Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.
Tucson-based researchers have won two of the 12 awards NASA gives annually to turn science-fiction concepts into reality.
LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.
PASADENA, Calif. — A pair of NASA spacecraft tumbled out of orbit around the moon and crashed back-to-back into the surface on Monday, ending a mission that peered into the lunar interior.
HiRise has done it again - this time, capturing a photo of the NASA rover Curiosity payload descending toward the surface of Mars beneath its parachute.
PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.
The charred interior of the Apollo 1 spacecraft after the flash fire that killed astronauts Ed White, Roger Chaffee, and Virgil Grissom, on January 27, 1967 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photographed on Jan.28,1967 this severely damaged area is the most likely region for the start of the blaze. Th…
Apollo 13 command module pilot John L. Swigert Jr., and another crewman, start to hook up the lithium hydroxide canister in the lunar module in an effort to get rid of carbon dioxide in the cabin as the spacecraft limped back to earth following the oxygen tank explosion that almost caused th…