NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 27 Jun 2019, 13:23 UTC NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a world between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbiting a bright, cool, nearby star. The planet, called L 98-59b, marks the tiniest discovered by TESS to date.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 26 Jun 2019, 14:00 UTC In order to know how the universe will end, we must know what has happened to it so far. This is just one mystery NASA's forthcoming Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission will tackle as it explores the distant cosmos. The spacecraft's giant camera, the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), will be fundamental to this exploration.
NASA's Ames Research Center News and Features 26 Jun 2019, 13:00 UTC Scientists test out new methods of discovering life in California lava tubes that could one day be used on other worlds.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 25 Jun 2019, 15:36 UTC NASA has selected two partner organizations to run a nationwide contest giving K-12 students in U.S. schools a chance to make history by naming the Mars 2020 rover. An application to become contest judge also is now available online.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 25 Jun 2019, 15:00 UTC Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls, shedding light on the mysterious contents of the interstellar medium (ISM) – the gas and dust that fills interstellar space.
NASA Breaking News 25 Jun 2019, 10:08 UTC NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space environment around Earth and how it affects us, have launched into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket.
ESA Science & Technology 24 Jun 2019, 15:00 UTC According to Liyi Gu, an astronomer from RIKEN High Energy Astrophysics Laboratory in Japan and the Netherlands Institute for Space Research, who is the lead author of a paper published today in Nature Astronomy, the observations capture the unique moment when the two clusters touch each other for the very first time – something that has never been observed before.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 23 Jun 2019, 19:06 UTC This week, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission - about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv). It's exciting because microbial life is an important source of methane on Earth, but methane can also be created through interactions between rocks and water.