NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals.
In a new analysis of a lunar sample collected by Apollo 17, researchers have detected and dated carbon on the moon in the form of graphite
LOLA highlights the Goddard Crater on the Moon in this spectacular shot.
The Earth as seen from the Moon! This is an LROC NAC mosaic of images snapped on 12 June 2010 during a calibration sequence.
In celebration of one year since launch, here are ten cool things already observed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
California middle school students using the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter have found lava tubes with one pit that appears to be a skylight to a cave.
NASA has made technological breakthroughs in its efforts to reach for the stars and explore our solar system – these achievements were recently recognized by the National Space Society (NSS), which selected NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission as the 2010 recipient of the Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category.
"Having more than one string on a fiddle" means having multiple talents or uses -- a good description of NASA's avionics string testing.
NASA-funded scientists estimate that the volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the moon’s interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth.
The Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.