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14 March 2014, 01:42 PM ET
A stunning solar flare erupted from the sun Wednesday (March 12) and just narrowly missed becoming one of the strongest types of sun storms possible, NASA scientists say.
14 March 2014, 11:52 AM ET
Earlier this week, Earth-imaging satellite company DigitalGlobe announced it was activating its crowdsourcing platform on Tomnod to enlist civilians in the search for the lost Malaysian jetliner.
14 March 2014, 11:29 AM ET
NASA has opened voting for its TournamentEarth 2014 photo competition, which takes Earth images captured by satellite and makes them go head to head. Users (that's you!) vote on the best shots, which then go on to the final round.
14 March 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Seymour Schwartz prepares substances to be analyzed for evaporation properties.
14 March 2014, 10:16 AM ET
As anchor of National Geographic Channel’s two hour special on March 14th, 2014 at 8pm EST, O’Brien will turn to astronauts Mike Massimino for color commentary on the ground while talking with Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata on ISS.
14 March 2014, 06:01 AM ET
In 1898, British writer H. G. Wells wrote "The War of the Worlds," a science-fiction novel in which Martians invade the Earth and nearly decimate humanity. A decade later, in what was then the Russian Empire, writer and Marxist revolutionary Alexander Bog
14 March 2014, 06:01 AM ET
Space station history will be made on Friday, March 14 and it will be broadcast 'Live From Space' for the world to watch. NASA is opening the doors to its Mission Control and letting a TV show follow the International Space Station as it completes a full
14 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers at MIT suggest setting up orbital propellant depots to fuel future missions to the moon. Such en-route stations would mean spacecraft could launch with less fuel on board and hence carry heavier loads like larger scientific experiments.
13 March 2014, 05:54 PM ET
The planned Sunday launch of a commercial Dragon space capsule packed with food and supplies for astronauts in orbit has been delayed until at least March 30, its SpaceX builders said today (March 13).
13 March 2014, 05:14 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows an ultra-bright young galaxy known as GN-z10-3, discovered in the Hubble GOODS North field (Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey).
13 March 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Even after digital cameras arrived, astronauts transmitted photos to Mission Control for distribution. These days, however, Earthlings are lucky enough to get pictures directly from the International Space Station.
13 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Astronauts adore looking at the Earth. It's something they've talked about in interviews, in books and sometimes, even in song. In recent years, space fans have been lucky enough to have astronauts sharing their amazing views of our planet on Twitter.
13 March 2014, 01:01 PM ET
This week is your last chance to enter a competition for $25,000 to develop your own space exploration game. Games for Change, an organization that aims to make a social mark through digital games, is hosting a contest asking people to share their ideas.
13 March 2014, 12:35 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the M9.3-class flare on March 12, 2014. SDO cameras capture imagery at many wavelengths to study solar material and processes that are not visible to the human eye.
13 March 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Capture the sky through a telescope you make yourself.
13 March 2014, 10:59 AM ET
Three objects spotted floating in the waters northeast of Kuala Lumpur by a Chinese satellite were not parts of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared Friday (March 7), according to press reports.
13 March 2014, 10:01 AM ET
It takes work to send video from space. "Live from Space," a National Geographic Channel TV show airing Friday (March 14), will feature live video of International Space Station astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.
13 March 2014, 07:46 AM ET
Hundreds of “rogue” wandering black holes may dwell in the Milky Way – and now Harvard University researchers say they know how to detect them. The discovery of these strange objects could shed light on the formation of the Milky Way and other galaxies.
13 March 2014, 07:38 AM ET
NASA's successful, on-the-ground test proves new technologies to service one-shot satellites can be effective.
13 March 2014, 01:52 AM ET
A battered diamond that survived a trip from "hell" confirms a long-held theory: Earth's mantle holds an ocean's worth of water.
12 March 2014, 11:33 PM ET
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in aircraft design to deal with it.
12 March 2014, 08:24 PM ET
On Monday (March 10), NASA began examining ways it can contribute to the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff on Friday (March 7), agency officials said.
12 March 2014, 01:48 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the yellow hypergiant star HR 5171. This is a very rare type of star with only a dozen known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of our Sun — one of the largest ten stars found so far.
12 March 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The slow process of capturing science data is about to go into serious overdrive with a NASA laser communication experiment set to launch to the International Space Station.
12 March 2014, 10:58 AM ET
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the icy target of Europe's Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander, has been spotted by the Very Large Telescope in Chile. It is the first sighting of the comet since October 2013.
12 March 2014, 10:56 AM ET
A Soviet test engineer drinks from a water dispenser in the Soyuz spacecraft mock-up.
12 March 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A very, very (very) small sample from John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 is launching to the International Space Station as part of a science experiment organized by professional NFL and NBA cheerleaders.
12 March 2014, 10:02 AM ET
NASA JSC's prototype planetary lander made its fastest (~30 mph) and highest ascent (580 feet) on March 11, 2014. The flight lasted 83-seconds and it touched down on a landing pad 837 feet 'downrange' from the launchpad.
12 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A powerful telescope in Chile has imaged the largest yellow star ever discovered. The star, called HR 5171 A, shines 12,000 light-years from Earth in the center of a new image released today (March 12).
12 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A yellow hypergiant star and its 'joined at the hip' companion star have been observed using ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer. This is the largest yellow star ever discovered.
12 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The moon will pass in front of a star cluster tonight (March 12), and you can watch it happen. As the moon moves around the Earth, it frequently passes in front of stars, causing what is called a lunar occultation.
12 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When a distant planet appears as a point of light in a telescope, it's hard to imagine what things are like at the surface. Does rain fall? Is the atmosphere thick, or dissipating into space? How constant is the sunlight on its surface?