Sept. 15, 2009
NASA is set to launch a sensitive new infrared telescope to seek out sneaky things in the night sky -- among them, dark Asteroidsthat could pose a threat to Earth.
Sept. 11, 2009
NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is racing toward a double-impact on The Moonat 7:30 am EDT on Oct. 9th. Today NASA announced exactly where the crash will take place.
Sept. 9, 2009
Astronomers declared the Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Sept. 3, 2009
The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has prompted some observers to wonder, are sunspots disappearing?
Aug. 31, 2009
NASA is planning a daring new mission to investigate the Universe's favorite way of making things explode. Unlocking the secrets of "magnetic reconnection" could help alleviate the energy crisis on Earth.
Aug. 21, 2009
The agency best known for exploring the vast reaches of space has been exploring some of the vast beaches of Earth--and the results may help protect them.
Aug. 19, 2009
Astronomers are celebrating 10 years of discovery by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Today's story highlights some of Chandra's most surprising, violent and beautiful images of the high-energy Universe.
Aug. 14, 2009
Next year, a powerful cosmic ray detector will be installed on the International Space Station. Its mission: to search for antimatter galaxies and other exotic phenomena in the Universe.
Aug. 10, 2009
Like bugs streaking down the side window of a moving car, colorful Perseid Earthgrazers could put on a pleasing show after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th.
Aug. 7, 2009
Barely two weeks after it was installed by the crew of Space ShuttleEndeavour, the Japanese-built platform is already bustling with experiments in Astronomyand space physics--and that's just for starters.