14 November 2013, 09:54 PM ET
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex is located 10,000 feet above sea level on top of Haleakala (a dormant volcano). It houses several telescopes that track satellites and space debris. Airman magazine created this stunning time-lapse.
14 November 2013, 05:35 PM ET
This beautiful space wallpaper is a photo illustration based on a Hubble Space Telescope survey of evolving Milky Way-type galaxies. The current night sky is dominated by the white glow of myriad middle-aged stars along the lane of the Milky Way.
14 November 2013, 05:27 PM ET
The Orion nebula is one of the most famous and eye-catching displays in the cosmos.
14 November 2013, 05:21 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Davis has captured a spectacular view of the Orion Nebula from a driveway in South Carolina. See the amazing Orion Nebula view and a second treat, the Running Man Nebula, as seen by Davis' telescope.
14 November 2013, 04:53 PM ET
The Red Planet appears to have had a thick atmosphere warm enough for water oceans, and may have been friendly to life. A new animation from NASA depicts the planet's evolution from a lush utopia to the barren land it is today.
14 November 2013, 01:54 PM ET
Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to many observers. With just two weeks to go before it literally grazes the surface of the sun, the possible 'comet of the century,' Comet ISON has suddenly brightened.
14 November 2013, 01:50 PM ET
What's a virus to do when it finds itself in an inhospitable environment such as hot water? Coating itself in glass seems to not only provide protection, but may also make it easier to jump to a more favorable location to spread.
14 November 2013, 01:41 PM ET
On 11 November 2013, Justin Ng (justinngphoto.com) captured imagery of the comets in the night sky. Comet's C/2012 S1 (ISON) now has 2 long tails and C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY) is gradually brightening.
14 November 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Three comets are putting on a show for sky watchers in 2013: Pan-STARRS, Lemmon and ISON.
14 November 2013, 12:38 PM ET
Features on the Red Planet of today suggest that oceans of liquid water once traversed parts of the planet. This animation imagines how it could of looked and its current state.
14 November 2013, 12:25 PM ET
A NASA team created maps of the damage inflicted on the Philippians by Super Typhoon Haiyan to bolster relief efforts.
14 November 2013, 12:14 PM ET
The path the Mars Science Laboratory has taken, started in the plains of the Gale crater and ultimately will makes its way through rough roads on the way to a Mount Sharp climb. Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger explains.
14 November 2013, 12:07 PM ET
The Space Telescope has examined many intricate 'cities of stars' over two decades. In the best-ever image of the Milky Way's globular cluster Messier 15, (100,000+ stars) evidence of an exotic type black hole surfaces.
14 November 2013, 10:44 AM ET
SPACE.com's @MiriKramer speaks with Dr. James Garvin about key unsolved questions and how NASA's MAVEN will search the Martian atmosphere for answers.
14 November 2013, 08:57 AM ET
This is the first "Zero" that came into Allied hands during World War II.
14 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
The potentially incredible Comet ISON has a companion in the morning sky. The morning sky currently plays host to a newly discovered comet, which is at the present moment is actually higher in the sky, noticeably brighter and easier to see than the most-b
14 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Comet ISON will skim just 730,000 miles above the solar surface on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). If ISON survives this plunge, the icy wanderer could put on quite a show in the ensuing weeks, becoming visible to the naked eye throughout much of December.
14 November 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A planet-hunting NASA spacecraft has detected no sign of moon-size black holes yet in the Milky Way galaxy, limiting the chances that such objects could make up most of the "dark matter" that has mystified scientists for decades.
13 November 2013, 10:50 PM ET
A week into its mission, India's Mars probe overcame a bout of engine trouble Monday with an unplanned maneuver to boost its orbit after a rocket firing failed to do its job Sunday.
13 November 2013, 05:18 PM ET
This week in the hour before sunrise early morning stargazers will get a double treat: the planet Mercury and two special comets.
13 November 2013, 05:10 PM ET
A simple planetarium can be built out of corrugated cardboard.
13 November 2013, 05:08 PM ET
Maven will orbit Mars, looking for clues about what happened to the planet's once-thick atmosphere.
13 November 2013, 03:24 PM ET
An asteroid or comet smashing into the surface of a planet can spell doom for living creatures, but if the impact isn't large enough to completely decimate a planet's inhabitants, then the crater can ultimately provide a habitat for life.
13 November 2013, 02:20 PM ET
A telescope in Chile has captured the most detailed views ever of odd clouds of interstellar dust that are being sculpted into strange shapes by the wind from nearby stars.
13 November 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists found evidence of nickel and iron in the superfast jets emitted by a relatively small black hole, suggesting that "normal" matter plays a bigger role in these enigmatic structures than does exotic antimatter.
13 November 2013, 10:36 AM ET
This amazing space wallpaper reveals the throes of stellar birth, as never before, in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47. The image is the result of combined observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope and ALMA in Chile.
13 November 2013, 10:07 AM ET
The JATO team watches as Dr. Theodore von Karman sketches out a plan.
13 November 2013, 09:57 AM ET
NASA's next mission to Mars set to explore the Red Planet's atmosphere is getting ready to launch on Monday (Nov. 18).
13 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Comet ISON is already visible in binoculars now and could put on a great show next month if it survives its close solar flyby on Nov. 28. Here's a rundown of the best instruments for viewing the incoming sungrazer.
13 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
The legacy of the famed astrobiologist and science communicator Carl Sagan is now available to people around the world, after the Library of Congress opened The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive on Tuesday.
12 November 2013, 11:55 PM ET
Achernar, the ninth-brightest star, is a binary system, with one of the stars rotating extremely quickly.
12 November 2013, 06:34 PM ET
The car-size Curiosity rover went into safe mode Thursday, a few hours after receiving a software update from its handlers on Earth. But mission engineers identified and fixed the problem, allowing Curiosity to resume normal operations on Sunday.