March 16, 2012
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is finding hundreds of new objects at the very edge of the electromagnetic spectrum. Many of them have one thing in common: Astronomers have no idea what they are.
March 2, 2012
Lately, the International Space Station has been flying through geomagnetic storms, giving astronauts an close-up view of the aurora borealis just outside their windows.
Feb. 29, 2012
NOAA and NASA are working on a series of next-generation weather satellites called "GOES-R" that will improve warnings of deadly tornadoes and other severe weather.
Feb. 23, 2012
En route to the Red Planet, Mars rover Curiosity has experienced the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005. Researchers say this is part of Curiosity's job as a 'stunt double' for human astronauts.
Feb. 22, 2012
A number of unusual fireballs observed around the USA this month have researchers wondering if Earth is passing through a special "February swarm" of meteoroids.
Feb. 17, 2012
The brightest planets in the night sky are aligning for a must-see show in late February and March 2012. Start looking tonight!
Feb. 16, 2012
After a slow start to winter around much of the Northern Hemisphere, Europe has plunged into a deep freeze. In today's story from Science@NASA, JPL climatologist Bill Patzert describes how and why Mother Nature has done an about face.
Feb. 10, 2012
"Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy. Researchers discuss the possible meaning of this mismatch in today's story from Science@NASA.
Feb. 2, 2012
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is en route to intercept a comet– and to make history. In 2014, Rosetta will enter orbit around 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko and land a probe on it for a front row seat as the comet heads toward the sun.
Jan. 27, 2012
A "ring of fire" solar eclipse is coming to the USA this spring. It's the first annular eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in almost 18 years.