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10 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Should we ever find ourselves facing a real-life "Interstellar" dilemma, NASA might be able to help. The space agency has several ongoing and planned missions to scan the cosmos for Earth-like worlds outside the solar system.
10 November 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NASA CIBER sounding rocket experiments have detected a surprising amount of infrared 'cosmic glow.’ It comes from ‘orphan stars,’ which are ejected out of their host galaxies during galaxy collisions and end up in the voids between galaxies.
10 November 2014, 09:18 AM ET
International Space Station crew members Max Suraev, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst landed safely aboard a Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft on Nov. 10th, 2014.
10 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The remains of stellar explosion 1987A have been imaged using the Hubble Space Telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array in Australia and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile.
10 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The sci-fi epic "Interstellar" is just a movie, but it throws a lot of science on the screen for space geeks to sink their teeth into. Here's a look at some of the space-science concepts that play key roles in the film.
10 November 2014, 01:01 AM ET
American astronaut Reid Wiseman, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev, and European astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth from aboard the International Space Station, touching down in Kazakhstan after 165 days orbiting the planet.
09 November 2014, 07:51 PM ET
Using the European Very Large Telescope's MUSE instrument, researchers have been able to compile observations of galaxy ESO 137-001 slamming into a enormous galaxy cluster and the movement of gas in the aftermath.
09 November 2014, 08:18 AM ET
The European Space Agency is going to attempt to land a probe on the surface of a comet next week. If successful, the soft-landing will be the first of its kind in history.
08 November 2014, 11:22 PM ET
The aircraft industry is expecting an increase in air traffic by 2050, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But how “fundamental” will those changes be and what will be their effect on the aircraft we use?
08 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
NASA tested two rockets with 3D-printed injectors modeled after the rocket that could one day send humans to Mars.
08 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A weakening sun will more easily push Mars-bound astronauts beyond standard NASA radiation safety limits, putting them at increased risk for cancer, a new study warns.
07 November 2014, 11:02 PM ET
The emotions of "Interstellar" ring true to those who've been in space, says AstroCritic and former ISS commander Leroy Chiao.
07 November 2014, 09:58 PM ET
SpaceIL is hoping to not only land an Israeli craft on the moon, but also learn a bit about lunar magnetism while the lander is there.
07 November 2014, 06:49 PM ET
In water surface tension experiment, ISS crew members Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst created a floating water bubble and inserted a Go-Pro camera.
07 November 2014, 06:14 PM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's (MRO) High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera snapped imagery of the comet during its fly-by of Mars.
07 November 2014, 06:08 PM ET
This treatment shows brightness changes in the coma of the comet. The imagery was snapped by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter between Oct. 17th-20th, 2014.
07 November 2014, 04:57 PM ET
A rare close encounter between Mars and a comet last month pummeled the Red Planet with cometary dust, which likely left a yellow glow in the Martian sky, scientists revealed today (Nov. 7).
07 November 2014, 04:37 PM ET
European scientists and engineers are gearing up to soft-land a robotic probe on the mysterious surface of a comet for the first time.
07 November 2014, 03:05 PM ET
In the film 'Interstellar,' astronauts use a variety of spacecraft to cross the universe and explore alien worlds. See how they work in this Space.com infographic.
07 November 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Wormhole travel across the universe and supergiant black holes are just some of the wonders seen in the film 'Interstellar.' See how the film's astrophysics works in this Space.com infographic.
07 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
In 'Interstellar,' Nolan chronicles the search for another planet for humanity after life of Earth becomes unsustainable. See images from the film "Interstellar" in this Space.com gallery.
07 November 2014, 11:30 AM ET
The cast who play astronauts in Christopher Nolan's new science fiction film "Interstellar" learned how about life in microgravity from a real space traveler. Retired NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins offered tips to Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
07 November 2014, 09:41 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will attempt to land its Philae lander on November 12th, 2014.
07 November 2014, 09:24 AM ET
A sunspot that was larger than Jupiter had a very active run between Oct. 19th-27th, 2014. According to NASA, its was the "largest active region on the sun since 1990."
07 November 2014, 08:14 AM ET
Rosetta has been studying Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for months, but the comet's southern side has always been cloaked in darkness. Now, light-scattering dust particles have allowed a fuzzy first glimpse of 67P's dark side.
07 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A probe is about to attempt an historic landing on a comet speeding through deep space next week. But Friday (Nov. 7), scientists are going to host a webcast discussing the bold work of soft-landing a spacecraft where none have gone before.
07 November 2014, 12:35 AM ET
On November 12, the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander is due to land on the surface of a comet. I met up with some of the Rosetta scientists at the Open University to ask them the top five questions I am always being asked about the Rosetta mission.
06 November 2014, 05:56 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission, which launched in December 2013, should find about 21,000 alien planets over the course of its five-year mission and perhaps 70,000 distant worlds if it keeps operating for 10 years, the study found.
06 November 2014, 03:23 PM ET
NASA is getting ready to launch a daring test flight of a capsule that could eventually bring humans to deep-space destinations like Mars or an asteroid.
06 November 2014, 03:00 PM ET
The first samples collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity at the foot of a huge Martian mountain have provided some vital ground-truthing of data gathered from orbit.
06 November 2014, 02:01 PM ET
As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies, an unexpected discovery made in a new study using NASA rockets. These stars could help solve mysteries regarding missing light and particles.
06 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Friday's tragic accident will delay Virgin Galactic's progress and may also result in more governmental oversight of the company and others that seek to launch paying customers to space, experts say. But space tourism itself should survive.