February 17, 2012 A new NASA satellite captured a massive tornado on the surface of the sun.
February 15, 2012 The Swiss have only been putting things into orbit for a few years now, but now that they've gotten a look at this debris field, they've decided to do something about it — like playing Felix to the rest of the world's Oscar.
December 26, 2011 The Voyager 1 spacecraft is 11 billion miles from the sun. And every minute, it gets 636 miles closer to its destination: the frontier of interstellar space. The craft is currently between what NASA calls "the solar wind from the Sun and the interstellar wind from death-explosions of other stars."
December 14, 2011 The two Voyager spacecraft are still running, 35 years after their launch. And as you might expect, our two ambassadors to the galaxy are sporting the finest technology of 1977, the year they were launched.
November 2, 2011 Did the universe originate from nothing? In a new NOVA series, Brian Greene will be describing some of the modern scientific views on space and time.
October 7, 2011 NASA gives us a look at the center of the galaxy, in the form of an infrared image that penetrates the dust clouds that obscure the core in the visible spectrum. The result shows "the glow of hot hydrogen in space," the space agency says.
August 16, 2011 The SETI Institute's mothballed Allen Telescope Array — which scans the universe for signs of alien life — will soon be up and running again, thanks to more than $200,000 in donations that came from people including Jodie Foster and former astronaut Bill Anders.
August 3, 2011 Peer out from one of the windows on the International Space Station, and you might be greeted by this spectacular view.
July 14, 2011 With Atlantis paying a visit to the International Space Station on the last mission of the space shuttle program, NASA thought it was a good time for a cookout... in space. The 10 astronauts on the two linked spacecraft will enjoy a special "all-American meal" today.
February 28, 2011 Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery went on a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station today, a trip that was a few minutes longer than astronaut Steve Bowen would have liked.
November 4, 2010 NASA got some nice pics in their inbox today from space, as the Deep Impact craft sent photos of comet Hartley 2. The viewing of the roughly 1.4-mile-long comet core occurred at 10 a.m. ET, according to the space agency.
October 29, 2010 An image of the sun taken by Buffalo, N.Y., photographer Alan Friedman has become an Internet sensation, thanks to the massive image's eye-popping amount of detail. Friedman tells Wired that his portrait is an homage to Halloween.