NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission's 78th sol (Oct. 24, 2012) to view soil material on the rover's observation tray.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has tracked the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn.
A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky.
NASA's newest set of X-ray eyes in the sky, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), has caught its first look at the giant black hole parked at the center of our galaxy.
NASA's rover Curiosity shook a scoopful of sand inside its sample-handling mechanism on Sol 75 (Oct. 21, 2012) as the third scrubbing of interior surfaces of the mechanism.
Two JPL-developed projects designed to assist in response to earthquake disasters participated in exercises tied to today's Great California ShakeOut quake drill.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission.
NASA scientists are observing Jupiter's appearance - its clouds, belts, hotspots, fireballs - change in unprecedented ways.
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 18, about the latest status of the Curiosity rover's mission to Mars.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft spots curious surface features on Saturn's largest moon, including a "hot-cross bun" and outlines of vast southern seas.
It's been 3.8 billion miles and a trunk full of memories for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, launched 15 years ago today.
A joint effort of amateur astronomers and scientists has led to the first reported case of a planet orbiting a double star, orbited itself by a second distant pair of stars.
Commands will be sent to Curiosity today instructing the rover to collect a third scoop of soil from the "Rocknest" site of windblown Martian sand and dust.
Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun.
On Sol 65 (Oct. 11, 2012) of the Mars Science Laboratory mission, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity completed several activities in preparation for collecting its second scoop of soil.
A team of scientists from JPL needed some space. When a large fireball turned night into day over Battle Mountain, Nev. they knew they had their chance.
JPL scientist Olivier Guyon has been named one of the 2012 MacArthur Fellows, a prestigious award popularly known as the "genius grant."
The first Martian rock NASA's Curiosity rover has reached out to touch presents a more varied composition than expected from previous missions.
New analysis of data from the Huygens probe shows a complex surface.
The team operating Curiosity decided on Oct. 9, 2012, to proceed with using the rover's first scoop of Martian material.