Researchers have recently developed the "most accurate model to date" of solar wind affecting an asteroid - a phenomenon that, you may be surprised to learn, could be very dangerous to unprepared astronauts during asteroid missions planned for the near future.
Last year, sun-watching spacecraft spotted a series of unusually slow eruptions on the surface of the Sun that the space agency has described as almost "reluctant." Now researchers have determined some of the factors that can cause such a slow eruption to occur.
You may not have noticed, but if you've been living in a major US city for the past decade, your quality of air has actually been improving. New Images out from NASA satellites show this significant reduction in air pollution levels in a series of striking photographs released this week.
A test model of the Orion spacecraft touched down safely on Wednesday, after being dropped from 35,000 off the ground. NASA's redesigned parachute system performed flawlessly, according to the agency.
NASA is all set to test several types of rocket technologies this weekend during a launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is home to a mysterious "magic island" that appears and disappears into the satellite's pungent chemical seas. Now, researchers have outlined their best guesses as to what this island may actually be.
NASA plans to send out a robotic spacecraft to hunt down and capture an asteroid. Once caught, the asteroid will be brought into a stable orbit around the Moon, where it can freely float until astronauts head out to study it in person at a later date.
Ancient star-forming "starburst" dwarf galaxies likely formed a great deal of the Universe we see today, according to new observations for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
In less than half a year's time, the Orion spacecraft will go through its first of two flight tests before its 2021 mission. As the craft comes closer to completion, NASA has revealed just what they hope to learn from this first crucial test.
NASA Engineers recently fired the rockets of a scaled down model of the future Space Launch System (SLS), measuring the acoustic impact that liftoff could have on the launch pad and rocket.
In an effort to better understand the chemical composition of the atmospheres of other worlds, NASA scientists have combined just the right "aromatic flavors" to recreate the pungent air of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
NASA researchers captured stunning images of the huge near-miss asteroid, dubbed "The Beast," that skimmed past Earth on Sunday.
NASA is making final preparations for next month's launch of a spacecraft that will provide scientists with a better understanding of what's driving Earth's changing climate, specifically looking at carbon dioxide (CO2).
As new technologies allow the International Space Station (ISS) become more self-sustainable, the station's occupants will soon be testing whether they can even make their own tools and parts using a specially designed zero-g 3D-printer.