| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:04 PM
It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond.
Its motto: "Don't leave Earth without us."
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface.
It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:10 PM
After 10 years of wheeling around Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has discovered a rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that seems to have appeared out of thin Martian air.
"One of the things I like to say is Mars keeps throwing things at us," Steven...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A pair of NASA astronauts are gearing up for a trio of spacewalks to fix a cooling loop aboard the International Space Station. The three-part show will take place Saturday, Monday and Wednesday – Christmas Day.
Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
It’s official: NASA astronauts will have to step out into space to fix a faulty cooling loop at the International Space Station. Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins will take on the task, which will probably take two spacewalks and could stretch to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa squirts water like a squishy bath toy when it’s squeezed by the gas giant’s gravity, scientists say. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they caught two 124-mile-tall geysers of water vapor spewing out...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A malfunctioning cooling system part on the International Space Station may require an astronaut spacewalk to fix it if the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston can’t get the system back up and running, according to NASA officials....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:01 PM
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has a message for the politicians in Congress squabbling over whether it’s more important to stall the Affordable Care Act or fund the federal government’s operations:
“Farewell, humans,” the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Scientists studying Martian clouds have created them right here on Earth. Using a cloud chamber in Germany and rock from the Mojave Desert, their experiment shows that the Red Planet's ice clouds often need far more humidity to form than clouds on Earth....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for […]...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...