NASA has released satellite images of a new island that reared up from the sea off Pakistan's coast after a powerful earthquake.
NASA scientists are searching for new ways to use the broken planet hunting space telescope Kepler.
Earth appears as a tiny blue dot in a rare photo taken from Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Scientists who have been debating for more than a year as to whether NASA's 36-year-old Voyager 1 has left the solar system finally have confirmation that the spacecraft has reached interstellar space.
The definitive piece of evidence came by a fluke measurement when a pair of solar flares blasted charged particles in Voyager's direction in 2011 and 2012.
It took a year for the particles to reach the spacecraft, providing information that could be used to determine how dense the plasma was in Voyager's location.
Scientists now believe the Voyager 1 left the solar system in August 2012.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space today.
Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is the longest continuing space aircraft ever built.
It is an estimated 9.5 billion miles away from the sun.
Voyager project scientist, Ed Stone, said the move represented "mankind's historic leap into interstellar space".
NASA has confirmed that a picture of an unfortunate frog 'photobombing' a recent rocket launch is a genuine image.
The creature appears to have been thrown into the air during the take-off of a LADEE spacecraft from Virginia last weekend.
It is thought the frog may have been resting in a water pool on the launch pad designed to suppress noise and physical damage.
"The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch," said a spokesperson.
"The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain."
Nasa has launched its latest mission to the moon, the unmanned LADEE probe, to investigate the lunar body's tenuous atmosphere and moondust.
The spacecraft, which is housed on a Minotaur rocket, lifted off just before 11:30pm local time in Virginia (around 4:30am BST).
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NASA has joined Instagram to celebrate the launch of its Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft.
"It’s moon day on NASA's new Instagram, where we bring you photos from our planet and beyond," it wrote next to one of the images.
The smoke from the wildfires in California has been pictured by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Karen L Nyberg has tweeted two pictures of the smoke.
Maps released by Nasa show us that space is not perhaps quite as spacious as we once thought.
The oval lines on the graphic show the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids in early 2013. At the moment there are more than 1,400 of them.
They are hazardous because they are quite big - at least 140 metres in size - and because they pass close to the earth's orbit or within at least 7.5 million kilometres.
Despite the fact there are so many of them Nasa say none of them is likely to be a threat to earth in the next 100 years.
A NASA timelapse video shows its Curiosity rover's first year on Mars compressed into two minutes.
The robotic space vehicle, which began its Martian mission on 6 August 2012, is seen scooping up soil samples and drilling into rock on the Red Planet.