Science

Studying the ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designing mission concepts to survive the planet's extreme temperatures and atmospheric pressure.

Remembering Challenger and Her Crew

In this image taken in 1985, four members of the Challenger STS-51L crew train on the flight deck of the shuttle crew compartment.

R Aquarii: An Expanse of Light

This object is, in fact, a pair: a white dwarf star that steadily burns at a relatively cool temperature and a highly variable red...

Mark Vande Hei's Window to the World

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei peers at the Earth below from inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station's window...

Orbiting a Red Dwarf Star

This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star.

Studying Flames in Microgravity

This image from 2020 shows a flame that was one of many ignited as part of the Flame Design investigation on the space station.

Reflections of Starlight

This Hubble Space Telescope image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631, which contains a protostar, the hot, dense...

Small (But Mighty) Weather Instruments

In this image, the COWVR and TEMPEST instruments are shown in the trunk of the cargo craft.

NASA Headquarters Photographers Pick Their Best

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard is seen at Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

Sidney Poitier's Visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Legendary actor and diplomat, Sidney Poitier, visited JPL in 1979.

Hubble Views a Galaxy With an Explosive Past

In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a side-on view of NGC 3568, a barred spiral galaxy roughly 57 million...

James Webb Telescope Rolls to the Pad Aboard an Ariane...

Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope onboard, is rolled out to the launch pad, Thursday, Dec. 23,...

NASA’s X-59 Kicks Off 2022 in Texas for Ground Testing

2021 saw significant milestones achieved in the assembly of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft (QueSST), and all eyes...

The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Has a Leak

Our Milky Way's central black hole has a leak.

Remembering Trailblazing Pilot Charles McGee

Retired U.S. Air Force Honorary Brigadier General Charles McGee, left, spoke with NASA astronaut Alvin Drew in 2020.