06 December 2013, 10:01 PM ET
More than 20,000 scientists will descend on San Francisco this week for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
06 December 2013, 08:30 PM ET
Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future.
06 December 2013, 05:56 PM ET
Find out what happened aboard the International Space Station during the week ending December 6th, 2013. NASA's Josh Byerly gives you the run down.
06 December 2013, 05:53 PM ET
A volcano on Mercury may have been active over an unprecedented billion-year time span.
06 December 2013, 05:50 PM ET
Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata managed to see Comet ISON's tail from the International Space Station before it disintegrated on its pass around the sun.
06 December 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Dr. Holly Gilbert, NASA Solar Physics Laboratory Chief/Goddard Spaceflight Center, explains what happens when the magnetic field of the Sun reverses polarity and when the process will be complete.
06 December 2013, 03:24 PM ET
It is that time of year again, when you need to find a gift for that 'spacial' person in your life — your favorite space geek. Fear not, you needn't buy your aspiring astronaut a ticket to space for your present to be truly out-of-this-world.
06 December 2013, 03:22 PM ET
Comet Lovejoy is putting on a show for sky watchers in 2013.
06 December 2013, 02:58 PM ET
Approximately every 11 years, the magnetic polarity of the Sun reverses. 16 years of high resolution magnetic field line data are animated in magnetic lines. Neon green = positive, purple = negative. (looped 4X)
06 December 2013, 02:35 PM ET
With discussions around lunar mining intensifying, working out what to do with our moon’s cultural heritage is becoming urgent.
06 December 2013, 11:50 AM ET
The online skywatching website Slooh will webcast a live presentation today at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) in memoriam of Comet ISON, which fizzled out after its Nov. 28 slingshot around the sun. You can watch the webcast live.
06 December 2013, 11:13 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an Envisat radar image acquired over the city of Boca do Acre in western Brazil. The city lies within Amazonas state, the largest Brazilian state by area, and almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest.
06 December 2013, 10:20 AM ET
An enormous alien planet — one that is 11 times more massive than Jupiter — was discovered in the most distant orbit yet found around a single parent star.
06 December 2013, 09:26 AM ET
The Aerosol Particle Analyzer flew on an Apollo earth orbital flight to measure microscopic liquid matter in the spaceship.
06 December 2013, 06:41 AM ET
Indications that ice makes up a third of the mass of Ceres may make the dwarf planet the most easily explored icy body — and NASA's Dawn mission is on its way there now.
06 December 2013, 06:12 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed another scientific milestone in its quest to determine the makeup of Mars. The six-wheeled robot fired its 100,000th rock-zapping laser beam on the Red Planet, NASA announced today (Dec. 5).
06 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
China's Chang'e-3 moon lander carries a six-wheeled rover vehicle on its back. See how Chang'e 3 and the Yutu ('Jade Rabbit') rover work in this SPACE.com infographic.
05 December 2013, 06:30 PM ET
California-based Moon Express unveiled the blueprint of its MX-1 lunar lander today. In addition to delivering payloads to the lunar surface, the coffee-table-size MX-1 could also help service satellites and clean up space junk, officials say.
05 December 2013, 06:01 PM ET
Moon Express, a privately funded company, is developing a robotic spacecraft to land on the moon.
05 December 2013, 04:45 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.
05 December 2013, 04:33 PM ET
Venus is shining at its brightest in the low southwestern night sky just after sunset, making it a fine time for stargazers to observe the brilliant planet, weather permitting. Here is how to see Venus with the unaided eye, telescopes or binoculars.
05 December 2013, 03:20 PM ET
For thousands of years, humans have been wondering whether there's life elsewhere in the universe. Now, the technology finally exists to search for it.
05 December 2013, 03:15 PM ET
Colossal spiral-shaped flows of super-hot plasma have been found on the sun, completing a nearly half-century-long quest to confirm their existence, scientists say.
05 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
As if the International Space Station couldn’t get any cooler, the Japanese segment of the orbiting outpost has launched a barrage of small satellites — known as "cubesats" — from their very own Cubesat Cannon!
05 December 2013, 02:43 PM ET
Solar physicists have long suspected that giant heat-flow structures drive the Sun's surface motions. Now they finally have proof from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
05 December 2013, 02:15 PM ET
On 5 December 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a sun storm that recently rotated into Earth's view spewing plasma. The largest eruption is over 15 Earth-diameters "tall."
05 December 2013, 01:11 PM ET
Things are about to get extreme. I flew down here to Florida Wednesday (Dec. 4) to cover the AXE Apollo Space Academy, a space camp designed to give away 23 tickets to space.
05 December 2013, 12:59 PM ET
This space wallpaper by NASA's Kepler spacecraft shows the telescope's full field of view taken in a new demonstration mode in late October.
05 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
On Nov 24th and 28th, 2013, Kevin Fetter of Brockville, Ontario captured imagery of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane in the night sky. Orbiting Earth for over year, the mission's purpose and capability is "in the black."
05 December 2013, 10:55 AM ET
This energy flash is the product of a projectile hitting a solid surface at up to 17,000 mph.
05 December 2013, 08:00 AM ET
A proposed new mission for Kepler — whose original exoplanet hunt stalled this past May when the second of its four orientation-maintaining reaction wheels failed — has advanced to a NASA vetting stage called "senior review," agency officials announced to
05 December 2013, 08:00 AM ET
Forty years ago this week, NASA's Pioneer 10 probe beamed the first up-close images of Jupiter back to Earth.