| May 16, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Planet-hunting scientists were dealt a major blow Wednesday when NASA officials announced that a crucial wheel on the Kepler space telescope had ceased to function and that the craft had been placed in safe mode.
Even as NASA officials raised the...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has emerged from its "spring break" and is back to work, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said this week. Up next on the agenda: Drilling the second target at Yellowknife Bay.
The Mars Science Laboratory mission made...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Cigarette smoking may have earned a reputation as an unhealthy, cancer-causing pastime, but water pipes seem to have largely evaded the stigma. Now, new research shows that water pipes may simply be dangerous in slightly different ways, according to a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:47 PM
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has paused, wiggled its toes into the sand and is set to break out its scooper for the first time to sample the Red Planet, mission scientists announced Thursday.
Having driven 484 meters from its landing site in Gale...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:27 PM
NASA’s Curiosity rover has gulped in Martian air but failed to find methane – a gas linked to living things. But it has turned up signs that Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere.
Since landing on the Red Planet’s surface...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:03 AM
It was welcome news to Earthlings: The Voyager 1 spacecraft had seemingly crossed a momentous threshold and become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.
"Voyager 1 has left the solar system," the American Geophysical Union declared...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence of strong streams that once gushed across the Martian surface, mission scientists said Thursday.
Curiosity landed in Gale Crater on Aug. 5. But now, less than a couple of months into the Mars Science...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
NASA led the way for Americans in space, but now the U.S. space agency is actively encouraging companies to take over primary responsibility for getting in and out of Earth's orbit. Last month, a capsule built and operated by SpaceX completed a nine-day...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
In a matter of days, a geologist unlike any on Earth will venture into alien territory.
It has six legs and one arm. Instead of feet, it rides around on metal wheels as thin as cardboard. Its brain is in its belly, where it also digests and analyzes...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:54 AM
LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION: Talk to NASA's "Mohawk Guy," the face behind the Mars mission, at 2 p.m. A number of traditions were on full display Sunday among the engineers working to successfully land the Mars rover Curiosity -- a "playoff......
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:07 PM
A once-canceled space telescope is set to launch into Earth orbit, where it will search for undiscovered black holes in the Milky Way and at the hearts of other galaxies.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array will hunt for black holes that have...