• Since its launch in 2006, the STEREO spacecraft have drifted further and further apart to gain different views of the sun.

    STEREO Reaches Milestone At Sixth Anniversary

    10.26.12 - On Sept. 1, 2012, the two STEREO spacecraft and Earth were almost exactly equidistant, each with a direct view of a different third of the sun.

  • John Mather smiles at a table with a laptop, COBE globe and thermos bottle

    NASA Scientists Among 'Most Influential in Space': TIME Magazine

    10.25.12 - A cosmic chemist, an observational cosmologist, and a "gamma-ray argonaut" working at three NASA research centers are among "the most influential people in space," according to a special issue of TIME magazine published this month.

  • false color image of Saturn

    Saturn Burps After Large Storm

    10.25.12 - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has tracked the aftermath of a rare massive storm on Saturn, one more forceful than scientists previously thought.

  • Sample material from the fourth scoop of Martian soil

    Assessing Drop-Off to Mars Rover's Observation Tray

    10.25.12 - 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.

  • Curiosity: From Mars to Scotland

    10.20.12 - On Saturday, October 20, Mars Exploration Program Director Doug McCuistion participated on a virtual "Google+ Hangout" live link to celebrate NASA's Mars activities with Glenelg, Scotland residents.

  • When the interplanetary magnetic field is oriented westward (dawnward) or eastward (duskward), magnetopause boundary layers at higher latitude become most subject to Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities.

    Cluster Reveals New Insights Into Solar Wind

    10.24.12 - A new study based on data from ESA's Cluster mission shows that it is easier for the solar wind to penetrate Earth's magnetic environment, the magnetosphere, than had previously been thought.

  • Asteroid 2007 PA8

    NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

    11.05.12 - Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8.

  • Laser hit on martian sand target

    Curiosity Rover Collects Fourth Scoop of Martian Soil

    10.22.12 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shook a scoopful of dusty sand inside its sample-handling mechanism on Sol 75 (Oct. 21, 2012) as the third scrubbing of interior surfaces of the mechanism.

  • SDO's view of M5-class solar flare on Oct. 22, 2012

    Newly Named Sunspot AR1598 Releases M5 Class Solar Flare.

    10.22.12 - Newly named sunspot AR1598 has release an M5 class solar flare. This is the same region that released an M9 flare on Oct. 20, 2012.

  • The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 2:14 p.m. EDT on Oct. 20, 2012.

    A New Set of Solar Fireworks

    10.20.12 - The sun emitted a significant solar flare, an M9, peaking at 2:14 p.m. EDT on Oct. 20, 2012. The associated radio blackout, an R2, has subsided, reports NOAA.