23 January 2015, 06:36 PM ET
The gravity and atmosphere of the Red Planet are far different than that of Earth. Helicopter design would have to be altered - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bob Balaram explains the challenges.
23 January 2015, 04:30 PM ET
NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 11 years on Mars Saturday (Jan. 24), and the robot's handlers are marking the occasion with a gorgeous panoramic photo that Opportunity took of its Red Planet environs.
23 January 2015, 03:32 PM ET
Although the flyby of asteroid 2004 BL86 — which is about 1,800 feet (550 meters) wide — poses no foreseeable threat to Earth, it does present a rare opportunity to easily see a near-Earth asteroid, NASA officials say.
23 January 2015, 02:15 PM ET
NASA is planning to do science operations with the Curiosity rover using software co-developed with Microsoft for its new wearable technology, the HoloLens.
23 January 2015, 12:17 PM ET
America's first planetarium wants to improve how it tells the story of a famous Apollo 13 astronaut, and needs your help to do it. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is redesigning its exhibit 'Shoot for the Moon' to immerse visitors in the life of James Lo
23 January 2015, 10:37 AM ET
23 January 2015, 10:26 AM ET
Planet Labs has raised $95 million from investors in its latest round of financing. The company designs and builds sharp-eyed Earth-observation satellites that are just 12 inches long by 4 inches wide by 4 inches tall.
23 January 2015, 08:26 AM ET
Scientists don't yet know what to make of a white spot spotted on the dwarf planet Ceres, in the most recent batch of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
23 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
An actor famous for his role commanding a fictional starship will narrate NASA's real 'trek' to Mars in a new giant-screen film.
23 January 2015, 07:29 AM ET
Moon Express, which seeks to extract and exploit lunar resources, will base its spacecraft development and flight-test operations at Space Launch Complex 36, a facility at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
23 January 2015, 07:13 AM ET
The voyages of the USS Enterprise are on hold as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum fixes up the 49-year-old 'Star Trek' model for a new display.
22 January 2015, 03:49 PM ET
Here's a collection of fun and educational gift ideas that both kids and parents will love.
22 January 2015, 03:41 PM ET
On Friday night (Jan. 23), observers all across North America will witness a rare event when three of Jupiter’s moons, and their shadows, pass across the face of the giant planet. The next such "triple transit" won't occur until 2032.
22 January 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Here’s a collection of space gifts for the stargazer in your life, whether he or she is an amateur astronomer or full-blown space nerd (like us).
22 January 2015, 02:03 PM ET
It's craggy, powdery, mysterious, and even holds the building blocks of life. Scientists are now getting an up-close-and-personal view of a comet flying through deep space, thanks to Europe's Rosetta spacecraft.
22 January 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Some of the most violent phenomena visible now appear to lie beyond the Milky Way in its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
22 January 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Using laser blasts, scientists have recreated the extreme temperatures and pressures found inside "super-Earth" exoplanets as well as in icy giants such as Neptune and Uranus, shedding light on what the interiors of these exotic worlds are like.
22 January 2015, 11:46 AM ET
The groundbreaking technology needed for the Space Telescope had to invent itself. Retired NASA employees describe the build out. And the push back they received from some ground-based astronomer colleagues.
22 January 2015, 11:33 AM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for January 2015 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
22 January 2015, 10:00 AM ET
On Jan. 19, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the European Space Agency issued a call for proposals for a robotic space mission that the two organizaitons will develop jointly, with launch expected in 2021.
22 January 2015, 09:50 AM ET
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), one of three instruments flying on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), reached the mind-boggling milestone Monday (Jan. 19).
22 January 2015, 09:43 AM ET
On Jan. 19, 2015, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft obtained its 100 millionth image of the sun. In honor of this milestone, researchers working on the mission selected their favorite SDO images.
22 January 2015, 09:38 AM ET
22 January 2015, 07:45 AM ET
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at 2 million mph, according to Hubble Space Telescope observations, which also revealed the composition and mass of the bubbles.
22 January 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A re-analysis of data gathered by a NASA spacecraft more than 20 years ago suggests that exotic heavy-metal frost may be present in the mountains and highlands of Venus.
21 January 2015, 08:11 PM ET
NASA's Messenger mission has spent several years mapping Mercury, which was poorly understood for decades.
21 January 2015, 05:29 PM ET
Ashwin Vasavada has taken over the top science slot for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, and is ready to climb Mount Sharp.
21 January 2015, 02:52 PM ET
An amazing new time-lapse video shows the Milky Way, dancing auroras and skies full of stars above stunning locations in areas free of light pollution.
21 January 2015, 01:20 PM ET
On Jan. 20, 2015, an unmanned Atlas V rocket launched MUOS-3, the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, for the U.S. Navy. See the launch photos here.
21 January 2015, 01:01 PM ET
These rocky bodies' magnetic fields were apparently generated by the same process that drives Earth's global magnetic activity and could have persisted for hundreds of millions of years after the objects' formation, researchers said.
21 January 2015, 11:30 AM ET
The U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System-3 satellite, or MUOS-3, blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:04 p.m. EST Tuesday (Jan. 20; 0104 GMT on Jan. 21).
21 January 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The U.S. president mentions the Orion test flight, NASA's Mars plans and praises astronaut Scott Kelly (who was in attendance) for his upcoming one-year ISS flight.