Reference Pages
17 August 2012, 05:35 PM ET
Astronaut, scientist, physician, teacher – Mae Jemison wears many different hats.
17 August 2012, 05:33 PM ET
The sun is a big ball of hot gases.
15 August 2012, 07:04 PM ET
Heat and light from the sun make life on Earth possible.
14 August 2012, 12:30 PM ET
The constellation Taurus charges through the northern winter sky.
10 August 2012, 05:42 PM ET
The first Indian-born woman in space died when the space shuttle Columbia broke up on re-entry.
10 August 2012, 04:07 PM ET
This dim constellation was not defined until 1930.
09 August 2012, 04:22 PM ET
Rocky surfaces and molten cores are what the four inner planets of the solar system have in common
09 August 2012, 12:41 PM ET
This large constellation contains the bright star Spica and many exoplanets and deep space objects.
08 August 2012, 04:52 PM ET
Earth's star is the largest and the most massive object in the solar system. More than 1 million Earths could fit inside the sun.
08 August 2012, 11:40 AM ET
First observed by the Chinese nearly 1,000 years ago, material from this supernova remnant is moving at 3 million mph.
07 August 2012, 03:13 PM ET
Astronaut Michael Collins felt "absolutely isolated" in orbit while his Apollo 11 crewmates walked on the moon.
07 August 2012, 02:25 PM ET
This is the dimmest constellation of the Zodiac.
06 August 2012, 04:13 PM ET
JPL is the space agency's go-to center for the robotic exploration of worlds beyond Earth.
06 August 2012, 01:58 PM ET
The Scorpius constellation comprises some of the brightest stars in the sky.
03 August 2012, 05:58 PM ET
Mars formed billions of years ago along with the rest of the solar system.
03 August 2012, 04:57 PM ET
Mars is a very cold planet. Temperatures don't get much above 70 degrees F and they can get down to nearly minus 200 degrees F.
03 August 2012, 02:50 PM ET
Mars' atmosphere is too thin to support life as we know it. And it's very dusty. The red planet has the largest dust storms in the solar system.
03 August 2012, 11:13 AM ET
Mars is made of minerals, metals and other elements.
02 August 2012, 05:48 PM ET
Mars is a moving target, so giving an exact distance from Earth depends on several factors.
02 August 2012, 03:16 PM ET
Mars is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Here are Mars’ diameter, mass and other size measurements
01 August 2012, 10:58 AM ET
Many cultures have recognized this constellation as the Lion.
31 July 2012, 01:00 PM ET
Mars, our solar system’s fourth planet from the sun, is a terrestrial planet named after the Roman God of War. Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features similar to the Earth and Moon.
31 July 2012, 11:11 AM ET
The world's greatest flying machines helped humans not only get off the ground, but also fly into space.
30 July 2012, 02:12 PM ET
The constellation Gemini is easy to spot in the northeastern sky.
30 July 2012, 11:25 AM ET
Ten of the greatest moments in flight took humans from flying in hot-air balloons to stepping foot on the moon.
27 July 2012, 04:12 PM ET
The space shuttle program paved the way for missions that extend farther out into the solar system and beyond.
27 July 2012, 10:51 AM ET
The V-22 Osprey takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane.
26 July 2012, 04:20 PM ET
SpaceShipOne launched the era of private spaceflight.
26 July 2012, 01:37 PM ET
Salyut 1, the first space station, paved the way for future manned orbital platforms.
25 July 2012, 03:39 PM ET
Millions of people watched as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon.
25 July 2012, 02:59 PM ET
Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space.
25 July 2012, 01:32 PM ET
One of the dragon constellation's stars used to be the North Star