Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.
Tweeting astronomers are a step closer to understanding the origin of our home galaxy.
The fantasies reached their zenith, both in grandiosity and implausibility, somewhere around the fifth grade. I imagined
With the headset on, I could look behind me to see a huge Jupiter as we passed from pole to pole, and in front of me I could see the spacecraft, eventually seeing through the protective titanium vault to see the individual experiments' electronics.
If the NASA scientists are right, The Martian could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.
The statement, "It's not Rocket Science," has less to do with the comparable complexities of achievements than it does with the fact that rocket science, despite resting on that solid and known foundation of mathematics and physics, is still to most an arcane and unfathomable practice.
(Story continues below diagram.) Diagram showing path taken by Dawn spacecraft. "We used a three-dimensional terrain model
It's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa. The color variations across the cracked surface indicate the surface geology
If you're the sort of person who worries about asteroids, a new map from NASA's Near Earth Object Program is unlikely to
Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.
The finding goes against one popular theory of supermassive black hole evolution, suggesting that galaxy mergers aren't necessary
We're halfway through Women's History Month and since no one has mentioned any Martian females of historical significance, I'd like to recognize a few who exemplify "character, courage and commitment," this year's theme as chosen by the national women's history project.
We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released video of the latest addition to its growing line-up of robots, RoboSimian! Nicknamed
It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.
Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.
Bobak notes that even though finding evidence of water was the big reason to land on Mars, there's still much more to learn
According to, "NASA leads the global effort to identify potentially dangerous asteroids. Our planet has been pummeled
NASA's Curiosity rover made it all the way to Mars without major setbacks, but now a computer glitch has stopped the robotic