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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) lifts off at 6:51 p.m. EDT.
Apr 18, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. ... Read more

Conceptual image of the TESS mission
Apr 18, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral... Read more

Apr 17, 2018

Launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control analysis, and teams are now working towards a targeted... Read more

Milky Way
Apr 16, 2018

The worlds orbiting other stars are called “exoplanets,” and they come in a wide variety of sizes, from gas giants larger than Jupiter to small,... Read more

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Apr 11, 2018

On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16. Prelaunch... Read more

The Horsehead Nebula is shown in red and green against the surrounding cold molecular cloud (blue).
Apr 4, 2018

Two research teams used a map from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, to uncover new findings about stars forming in Orion’s iconic Horsehead Nebula. ... Read more

image of stars and galaxies with two insets
Apr 3, 2018

More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen.

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Photo of mirror reflecting NASA logo
Apr 2, 2018

An X-ray telescope is characterized by four parameters: angular resolution, effective area, mass, and production cost. Researchers at NASA GSFC... Read more

Illustration of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Mar 27, 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time to ensure a successful mission. After an independent assessment of remaining... Read more

Illustration of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Mar 26, 2018

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope – what will be the world’s premier infrared space... Read more