NASA spacecraft delivering biggest sample yet from an asteroid

A NASA spacecraft will fly by Earth on Sunday and drop off what is expected to be at least a cupful of rubble it grabbed from the asteroid Bennu, closing out a seven-year quest.

Webb Discovers Methane, Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere of K2-18 b

A new investigation with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide.

New Technology Aims to Clean Up Space Junk

NASA has awarded a contract to TransAstra to clean up space junk. One category of debris they will target is CubeSats, small satellites the size of a Rubik’s Cube. The recycling centers would allow the collected debris to be recycled.

Webb Reveals Colors of Earendel, Most Distant Star Ever Detected

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang.

Scientists discover large granite mass buried on the Moon

An orbiting satellite discovers a mysterious, heat-emitting mass of granite buried under the surface of the far side of the Moon.

NASA unveils 'Mars' habitat for year-long experiments on Earth

Four small rooms, a gym and a lot of red sand - NASA unveiled its new Mars-simulation habitat, in which volunteers will live for a year at a time to test what life will be like on future missions to Earth.

Webb Makes First Detection of Crucial Carbon Molecule

A team of international scientists has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to detect a new carbon compound in space for the first time. It was detected in a young star system known as d203-506, which is located in the Orion Nebula.

Shocking NASA Video Shows Carbon Emissions as if They Were Visible

These jaw-dropping videos demonstrate precisely where the majority of this critical greenhouse gas is being released, and how that changes over the course of a single year.

NASA supercomputer makes predictions to give time to prepare for solar storms

The model uses AI to analyze spacecraft measurements of the solar wind and predict where an impending solar storm will strike, anywhere on Earth, with 30 minutes of warning. This could provide just enough time to prepare for these storms.

NASA Power Hack Extends 45-Year Voyager 2 Mission Even Longer

A recent adjustment, in which the probe redirects a tiny amount of power meant for an onboard safety system, means all five scientific instruments aboard Voyager 2 can stay active until 2026, according to a NASA.

NASA's Lucy Mission Snaps its First Views of Trojan Asteroid Targets

Some of the asteroids NASA's Lucy mission will visit are still more than 330 million miles away from the spacecraft, but despite the great distance and the comparatively small sizes, Lucy caught views of four of its targets in late March.

Risk of Giant Asteroids Hitting Earth Could Be Worse

NASA's scientist, James Garvin, thinks we might have been misreading traces of some of the more serious asteroid strikes that have occurred within the past million years. If he's right, the odds of being hit by something nasty could be higher.

NASA unveils astronauts' spacesuits for Artemis moon landing

NASA and Axiom Space have revealed a new spacesuit design — and it could be these very suits that are eventually worn by the first woman and person of color to walk on the moon.

New NASA Nuclear Rocket Plan

This new class of bimodal nuclear propulsion system uses a "wave rotor topping cycle" and could reduce transit times to Mars to just 45 days.

NASA's Webb Confirms Its First Exoplanet

Researchers confirmed an exoplanet using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time.Formally classified as LHS 475 b, the planet is almost exactly the same size as our own, clocking in at 99% of Earth's diameter.