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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, 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.
21 January 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite was launched for the US Navy on Jan. 20th, 2014 aboard an Atlas V rocket. The satellite will improve mobile communications for American troops.
21 January 2015, 10:18 AM ET
President Barack Obama recognized the first American astronaut who will spend a year in space during the State of Union address Tuesday (Jan. 20).
21 January 2015, 07:50 AM ET
New research presented at the American Astronomical Society meeting reveals the ingredients needed for Earth-like exoplanets to form.
21 January 2015, 07:50 AM ET
Virgin Galactic remains committed to getting SpaceShipTwo up and running, and the second vehicle may be ready to go soon.
21 January 2015, 07:50 AM ET
The crusts of neutron stars — cosmic cousins of black holes — possess a weird form of matter known as 'nuclear pasta.'
20 January 2015, 09:17 PM ET
Mars Odyssey is the longest-serving spacecraft to visit Mars.
20 January 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Google and Fidelity now together own about 10 percent of SpaceX, which is run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The money could help SpaceX get its bold new satellite program off the ground.
20 January 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Scientists saw repeating pulses from a quasar — a bright galactic core powered by at least one huge black hole — and say the light is likely being generated during the latter stages of a monster black hole collision.
20 January 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Apollo astronaut, orbital mechanic, and futurist Dr. Buzz Aldrin explains his unique ideas for human exploration and settlement of Mars in this freewheeling conversation with Space.com.