As America celebrates its independence, 45 active large wildfires are creating unwanted fireworks, especially in the West. JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert answers some of our questions.
A pair of "Webb-cams" provide a view inside a NASA clean room, where the Mid-Infrared instrument is being integrated into the James Webb Space Telescope.
A fiery image from NASA's WISE mission shows the Flame nebula "burning" a hole in the cosmic dust.
Seventy-six pyrotechnic devices must fire on time during the descent of Mars Science Laboratory to the Martian surface on August 5.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has snapped its first test images of the sizzling high-energy X-ray universe.
A maneuver on Tuesday adjusted the flight path of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft for delivering the rover Curiosity to a landing target beside a Martian mountain.
Scientists studying images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found that heat from within the planet powers the jet streams.
A new study with NASA participation cuts, by two-thirds, previous estimates of how much carbon is being emitted into our atmosphere from tropical deforestation.
NASA's Kepler mission finds odd planetary duo with the closest orbits between two planets ever confirmed.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has successfully deployed its lengthy mast, giving it the ability to see the highest energy X-rays in our universe.
NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has been taken out of a protective status called safe mode.
Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
A new study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica's climate was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected, supporting substantial vegetation along its edges.
Researchers anticipate that asteroid 2011 AG5, discovered in January 2011, will fly safely past and not impact Earth in 2040.
Mission controllers test a spare reaction wheel on NASA's Odyssey for potential use with two other reaction wheels in adjusting and maintaining the spacecraft's orientation.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin its final prime science phase at Vesta on June 15.
The first of four instruments to fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has been delivered to NASA.
To mark its first birthday, a new interactive feature lets you get up close and personal with NASA's Aquarius mission to study ocean salinity and some of its 'salt sleuths.'
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan.
The formation of small worlds like Earth previously was thought to occur mostly around stars rich in heavy elements such as iron and silicon.