on Ceres have baffled scientists for months now, but new Dawn images may have finally solved the mystery. In a new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 3:24PM

NASA Releases Photo of Ireland from Space for St. Patrick's Day

Today, NASA celebrated St. Patrick's Day by releasing a true-color photo of a beautifully green Ireland from space:(function(d, s, id)...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 12:14PM

NASA's Cassini Captures Amazingly Detailed View of Saturn's Rings

On January 8 of this year, Cassini captured an image of Saturn's infamous rings in unprecedented detail. The image, which NASA just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 11:33AM

NASA Developing Augmented Reality Goggles for Astronauts Living on the ISS

Someday soon, astronauts living on the ISS could all be wearing augmented reality goggles. After Google unceremoniously rejected a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 12:40PM

'Planetary' Documentary Features NASA Imagery and Earthly Sights, to Be Released on Earth Day

This Earth Day, filmmakers Guy Reid and Steve Kennedy will celebrate our planet by releasing their new documentary, Planetary, which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 12:56PM

NASA Announces New Evidence Suggesting Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Subsurface Ocean

There's a lot of talk about various moons throughout our solar system having the potential to support life. Europa and Enceladus have,...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 12 March 2015 - 12:32PM

NASA Test Fires SLS - The Biggest Rocket in the World

NASA just test fired the largest rocket in history for the first time this morning, in a significant step on the road to Mars.  ...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 1:48PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Ceres

After a seven-year journey, NASA has confirmed that Dawn has successfully achieved orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. The spacecraft...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 10:39AM

Hubble Captures Supernova Split Four Ways by a Gravitational Lens for the First Time

Astronomers recently discovered that Hubble was able to capture four separate images of the same distant supernova. The so-called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 4:57PM

NASA Scientists Claim They've Confirmed that Early Mars Had an Ocean

Astrobiologists have long been convinced that Mars was once host to water, and the theory that the northern part of the Red Planet was...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:34PM

NASA Asks You to Vote for the Most Spectacular Hubble Images

Hubble Mania 2015 has begun! As NASA's version of March Madness, as well as a celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary in April, the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:01PM