28 October 2011, 10:21 AM ET
NASA's NPP satellite soared into the predawn California sky aboard a Delta 2 rocket.
28 October 2011, 08:31 AM ET
The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft was launched aboard a Delta II rocket on October 28. The Earth-observer combines weather and climate observations on the same platform.
28 October 2011, 05:54 AM ET
NASA's NPP satellite will gather data for short-term weather forecasting and long-term climate monitoring.
27 October 2011, 09:13 PM ET
NPP is the first satellite designed to gather data for short-term weather forecasts and long-term climate monitoring.
27 October 2011, 03:50 PM ET
After a massive February 2010 earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Chile, researchers used LiDAR, laser scanning technology, to assess the aftermath.
27 October 2011, 08:48 AM ET
7 Billion people live below on this planet. But fewer than a thousand have seen these sights with their own two eyes. Join us on a journey of vibrant beauty in these compilations of space station, space-transport and satellite imagery.
26 October 2011, 06:25 PM ET
NPP will be the first satellite to collect data for short-term weather forecasts and long-term climate modeling.
26 October 2011, 06:06 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper of an artist's impression shows the distant dwarf planet Eris.
26 October 2011, 02:56 PM ET
Highlights from recent space station fly-overs of Earth includes the Western United States, Mediterranean, Sahara Desert, Red Sea, Balkans, Southeast Asia and Malaysia.
25 October 2011, 05:40 PM ET
Hurricane Rina appears to be intensifying as it approaches Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
25 October 2011, 03:20 PM ET
A look at NASA's NPOESS Preparatory Project satellite (NPP), which will launch Oct. 28, 2011. NPP will gather data for both short-term weather forecasting and long-term climate monitoring.
24 October 2011, 10:19 AM ET
"Spaceman" takes readers on a journey into a future climate change ravaged Earth where NASA plays God by creating the perfect astronauts to live on Mars. Public outcry leaves these Mars-men stuck on Earth. Writer Brian Azzarello talks about the book.
20 October 2011, 03:20 PM ET
Using satellite data, NASA has comprised a view of each continent's wild and man-made fires that consume major portions of land each year. Nearly 10 years of data shows the path of these fires, helping scientists infer their impact on the climate.
19 October 2011, 11:33 AM ET
New study of ancient impact shows similarity to large eruptions.
15 October 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Was it meteorites raining on earth, a secret spy satellite or something else?
07 October 2011, 02:21 PM ET
Researchers are trying to connect stellar radiation events to extinctions visible in the fossil record, and are able to estimate how often an extinction-level gamma ray burst may occur.
05 October 2011, 07:08 AM ET
The photo could be a scene from a science fiction movie, but it's actually real.
29 September 2011, 01:29 PM ET
NASA's WISE mission has tracked down 93 percent of the 1 kilometer diameter or larger asteroids whose size could devastate our planet. The project's asteroid census has revised the total number of NEO's down from 36,000 to 20,500.
19 September 2011, 05:11 PM ET
Nature-made lightning – and man-made lighting – enhance this surreal time-lapse view from the International Space Station. The video was created using astronaut photography that anyone may download.
07 September 2011, 11:42 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station spotted wildfires raging in Texas.
06 September 2011, 09:02 AM ET
NASA's NPP mission will carry a Visible/Infrared Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) that will take a close up look at hurricanes, forest fires, volcanoes, ocean color and more, giving scientists the ability to create more accurate climate models.
31 August 2011, 03:35 PM ET
This space wallpaper of the Earth's crest over the lunar horizon was taken during the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission.
31 August 2011, 12:01 PM ET
NASA's Juno spacecraft to Jupiter spotted Earth and the moon from about 6 million miles away.
25 August 2011, 12:58 PM ET
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum has seen a lot of hurricanes, and they're all scary.
23 August 2011, 03:00 PM ET
When NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1 snapped a view of Earth from the moon 45 years ago, it put the world in perspective.
23 August 2011, 07:33 AM ET
Pretty soon, you may be able to see the entire Earth from space, live in HD.
18 August 2011, 02:38 PM ET
A never before seen look at the path of a coronal mass ejection from the solar surface to Earth grabbed by NASA's twin Sun-studying satellites, letting scientists measure the expanding super-hot gas shot out by solar eruptions.
18 August 2011, 01:23 PM ET
Satellite data shows how ice moves from the interior of the Antarctic continent to the coasts. This color-coded animation shows vast movement on geologic time scales.
29 July 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Earth's moon may be unique throughout the universe.
28 July 2011, 07:36 PM ET
A new study is being touted as the death knell for the existence of global warming. Not so fast, climate researchers say.
14 July 2011, 10:04 AM ET
Over a century and a half of Earthly events have transpired during one Neptune orbit around the sun. Watch where Neptune was located during some of humanity's most important events since 1846.
02 July 2011, 05:22 PM ET
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, published a book called "Gaia" of photos of the Earth he took while visiting the International Space Station.
29 June 2011, 10:46 AM ET
Europe's Giotto mission studied Halley's comet and discovered that it's composed of organics and silicates and its "snowy" dust particles may have contributed to life on our planet. The Rosetta mission will continue the research of comets.
28 June 2011, 09:00 AM ET
A private space tourist has published a new book of gorgeous photos of Earth from space.
21 June 2011, 02:00 AM ET
What if dinosaurs and Neanderthals had not gone extinct? What if the sun was twice as large? How 10 key moments in history could change the present.
20 June 2011, 02:15 PM ET
Summer in the Northern Hemisphere will officially arrive on Tuesday (June 21).