NICER Prepares to launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX-10.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:33
Here's the story behind the zodiac constellation Libra, the Scales, and how to spot it in the night sky.
Jupiter's deep interior appears to be as strange and otherworldly as the gas giant's exterior, new observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft suggest.
During its initial data-collecting dive over Jupiter's poles on Aug. 27, 2016, Juno captured the first-ever photo of the giant planet's faint ring system from the inside, mission team members revealed Thursday (May 25).
There are good reasons to watch the 2017 total solar eclipse at the edge of the moon’s shadow rather than the center of the "path of totality."
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram allows astronomers to map out the complete life history of a star. Learn all about this famous diagram in the fifth episode of "We Don't Planet."
NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory may seem to have a boring job: staring at the sun as a space weather sentinel. But every now and then, the observatory gets a lunar surprise to break up the routine.
Over 700 volunteer citizen scientists have helped identify more than 30,000 celestial objects, including a star explosion that occurred 970 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before dinosaurs emerged on Earth.
This summer, try and catch one of the night sky's most spectacular and accessible shows — a meteor shower.
From penguins to plant stress, the 2016 Annual Report highlights the many innovative ways our partners use Earth observations to support their projects and activities.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 17:07
Portal origin URL: A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno MissionPortal origin nid: 402477Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 13:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant.Portal image: This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 milesScience Categories: Solar System
A ring of icy debris in a young, nearby planetary system resembles comets found in our own solar system, new images reveal.
Galileo was the first space probe to spend years observing the planet Jupiter and its moons
The "worm" is back at NASA, sort of. Twenty-five years after the agency unceremoniously retired the iconic logotype, the retro logo has fallen back into NASA's good graces, at least when it comes to new merchandise.
While there are hundreds of ways to celebrate the movie’s special anniversary, below we're listing two of our favorite.
Rocket Lab's four-year campaign to develop an inexpensive, dedicated rocket to put small satellites into orbit reached a major milestone today (May 25) with the debut launch of its two-stage Electron booster from a new commercial spaceport in New Zealand.
In June, observers will see a special type of full moon that comes only once a year: the minimoon, or a full moon that appears slightly smaller than usual.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars: A New Hope," here are 40 surprising facts about the movie that started it all.
Congress will have to loosen the purse strings if it still wants NASA to launch a flyby mission to Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa by 2022, agency officials said.
Two galaxies, drawn together by forces that they can't see but they can feel. A mutual gravitational attraction. It's inevitable: Inch by inch, light-year by light-year, as the cosmic clock ticks on through the eons, the galaxies grow closer.