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19 February 2015, 10:47 AM ET
NASA realizes its future depends upon a two-way relationship with growing commercial space companies. New facilities must accommodate the Congressionally mandated Space Launch System as well as private rockets.
19 February 2015, 10:05 AM ET
See photos from NASA's New Horizons mission to explore the dwarf planet Pluto.
19 February 2015, 10:00 AM ET
The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live webcast featuring views of the moon in honor of the Chinese New Year. The live broacast will begin Thursday (Feb. 19) at 8 p.m. EST (1200 Feb. 20 GMT).
19 February 2015, 09:50 AM ET
The world's biggest and most powerful particle smasher is gearing up for hunt for new particles, including mysterious dark matter and clues for supersymmetry.
19 February 2015, 09:43 AM ET
The voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise now include a stop in Tuvalu. The tiny island nation in Polynesia is issuing two commemorative coins to honor the legacy of the original 'Star Trek' series of the 1960s.
19 February 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Future moon colonists seeking water should focus on crater slopes that face the south pole rather than those that face the equator, according to investigators working on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission.
19 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured images of Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's five known moons, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 8, at distances ranging from 125 million miles to 115 million miles (201 million to 186 million kilometers).
18 February 2015, 05:53 PM ET
A series of images taken by the NASA Horizons Mission from Jan. 27-Feb. 8, 2015 shows the two moons (25 to 95 miles in diameter) orbiting Pluto.
18 February 2015, 05:14 PM ET
Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday. If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting sl
18 February 2015, 04:58 PM ET
NASA cameras caught an intensely bright meteor streaking through the sky above Pittsburgh in the predawn hours on Tuesday (Feb. 17). The hunk of space rock was roughly 2 feet long and 500 lbs. before it burned up in the atmosphere..
18 February 2015, 03:02 PM ET
The 149th crew to "explore" the Red Planet care of the Mars Desert Research Station has made some interesting discoveries — not all what you would expect.
18 February 2015, 02:53 PM ET
In a Mars environment, it appears even brewing may be possible.
18 February 2015, 02:29 PM ET
Explosions on the surface of a dying star may help solve the mystery of the presence of lithium in the galaxy.
18 February 2015, 12:47 PM ET
Did you miss out on seeing the space thriller "Interstellar" in IMAX last year? Do you just want to see it in all its glory again? Space fans in select will get the chance to check out Christopher Nolan's space exploration spectacle in theaters again.
18 February 2015, 12:29 PM ET
The online observatory Slooh will broadcast real-time views of the new moon on Thursday, marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year.
18 February 2015, 12:04 PM ET
A robotic submarine could explore the methane seas on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. See how space technology and NASA are working to make this a reality.
18 February 2015, 11:10 AM ET
A huge fireball was captured by NASA All-Sky camera at the Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh in the early morning hours of February 17th, 2015.
18 February 2015, 06:30 AM ET
Dawn's most recent images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from Ceres, show an abundance of craters on the dwarf planet, as well as numerous bright spots that have scientists baffled.
18 February 2015, 06:30 AM ET
A spiral galaxy known as NGC 7714 drifted too close to a smaller, neighboring galaxy called NGC 7715. The merger bent both galaxies out of shape.
18 February 2015, 06:30 AM ET
Bantam spacecraft should survive for about 15 minutes in Jupiter's thick air before bursting into flame, according to researchers developing a concept mission called SMARA (SMAll Reconnaissance of Atmospheres).
18 February 2015, 06:20 AM ET
See photos and images of Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest asteroid in the solar system yet known. Ceres is round and may contain more fresh water than the entire Earth. NASA's Dawn spacecraft will explore Ceres in 2015.
17 February 2015, 06:09 PM ET
Flying drones, dancing robots and games galore made debuts at the 2015 Toy Fair.
17 February 2015, 06:05 PM ET
Space.com picked the winners of the Space Age Awards for the best space age toys at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City.
17 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Mars would not be an easy home for human colonists. See how its lower gravity, thin atmosphere and lack of a magnetic field could make it challenging for a colonist in this Space.com infographic.
17 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Life on Mars would be full of chilly weather, large dust storms and geological sights dwarfing anything on Earth.
17 February 2015, 03:02 PM ET
Russia's unmanned Progress 58 spacecraft docked today to the Zvezda service module at 11:57 a.m. EST, delivering 3 tons of food, fuel, experimental hardware and other gear to the six crewmembers aboard the station.
17 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
From drone crashes to Harley rides — behind the scenes of the film "LIGO Generations."
17 February 2015, 01:45 PM ET
Students in the New York City public school system are currently competing for the chance to put a science experiment on the International Space Station, thanks to a new program at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.
17 February 2015, 12:31 PM ET
A mystery is brewing on Mars: Amateur astronomers spotted enormous plumes erupting off the Red Planet's surface, leaving scientists puzzled.
17 February 2015, 11:16 AM ET
Despite a space weather forecast of limited aurora activity, a tall band of green and striking red appeared over Sweden's Abisko National Park on 16 February 2015, captured in near real time by photographer Chad Blakley / www.lightsoverlapland.com
17 February 2015, 07:50 AM ET
A new study of emissions from Martian volcanoes suggests there is no activity going on right now, but researchers aren't ruling out recent eruptions.
17 February 2015, 07:23 AM ET
Small, cold stars known as red dwarfs are the most common type of star in the Universe, and the sheer number of planets that may exist around them potentially make them valuable places to hunt for signs of extraterrestrial life.