12 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
Surface features, such as furrows, grooves and impact craters are illustrated on this 360 degree view of the moon. The best imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 and Galileo spacecrafts were used to create it. Galileo Galilei discovered it in 1610.
12 February 2014, 03:01 PM ET
As the anniversary of last year's surprise Russian meteor explosion nears, a United Nations action team is taking steps to thwart dangerous space rocks, including setting up a warning network and a planning advisory group.
12 February 2014, 02:21 PM ET
The Curiosity rover video, which is comprised of nine images captured by the robot's rear hazard-avoidance camera, shows the six-wheeled explorer climbing up and over a sand dune on Feb. 6.
12 February 2014, 01:50 PM ET
Venus will perform a balancing act this week. Normally Venus, like most objects in space, gets fainter as it gets farther away from Earth. However, as Venus moves around the sun, it is lit from different angles, and this also affects its brightness.
12 February 2014, 01:30 PM ET
A year after the Chelyabinsk meteor slammed into the atmosphere above Russia, the world's space agencies have a new plan to address asteroid threats — including a possible mission to waylay an asteroid.
12 February 2014, 01:26 PM ET
One of the more amazing sights in our sky is the planet Venus. At its best, Venus is brighter than all other celestial objects except the sun and moon. Currently, the brilliant planet is so bright that you can actually see it in the daytime, if you know w
12 February 2014, 01:22 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of Feb. 11, 2013 to Feb. 11, 2014.
12 February 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The observation of unexpected chemicals in the planet-forming disk around a young star indicate that such disks may be more complicated than previously anticipated.
12 February 2014, 11:06 AM ET
China's first moon lander, Chang'e 3, is reportedly up and running following its second encounter with the vicious lunar night cycle. But whether the lander's sidekick, the Yutu moon rover, also survived the lunar cold is not immediately clear.
12 February 2014, 10:56 AM ET
The Deep Space 1 Technology Demonstrator features many new technologies, but none so high-tech as the ion propulsion system.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The new video, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 11), is a greatest-hits set from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's fourth year in orbit, compiling some of its most dramatic and beautiful images from the last 12 months.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
A Japanese astronaut created a microgravity, multicolored light show on the International Space Station in the name of art.
12 February 2014, 06:59 AM ET
The Milky Way's spiral shape may look a bit like a snail — but galaxies like Earth's own haven't always had this structure. Now researchers say they know when and how these spirals emerged.
12 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The four satellites that currently comprise the Galileo constellation — Europe's version of the United States' GPS satnav system — have passed a key test called In-Orbit Validation, European Space Agency officials announced Monday.
12 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Space officials from the United States and France signed an agreement this week in preparation to send a robotic lander to Mars that will peer deep into the core of the Red Planet, NASA announced.
12 February 2014, 05:50 AM ET
A powerful jet shooting from a supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy shines in a newly released image and video tour.
12 February 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Can Mars soil provide enough hydrogen for fuel?
11 February 2014, 07:54 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory made the 23-foot drive on Feb. 6th, 2014. The rover's rear Hazard-Avoidance Camera (rear Hazcam) captured 9 images of the drive. On the right side of the horizon is Mount Sharp. (Looped several times)
11 February 2014, 06:09 PM ET
A writhing, violent region below the surface of the sun glows in a newly released video. Scientists created the video using data collected by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft (IRIS, for short).
11 February 2014, 05:52 PM ET
An Earth-watching satellite has spotted the latest winter storm threatening to paralyze the southeastern United States Tuesday (Feb. 11).
11 February 2014, 05:35 PM ET
A new set of gold and silver coins has been minted in France celebrating a half century of European exploits in space. The Monnaie de Paris issued the "50 Years of European Space Cooperation" coin collection featuring the Ariane rocket.
11 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Gemini program tested docking, rendezvous, spacewalks and long-duration spaceflight in preparation for the moon missions of the late 1960s.
11 February 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A prototype for future planetary landers, this vertical takeoff and landing craft flew 160 feet higher (467ft) than its last flight; also forward 637 feet, testing NASA's Automated Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT).
11 February 2014, 03:19 PM ET
NASA's Asteroid Initiative, started in 2013, includes a mission to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and drag it into a stable orbit around the moon, and a challenge to find the best ideas for finding and defending Earth from dangerous space rocks.
11 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Saturn's auroras dance in a new video that shows the planet's northern and southern lights shining in amazing, 360-degree detail. The video, released by NASA today (Feb. 11), shows multiple views of the planet's auroras in different wavelengths of light.
11 February 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The four "cubesats," each about the size of a loaf of bread, were deployed from the space station this morning. Twenty-four more will join them over the coming days, filling out the "Flock 1" fleet operated by San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs.
11 February 2014, 01:44 PM ET
See photos and images from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission to map the Milky Way galaxy.
11 February 2014, 12:07 PM ET
A new European spacecraft tasked with mapping a billion stars beamed its first picture back to Earth. The European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft aimed its gaze a dense young cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud for a test image.
11 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped ultraviolet and infrared imagery of Saturn’s auroras in April & May, 2013. High energy electrons interacting with hydrogen molecules in the planet's atmosphere create the phenomenon.
11 February 2014, 11:22 AM ET
Dancing plasma rippling through the Sun's atmosphere, astonishing solar explosions and time-lapsed sunspots photographed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s many lenses during 2013. The probe launched from Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 11th 2010.
11 February 2014, 11:10 AM ET
As NASA launched its Solar Dynamics Observatory on Feb.11th 2010, the booster’s pass thru Mach 1 (“sound barrier”) produced a visible trace. The transonic wave interacted with a sundog, refracted light from high altitude ice crystals (video @ 1:45)
11 February 2014, 10:07 AM ET
From above, a dramatic view as a space shuttle orbiter is lifted from its stack.