With the help of NASA’s Sptizer Space Telescope, researchers are beginning to dissect an exotic class of planets known as hot Jupiters or roasters, due to their tight orbits around their stars.
NASA is on a mission to find out what lies beneath the two-mile thick ice sheets in Greenland by sending in a remote-controlled, solar-powered robot called Grover.
In a recent trend of Earth-bound missions, NASA announced Thursday that a new airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado.
Science meets poetry in NASA’s latest call to the public to submit their name and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft headed to study Mars's upper atmosphere.
NASA’s newest rover isn’t headed for Mars; in fact, it’s not headed into Space at all. The robot known, as GROVER, is tasked with exploring the highest part of Greenland.
March 29, 2012 came and went and perhaps many can't remember what happened on that day. That's not the case for one NASA project scientists who helped prevent a space telescope from narrowly missing an 1.5 ton Russian defunct spy satellite by a mere 700 feet.
While the media’s attention has been focused on the new Mars rover Curiosity, the older Opportunity has been quietly plugging away since January 2004 - that is, until now.
A Russian Progress 51 robotic spacecraft carrying 3.1 tons of vital supplies successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, after a bumpy ride this week after one of the two antennas used for the Kurs automated docking system failed to deploy.
Tension filled the room on Wednesday when NASA’s Charles Bolden sat down with the House Committe on Science, Space and Technology to address the agency’s request for $17.7 billion for fiscal year 2014.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has offered astronomers their clearest view yet of Comet ISON, which is a recently-discovered sun grazer comet that may light up the sky later this year, or come so close to the Sun that it disintegrates.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper reached an unprecedented 820 feet this week - an accomplishment that has won some over to the idea of reusable rockets and rocket parts.
Spring is here and with it warmer weather, flowers and, of course, fireballs.
Aboard the International Space Station, hundreds of miles above the earth, astronauts are conducting important science experiments and some, well, not so important ones that are proving to be just as fascinating.
Eileen Collins, Curt Brown and Bonnie Dunbar joined the ranks of some of Space exploration's biggest names when they were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on April 20.
NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative has opened the doors for high school and university students across the nation to get involved in developing cube-shaped “nanosatellites” since it started in 2010. This year, however, marks the first time a K-8 school will be taking part of the initiative and, according to St. Thomas More’s teachers, it’s not just the older kids getting involved.