Science@NASA Headline News
You may have noticed that the "look and feel" of Science@NASA stories has changed. There's no cause for alarm. Our core product, simply- and clearly-told stories about NASA science, remains the same. The changes are a sign of progress. Recently, the Science@NASA team joined forces with the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. Working together, we'll be able to cover a broader range of NASA discoveries and develop "citizen science" opportunities for our readers, while still producing old favorites such as Apollo Chronicles and "looking up" stories about backyard astronomy events. The sky's the limit.
July 6, 2011
As NASA's ion-powered Dawn spacecraft approaches Vesta for orbital insertion in mid-July, Dawn's camera's will be scanning space around the giant asteroid for signs of an asteroid moon.
June 24, 2011
Don't blame La Nina or El Nino for the USA's recent wild weather. According to one NASA climatologist, the real culprit is "La Nada."
June 22, 2011
Policymakers are meeting in Washington DC this week to discuss the growing threat solar storms pose to our increasingly technological civilization.
June 9, 2011
NASA's Voyager probes have reached the edge of the solar system and found something surprising there--a froth of magnetic bubbles separating us from the rest of the galaxy.
June 7, 2011
A new observatory is about to leave Earth to map a powerful compound of global importance: Common everyday sea salt.
June 3, 2011
It's been more than a year since NASA has heard from Mars rover Spirit. The agency says it may be time to say "thanks and farewell."
May 31, 2011
A solar eclipse in the middle of the night? Yes, it can happen. Sky watchers in the Arctic will witness such an event on June 1st when the Moon partially eclipses the midnight sun.
May 19, 2011
A storm of rare power has formed in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Wreaking havoc for months, it now stretches around the entire planet and can be seen through backyard telescopes.
May 18, 2011
Astronomers have discovered a new class of planets floating alone in the dark of space. These lone worlds are probably outcasts from developing planetary systems and, moreover, they could be twice as numerous as the stars themselves.
May 16, 2011
NASA has released a unique satellite image tracing the damage of a monster EF-4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 27th.