Saturn, Jupiter Formed Rare 'Christmas Star' Monday Night That Won't Happen Again Until 2080Saturn and Jupiter were so close to each other Monday night, astronomers and skywatchers say they shined like a double planet. The heavenly sight, referred to by some as a "Christmas star," is an extremely rare phenomenon that last happened in the Middle Ages.
NASA Satellite Tracks Carbon Monoxide Spreading From California Wildfires To Great Lakes, CanadaNASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, aboard the Aqua satellite, captured infrared images of carbon monoxide plumes coming from the 28 major wildfires burning across the state as of Monday.
NEOWISE, Comet Discovered By JPL In Pasadena, Puts On Spectacular Show Across Northern HemisphereThe comet has been spotted around the world, and even by astronauts on the International Space Station.
NASA Observatories Detects New Planet Orbiting Young StarThe new planet, called AU Mic B, was discovered orbiting AU Microscopii, a star still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from its formation, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
Rock Blown 3 Feet By Mars Rover Named After The Rolling StonesBefore taking the stage at the Rose Bowl for their first concert there in 25 years, “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr. announced that NASA had named a rock that had rolled as the InSight lander arrived on the Red Planet after the iconic band.
Sound From Mars Heard For First Time On EarthWas there ever life on Mars? Maybe. Is there sound? Definitely.
Life On Mars? NASA Has Strongest Evidence YetScientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed.
What Has NASA Found On Mars?A mysterious announcement by NASA promises a new scientific discovery about the Red Planet to be revealed in a Thursday news conference.
Cassini Completes 20-Year Mission With Plunge Into SaturnRadio silence signaled the end of a 20-year mission. The Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere at about 70,000 miles per hour Friday morning and vaporized into the planet it has studied for the past 13 years.
Cassini Spacecraft Starts Final Phase Of 20-Year Saturn MissionThe end is near for JPL’s Cassini spacecraft’s 20-year journey to Saturn.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's OrbitJuno's solar panels successfully deployed Monday night, allowing the NASA spacecraft to begin an extensive exploration of Jupiter.