Drought continues to spread across California. In fact, about 60 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional drought," which is the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. Now, NASA scientists are launching a new satellite that could help farmers and water managers worldwide.
The next NASA rover is slated to explore Mars as never before. Planned to be sent to the Red Planet in 2020, the new rover will carry seven carefully-selected instruments that will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations.
Using the Fermi satellite, astronomers have spotted high energy gamma rays shooting from an exploding star.
A team of scientists on the International Space Station have made a surprising discovery. They've found a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner and more efficient engines for cars in the future.
NASA's Fermi has spotted an unusual event. It watched as in late June 2013, a binary system containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a startling change.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has probed the extreme outskirts of a stunning elliptical galaxy. The new findings reveal new details about the most remote portion of an elliptical galaxy ever to have been explored.
NASA plans to sends its Multiple Altimeter Beam Experimental Lidar (MABEL) above Alaska and the Arctic Ocean on one of theER-2 high-altitude aircraft in order to investigate the features of the Arctic ice during the summer.
NASA's Landsat 8 doesn't just look down at Earth; it also looks to the moon. Now, after this past weekend's full moon, Landsat 8 has used the moon's light to perform some crucial tests.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft and STEREO measurements have opened up a new way for scientists to understand exactly what's happening within our nearest star.
NASA has caught comet Pan-STARRS in action. The NEOWISE mission captured a series of pictures of the comet, also known as C/2012 K1, as it swept across the sky in May 2014.
Flying saucers aren't just for movies about aliens. NASA recently successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a test vehicle meant to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions in the shape of a saucer.
NASA’s Asteroid Initiative is another space project aimed to help expedite the upcoming Mars missions in the 2030s. The space agency awarded nearly $5 million for concept studies that focus on its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).