• A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

  • NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

  • In this Curiosity update, Pan Conrad discusses the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. SAM is taking the most sensitive measurements ever to search for methane gas on the Red Planet.

  • Saturn’s 2010 Great White Spot storm has set a new record for largest temperature change ever recorded for a storm on Saturn. By studying the monstrous disturbance using NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers spotted a massive belch of energy that sent temperatures soaring to an unprecedented 150 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in Saturn’s stratosphere, accompanied by an enormous release of ethylene gas.

  • In 2008, Hubble astronomers announced the detection of a giant planet around the bright star Fomalhaut. Recent studies have questioned this conclusion. Now, a reanalysis of Hubble data has revived the “deceased” exoplanet as a dust-shrouded world with less than twice the mass of Jupiter. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

  • A former rock-n-roller turned NASA engineer explains why he thinks Curiosity–both the Mars rover and the human desire to learn new things–matters to ordinary people on Earth.

  • Relive the nail-biting terror and joy as NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT).

  • Unlike previous rovers sent to Mars, Curiosity is a robot chemist seeking evidence of past habitability on Mars.

  • NASA engineers Michelle Munk and David Way explain the MEDLI — Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Entry, Descent and Landing Instrumentation — package on the MSL aeroshell that will measure the heating and pressure the Curiosity rover experiences as it flies through the atmosphere of Mars to its landing site.

  • Team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.

  • On June 5 2012, the Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of the rarest predictable solar event–the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.

  • Scientists, researchers and volunteers from NASA Ames, the SETI Institute and other organizations are searching for fragments of the Sutter’s Mill Meteor that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada mountains at 7:51 a.m. PDT Sunday, April 22, 2012.

  • NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a “super-Earth” beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the detection is a historic step toward the eventual search for signs of life on other planets.

  • NASA has released an animation of ocean surface currents from June 2005 to December 2007 from NASA satellites. Watch this beautiful illustration of the swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents.

  • NASA’s Kepler spacecraft is discovering a veritable avalanche of alien worlds. As the numbers mount, it seems to be just a matter of time before Kepler finds what astronomers are really looking for: an Earth-like planet orbiting its star in the “Goldilocks zone”.