Got snow? NASA’s new SnowEx campaign is taking a closer look at snow, an important source of freshwater for 60 million people in the U.S., and for 1.2 billion people worldwide.
A clue to the discovery NASA will reveal tomorrow might well be the presence of Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium; Sean Carey, manager of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC; and Sara Seager, professor of...
NASA’s Cassini mission discovered active geysers at the south pole of Saturn’s moon and after several flybys it was determined that an ocean lies beneath its icy surface that has the potential to support life.
Some NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of what a planet is to replace the definition adopted in 2006. That change resulted in Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet. The definition was put forward…
NASA announces news conference to reveal 'discovery beyond our solar system' NASA announced a major upcoming press conference to reveal "a discovery beyond our solar system." The media event is set for Wednesday and will unveil new findings on exoplanets... Show More Summary
NASA scientists try to redefine the planet to get people interested in exploring Pluto and the Solar System's moons again.
Blackbird Interactive, developers of the excellent Deserts of Kharak, have teamed up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to create an interactive tour of a concept Mars base. Read more...
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the Physical Research Laboratory in India studying data sent back from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe has found possible evidence of the development of rings around the planet. Show More Summary
A group of NASA scientists has proposed a new definition of what constitutes a planet, possibly opening the door for Pluto to return to its former status.
Alan Stern has never been happy with Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. Principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission, he told Gizmodo the International Astronomical Union's new definition of a planet, which excludes Pluto, is...Show More Summary
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows—water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.
Exoplanets are widely believed to be the best hope of finding life elsewhere in the universe.
NASA announced a major upcoming press conference to reveal "a discovery beyond our solar system." The media event is set for Wednesday and will unveil new findings on exoplanets -- planets that orbit stars other than our sun. RELATED:...Show More Summary
"It's bullshit," Alan Stern, principle investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, has said about the demotion of Pluto from the ranks of official planet status. Now Stern is heading up a team of NASA scientists who have proposed...Show More Summary
NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico. "This has profound effects on how we try to understand the evolutionary history of microbial life on this planet," she said. The mine is famous for its huge crystals, some as long as 50 feet (15 meters).
NASA is teasing “new findings” about planets outside the solar system. NASA today announced it is holding a press conference on Wednesday to present findings concerning “planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.”...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2017 NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA...
NASA just announced a major press conference to reveal "new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun", or "exoplanets". More »
The private company's newest rocket was sent with supplies to the International Space Station.
The space agency is holding a news conference Wednesday to announce a big new find of planets beyond our solar system but still in the same neighborhood of the Milky Way.