05.25.11 - NASA will launch a spacecraft to an asteroid in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's formation and how life began.
05.25.11 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 25, to discuss the selection of a future science mission that will usher in a new era in planetary exploration.
05.25.11 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a rare class of oddball stars called blue stragglers in the hub of our Milky Way, the first detected within our galaxy's bulge.
05.23.11 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 24, to discuss an agency decision that will define the next transportation system to carry humans into deep space.
05.12.11 - New data analysis from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
05.12.11 - NASA will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. EDT, on the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Aquarius/SAC-D, scheduled to launch on June 9.
05.11.11 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has obtained its first image of the giant asteroid Vesta, which will help fine-tune navigation during its approach.
05.11.11 - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program will showcase its science and education efforts to journalists on June 8 at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.
05.11.11 - The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any flare previously seen from the object. On April 12, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the outburst, which lasted six days.
05.09.11 - To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.