| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:26 PM
If you’re a giant space telescope squinting into the far reaches of the cosmos, gravity is your best friend. Using the magnifying powers of massive galaxy clusters, three of NASA’s Great Observatories – the Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Congressional negotiators released a $1.1-trillion omnibus spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that’s more generous to NASA’s scientific endeavors than the White House’s proposal, but it may be too soon to celebrate, officials said...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The saga of the jelly doughnut-shaped rock on Mars has taken a strange turn -- to a federal court.
On Monday, Rhawn Joseph, who describes himself as a neuroscientist and astrobiologist, filed court papers demanding that NASA do more to investigate the...
| 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 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Among all the challenges of sending robotic explorers to other planets and moons, nailing the landing has to be the most nail-biting part. Now, a team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View has devised a strange, flexible "super ball bot"...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Scientists working on the Cassini mission have released a new image of the vortex above Saturn's north pole, and it looks like Dororthy's and Toto's worst nightmare.
In the first image in the gallery above, you will see a massive cyclone with an eye 1,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:08 AM
This year is shaping up to be the driest in downtown Los Angeles since 1877.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had tied...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:17 PM
As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began.
Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:19 PM
It was a day of headaches and broken records for two Russian spacewalkers Friday as the cosmonauts spent over eight hours installing two cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station, only to remove them when they failed to work.
| 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."