30 Apr 2016
Washington: New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious 'tattoos' – swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.
27 Apr 2016
Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt.
01 Mar 2016
Washington: NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars' moon Phobos was formed. In late November and early December 2015, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to the Martian moon Phobos, collecting data from within 500 kms of the moon.
11 Mar 2016
Washington: NASA's InSight mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5 2018, with a landing scheduled for November 26 that year.
28 Feb 2016
Washington: What is out there at the edge of our solar system? Scientists using data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) have pinned down an interstellar magnetic field which lies at the very edge of the giant magnetic bubble surrounding our solar system called the heliosphere.
22 Feb 2016
Washington: Pluto's largest moon Charon once had a subsurface ocean which has frozen long ago and expanded, pushing and stretching the natural satellite's surface like 'Hulk' while causing massive fractures, a new NASA image has shown.
06 Feb 2016
Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has captured images of frozen nitrogen glaciers on Pluto carrying numerous 'floating' hills that may be fragments of water ice, giving an insight into the dwarf planet's fascinating and abundant geological activity.
03 Jan 2015
Washington: NASA has called for designs of an airship that can fly at altitudes higher than the current 65,000-foot limit for weather balloons and for longer than the existing ones.
23 Feb 2016
Washington: NASA's 'flying' telescope aboard a highly modified Boeing 747SP jetliner has begun its fourth series of science flights to study planets, asteroids and nearby galaxies.
01 Feb 2016
Washington: NASA has created a video to 'see' and understand the Sun's invisible magnetic field, that may be crucial for future deep space travel, by combining real time observations and computer simulations to analyse how plasma courses through its corona.