| Jun 23, 2015
| 9:16 AM
What does it take to distract people from NASA's approaching visit to Pluto? How about a three-mile-high, pyramid-shaped mountain on dwarf planet Ceres.
Since March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been taking closer and closer looks at Ceres, the largest...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 10:58 AM
Microsoft’s HoloLens – goggles that beam holographic images into one’s line of vision – can make Earthlings feel as if they are walking on Mars. Now they are actually going into outer space.
NASA will send the devices to the...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 7:43 PM
They call it "the Behemoth." Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a red dwarf star is boiling off the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized exoplanet, causing it to form an enormous cloud that surrounds and trails the...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 8:34 AM
Long ago, NASA's programs introduced the country to outer space. Now the Howard Astronomical League is ready to give local astronomy enthusiasts the opportunity to view from Earth what astronauts have seen from space.
On June 27, the league will...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Mars is thought to have had a watery past, but when exactly it transitioned to its dry and dusty present is up for debate. Now, though, a team of scientists studying the marks on a young Martian crater has found signs that waterlogged debris flowed down...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 2:13 PM
A 70-year-old former NASA employee facing child pornography charges will remain in the Seminole County Jail after he did not ask for bail at a hearing in federal court on Tuesday.
Donald Lawson is accused of downloading hundreds of photos of child...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 6:29 PM
Scientists have discovered methane hidden in Martian meteorites, which could hint that the elusive gas, which on Earth is often linked to life, might be lurking beneath the surface of Mars today.
The findings, published in the journal Nature...
| Jun 21, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Saturn’s moon Titan is the only body in the solar system- apart from Earth- known to have lakes and seas on its surface. A new study may show how these holes formed on the moon’s surface.
A study using data from NASA and European Space...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 9:46 AM
Scientists say vast clouds are floating above the lunar surface, and they grow each time there is a meteor shower on Earth.
These towering clouds are made of tiny particles of moon and space dust, and they do not look like clouds on Earth. In fact,...
| Jun 19, 2015
| 6:22 AM
Wednesday marked the first full day of operations for NASA's mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons where scientists suspect there may be water under the surface.
"Europa is the most likely place to find life in our solar system today because we...
| Jun 20, 2015
| 9:00 PM
They say politics stops at the water's edge — and as former leaders of NASA under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, we can tell you it definitely stops at the atmosphere's edge. America's determination to continue to lead in space is one...