24 October 2013, 11:50 AM ET
Visualizers at Goddard Space Flight Center made this video of a 'canyon of fire', created by the eruption of a 200,000 mile long solar filament ripping through the sun's corona.The different colors highlight different temperatures.
24 October 2013, 10:42 AM ET
A "space cannon" scheduled to fire a metal bullet at an asteroid in 2018 has been successfully tested, according to press reports.
24 October 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Shelia Scott served as governor of the British section of the Ninety-Nines.
24 October 2013, 09:30 AM ET
After hunting for the earliest clues about the evolution of the universe for more than four years, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Planck Observatory went dark today.
24 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
A prototype of Europe's planned ExoMars rover, dubbed Bridget by its control team, spent several days working in Chile as part of the Sample Field Acquisition Experiment with a Rover (SAFER) trial between Oct. 7 and 13.
24 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
A veteran astrophotographer captured this beautiful photo of the massive hot bed of star formation astronomers call the Cygnus Wall. Photographer Bill Snyder created this image from more than 18 hours of observations in 2013.
24 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
The European Space Agency's new rover, SAFER, took a test drive around Chile's Atacama Desert recently.
24 October 2013, 07:01 AM ET
A group of astronauts will discuss the imminent threat of asteroid strikes on Earth during a panel discussion at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday, Oct. 25. Here's how you can watch the action live.
23 October 2013, 06:47 PM ET
The Lyrid meteor shower has been observed for more than 2,700 years.
23 October 2013, 04:30 PM ET
A laser communications demonstration flying on NASA's newest moon probe is now a record holder. The Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration aboard the LADEE spacecraft has set a record for the fastest download rate between the moon and Earth.
23 October 2013, 04:20 PM ET
A Phiddipus johnsoni, or red-backed jumping spider (named Nefertiti), has returned from its time on the International Space Station. Its hunting skills were compromised when attempting to capture its prey, due to its readaptation to gravity on Earth.
23 October 2013, 04:10 PM ET
Europe's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (GOCE) has run out of fuel and will likely die a fiery death in Earth's atmosphere about two weeks from now, officials say.
23 October 2013, 03:50 PM ET
India's 4.5 billion rupee ($73.5 million) mission to Mars, the nation’s first true interplanetary probe, is now slated to lift off Nov. 5 at 2:36 local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
23 October 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Two of the five main databases that catalog exoplanet discoveries list 1,010 confirmed alien worlds as of today. That's a lot of progress since 1992, when researchers found the first-ever exoplanets orbiting a spinning neutron star, or pulsar.
23 October 2013, 01:01 PM ET
By using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope and observations with the Keck I telescope in Hawaii, astronomers have now confirmed that the galaxy designated z8_GND_5296 formed within 700 million years after the beginning of the universe.
23 October 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Astronomer Edwin Hubble devised a method for identifying kinds of galaxies.
23 October 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Humanity should start thinking about how to interact with alien species long before coming into contact with extraterrestrial life, experts say.
23 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
Possible future asteroid miner and CEO of the X Prize Foundation Peter Diamandis now has a different kind of prize.
23 October 2013, 11:10 AM ET
On October 19th, 2013, the Nucleus Gallery in California hosted a party for the grand opening of their new art exhibit. Over 50 pieces of commissioned artwork was available for viewing and sale ranging from photos to painting to knit dolls.
23 October 2013, 10:31 AM ET
A lunar panorama shows Geologist-Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt working at the Lunar Roving Vehicle during the second Apollo 17 extravehicular activity.
23 October 2013, 09:09 AM ET
Several hundred galaxies and the huge amounts of gas that permeate them are depicted in this space wallpaper, which shows the core of the Shapley Supercluster, the largest cosmic structure in the local Universe.
23 October 2013, 07:05 AM ET
A year ago this month, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner achieved an incredible feat: He became the first human to break the sound barrier with his body by skydiving from the edge of space. Baumgartner reuinited with the Red Bull Stratos team.
23 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Orion capsule is slated to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in September 2014. The unpiloted mission features a high-altitude, high-speed plunge into Earth’s atmosphere to assess the craft’s heat shield.
22 October 2013, 06:49 PM ET
Dmitri Zaikin, who in 1960 was chosen with Yuri Gagarin to be among the Soviet Union's first 20 cosmonauts but who never flew into space, died Oct. 20. He was 81.
22 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Nyberg used a single strand of her own hair to propel herself on the orbiting lab. The brief experimentwas inspired by a conversation fellow astronaut Cady Coleman had with Sandra Bullock, star of the blockbuster space thriller "Gravity."
22 October 2013, 04:56 PM ET
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
22 October 2013, 04:12 PM ET
A fireball was picked up by the New Mexico State University meteor camera on October 19, 2013. (looped)
22 October 2013, 03:57 PM ET
Gemini 6 view of Gemini 7 during rendezvous maneuvers.
22 October 2013, 02:43 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows the Soyuz TMA-10M rocket launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 carrying Expedition 37 crew.
22 October 2013, 01:47 PM ET
Learn the latest news about space tourism and space tourist trips into outer space.
22 October 2013, 01:40 PM ET
For $75,000, a company called World View Enterprises will loft you 19 miles (30 kilometers) into Earth's atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon. You won't get your astronaut wings, but the views will still be spectacular, officials say.
22 October 2013, 01:23 PM ET
Two satellites snapped pictures of Hurricane Raymond of the Pacific coast of Mexico just a day apart, -- it was only a tropical storm one day, but a major hurricane the next.