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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Report: NASA’s Viking robots may have found life on Mars in 1976

A new study reanalyzed results from a life-detection experiment conducted by NASA's Viking Mars robots.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Viking robots, Mars

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012

What the Northern Lights look like when a rocket hits (photo)

A fisheye-view photo of a NASA-funded rocket shot into the Northern Lights.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Space junk to be cleaned up by Swiss ‘janitor satellite’

A ‘janitor’ satellite is being developed to grab the debris orbiting Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Switzerland, NASA, space junk, CleanSpace One

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Solar storm passes Earth: ‘A taste of what’s going to come’ next year

Today’s storm is only the beginning of a phase of major solar activity.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Solar storm, NASA: Doug Biesecker

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Meteorite from Mars fell in Morocco, scientists say

The meteorite fireball was first seen in the sky six months ago, but not discovered until December.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Space, meteorite, Mars, NASA

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower thrills and chills viewers; still visible Thursday morning

Though the peak hit Wednesday morning, the Quadrantid meteor shower will still be visible early Thursday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Quadrantid meteor shower thrills and chills viewers; still visible Thursday morning

Though the peak hit Wednesday morning, the Quadrantid meteor shower will still be visible early Thursday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Photo of the day: What in the world?

The image was captured by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo of the day, What in the world, NASA

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011

‘Mysterious’ space ball drops on Namibia — nothing mysterious about it

A ball from space dropped on Namibia, prompting a NASA investigation.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NASA, Namibia, Space ball

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2011

NASA maps the moon at highest resolution yet (Photo)

NASA releases a topographical map of the moon.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Moon

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/16/2011

NASA astronaut ad: Competitive salary, some travel

Want to work for NASA? Now’s your chance

By Melissa Bell  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, NASA, Astronaut, Astronaut Want Ad

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/14/2011

NASA begins Russia hitchhiker program (video)

By Melissa Bell  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Soyuz TMA-22

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Astronauts falling on the moon

A compilation of stumbling lunar visitors

By Melissa Bell  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, NASA, astronaughts

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close by Earth (video)

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier missed Earth by only 200,000 miles as it flew by Tuesday night — the closest an asteroid has been to Earth in 200 years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Asteroid 2005 YU55, NASA, asteroids

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Asteroid to fly by Earth tomorrow night: How to see it in your back yard

Here are tips on how to see the asteroid that will fly by Earth tomorrow night with a telescope in your backyard.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, asteroid, NASA

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/27/2011

U.S. satellites tampered by hackers

A congressional report claims hackers from China may have infiltrated U.S. satellites

By Melissa Bell  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Cybersecurity, NASA, satellittes

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Thailand flooding reaches capital; residents flee in droves

Tens of thousands of Bangkok residents are fleeing the city as the worst flooding Thailand has seen in half a century finally reaches the capital.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, flooding, NASA

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Dark energy, a mysterious cosmic force, is behind physics Nobel prize-winning scientists’ discovery

Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, after using the concept of dark energy to reach their conclusions.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Science, Space, Nobel prize, NASA: dark energy

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Asteroids that could threaten Earth are 90 percent found, NASA says

The space agency has found more than 90 percent of the biggest asteroids that might pose a threat to Earth.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:57 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Space, asteroid, NASA:

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Space junk captured on video as it plummets toward Earth

The chances of you being hit by a piece of space junk stands at 1-in-21 trillion.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASA; Space

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/21/2011

The Southern Lights as seen from space (photo, video)

The Southern Lights look even more magnificent from space.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, NASA, space, Southern Lights, Ron Garan

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011

NASA satellite to hit Earth: What you need to know

A 12,500-pound NASA satellite, the size of a school bus, is due to hit Earth later this week. Here’s what you need to know about it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National; NASA; space; science