Science@NASA Headline News
You may have noticed that the "look and feel" of Science@NASA stories has changed. There's no cause for alarm. Our core product, simply- and clearly-told stories about NASA science, remains the same. The changes are a sign of progress. Recently, the Science@NASA team joined forces with the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters. Working together, we'll be able to cover a broader range of NASA discoveries and develop "citizen science" opportunities for our readers, while still producing old favorites such as Apollo Chronicles and "looking up" stories about backyard astronomy events. The sky's the limit.
Jan. 2, 2016
Researchers have used NASA space telescopes to prove that space-time is much less "foamy" than some models predict. Understanding their result requires a trip into the weird world of quantum physics.
Dec. 30, 2015
NASA supported researchers are working on Synthetic Muscles that could be used to create humanoid robots for space exploration.
Dec. 25, 2015
The Deep Space Climate Observatory, a NOAA mission that carries NASA instruments, is providing a "new and complementary" view of Earth that is amazing scientists and lay people alike.
Dec. 14, 2015
Earth is surrounded by electrons that can be disruptive to our technology. NASA is using high-altitude balloons and spacecraft to monitor and understand these particles in the radiation belts surrounding our planet.
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. 15, 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. 31, 2015
The Fine Motor Skills experiment on the station is looking at how long-duration microgravity effects fine motor task performance.
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.