NASA Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere

NASA's MAVEN has produced data enabling researchers to determine the rate at which the Martian atmosphere is losing gas to space via solar wind.

The View from Deep Space, Via New NASA Interactive App

NASA's new 3DV app previews the starting point for the nation's journey to Mars.


Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

‘If future observations confirm this team’s findings, this would be the first birth of a black hole ever witnessed and the first failed supernova ever discovered’

Countdown to Pluto

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.


NASA’s Chandra Observatory Finds Cosmic Showers Halt Galaxy Growth

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has uncovered surprising news about a process that is stifling star formation in a distant galaxy cluster. It's been going on for 7 billion years.

Fallen Stars: A Gallery of Famous Meteorites

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia's Ural Mountains on Feb. 15 is only the latest of history's most famous meteorites. Tale a look at this gallery of notable alien rocks, on earth and from elsewhere in the univ...


Death by Black Hole in a Small Galaxy?

A bright, long duration flare may be the first recorded event of a black hole destroying a star in a dwarf galaxy. Two independent studies indicate 'death by a black hole.' reports.

A Spasmodic Active Region on the Sun…

Ol' Sol has been putting on a show lately, with a dazzling variety of dozens of spurts and eruptions and an equally dazzling magnetic display known as coronal rain.


NASA’s Fermi Discovers the Most Extreme Blazars Yet

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes.

NASA’S Fermi Measures Cosmic ‘Fog’ Produced by Ancient Starlight

Astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have made the most accurate measurement of starlight in the universe and used it to establish the total amount of light from all of the stars that have ever sho...


First Global Topographic Model of Mercury

NASA’s MESSENGER mission has unveiled the first global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Mercury, revealing in stunning detail the topography across the entire innermost planet.

Curiosity Rover Delivers Billion-Pixel View of Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover delivers the first gigapixel image from the Red Planet's surface in a panoramic view that captures actual Mars lighting conditions.