New NASA research confirms that northern metropolitan Los Angeles is being squeezed at a rate of 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) a year, straining an area between two earthquake faults that serve as geologic bookends north and south of the affected region.
Two free public programs in Pasadena this week will offer a mission leader's account of the continuing Mars adventures of the rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
NASA today announced the selection of 50 new Explorer Schools, including five from Southern California that will be partnered with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
A NASA spacecraft designed to reveal the inner secrets of Earth's clouds has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final launch preparations.
Fifty-nine days before going head-to-head with comet Tempel 1, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully executed the second trajectory correction maneuver of the mission.
In a spectacular kick-off to its first season of prime ring viewing, the Cassini spacecraft has confirmed earlier suspicions of an unseen moon hidden in a gap in Saturn's outer A ring.
Mars rover engineers are using a testing laboratory to simulate specific Mars surface conditions where NASA's rover Opportunity has spun its wheels in a small dune.
Saturn's battered little moon Phoebe is an interloper to the Saturn system from the deep outer solar system, scientists have concluded.
NASA salutes Space Day, observed this year on May 5, with a new dramatic image of the Sombrero galaxy.
A large spacecraft destined to be Earth's next robotic emissary to Mars has completed the first leg of its journey, a cargo- plane ride from Colorado to Florida in preparation for an August launch.
The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter will soon deploy its radar instrument for the first time.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., invites the public to share the "Spirit of Exploration" during its Open House on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From a ridgeline vantage point overlooking slopes, valleys and plains, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has returned its latest color panorama of the martian landscape.
Sixty-nine days before it gets up-close-and-personal with a comet, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully photographed its quarry, comet Tempel 1.
An image of Saturn's small moon, Epimetheus, was captured by the Cassini spacecraft in the closest view ever taken of the pockmarked body.
The Cassini spacecraft has discovered intriguing dust particles around Saturn's moon Enceladus.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is taking movies of dust devils -- whirlwinds carrying dust -- scooting across a plain on Mars.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted what may be the dusty spray of asteroids banging together in a belt that orbits a star like our Sun.› View This Video
Students from Southern California, Arizona, New Hampshire, Florida, Massachusetts and Canada had the opportunity to rub metal and burn rubber against some of the world's finest student-built robots during a regional competition.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Saturn's moon Titan at a distance of 2,402 kilometers (1,493 miles) on Thursday, March 31.