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16 December 2014, 07:34 AM ET
A NASA spacecraft that recently arrived in orbit around Mars is already helping to solve a Martian mystery. See how NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is revealing new secrets of the Red Planet.
15 December 2014, 04:55 PM ET
A European astronaut's idea for improving the wristwatches worn in space has become the basis for a new version of the timepiece first used on the moon. ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy's clockwork is in Omega's new Speedmaster Skywalker X-33.
15 December 2014, 02:12 PM ET
A spaceship powered by nuclear bombs secretly launched in the 1960s. A colony ship on 100-year journey to spread humanity to the stars. Meet the SyFy Channel's epic miniseries: 'Ascension.'
15 December 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Skywatchers with telescopes on Earth will be able to witness a remarkable cosmic event tonght: Two of Jupiter's moons will cast shadows on the face of the gas giant in the same night.
15 December 2014, 12:56 PM ET
The night sky turned into a shooting gallery on Dec. 14th, 2014, as the annual meteor shower lit up the skies with the debris from asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
15 December 2014, 11:56 AM ET
The Geminid meteor shower amazed skywatchers willing to brave the cold to catch the annual display this weekend.
15 December 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion" tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.
15 December 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Gemind meteors rained down in 2014. See photos of the 2014 Geminid meteor shower in this Space.com gallery.
15 December 2014, 08:20 AM ET
It has been 60 years since Col. John P. Stapp sailed down a test track, strapped in tight onboard Sonic Wind Rocket Sled 1.
15 December 2014, 08:01 AM ET
Astrophotographer Jason Matias took this image in July 2014 above the High Atlas mountains in sub-Saharan Morocco.
15 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The new image shows "ultra-luminous X-ray sources" (ULXs) studding the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, which are grazing each other about 130 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Canis Major.
15 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Viewing Saturn's rings from a distance can create the illusion that they are opaque. But close-up images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal many gaps and grooves.
14 December 2014, 07:58 AM ET
"Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars" follows a young Iranian woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut but faces obstacles from her conservative country.
14 December 2014, 07:19 AM ET
NASA released a video with incredible views of the massive coronal mass ejection that erupted from the sun in July 2012.
13 December 2014, 05:11 PM ET
The online Slooh community observatory will broadcast live views of the Geminid meteor shower Saturday (Dec. 13) starting at 8 p.m. EST (0100 Dec. 14 GMT).
13 December 2014, 12:16 PM ET
From what looks like a freshly baked pie on Mars to a great shot of Dwarf Planet Ceres, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 13, 2014.
13 December 2014, 07:26 AM ET
See the Geminid meteor shower peak tonight (Dec. 13) through three webcasts airing live online.
12 December 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Having successfully splashed down after its first spaceflight, NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to launch onto the big screen in a large-format 3D film. 'Journey To Space' tells the true story of what the next chapter of space exploration will bring.
12 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
NASA's present and possible future exploration plans are showcased in the giant screen format. Boeing and Toyota sponsored the film.
12 December 2014, 03:22 PM ET
A new laser link with the International Space Station could do what optical fiber has done for internet access on Earth -- by turning orbital communications from painfully slow dial-up to blazing-fast broadband.
12 December 2014, 03:20 PM ET
NASA will receive $18 billion for 2015, more than a half a billion dollars above the Obama administration’s original request, under the terms of an omnibus spending bill released late Dec. 9.
12 December 2014, 03:01 PM ET
NASA is "all about that space, 'bout that space (space travel)" in a new music video recently released by the space agency.
12 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Where did Earth's water come from? Comets? Asteroids? New data from the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows that comets — once thought responsible for seeding Earth with water — might not have delivered water to the planet.
12 December 2014, 11:50 AM ET
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
12 December 2014, 11:00 AM ET
If all goes according to plan, Dragon will blast off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:20 p.m. EST (1820 GMT) on Dec. 19 and arrive at the orbiting lab two days later.
12 December 2014, 10:31 AM ET
The spectacular Geminid Meteor shower hits peak activity this weekend. Though competing with some unfortunate moonlight, the shower still should make for a must-see astronomical event.
12 December 2014, 09:41 AM ET
The NASA Johnson Space Center's Pathway Interns put together this video parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” as a public outreach for the Orion crew capsule project and other JSC-intensive programs.
12 December 2014, 07:55 AM ET
These maps shine a new light on Saturn's six major icy moons — Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus.
12 December 2014, 07:14 AM ET
A ground-based telescope in Spain was able to identify a super-Earth orbiting a sunlike star. With the assistance of telescopes on the ground, astronomers could move faster in the search for habitable planets around other stars.
12 December 2014, 07:09 AM ET
A new 'Star Trek'-themed beer warped into stores in Canada in November, and it's making a splash.
11 December 2014, 10:49 PM ET
Earth is the only planet known to support life. Learn about Earth science facts and the planet’s interior composition, surface and atmosphere.
11 December 2014, 02:52 PM ET
Scientists working on the newest dark matter experiments hope to uncover the "missing link" of the universe.