NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids.
Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not ... watch video
NASA (July 11, 2013) Caleb: A look back at 50 years of solar system exploration. We're all used to seeing incredible images from our cosmic backyard: neighboring planets, their moons, comets, and asteroids.
Molly: But ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 6, 2012) Scott Kelly, a veteran of the International Space Station, will return for an experimental year-long stay aboard the orbital outpost in 2015, a test run for future missions to the moon, asteroids and ... watch video
NASA (July 25, 2013) What if one of the millions of asteroids in our solar system was on a collision course with the Earth? What would we do? How would we react? Hundreds of the world’s top engineers and ... watch video
NASA (June 14, 2013) The NASA Science Day on Capitol Hill provided an opportunity to showcase for members of Congress and the public, the work and accomplishments of the agency’s Science programs. Associate ... watch video
Nov. 16, 2015 Astronomers have devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation of solar flares and potentially ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Astronomers have responded to the buzz about a mysterious dimming star by studying data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. They conclude the dimming was probably caused by ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Last year Italy sent an espresso machine up to the ISS, and this inspired a team of researchers to study the related strange fluids phenomena in low gravity, such as espresso ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Scientists suggest that 3.8 billion years ago, Mars might have had only a moderately dense atmosphere. The scientists have identified a photochemical process that could have ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Mars' largest moon -- one of only two in our solar system moving inward towards its planet -- will eventually be torn apart by tidal forces and distributed in a ring around ... read more
Apr. 22, 2015 Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. Our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimeter-sized particles that orbited the young sun, according to ... read more
Jan. 29, 2014 A new map developed by astronomers charts the size, composition, and location of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system, and shows that rogue asteroids are actually more common than ... read more
Nov. 19, 2013 For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids appear redder than meteorites -- the remnants of asteroids ... read more