Discovery Alert: A Third Planet in Kepler-47 System

Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system’s title as the…

The Universe’s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last

Scientists detected the first type of molecule that ever formed, called helium hydride, using Stratospheric Observatory…

NASA’s New Flying Robots: Bee-ing in Space for the First Time

Bees are known to be both busy and hard-working, and NASA’s new free-flying space robots, called…

What is LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer?

The LADEE spacecraft gathered detailed information about the ultra-thin lunar atmosphere, where it comes from, how…

Studying Behavior in Space Shows Mice Adapt to Microgravity

NASA scientists have now published the first detailed study of how mice behave in the NASA…

What is BioNutrients?

A biology experiment called BioNutrients is testing a way to use microorganisms to produce nutrients –…

What is MADCAT?

Most planes use rigid wings with moving parts. But what if there was a wing that…

SOFIA Captures Cosmic Light Show of Star Formation

Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, captured a cosmic light show sparked…

High School Senior Uncovers Potential for Hundreds of Earth-Like Planets in Kepler Data

An 18-year-old high school senior has won a $250,000 prize for calculating the potential for finding…

Laser Blasts Show Asteroid Bombardment, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars

A new study reveals asteroid impacts on ancient Mars could have produced key ingredients for life…