Dec. 22, 2008
The planet Saturn is doing something rare and beautiful this holiday season. Find out what in today's story from Science@NASA.
Aug. 19, 2008
What if you woke up one morning and found your whole planet had been swallowed by the atmosphere of a star? Don't laugh, it could happen to you, and NASA has a special program to deal with it.
Sept. 12, 2008
To improve hurricane forecasting, NASA engineers are spending time in a spooky room where 'no one can hear you scream.'
July 31, 2008
Have you ever stared up at the night sky, felt a gentle breeze, and wished you could set sail for the stars? Get in line. Many great thinkers from history have had the same idea. This long-held fancy could soon become reality with one solar sail mission on the drawing board and another already on the launching pad, slated to blast off this summer.
Oct. 7, 2008
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft flew past Mercury on Oct. 6th capturing amazing new images of never-before-seen terrain.
Nov. 19, 2008
An international team of researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from space. The source of these Cosmic Raysis unknown, but it must be close to the solar system and it could be made of dark matter.
Oct. 10, 2008
Last month when scientists switched on the Large Hadron Collider, the world did not come to an end. In today's story, a particle physicist explains why not--and why Earth is safe from Black Holeswhen the collider is reactivated in the months ahead.
May 25, 2008
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft landed in the northern polar region of Mars Sunday to begin three months of examining a site chosen for its likelihood of having frozen water within reach of the lander's robotic arm.
June 26, 2008
This summer, NASA engineers will try to realize a dream older than the Space Age itself: the deployment of a working solar sail in Earth orbit. The name of the device is NanoSail-D and it is scheduled for launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket as early as July 29, 2008.
Jan. 21, 2008
Last week's historic flyby of Mercury by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft gathered 500 megabytes of data and more than a thousand high-resolution photos covering nearly six million square miles of previously unseen terrain.