02.08.13 - MAVEN is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver.
02.07.13 - According to NASA's Near Earth Object program, there are more than 1,300 potentially hazardous asteroids that have a very small chance of hitting us someday because their orbits come close to Earth's orbit. The main difficulty is obtaining sufficient observations to predict their orbits with enough certainty to find out if any of them might actually hit us at some point.
02.07.13 - In the evening of Feb. 5, 2013, the sun erupted with two coronal mass ejections or CMEs that may glance near-Earth space.
02.07.13 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has produced some rock powder with its drill as the last major test before the rover's first full drilling.
02.07.13 - The principal investigator for VISIONS (VISualizing Ion Outflow via Neutral atom imaging during a Substorm), Goddard's Doug Rowland provided images and updates of the team preparations and the launch.
02.05.13 - The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
02.05.13 - Using NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), scientists have devised the best model yet for the appearance of a vast ribbon of neutral atoms that curls through the boundaries of Earth's solar system.
02.05.13 - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has acquired its first images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON).
02.04.13 - Just 96 days since launch, the Van Allen Probes have already provided new insights into the structure and behavior of the radiation belts that surround Earth.
02.04.13 - A new paper details how the aerosol particles on Saturn's smog-shrouded moon get their start, suggesting ways such particles can form in the atmospheres of other worlds.