Aug. 6, 2009
NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the changing phases and atmosphere of a planet a thousand light years away.
Aug. 3, 2009
Two weeks after something slammed into Jupiter, creating a cloud of debris that is still easy to see through backyard telescopes, researchers are wondering ... what was the impactor?
July 31, 2009
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, setting the stage for the 2009 Perseid meteor shower.
July 20, 2009
The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century takes place this Wednesday, July 22nd. The path of totality crosses many major cities, setting the stage for possibly the best-observed eclipse in human history.
July 17, 2009
Forty years ago, Apollo Astronautsset out on a daring adventure to explore the Moon. They ended up discovering their own planet.
July 17, 2009
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned its first imagery of Apollo landing sites. The pictures show lunar module descent stages, scientific instruments and even 40-year-old foot trails made by Astronautswalking across the dusty lunar surface.
July 15, 2009
Why couldn't Neil Armstrong fall asleep on the Moon? The answer is revealed in today's suspenseful story from Science@NASA.
July 10, 2009
When Astronautstravel through space, the human heart loses something it needs: the Earthly pull of gravity. Is this a problem? NASA is launching a new study to find out.
July 9, 2009
Amateur astronomers have photographed NASA's LCROSS spacecraft en route to an October crash landing on the Moon. Observers say the spacecraft is surprisingly easy to photograph, and NASA hopes more amateurs will give it a try.
July 3, 2009
The International Space Station(ISS) is about to make a remarkable series of flybys over the United States. Beginning this 4th of July weekend, the station will appear once, twice, and sometimes three times a day for many days in a row.