In a cosmic coincidence, two NASA spacecraft in orbit around distant planets in the solar system are expected to take photos of Earth tomorrow (July 19). Full story
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's next mission to Mars should look for past microbial life and collect samples to eventually bring back to Earth, a science advisory group said on Tuesday. Full story
The moon passed by Earth at its closest point of the year this weekend, making for spectacular views around the globe, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg dies, Mother nature wreaks havoc on both coasts and a crash landing for After Earth at the box office.
Sathwik Karnik cruised to victory in the National Geographic Bee. To clinch the title, the 12 year old from Plainville, Mass correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point from the Earth’s center. NBC’s Ali Weinberg reports.
The Canadian band Walk off the Earth have racked up millions of clicks on YouTube covering hits like “Somebody That I Used to Know” using only one guitar. The group perform the song “Gang of Rhythm” for Kathie Lee and Hoda.
A mid-level solar flare that NASA is calling the sun's "spring fling" was strong enough to temporarily silence radios on Earth. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
When a star like our Sun uses up all of the hydrogen in its core, it becomes what is called a "planetary nebula." During this stage, the star begins to cool and expand, increasing its radius by tens to hundreds of times its original size. Eventually, the outer layers of the star are swept away by a
Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon are seen in this image taken by the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft July 19, 2013. Earth, which is 898 million miles (1.44 billion km) away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusi
The wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and planet Earth and its moon in the same frame in this rare image taken on July 19, 2013 courtesy of NASA. A robotic space probe nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) from Earth turned its gaze away from Saturn and i