April 29, 2013
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a gigantic hurricane swirling inside a mysterious, six-sided weather pattern known as "the hexagon" at Saturn's north pole.
May 6, 2013
Can plants adapt to the novelty of climate change? Researchers seeking to answer this question have sent genetically engineered plants to the ISS for exposure to extreme conditions. To report their stress, the plants have learned to glow in the dark.
April 24, 2013
Later this year, Comet ISON is expected to become a naked-eye object when it skims through the atmosphere of the sun. The Hubble Space Telescope has just obtained a sneak preview.
Feb. 20, 2013
NASA's Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.
April 18, 2013
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water.
Jan. 15, 2013
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.
Feb. 13, 2013
Starting at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 15, NASA Television will provide commentary and images of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 as it flies safely past Earth closer than many artificial satellites.
May 10, 2013
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are lining up for a beautiful sunset conjunction at the end of May.
Feb. 14, 2013
Some researchers believe that near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 might experience seismic activity when it flies through Earth's gravitational field on Feb. 15th.
Jan. 28, 2013
On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.