The Chilean geyser called El Jefe provides new insight on how these natural wonders work. →
Glass-paneled walls filled with water absorb heat during hot spells and distribute it during cold snaps.
A strategically placed video camera aboard an upper-stage rocket motor captured NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, spacecraft as it scooted off toward an operational orbit 425 miles above the planet. Continue reading →
As NASA applauds its boosted budget request, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are excited to see a robotic mission to Europa take a big step towards being launched in the mid-2020s.
NASA's next Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday (Jan. 31), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world.
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is shedding its old dusty coat and Europe's Rosetta mission is catching the individual flakes to understand some fascinating cometary dynamics.
Eight new exoplanets have been discovered, two of which are nearly Earth-sized orbiting within their stars' habitable zones. Continue reading
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