May 15, 2012
On Sunday, May 20th, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, producing an annular solar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth from China to the United States.
May 8, 2012
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" beyond our solar system for the first time.
May 2, 2012
Another "super-Moon" is in the offing. The perigee full Moon of May 5-6 will be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons of 2012.
April 19, 2012
In a unusual twist on space science, students in California have launched a rubber chicken to the edge of space to sample a solar storm.
April 18, 2012
Astronomers and astronauts are joining forces for an unusual astrophotography experiment during the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower on April 21st.
April 13, 2012
One year after the historic tornado outbreak of April 27-28, 2011, researchers say they've learned a few things about deadly twisters. Today's story from Science@NASA presents some of the scientific findings that emerged from the swath of destruction.
April 2, 2012
This week, Venus and the Pleiades star cluster will meet in the sunset sky for a rare and beautiful conjunction.
March 29, 2012
With NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovering alien worlds at a record pace, it seems to be just a matter of time before an Earth-sized planet is found in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, in an orbit sized just right for liquid water and life. In today's story from Science@NASA, researchers discuss how they'll explore a cousin of Earth many light years away.
March 27, 2012
Is it snowing microbes on Enceladus? The idea is not so far-fetched, say researchers, as evidence mounts for a "uniquely accessible" habitable zone on Saturn's icy moon.
March 22, 2012
A flurry of solar activity in early March dumped enough heat in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. The heat has since dissipated, but there's more to come as the solar cycle intensifies.