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04 September 2014, 07:17 AM ET
A bright moon of Saturn stands out against the dark background of the planet in a photo taken by a NASA probe studying the ringed wonder and its moons.
04 September 2014, 07:04 AM ET
A previously unknown asteroid spotted by a NASA telescope with a new lease on life is actually a comet, according to new observations.
04 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The northern lights are a stunning sight for people on Earth, but even astronauts can see the incredible light shows from outer space.
03 September 2014, 11:21 PM ET
In this amazing space wallpaper from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile young stars huddle together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust.
03 September 2014, 08:48 PM ET
The space rock (named 2014 RC) was discover on August 31st, 2014 by the Catalina Sky Survey. Its closest approach, about 2:18pm EDT - September 7th, will be about one-tenth the distance from Earth to the Moon (~25,000 miles).
03 September 2014, 06:07 PM ET
The space tourism company and its partner automaker has just announced a chance for you and 3 of your friends to fly on SpaceShipTwo. Find out more about it at virgin.com.
03 September 2014, 02:44 PM ET
An intense M5.6-class solar flare erupted on August 24th, 2014 and NASA's SDO and STEREO spacecraft were on hand to observe it.
03 September 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A new cosmic map is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the boundaries for the giant supercluster that is home to Earth's own Milky Way galaxy and many others.
03 September 2014, 12:44 PM ET
A NASA satellite watched as a huge filament of plasma that had been creeping across the face of the sun erupted yesterday (Sept. 2).
03 September 2014, 11:50 AM ET
If you have any predictions about the state of space exploration a decade from now, NASA would like to hear them. The agency is soliciting messages for a 'time capsule' to fly aboard its Osiris-Rex asteroid mission.
03 September 2014, 09:30 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of the filament that snaked across a huge area on the Sun. According to Spaceweather.com, "debris from the blast is hurtling in the general direction of Earth.
03 September 2014, 06:20 AM ET
China's space program has set its sights on an ambitious feat of lunar exploration: robotically landing a probe on the moon and returning lunar samples back to Earth.
03 September 2014, 06:01 AM ET
A dark, spider-shaped cloud of cosmic gas blocks out light from stars in a new image taken by a telescope in the Southern Hemisphere.
03 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The La Silla Observatory's MPG/ESO 2.2m telescope observed the Lupus 4 cloud, which lies 400 light years from Earth. This light-blocking cloud will one day give birth to stars. Full Story: http://goo.gl/4omk50
02 September 2014, 05:46 PM ET
The technology powering robotic arms in space could be used to perform minor surgeries for children on Earth.
02 September 2014, 05:03 PM ET
Electric sparks might have helped break down lunar soil, suggesting the moon may be significantly more active than previously thought. The phenomenon may take place throughout the solar system, from Mercury to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
02 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
The 3D printer, which is scheduled to launch toward the orbiting lab Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, could help lay the foundation for an in-space manufacturing economy, agency officials say.
02 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe.
02 September 2014, 01:45 PM ET
A group of geckos sent to space so that scientists could study the lizards' zero-g mating habits have died.
02 September 2014, 01:13 PM ET
A German artist who once painted the side of a Russian rocket is auctioning his Soviet space relic collection, including examples of his own space art, a piece of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok space capsule and a 'dog space suit.'
02 September 2014, 12:09 PM ET
A fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus. The design for a toy brick model of the orbiting observatory got 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, qualifying it to be reviewed for possible pro
02 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
NASA's next spaceship, the Orion capsule, has had a wet summer. For a full week in August, NASA engineers and the U.S. Navy worked side by side to practice retrieving the Orion spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean after a water splashdown.
02 September 2014, 10:53 AM ET
In the evening, Mars and Saturn can be seen in the southwestern sky. Jupiter can be viewed in the eastern sky in the early morning hours. Also, the Moon adds additional light for farmers to harvest their crops.
02 September 2014, 10:33 AM ET
The constellations of Aquarius (God of the Waters) and Capricornus (The Water Goat) hold a bevy of skywatching targets. The M2 star cluster in Aquarius harbors about 150,000 stars.
02 September 2014, 10:08 AM ET
The reflection of sunlight off of cosmic dust particle creates the effect known as "zodiacal light", sometimes called the "false dawn." (Best seen from mid-September to early October).
02 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The parent company of a group that provides free telescope views over the Internet has received a Connecticut government grant of $30,000 to buy a new telescope.
02 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Alien organisms may betray their presence by pumping stinky chemicals into their home planets' skies, researchers say.
01 September 2014, 08:01 AM ET
While many Americans will spend Labor Day (Sept. 1) barbecuing, relaxing and soaking up the end of summer, U.S. astronauts in space will spend the holiday in their own way: floating in weightlessness.
31 August 2014, 01:06 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
30 August 2014, 12:22 PM ET
From donning a new space suit to a beautiful star explosion, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 30, 2014.
30 August 2014, 09:03 AM ET
Look up this Labor Day weekend to see a lovely celestial tableau in the southwestern part of the evening sky.
30 August 2014, 06:52 AM ET
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.