GOES-S will provide vastly improved monitoring of storms, wildfires, and volcanic ash plums over the Pacific Ocean and the western United States.
The space agency said program delays and tornado damage to a New Orleans assembly plant mean take off of its Space Launch System may be pushed back several months.
The probe's 13-year observation of Saturn and its moons will come to an end on September 15 and "has been insanely, wildly, beautifully successful," according to a NASA official.
Solar flares occur when the sun's magnetic field twists up and reconnects, blasting energy outward that can cause radiation storms in Earth's atmosphere.
Making a precise measurement of the sun is difficult, but the August 21 eclipse will offer scientists an opportunity to refine their calculations.
Choosing which asteroids will be worth the mining trip is a critical problem — and astronomers are in a position to play a crucial role in that determination.
Here's how NASA scientists figure out exactly where the moon's shadow will fall on the surface of the Earth, down to the city block.
Nearing the end of its extended mission to Saturn, NASA's Cassini probe continues to provide scientists with new insights about the planet and its moons.
The solar wind and the sun's magnetic field act as a protective bubble around the solar system and shield it from cosmic rays.
Astronomers caught an extremely rare phenomenon: a galaxy positioned perfectly to give them a peek at a distant supernova through a gravitational lens, magnified 50 times.