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27 September 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Our solar system might have formed in stages after shockwaves from the young sun.
25 September 2012, 10:02 AM ET
The GOES-13 satellite launched in 2006 and is one of a newer generation of weather satellites.
25 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists are visiting places on Earth that resemble Mars to learn about the conditions necessary for life.
21 September 2012, 05:20 PM ET
Fires have caused dangerous levels of smog in the Northwest.
18 September 2012, 07:06 PM ET
Some areas have already seen 5 inches of rain.
16 September 2012, 12:18 AM ET
See photos from the International Space Station's Expedition 32 mission in mid-2012.
11 September 2012, 12:24 PM ET
Fog is typical in this coastal city in the summer.
11 September 2012, 02:03 AM ET
This ALOS satellite image shows an area with extensive agricultural use in western Russia, with roads and rivers cutting through the cropland in this cool space wallpaper.
29 August 2012, 04:39 PM ET
A camera on the International Space Station captures Hurricane Isaac on August 29 as the orbital laboratory flew over the Texas and Gulf Coast area around 12:30 PM central time.
29 August 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Before it grew into Hurricane Isaac, the tropical storm still looked fearsome in a NASA nighttime view.
29 August 2012, 07:57 AM ET
See stunning photos of huge storms on Earth from space.
22 August 2012, 03:36 PM ET
An animation of satellite images taken Aug. 19 -20 shows Tropical Storm Isaac organizing itself and moving toward land.
13 August 2012, 11:49 AM ET
The traveling dust may play a role in hurricane formation.
13 August 2012, 10:41 AM ET
Moon phases are not caused by the shadow of the Earth falling on the moon.
10 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Arctic storms this strong aren't usually seen in August.
09 August 2012, 12:21 PM ET
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) will study the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. Dangerous charged particles from the Sun and distant sources pose a threat to astronauts and spacecraft systems.
07 August 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Europe's newest weather satellite is up and running.
07 August 2012, 04:32 PM ET
A satellite snapped the flames burning over a large swath of eastern Russia.
26 July 2012, 05:58 PM ET
No London fog obscures this image of lights in the Olympic city.
26 July 2012, 05:30 PM ET
See photos of the host cities of the Summer Olympics as viewed from space.
25 July 2012, 05:44 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper from the Pleiades satellite shows the island of Mont Saint Michel and its surrounding bay in northwest France.
23 July 2012, 02:35 PM ET
Thousands of voters chimed in to pick five dazzling winners.
23 July 2012, 12:35 PM ET
These photos revealed war, natural disaster and human-caused changes to Earth.
23 July 2012, 11:28 AM ET
These photos of Earth taken by Landsat over the past 40 years won the 'Earth as Art' contest.
18 July 2012, 06:37 PM ET
The blaze of light hung provided a respite from the winter darkness.
18 July 2012, 06:23 PM ET
The action happened in under two hours.
18 July 2012, 06:16 AM ET
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba in space was awestruck by dazzling weekend southern lights on July 14 and 15.
17 July 2012, 04:10 PM ET
Our planet probably formed within our nascent solar system's "snow line," contrary to prevailing theory.
16 July 2012, 01:28 PM ET
Look for letters in NASA's satellite images of Earth.
11 July 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Take a tour of our solar system with us – from the sun to the furthest dwarf planets! Come on, it can't hurt!
10 July 2012, 01:37 PM ET
The extra light brought relief from Antarctica's long winter darkness.
09 July 2012, 04:37 PM ET
A bird's-eye view of Daniel's eye.
09 July 2012, 11:13 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, the contrasting landscape of the western US states of California (left) and Nevada (right) are highlighted in this Envisat image, acquired on 9 February 2011.
06 July 2012, 04:56 PM ET
The blaze is only 25 percent contained.
06 July 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Landsat satellite photos show the U.S. Army working to save an East Coast island.
03 July 2012, 03:26 PM ET
Smoke is traveling far from the flames.