NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.


NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.


NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had died.


Voyager 2 Joins Its Twin in Interstellar Space

The probe crossed the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium, on November 5.


NASA’s InSight Lander Is Already Snapping Amazing Pictures of Mars

On its first sol on the red planet, the mission sent home images of a dusty landscape, a lander selfie, and a wide shot of Mars from space.


Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.


The Kepler Space Telescope, Which Discovered 2,600 Exoplanets, Is Out of Fuel

NASA is retiring the Kepler space telescope after nine years.


Look At These Super Nerdy Jack-o-Lanterns from NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

NASA engineers created robotic jousting pumpkins and lots of space-themed entries.


The Occult Sex Magician Who Sent America to Space Is Getting a Television Show

‘Strange Angel’ will tell the story of Jack Parsons, the man who invented rocket fuel and spread the gospel of British Occultist Aleister Crowley.


NASA's Massive Photo Archive Is Now on One Convenient, Searchable Site

The world's desktop backgrounds and screen savers are about to get the NASA bump, now that the organization has updated its site for 2017.


The Artist Who’s Helping NASA Get to an Asteroid

NASA called in a Hollywood illustrator to visualize its next big target: the metal-filled asteroid 16 Psyche.