Oct 10, 2017
Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are flashes and glows that appear above storms and are results of activity occurring in and below those storms. Researchers are working to better understand lightning and thunderstorms, how they form and develop over time, and why storms produce different TLEs in... Read More
Dec 1, 2015
A new NASA-funded tool is taking some of the ‘wild’ out of wildfires by making it possible for U.S. fire managers to better spot dangerous blazes.
Nov 23, 2015
Astronomers have long hoped to find another planet in the cosmos similar to Earth--a blue dot in the distance that could harbor life akin to our own. NASA's Kepler spacecraft may have found the next best thing.
Nov 17, 2015
Many astronauts report a blurring of their eyesight in microgravity. Researchers are trying to get to the bottom of this phenomenon before astronauts travel to Mars and beyond.
Nov 13, 2015
During an unprecedented 1-year mission to the International Space Station, scientists are studying how astronauts' bodies respond to long-duration space travel.
Oct 30, 2015
The Fine Motor Skills experiment on the station is looking at how long-duration microgravity effects fine motor task performance.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Oct 27, 2015
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft is about to make a daring plunge through one of the plumes emerging from Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Solar System, Sky Watching
Oct 23, 2015
Look east before sunrise in late October for a beautiful conjunction of bright planets.
Oct 20, 2015
The ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has discovered more than 3000 doomed comets that have passed close to the sun.
Sep 30, 2015
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen evaporating from a Neptune-sized planet named GJ 436b. The planetâs atmosphere is evaporating because of extreme irradiation from its parent star.
Sep 22, 2015
On Sunday, Sep. 27th, the super Harvest Moon passed through the shadow of Earth, producing a lovely amber total lunar eclipse.
Sep 11, 2015
NASA's MMS spacecraft are flying around Earth in a precise formation made possible by an out-of-this-world system of GPS navigators.
Aug 28, 2015
NASA-supported researchers have found that ice covering Greenland is melting faster than previously thought. The action is happening out of sight, below the surface.
Solar System, Sky Watching
Aug 10, 2015
This week, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters say the show could be especially good this year because the Moon is nearly new when the shower peaks on Aug. 12-13.
Jul 24, 2015
The second full Moon of July is just around the corner. According to modern folklore, it is a "Blue Moon."