• What’s Next for NASA’s New Horizons?

    New Horizons’ Pluto flyby might be in the past but the mission is far from over. This is Pluto in a Minute.

    Of course, Pluto was New Horizons’ primary target, but the mission was never intended to explore only one body in the outer solar system. In

  • Evidence of a Ninth Planet

    Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science, and Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy, discuss new research that provides evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.

  • A New Planet In Our Solar System? NASA Takes A Look

    NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper that points to the possibility of a new “Planet 9” in our solar system beyond Pluto, examining the scientific process and inviting you to have a front row seat to our exploration of the solar system.

  • One Year to Pluto

    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is only a year away from Pluto. Researchers are buzzing with anticipation as NASA prepares to encounter a new world for the first time in decades.

  • Astronauts to Watch World Cup Aboard Space Station

    As fans around the world tune into World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV

  • The Origins of Life in Space

    How studying a comet can help us learn about life in the solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL

  • NASA Spinoff 2013

    NASA has a long history of transferring technologies from their original mission applications to secondary uses. For example, Mars continues to be a rich destination for scientific discovery and exploration, and NASA’s missions there have inspired a variety of practical, terrestrial benefits. Spinoff 2013 features stories about some of these technologies, including a wind turbine that could one day be used to provide energy for a human exploration mission on the Red Planet, and is being used today in harsh environments here on Earth. Credit: NASA

  • NASA and Smithsonian Host 10 Year Anniversary Events for MER Mission

    NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Media held public events at the museum to commemorate 10 years of roving across Mars. Credit: NASA / Smithsonian

  • This Year @NASA

    In 2013, NASA had a long list of accomplishments, including many relevant to astrobiology. This includes humankind’s first trip beyond our solar system, and a new mission to Mars.

  • Soaring Over Titan: Extraterrestrial Land of Lakes

    This colorized movie from NASA’s Cassini mission takes viewers over the largest seas and lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan. The movie is made from radar data received during multiple flyovers of Titan from 2004 to 2013. Credit: NASA JPL