The images of these star-nurseries were taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, space telescope, which is about three-fourths of the way through it's infrared scan of the entire sky.
Scientists try to understand what other factors may promote life.
Photos indicated the direction and recentness of wind on Mars.
Starting on Wednesday night, look up at the sky and you might see a the moon in a four-night cosmic dance with Mars, Saturn, and the bright star Regulus.
NASA discusses trip to Mars to bring back rock and soil samples back to Earth. Here, they could be analyzed for fossilized traces of alien bacteria.
This hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered at 90 degrees east longitude. The Magellan spacecraft imaged more than 98 percent of Venus. A mosaic of the Magellan images (most with illumination from the west) forms the image base.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, blasted Obama's decision to cancel NASA's manned mission to the moon.
1719 Jens, an asteroid passing through our solar system, passed in front of the Tadpole Nebula, about 12,000 light-years away, in a new infrared snapshot taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.
After this flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis there are only two space shuttle missions left before the orbiters are retired.
Bachelors and bachelorettes need not apply to China's space program: If you want to ride in a Chinese rocket, you need to be hitched.