Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space.
Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers).
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.
There is a surprising amount of water bound up in the soil of Mars, according to an analysis done onboard the US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover.
NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface
An international team of scientists using a fleet of orbiting X-ray telescopes has discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.
This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
After almost 9 years in space that included an unprecedented July 4th impact and subsequent flyby of a comet, NASA's Deep Impact mission has ended.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space.
On Friday, Sept. 6, NASA is scheduled to launch a small satellite mission, called the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE)
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is studying the area of contact between a rock layer formed in acidic wet conditions long ago and an even older one
There is only one planet we know of, so far, that is drenched with life. That planet is Earth
Astronomers have detected the first population of radio bursts known to originate from galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 6744, one of the galaxies most similar to our Milky Way in the local universe.
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