Science & Astronomy Archive
27 August 2015, 11:17 AM ET
Millions of years ago, streams of high energy electrons erupted from the supermassive black hole at the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 1033.
27 August 2015, 11:14 AM ET
Kombucha is going to space: Scientists are testing the survival techniques of the microorganisms that are used to make the popular health drink.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
As galaxies merge, so do the supermassive black holes at their centers. The dance ejects stellar pairs that later explode as supernovae in isolated regions between galaxies.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are building eight suitcase-sized satellites that they say will drastically improve hurricane forecast and warning systems.
27 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Many astrobiologists are champing at the bit to bring samples back from Saturn's ocean-harboring moon Enceladus, but it may be best to exercise a little patience.
26 August 2015, 05:18 PM ET
A new NASA model is showing just how fast sea levels are rising around the world as a result of climate change.
26 August 2015, 12:23 PM ET
Global ocean levels have risen about 6 cm (2.3 in) over the past two decades, matching models consistent with human-induced climate change. NASA monitors sea heights and other parameters with the Jason satellite series.
26 August 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The hot core of nebula PN M2-9 is ablaze with ultraviolet radiation illuminating its 'butterfly wings.’ Gaseous shells race outward at over 1 million kilometers per hour (621,371 mph) from the larger of 2 stars at this planetary nebula’s heart.
26 August 2015, 06:43 AM ET
Three new spectacular 3D images of a Mars chasm show gullies shaped by erosive forces on the Red Planet.
26 August 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Today's spacecraft feature sensitive gear that may not be able to withstand the extreme heat treatment that sterilized previous Red Planet explorers such as NASA's Viking landers, said Penelope Boston.
26 August 2015, 05:00 AM ET
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
25 August 2015, 07:49 PM ET
The solar system's outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — are mainly giant balls of gas much larger than Earth.
25 August 2015, 05:12 PM ET
Hawking and two colleagues propose that information isn't destroyed at the heart of a black hole; it's stored at the black hole's boundary in holographic form.
25 August 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A lonely mountain and other stunning features that dot the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres appear in amazing detail in new images from the Dawn spacecraft.
25 August 2015, 10:52 AM ET
NASA Dawn mission has returned a high resolution image from 915 miles above the surface of Ceres revealing a 4-mile-high mountain with brightly streaked slopes. Dawn captured the area, located in the southern hemisphere, on Aug. 19th, 2015.
25 August 2015, 06:45 AM ET
Despite a rough landing, stem cells riding in a prototype capsule survived a long fall back to Earth during a drop test — part of an initiative to conduct research on the cells in space.
25 August 2015, 12:21 AM ET
NASA spacecraft watched closely in 2005 as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season yielded 27 named storms, including the devastating Hurricane Katrina.
24 August 2015, 04:45 PM ET
The Cassini spacecraft recently got its last close views of Dione, a small icy moon orbiting Saturn.
24 August 2015, 03:32 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an image of the flare, which erupted at 3:33 a.m. EDT (0733 GMT) this morning from a sunspot known as active region 2403.
24 August 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Ten years after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, NASA has helped scientists better understand why the storm was so devastating, and how to save lives in the future.
24 August 2015, 12:51 PM ET
The ancient lunar surface once erupted with geysers of lava — and now, scientists think they know what caused these fiery fountains.
24 August 2015, 12:40 PM ET
See images of the sun's activity during 2015 in our gallery.
24 August 2015, 12:30 PM ET
An astronomer and amateur musician has coaxed a haunting melody from a star's distinctive twinkle.
24 August 2015, 11:46 AM ET
27 ‘named storms’ formed over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean in 2005, which spawned the most category 5 storms in a single season. NASA and NOAA tracked the paths of these killers. [On average there are only 10 storms per year.]
24 August 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Data from the GOES-5 satellite drove this simulation, illuminating the wind intensities and water vapor transport powering the massive category 5 storm, which ravaged New Orleans, Louisiana and adjoining areas in 2005.
23 August 2015, 03:33 PM ET
Scientists created a "magnetic wormhole" in the lab, a Canadian company got a patent for a huge inflatable space elevator and the mystery of the "singing" comet may be solved. Here are's top stories of the week.
21 August 2015, 05:13 PM ET
Learn the latest about Pluto in a live Google Hangout with NASA New Horizons co-lead Richard Benzel, team member Cathy Olkin, and Pluto expert Michael Brown.
21 August 2015, 02:30 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew close to Saturn's moon one final time on Aug. 17, 2015. See the final flyby images here.
21 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A strange song radiated by Comet 67P/C-G mystified scientists who first heard it last year. Now, they think they've solved the mystery of the singing space rock.
21 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The new calendar features a dozen of the best pictures captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which blasted off on Aug. 23, 2003, and continues to observe the heavens today.
21 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Galaxies like the Milky Way may not be the best cradles of life in the universe — giant galaxies devoid of newborn stars and at least twice as massive as the Milky Way could host 10,000 times more habitable planets, researchers say.
21 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NanoRacks, a Houston-based company that helps commercial companies make use of the space station, has signed an agreement with the Beijing Institute of Technology to fly Chinese DNA research to the orbiting outpost next year.