A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy.Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making
Looking down on Earth from hundreds of miles up in space we see an expansive stretch of the North American continent.A storm brews to the west, and glowing patches are scattered across the landscape - the various small towns and cities of the Midwest.But our eye is drawn to the bright and familiar c
As 29 teams worldwide are compete in the Google Lunar X Prize, they're trying to build robots that could reach the moon by the end of 2015, roam around the moon's surface, and send photos and videos back to earth.
NASA, the agency best known for exploring space, is trying to answer some urgent questions about air pollution right here on Earth.For much of July, the agency flew research planes between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore as part of a mission known as DISCOVER-AQ.
If you opened up a copy of the magazine Popular Science back in 1974, you'd see an artist's conception of a blastoff for the new spaceship that NASA was building. The headline: "Reusable Space Shuttle ... Our Biggest Bargain In Out-Of-This-World Research."