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22 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
There are two interesting but challenging events in the night sky this week: a close conjunction of the two smallest planets, and a chance to observe at least one asteroid close to the moon.
22 April 2015, 12:31 PM ET
Michael Soluri tells Space.com of his intimate access to NASA's Hubble Servicing Mission 4's crew and instruments. His new book 'Infinite Worlds' is available on Amazon.
22 April 2015, 12:00 PM ET
The online Slooh community observatory will host a live views of the annual Lyrid meteor shower tonight, April 22, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT). Here's how to watch.
22 April 2015, 11:29 AM ET
22 April 2015, 10:36 AM ET
In 2010, President Obama set forth several initiatives for America’s space agency. This 2015 NASA video attempts to report on the status of those projects.
22 April 2015, 10:22 AM ET
A storm of sci-fi movie trailers hit the web this past week, featuring everything from iconic spaceships to parallel universes.
22 April 2015, 10:15 AM ET
Super-cold nitrogen geysers on Neptune’s moon Triton, and hot sulfurous plumes high above Jupiter’s moon Io, reveal how these fascinating worlds work. Watch ‘Secrets of the Universe’ on Hulu. http://www.hulu.com/secrets-of-the-universe
22 April 2015, 09:56 AM ET
The annual meteor shower, which in the past has delivered quite a show, will peak on the evening of April 22nd, 2015 into the early morning hours of April 23rd. Science@NASA tells you where to look.
22 April 2015, 09:29 AM ET
The fourth annual NASA Space Apps Challenge took place April 10 to 12, connecting participants from all over the globe in a three-day hackathon aimed at tackling global problems in creative ways.
22 April 2015, 09:20 AM ET
NOVA's "Invisible Universe Revealed," which premieres on PBS Wednesday (April 22) at 9 p.m. EDT/8 p.m. CDT, takes viewers on a journey through the Hubble Space Telescope's eventful life.
22 April 2015, 07:37 AM ET
On the 25-year anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, Space.com talked with science writer Robert Zimmerman, author of "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it."
22 April 2015, 07:30 AM ET
The new documentary 'PLANETARY' includes interviews with former NASA astronauts, and urges viewers to reduce the fast pace of their technologically driven lives and embrace the slower rhythms of nature.
22 April 2015, 07:13 AM ET
As Earth Day (April 22) reaches its 45th anniversary, NASA has a series of activities planned to celebrate the beauty of our home planet.
22 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, located ~50 light years away in Pegasus, was suspected in 1995 from the motion of its star. Now the HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has detected the spectrum of that star's visible light reflected off the planet.
22 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In the documentary, 'PLANETARY,' former NASA astronaut Ron Garan gives an eloquent look at the fragility of the planet humanity calls home, and we have an exclusive clip of the film that captures his view.
22 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists measured the spectrum of visible light reflected off the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, which lies about 50 light-years from Earth. Back in 1995, 51 Pegasi b became the first alien world ever found around a sunlike star.
22 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
An excerpt from the book "The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built it," demonstrates how the Hubble telescope transformed humanity's view of the universe.
21 April 2015, 05:34 PM ET
ABC's 'The Astronaut Wives Club' now has its launch date. The new docudrama about the spouses of the first U.S. spacemen will premiere Thursday night, June 18, 2015 at 8 p.m. EDT, the TV network has announced.
21 April 2015, 05:07 PM ET
A historic U.S. spacecraft that launched the second American astronaut into space has landed back in Kansas after spending eight months overseas. Liberty Bell 7 returned to the Kansas Cosmosphere following its loan to an art exhibition in Germany.
21 April 2015, 01:38 PM ET
When a massive star dies, it re-seeds the universe with elements to form more complex stars. When astronomers witness these cataclysms, they begin to think differently about how the universe works. Watch ‘Secrets of the Universe’ on Hulu. http://www.
21 April 2015, 12:04 PM ET
When HST can no longer do science, should we deorbit and destroy it, extend its life with another servicing mission, or boost it into a safe "museum piece" orbit? NASA's John Grunsfeld explains.
21 April 2015, 11:55 AM ET
This evening will be another one of those special occasions when the two brightest objects in the night sky — the moon and a Venus — will get together and, weather permitting, will attract a lot of attention.
21 April 2015, 11:22 AM ET
European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tweeted a photo of herself aboard the International Space Station, wearing a uniform from the "Star Trek: Voyager" TV series.
21 April 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Planetary scientist Paul Spudis has long been calling for humanity to return to the moon. He tells Space.com why manned exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor is so important.
21 April 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The science gleaned by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope over the last 25 years goes far beyond a handful of beautiful images.
21 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Astrophysicist Kip Thorne's book on black holes was a revelation for me in college, both for its science content and Thorne's willingness to engage the public.
21 April 2015, 02:36 AM ET
The Buran spacecraft was a space shuttle developed by the Soviet Union in response to NASA's space shuttle program. It flew one time.
20 April 2015, 04:23 PM ET
A 50-foot space rock (2015 HD1), similar in size to the one that slammed into the atmosphere two years ago, will skim Earth at a distance of about 36,700 miles (59,063 kilometers) or 0.2 Lunar Distance (LD) on April 21st, 2015.
20 April 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Today NASA launched a redesigned version of the website www.nasa.gov, which now puts heavy emphasis on images and social media.
20 April 2015, 02:25 PM ET
Dawn, which arrived at Ceres on March 6, imaged the mysterious bright spots on April 14 and 15 during a photography campaign designed to help guide the spacecraft to its first Ceres science orbit by April 23.
20 April 2015, 01:49 PM ET
Orbiting into the daylight side of the dwarf planet, NASA's Dawn probe acquired new images of the bright spots that have grabbed scientists’ attention.