05.03.12 - Chandra studies the hot gas from a star being ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole.› Photo
05.04.12 - Despite a bright moon, skywatchers can still see the 2012 Eta Aquarid meteor shower as it peaks on the night of May 5-6.
04.30.12 - An extraordinary outburst by a black hole in a nearby galaxy has provided direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes.› Photo
04.26.12 - NASA has kicked off the next round of J-2X testing, gathering data on the engine nozzle extension, the test stand "clamshell" and start/shutdown.› Watch video
04.25.12 - Specially crafted rockets soared high into the skies April 22 at the 2011-12 NASA Student Launch Projects challenge.
The 2012 Lyrids brightened the spring night skies. On April 21-22, NASA astronomers answered your questions.
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04.14.12 - On Sunday, April 22, more than 500 students from 29 states will launch sophisticated rockets of their own design into the skies.
04.20.12 - A dramatic new image of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula because its glowing, spider-like filaments.
04.14.12 - NASA has crowned its vehicular engineering victors of the 19th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race.› Face of the Race, 2012 →
04.12.12 - The "Musket Ball Cluster" is providing valuable insight into how galaxy clusters grow and change after major collisions.
04.02.12 - NASA has completed the first test of solid rocket booster avionics for the Space Launch System, America's next heavy-lift launch vehicle.
03.30.12 - America's next heavy-lift launch vehicle -- the Space Launch System -- is one step closer to its first launch in 2017.
NASA has performed a trial rocket sled test to replicate the forces a supersonic spacecraft would experience prior to landing.› View Video
03.29.12 - A new X-ray study of an exploded star indicates that the supernova that disrupted the massive star may have turned it inside out in the process.› View Video
NASA has issued a Research Announcement for advanced development proposals to support the nation's next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.› Photo
03.20.12 - March 23 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Wernher von Braun, a father of modern rocketry.
March 2012 will offer the brightest Venus-Jupiter conjunction for many years. On March 25, NASA expert Melissa McGrath answered your questions.
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03.14.12 - A sub-scale solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System booster design was successfully tested on Mar. 14.› Photo | › Video
03.14.12 - Astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have mapped dark matter in galaxy cluster Abell 383.
J-2X engine 10001 is returning back to the A-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center for its second round of tests.