A JPL Earth science instrument is among the research heading to the International Space Station following Friday's launch of a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.
ECOSTRESS will track heat stress in plants, but heat is a warning sign in other areas, too. Here are four other fields where the super-precise temperature data could help.
A new study uses Earth as a stand-in for an exoplanet and shows that even with very little light -- as little as one pixel -- it is still possible to measure key characteristics of distant worlds.
Mission controllers have turned off the industrious ion engines on NASA's Dawn spacecraft for the last time and do not expect to turn them back on again.
The interstellar object 'Oumuamua perplexed scientists in October 2017 as it whipped past Earth at an unusually high speed.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed complex organic molecules originating from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean world hosts conditions suitable for life.
'Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory last year, a new study shows.