01.03.12 - Named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids presented an excellent chance to start 2013 with some meteor watching.
12.21.12 - In the future, small robots similar to the SPHERES experiment could perform routine maintenance and give astronauts more time for science experiments.
12.18.12 - A large elliptical galaxy at the center of the galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19, part of a survey of 18 of the biggest black holes in the universe.
12.13.12 - NASA has completed the final test-firing of the J-2X powerpack assembly, an important component of America's next heavy-lift rocket.› Photos | › Video
12.13.12 - Recent engineering advances by NASA and industry partners show important progress toward the next step to launching humans to deep space.› Photos | › Video
12.13.12 - A sample of nearby galaxies has shown that many contain X-ray sources in their centers -- most likely powered by central supermassive black holes.
12.06.12 - In this holiday season, some astronomers are asking what is the best "mix of ingredients" for stars to make the largest number of black holes.
12.05.12 - On Dec. 5, a successful 1,286-second J-2X powerpack test brightened the skies over NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.› View Video
11.28.12 - NASA facilities around the country are developing America's first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V launched astronauts to the moon.› Photos | › Video
11.28.12 - A jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.› Photo
11.27.12 - On Nov. 27, a J-2X power pack assembly burned brightly in a hot fire test to verify gauges that measure turbine strain at speeds up to 30,000 rpm.› Watch Video
11.27.12 - NASA is testing a composite propellant tank that may reduce the cost and weight for heavy-lift launch vehicles and future in-space missions.
11.26.12 - NASA conducts the first circumferential weld of the "pathfinder" adapter design for test flights of the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System.› Watch Video
11.19.12 - NASA's racing through milestones in its development of new atmospheric deceleration technologies to support future planetary missions.
11.19.12 - The 2012 Leonid meteor shower peaked on the night of Nov. 16-17, with a secondary peak on the night of Nov. 19-20.
11.15.12 - Chandra images of the planetary nebula Abell 30 show one of the clearest views ever obtained of a special phase of evolution for these objects.
11.09.12 - NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center is supporting ongoing disaster assessment efforts for Hurricane Sandy.› View Gallery
11.08.12 - NASA is tackling the problem of space radiation with a new tool, the Advanced Neutron Spectrometer, and a renewed focus on space environments.
Scientists believe meteorites may solve mysteries about our solar system. On Thursday, Nov. 8, NASA experts discussed why meteorites matter.
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11.07.12 - Deep observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory are probing how stellar "star factories" form and evolve.