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07 March 2014, 03:40 PM ET
A new study indicates that the entry, descent and landing of SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule at Mars is viable. Moreover, the capsule's descent technique would help set the stage for future human missions to the Red Planet.
07 March 2014, 03:22 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
07 March 2014, 02:34 PM ET
A look at the "Red Dragon" mission concept, which would use SpaceX's Dragon capsule and Falcon Heavy rocket to bring Red Planet samples — perhaps gathered by NASA's 2020 Mars rover — to Earth.
07 March 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicts that a mass of star cluster Abell 2744 warps the fabric of space around it, bending and magnifying passing starlight. The Hubble Space Telescope's exposure of the cluster reveals 3,000 magnified galaxies.
07 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
This space wallpaper from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the rare sight of the asteroid P/2013 R3 breaking apart. This image, the first in a series, was taken on Oct. 29, 2013.
07 March 2014, 12:50 PM ET
An enormous belt of carbon monoxide gas lies in the disk of debris surrounding Beta Pictoris, a young star 63 light-years from Earth. The source of the gas is probably comets, which may have been trapped there by a big alien planet.
07 March 2014, 10:45 AM ET
In case of an off-course Soyuz landing (and the rescue teams inability to reach the crew in a reasonable time period), astronauts are trained in outdoor winter survival. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen looks back at his training.
07 March 2014, 10:29 AM ET
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.
07 March 2014, 09:45 AM ET
Two astronauts await recovery after completing the Gemini VIII mission.
07 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Astronomers studying the dust and gas around bright star Beta Pictoris have discover a cloud of debris from collisions of icy comet-like bodies. It's possible that the comets are trapped in a small region by the gravity of a saturn-sized planet.
07 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Space.com caught up with Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new "Cosmos" series, to talk about the show, Carl Sagan and science popularization.
07 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why every generation needs a "Cosmos" in an interview with Space.com.
07 March 2014, 06:47 AM ET
This series of Hubble Space Telescope photos captures a rare event in action, the breakup of asteroid P/2013 R3 as it happened in 2013 and 2014. See the amazing Hubble photos here.
07 March 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Astronomers have seen comets break apart as they near the sun, but they'd never witnessed anything similar in an asteroid in the main belt — until now. Hubble images show that the asteroid, known as P/2013 R3, has fragmented into 10 pieces.
07 March 2014, 06:30 AM ET
A record release of 33 CubeSats from the International Space Station ended Friday after a methodical series of deployments of miniature Earth imaging satellites for San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc.
07 March 2014, 06:27 AM ET
San Francisco-based startup Planet Labs released the first images of Earth taken by its Dove 1 and 2 satellites in April and May 2013.
06 March 2014, 06:00 PM ET
A far-flung NASA space probe flying around Saturn zipped past the ringed planet's biggest moon for the 100th time. The Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to the hazy moon Titan on Thursday.
06 March 2014, 04:21 PM ET
The 25-foot-wide (8 meters) asteroid 2014 EC came within 38,300 miles (61,600 kilometers) of our planet at 4:21 p.m. ET today, NASA officials said. For comparison, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 239,000 miles (385,000 km).
06 March 2014, 02:55 PM ET
On March 6th, 2014, a meteor slammed into the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the night skies of north central New Mexico. Thomas Ashcraft captured the sights with a his fireball camera and the sounds with a forward-scatter meteor radar.
06 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
The Winklevoss twins launched into the headlines Wednesday (March 5) by announcing their plan to ride a Virgin Galactic space plane (and paying with Bitcoins, no less), but they aren't the first set of identical twins to fly in space.
06 March 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A huge meteorite impact on Mars was so powerful that it blasted a bunch of Red Planet rocks in Earth's direction five million years ago. The cosmic crash is the source of all "shergottite" Martian meteorites found on Earth, researchers say.
06 March 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Harlan Ellison is well-known in science fiction circles — in fact, considered a modern master of science fiction, and one of his most critically acclaimed stories came from the "Star Trek: The Original Series" episode "City on the Edge of Forever."
06 March 2014, 01:28 PM ET
It's hard to imagine the late astronomer Carl Sagan gracing the glossy pages of GQ wearing one of his turtlenecks and corduroy blazers. But it's a different story for the men who are launching a stylish reboot of Sagan's beloved "Cosmos" TV series.
06 March 2014, 01:20 PM ET
Several of the asteroids that have been spotted passing with the orbits of the moon and even Earth's communications satellites.
06 March 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Green airglow shimmers atop translucent clouds as the Milky Way rises over a remote island off the northwest coast of Africa in a majestic photo recently sent to Space.com.
06 March 2014, 12:42 PM ET
As spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 zooms through the super hot gas of the Norma cluster, much of it's own gas is pulled away in a process called 'ram pressure stripping. The threads of gas left behind give birth to bright young stars, seen here in blue.
06 March 2014, 12:27 PM ET
The research center (formerly Dryden F.R.C.) is testing next generation airplanes with plans to increase their efficiency and design. The flight center was renamed after Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker.
06 March 2014, 11:21 AM ET
The new TV show "Cosmos" isn't just for science nerds and space geeks. The producers of the show want to reach everyone with their broad, visually stunning approach to science.
06 March 2014, 11:07 AM ET
The spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 looks like a dandelion caught in a breeze in this stunning space wallpaper from Hubble Space Telescope.
06 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
A tiny model (2 percent actual size) of the proposed Space Launch Systems was tested fired by Marshall Flight Center engineers to provide data on convective heating environments during ascent of the actual rocket.
06 March 2014, 10:33 AM ET
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company that manufactures ultra-lightweight, solar-powered planes that are designed to fly high above commercial air traffic and can impressively remain aloft for up to five years, according to news reports.
06 March 2014, 10:22 AM ET
A space rock in the asteroid belt, named P/2013 R3, has fragmented into as many as 10 pieces. The four largest fragments are larger that 2 football fields each. Astronomers are investigation the cause with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.