Tiny swimming robots seeking life in alien seas

Tiny swimming robots sound like cool science fiction. But a JPL robotics engineer is developing them, for future missions to ocean worlds.

Mystery rocket crash site found on moon

A mystery rocket body has struck the lunar surface leaving an unusual crater, and where the rocket body came from is uncertain.

Asteroid Day, June 30, live from Luxembourg

Participants will once again celebrate Asteroid Day 2022 live, and you can participate too via livestream. Find more info here.

The Tunguska explosion, 114 years ago today

The Tunguska explosion on June 30, 1908, is the largest asteroid impact in recorded history. It flattened 830 square miles of Siberian forest.

Charon’s red cap created by “atmospheric surges”

An odd reddish polar cap on Pluto's moon Charon has puzzled scientists since 1st seen in 2015. Now researchers may have solved the mystery of Charon's red cap.

Ozone layer damage due to rocket launches?

A new study by NOAA says that with the increase in rocket launches over the next 20 years, the soot emitted from these launches could damage the ozone layer.

NASA ready to fly to the moon!

The SLS launch rehearsal was successful, and the Artemis 1 moon mission could launch by the end of August.

Speedy pulsar blazing through Milky Way

Astronomers compared images taken 10 years apart to learn that a speedy pulsar inhabits a known supernova remnant.

Does the North Star ever move?

The North Star is a symbol for constancy. But, if you took its picture, you'd find that it makes its own little circle around the sky's north pole every day.

Europa Clipper mission at JPL! Ready for assembly

NASA's Europa Clipper mission just completed another big step toward launch, the delivery of the spacecraft's main body to JPL.