| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space.
It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Ten Years Ago
News agencies from around the world reported the anticipation among engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the Cassini-Huygens mission, managed by JPL, reached the end of its seven-year voyage to begin exploring...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:26 PM
On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:15 PM
NASA's Cassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.
Beginning around midnight, a team of scientists and...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Colin Pillinger, a colorful British space scientist who sported thick mutton-chop whiskers and became a symbol of national pluck in masterminding a failed search for life on Mars, died Thursday in a Cambridge hospital. He was 70.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
An asteroid the length of a New York city block will zip past Earth on Sunday, coming within 770,000 miles of our planet at its closest approach.
Nicknamed "the Beast," it has been designated a "potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its size...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday.
| May 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
After days of hot, bone-dry conditions that fueled wildfires in San Diego County, firefighters can finally look forward to some relief from Mother Nature, forecasters said Friday.
“It’ll still be warm to hot, but each day from here on out it...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:47 PM
An asteroid nicknamed "the beast" zipped by Earth last weekend, and NASA's telescopes were ready.
The video below represents some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever taken, according to the space agency.
The asteroid officially...