Early images from New Horizons' encounter with Pluto reveal an extraordinary surface of strange mountains and varying deposits of light and dark material
Humans have been visiting and exploring Mars for more than half a century, and NASA has released a video celebrating the agency's remarkable contributions
Después de lograr encender su motor –hazaña sobre la cual dependía su vida–, la segunda nave espacial en orbitar Júpiter se prepara para revolucionar nuestra visión del planeta gigante.
La principal misión para la próxima década del programa de vuelos espaciales humanos de Estados Unidos puede terminar antes de siquiera comenzar.
Las manchas brillantes que aparecen en las últimas fotos de la misión de la NASA al planeta enano pueden ser agua helada, dicen los investigadores.
El planeta, Kepler-452b, es probablemente rocoso y orbita en la zona habitable de su estrella, donde podría existir agua líquida.
La polémica Misión de Redirección de Asteroide de la agencia espacial ya no busca reorientar un asteroide hacia la órbita lunar alta.
China, Russia and the U.S. are developing and testing controversial new capabilities to wage war in space despite their denial of such work
The planet, Kepler 452 b, is likely rocky and orbits in its star’s habitable zone where liquid water can exist
High-resolution images of the icy worlds reveal towering mountains, yawning canyons and perhaps hints of a subsurface ocean
NASA Ames researcher, former astronaut muse on the challenges and advantages of spending time on the high-gravity planet
With two partially successful landing attempts of its Falcon 9 booster, the private company inches closer to its goal of making a fully reusable rocket
With the national championship robotics competition less than a month away, 66 teams of young engineers have their bots throw down in New York City
Robots cleaned up what humans could not because of radioactive contamination after the worst nuclear accident in the nation's history 30 years ago
Africa's second-most endangered predator breaks out of the reserves created to protect it. Now, biologists are finding that it's own urine can be used to contain it
Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute sent an aquatic robot on a test run deep below the Pacific Ocean this summer
For more than 40 years, missions throughout the solar system have sent back stunning images of our home planet
The Rosetta spacecraft got a good look at the large, main-belt asteroid during a July flyby
A Wet Run for a Dry Planet: NASA Tests Drilling Technology in the Desert with Mars Sample Return in Mind [Slide Show]
Despite a gummed up drill bit and three days of very un-Martian precipitation, engineers pronounced the test a success--and learned to expect the unexpected, whether it be in the California outback or on Mars
Scientists hope that real-time information about potential solar disturbances can be used to warn those relying on operations in the increasingly crowded low Earth orbit