03.15.13 - NASA's Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star which ranks among the youngest-known supernova remnants in our Milky Way galaxy.
03.11.13 - NASA's WISE mission has found the closest star system discovered since 1916 -- a pair of brown dwarfs right in our celestial backyard.
03.08.13 - This image, speckled with blue, white, and yellow light, shows part of the spiral galaxy IC 5052.
03.07.13 - This 'Methuselah star,' cataloged as HD 140283, has been known about for more than a century because of its fast motion across the sky.
03.05.13 - A phenomenon called gravitational lensing gives this spiral galaxy the look of a simulated alien from the 1970s "Space Invaders!" arcade game.
03.05.13 - The Herschel space observatory is expected to exhaust its supply of liquid helium coolant in the coming weeks, after spending more than three years studying the cool universe and surpassing the expectations of the international team of scientists involved.
02.27.13 - Goddard scientists turn ice into tiny test tubes to learn how chemicals involved in life might survive in space.
03.01.13 - It may look like something from "The Lord of the Rings," but this fiery swirl is actually a planetary nebula known as ESO 456-67.
02.27.13 - The Vela pulsar traces out a loopy, hypnotic pattern reminiscent of art produced by a children's toy in this video created with data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
02.27.13 - Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.