Feb. 20, 2009
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has detected a record-setting gamma-ray burst with the greatest total energy and fastest motions ever seen.
Feb. 20, 2009
Are there other worlds like ours? Are we alone? NASA's Kepler spacecraft is about to begin an unprecedented journey that could answer these ancient questions.
Feb. 19, 2009
Something is about to happen on Saturn that is so pretty, even Hubble will pause to take a look. Backyard astronomers can see it, too. Four of Saturn's moons will transit Saturn and cast their shadows on the planet's cloudtops at the same time.
Feb. 10, 2009
NASA spacecraft are monitoring blasts of gamma-ray energy from a star 30,000 light years away. Some of the flares have packed more total energy than the sun puts out in 20 years.
Feb. 6, 2009
Even in space, someone has to clean the bathroom. ISS Astronautsare using a tricorder-like device to help them 'swab the decks.'
Feb. 4, 2009
Comet Lulin is approaching Earth for a 38-million-mile close encounter later this month. The green double-tailed comet is putting on a fine show for backyard telescopes and could soon become visible to the unaided eye.
Feb. 2, 2009
A private photographer has used NASA's Mars technology to create a 1,474 megapixel panoramic photo of President Obama's inauguration. The interactive mega-snapshot has become an international sensation, viewed by more than two million people in 186 countries.
Jan. 23, 2009
Today, NASA researchers announced an event that will transform our view of the Sun and super-charge the field of solar Physicsfor many years to come.
Jan. 21, 2009
A new NASA-funded study details what might happen to our modern, high-tech society in the event of a 'super solar flare' followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm. Some of the conclusions might surprise you.
Jan. 15, 2009
The last place you'd expect to find icicles is around the rim of a scalding hot and thundering rocket engine. Yet an engine being used by NASA to develop technologies for next-generation lunar landers has been caught producing icicles of unlikely beauty.