A Tracking System is now Scanning the Sky Every 24 Hours

There was a huge weakness in our asteroid defense system when only one of the hemispheres was covered by telescopes that constantly scan the sky.  Now NASA funded two more telescopes in the southern hemisphere.

James Webb Space Telescope finally on its way to discovery

A powerful European Ariane 5 rocket boosted NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope into space on Christmas Day, kicking off a great attempt to capture light from the first galaxies to form in the aftermath of the Big Bang.

Brief presence of water in Arabia Terra on Mars

U.S. scientists recently discovered that water was once present in a region of Mars called Arabia Terra.

NASA Dart Asteroid Mission Launched

Nasa's Dart mission has launched on a mission to test technology that could one day tip a dangerous asteroid off course. The spacecraft will crash into an object called Dimorphos to see how much its path can be altered.

First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere

New findings from NASA's Juno probe orbiting Jupiter provide a fuller picture of how the planet's distinctive and colorful atmospheric features offer clues about the unseen processes below its clouds.

Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a new NASA study published in the journal, Nature Food.

3D printed Human Tissue Wins Impressive NASA Challenge

The teams each used a varied 3D printing technique to construct a cube-shaped tissue about one centimeter thick and capable of functioning for 30 days in the lab.

NASA's New Horizons Reaches a Rare Space Milestone

On April 17 New Horizons reached a rare deep-space milepost - 50 astronomical units from the Sun, or 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. New Horizons is just the fifth spacecraft to reach this great distance.

Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Monday, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The flight was a success.

SpaceX, NASA Crew-1 mission docks with ISS

After an impressive night launch Sunday, the Crew Dragon Resilience docks with the International Space Station for a long-term stay. This is a new era of operational flights to the ISS from the Florida coast.

"Weird" Molecule Discovered in Titan's Atmosphere

NASA scientists identified a molecule in Titan’s atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere - cyclopropenylidene, or C3H2. This simple molecule may be a precursor to possible life on Titan.

OSIRIS-REx captures samples from asteroid Bennu

NASA's asteroid sampling aircraft OSIRIS-REx, which touched asteroid Bennu last week, has collected such abundant quantity of asteroid particles that it is jammed open and these particles are leaking slowly in the space.

There is salty water on dwarf planet Ceres

By studying Ceres' gravity, scientists learned more about the dwarf planet's internal structure and were able to determine that the water reservoir is about 40 km deep and hundreds of km wide.

NASA, ULA Launch Perseverance Rover to Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.

The Solar Orbiter On Its Journey to the Sun

The Solar Orbiter project, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, has begun a critical new stage of the mission after the probe's first close encounter with the Sun.