July 2, 2013 Since its launch in 2003, GALEX photographed nebulae and spiral galaxies, and "used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time," NASA says.
June 27, 2013 Also: Random House commissions Shakespeare retellings; Manil Suri on being a gay Indian author; bestselling technology writer found dead.
June 19, 2013 The White House and NASA want the public's help in hunting for asteroids that could potentially smash into Earth. They're also looking for a perfect space rock to capture so that astronauts could go there and study it.
May 31, 2013 The space rock, which is nine times the size of a cruise ship, is dropping by Earth and it's not coming alone. Asteroid 1998 QE2 has already given scientists a surprise: It has its own moon, measured at about 2,000 feet wide.
May 11, 2013 NASA sent two astronauts on a spacewalk Saturday to fix an ammonia leak in one of International Space Station's power systems.
May 9, 2013 Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.
April 24, 2013 Mesmerizing. Dazzling. Gorgeous. Pick your word. NASA's collection of images taken of the sun over the course of three years is getting rave reviews.
April 21, 2013 The Antares rocket launch is back on Sunday afternoon, as engineers and spectators look for the rocket to lift off from a launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The mission had been postponed twice this week, due to high winds in one case and a loose cable in another.
April 2, 2013 But the man who issued one of the earliest warnings about the potential for global warming isn't going away. He plans to concentrate on his environmental activism efforts.
March 21, 2013 Results from the European Planck satellite point to an older and slower universe. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says the data gives us confidence that cosmology is on the right track to explain the Universe in which we live.
March 20, 2013 Some of the most powerful U.S. rocket engines ever built have been raised from the depths off Florida. The Apollo-era motors are to be restored and put on display. Meanwhile, NASA has pulled unused copies of the same engine out of storage and fired them up as part of its program to build new heavy lift rockets.
March 15, 2013 The comet's now putting on a show in the Northern Hemisphere's night sky. Using its orbiting observatories, NASA captured a stereo view from space that offers a unique perspective.
March 3, 2013 Mechanical difficulties after Friday's launch pushed back the capture of the unmanned capsule by a day. The Dragon will stay in place until the end of March, after dropping off 1,200 pounds of supplies, and return with more than twice that amount.