22 December 2014, 11:13 AM ET
When skywatchers think of meteor showers during the month of December, the Geminid shower (which peaked earlier this month) usually comes to mind. But the Ursid meteor shower — peaking tonight and into the wee hours of Tuesday (Dec. 23) morning — should a
22 December 2014, 09:50 AM ET
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped some incredible imagery of the Earth during his tour aboard the ISS. 12,5000 images of auroras, lightning, landscapes and nightscapes were compiled to create this tour of Earth.
22 December 2014, 07:36 AM ET
In March 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres may be capable of supporting life as we know it, some researchers say.
20 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
See photos and images of the biggest solar flares of 2014 in this SPACE.com gallery of photos by NASA spacecraft and solar astronomers.
20 December 2014, 11:49 AM ET
The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, the most powerful type of flare possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powe
20 December 2014, 11:17 AM ET
From holiday lights seen from space to incredible pictures of streaking meteors, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 20, 2014.
20 December 2014, 03:42 AM ET
Orion's Belt is an asterism of three stars that appear about midway in the constellation Orion the Hunter. The stars are so called because they appear to form a belt in the hunter's outfit.
20 December 2014, 03:22 AM ET
The technology of the future can't wait.
19 December 2014, 06:24 PM ET
19 December 2014, 05:22 PM ET
NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — is back in Florida after more than a week in transit.
19 December 2014, 05:01 PM ET
On Oct. 31, 2014, the space tourism company Virgin Galactic suffered a serious accident during a SpaceShipTwo test flight, resulting in the loss of the spacecraft. One pilot died in the crash, while another suffered injuries. See our full coverage.
19 December 2014, 04:31 PM ET
The private spaceflight company SpaceX won't be flying a mission to the International Space Station until early 2015.SpaceX is now expected to launch its fifth official mission to the orbiting outpost under a contract with NASA on Jan. 6.
19 December 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The Andromeda galaxy appears to twinkle behind two stunning meteors in this skywatching image taken from Tobias Lookout near Kernville, California. Astrophotographer Casey James took this image on August 2nd, 2014.
19 December 2014, 03:03 PM ET
World View has just released new footage from a recent unmanned flight, offering a glimpse at the vistas future customers might experience during a sunrise voyage.
19 December 2014, 02:30 PM ET
TV personality Stephen Colbert ended his final episode of Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" with a truly epic celebrity sing-along featuring more than a few space-themed surprises.
19 December 2014, 12:02 PM ET
An ambitious private space exploration project that aims to land a moon-drilling probe on the lunar surface by 2024 now has the money it needs, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that raised more than $1 million.
19 December 2014, 11:33 AM ET
In 'Interstellar,' science had a front seat.
19 December 2014, 08:14 AM ET
Save up to 60% on space-related gifts ranging from skywatching gear to Star Wars memorabilia. New coupon codes each weekday.
19 December 2014, 07:31 AM ET
Kip Thorne, the physicist who brought real science to the movie "Interstellar," has a history of coming up with ideas that sound straight out of science fiction. We've rounded up three of Thorne's most mind-bending theories — at least one of which may hav
19 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he's most excited about, and exactly how a black hole would kill you.
19 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Edward Belbruno's cosmic paintings have inspired his scientific research - but don't call them space art.
19 December 2014, 01:14 AM ET
The Summer Triangle is a Northern Hemisphere asterism (star pattern) that is actually an amalgamation of stars from three separate constellations.
19 December 2014, 12:09 AM ET
18 December 2014, 07:14 PM ET
A recent payload flight by commercial balloon spaceflight company World View Enterprises captured the amazing imagery. The company will be selling "first-class" capsule seats to fly at an altitude of 100,000 feet for an hour or two.
18 December 2014, 05:43 PM ET
This week the celestial clock marks two milestones: Saturn's move into the morning sky and the winter solstice. Here's how to see Saturn and the moon before dawn on Dec. 19, then the winter solstice on Dec. 21.
18 December 2014, 05:20 PM ET
The abstract and colorful works of Edward Belbruno have been shaped by his scientific career. Without art, he says, 'the science comes to a screeching halt.'
18 December 2014, 03:31 PM ET
The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
18 December 2014, 01:56 PM ET
A NASA astronaut is getting ready to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space, and he is excited.
18 December 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its new Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk-III) carrying the Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) on Dec. 18, 2014 local time from Satish Dhawan Space Center.
18 December 2014, 11:32 AM ET
Kepler has spotted its first new alien planet since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013. The newly discovered world, called HIP 116454b, is a "super Earth" about 2.5 times larger than our home planet.
18 December 2014, 11:00 AM ET
It won't be easy, but the private spaceflight company SpaceX will attempt to bring a stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back from space and land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean during an audacious test on Jan. 6.
18 December 2014, 10:03 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has made some amazing recent discoveries on the Red Planet. The Discovery Channel documentary 'Red Planet Rover' will chronicle those finds tonight at 10 pm ET/PT.