Kepler • February 1st, 2011
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's...
Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer • January 24th, 2011
A massive star flung away from its former companion is plowing through space dust. The result is a brilliant bow shock, seen in a new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared...
Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer • January 13th, 2011
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a new view of two companion galaxies -- a somewhat tranquil spiral beauty and its rambunctious partner blazing with smoky...
Planck • January 11th, 2011
The Planck mission released a new data catalogue Tuesday from initial maps of the entire sky.
Kepler • January 10th, 2011
NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered...
Planck • July 6th, 2010
A new image from the Planck mission shows what it's been up to for the past year -- surveying the entire sky for clues to our universal origins.
Planck • April 26th, 2010
The big hunter in the sky is seen in a new light by Planck, a European Space Agency mission with significant NASA participation.
Planck • March 17th, 2010
Tendrils of the coldest stuff in our galaxy can be seen in a new, large image from Planck, a mission surveying the whole sky to learn more about the birth of our universe.