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.
July 29, 2011
The clouds of Jupiter hide many mysteries--from the roots of monster storms to possible stores of exotic matter. NASA's Juno spacecraft, scheduled to launch on August 5th, is going to find out what lies inside the giant planet.
July 20, 2011
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting Pluto. The new satellite was uncovered in a Hubble survey searching for rings around the dwarf planet.
July 18, 2011
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
July 18, 2011
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered orbit around Vesta, making it the first mission to orbit a main-belt asteroid.
July 14, 2011
On July 15, NASA's ion-propelled Dawn probe will become the first spacecraft to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.
July 11, 2011
NASA has just released new movies of an "inky-dark" solar explosion that continues to puzzle experts more than a month after it happened.
July 6, 2011
As NASA's ion-powered Dawn spacecraft approaches Vesta for orbital insertion in mid-July, Dawn's camera's will be scanning space around the giant asteroid for signs of an asteroid moon.
June 24, 2011
Don't blame La Nina or El Nino for the USA's recent wild weather. According to one NASA climatologist, the real culprit is "La Nada."
June 22, 2011
Policymakers are meeting in Washington DC this week to discuss the growing threat solar storms pose to our increasingly technological civilization.
June 9, 2011
NASA's Voyager probes have reached the edge of the solar system and found something surprising there--a froth of magnetic bubbles separating us from the rest of the galaxy.