Researchers found that Titan's ice shell, which overlies a very salty ocean

July 2, 2014

Ocean on Saturn Moon Could be as Salty as the Dead Sea

Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as Earth's Dead Sea.

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A galaxy about 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks.

July 2, 2014

Black Hole Fireworks in Nearby Galaxy

"Fireworks" in a nearby galaxy are driving away its star-making fuel.

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Launch

July 2, 2014

NASA Launches Carbon Mission to Watch Earth Breathe

NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) Wednesday.

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Launch

July 2, 2014

Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Lifts Off!

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 has launched into the night skies above the Pacific Ocean.

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With help from the public, members of NASA's Cassini mission have chosen to call the spacecraft's

June 30, 2014

Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'

With input from the public, team members on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn have chosen a name for the final phase of the mission.

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This artist's impression shows the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

June 30, 2014

Rosetta's Comet Target 'Releases' Plentiful Water

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is releasing the Earthly equivalent of two glasses of water into space every second.

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The tower rolls back revealing OCO2 perched atop a United Launch alliance Delta II rocket

June 30, 2014

Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Scrubbed

The Tuesday morning launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has been scrubbed.

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NASA's LDSD is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel

June 29, 2014

First LDSD Test Flight a Success

The project declares the first test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator a success.

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LDSD

June 28, 2014

Media Telecon: NASA Supersonic Test Flight Completed

A news teleconference has been scheduled for tomorrow, June 29, at 7 a.m. HST (10 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT) to discuss the near-space test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator rides on a balloon to high altitudes above Hawaii.

June 28, 2014

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Lifts Off

A balloon carrying a test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) has lifted off.

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