Looking for a reason to spend this weekend staring at the night sky? There's no better than the Delta Aquarids meteor shower.
Earlier this month, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) confirmed that the unmanned spacecraft Voyager1 has slipped into interstellar space - a first for a manmade observational tool. However, researchers are now refuting this claim, saying that we won't truly know if this spacecraft has gone interstellar until late 2015.
NASA knows exactly how large a new "super Earth" exoplanet is, thanks to a combined effort from the Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes. This, according to NASA, is the most accurate measurement of this kind of exoplanet ever taken, and marks a new step towards better understanding these planetary bodies.
NASA's Fermi Gama-ray Space Telescope recently identified an "exceptional" binary system that not only contains a rapidly spinning neutron star called a pulsar, but also a relatively small yellow star. Interestingly, close examination revealed that this second star serves much like a dance partner for the pulsar, causing it to exhibit some unusual behavior.
NASA's prototype flying robot assistants will be getting the grand tour of the International Space Station (ISS) this weekend, giving the automated helpers ample time to become familiar with their future workplace.
Have you ever witnessed the birth of a tropical storm? NASA's Teraa satellite happened to be passing over the Central Pacific Ocean just in time to witness Tropical Storm Wali form just southeast of Hawaii's Big Island.
NASA is bringing together marine and atmospheric scientists for a very unusual purpose. The space agency says that it wants to spy on phytoplankton from space.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover lasered a baseball-sized Martian rock just last weekend, and experts got to see the flash of a resulting plasma plume for the first time.
NASA says that finding life beyond Earth is within our reach, even if we cannot physically reach these exoplanets. Still, some experts might disagree that habitable planets are as common as NASA thinks.
NASA will be taking a deep look at ice-melt near the polar Arctic in future summers, measuring thinning ice and snow-melt with pulses of green laser light.
It may sound a bit unreal, but astronauts have reportedly been working with small spherical free flying robots on the international space station since 2011, and these little guys are now being upgraded with their own smartphones.
Three separate shock waves from solar activity have helped NASA confirm that the Voyager 1 unmanned craft has made its way into interstellar space - drifting past the outer layers of the Sun's heliosphere.
Researchers at NASA have not only successfully mapped intimate details of the Eta Carinae Homunculus Nebula for the first time, but they even went ahead and 3D printed themselves a model, enabling people to literally hold the results of a massive stellar explosion in their hands.
Researchers have crafted the first generation of a robot that is a gardener and butler all in one. The Remotely Operated Gardening Rover (ROGR) will tend plants placed throughout any space station, taking care of menial tasks while astronauts focus on more important objectives.