08.02.12 - Curiosity is equipped with an instrument that measures space radiation, which was turned on shortly after launch on Nov. 26, 2011. The instrument has been sending back data during its trip to Mars.
08.02.12 - NASA's newest Mars mission, landing in three days, will draw on support from missions sent to Mars years ago and will contribute to missions envisioned for future decades.
On July 28, 2012, the sun emitted a mid-level flare, categorized as an M6.2 flare. The flare is visible here in the lower left-hand side, coming from an active region on the sun named AR 1532. This im...
07.30.12 - The sun emitted a mid-level flare, peaking at 4:55 PM EDT on July 28, 2012. This flare is classified as a M6.2 flare. M-class flares are the weakest flares that can still cause some space weather effects near Earth.
07.30.12 - The public is invited to tune in for a series of news briefings from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for the upcoming landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.
07.28.12 - Eight days before reaching Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft performed a flight-path adjustment scheduled more than nine months ago.
07.27.12 - On July 24, 1992, a joint JAXA/NASA mission launched, becoming the vanguard for a set of coordinated missions to study Earth's magnetic environs.
07.26.12 - Stennis engineers conducted tests on a new liquid methane, liquid oxygen engine used to power the Project Morpheus lander.
07.25.12 - Life can't function with a mix of left- and right-handed amino acids; scientists want to know how life got set up with the left-handed ones.
07.24.12 - The DFS rocket launched successfully on July 24, 2012 from White Sands, NM with nominal data from 3 of the 4 spectrometers aboard. It's primary goal is to significantly advance the state of the art in short wavelength observing solar spectrometers.