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09 December 2014, 12:19 PM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for December 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
09 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for November 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
09 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Research by a political science professor shows opinions on space exploration are influenced by a person's religious beliefs.
09 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
During a Dec. 16 launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX will try to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth in a controlled landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
09 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The countdown is on to the holidays! If you have a space exploration enthusiast in your life, your mission now is to find gifts that are sure to launch some holiday cheer. To help, collectSPACE.com presents five out-of-this-world gift ideas.
08 December 2014, 04:57 PM ET
The towering dunes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which are similar to the sandy hills of the Sahara, are not formed continuously over time, but by short, powerful rogue winds, researchers say.
08 December 2014, 03:55 PM ET
One of the treats awaiting owners of a new telescope is their first look at the giant planet Jupiter and its four tiny moons.
08 December 2014, 03:31 PM ET
Curiosity has found evidence that the 96-mile-wide (154 kilometers) Gale Crater, which the rover has been studying since August 2012, hosted a large lake long ago. Runoff into this lake eventually built up Mount Sharp, mission scientists say.
08 December 2014, 02:11 PM ET
Data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicates that lake bottom sediment formed the lower layers of Mount Sharp over approximately 1 million years.
08 December 2014, 12:15 PM ET
A gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth within the past billion years, researchers say.
08 December 2014, 12:09 PM ET
Physicists have teleported a light particle 15 miles (25 kilometers), making it the farthest quantum teleportation yet.
08 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which will enter orbit around Ceres in March 2015, has captured its best-ever image of the unexplored dwarf planet, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
08 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
These shots of the Martian surface from orbit show our planetary neighbor as never before.
07 December 2014, 09:12 AM ET
Get ready for your close-up, Pluto! For the first time in history, a space probe has arrived within striking distance of the dwarf planet.
07 December 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Here's a look at what the future holds for Orion, the first human-spaceflight vehicle to go beyond low-Earth orbit since NASA's Apollo capsule, which flew to the moon and back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
07 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The mysterious circular feature, which was imaged by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, measures about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide. It possibly had a volcanic origin, NASA officials say.
07 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
On Nov. 28, mission controllers lost contact with the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft, which has been circling Earth's hellishly hot "sister planet" for more than eight years. The probe may have run out of fuel, its handlers say.
06 December 2014, 09:49 AM ET
NASA's first capsule built to take humans to Mars just completed a seemingly flawless first test flight, and experts are overjoyed with the spacecraft's performance
06 December 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The New Horizons probe is coming out of hibernation for the last time as it approaches the dwarf planet Pluto and the icy depths of our solar system.
06 December 2014, 12:11 AM ET
What is so important about Mars, in particular, that ESA supports not one but two missions and wants to send humans to the Red Planet?
05 December 2014, 07:10 PM ET
Recovery crews aboard the USS Anchorage had their cameras rolling when NASA's next generation capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 5th, 2014.
05 December 2014, 03:05 PM ET
Stunning photos captured today's epic first test launch of the Orion spacecraft, which will one day carry humans to deep-space destinations.
05 December 2014, 01:01 PM ET
NASA is due to launch the first test flight of its deep space Orion capsule on Dec. 4. Read all about the historic unmanned test flight here.
05 December 2014, 11:42 AM ET
05 December 2014, 11:35 AM ET
NASA's new Orion spacecraft, a deep-space capsule, survived an epic test flight on Friday (Dec. 5) paving the way forward for manned missions to asteroids and even Mars.
05 December 2014, 07:52 AM ET
It's the spacecraft NASA has been waiting for. The space agency's new capsule, designed to help deliver humans to deep space destinations such as Mars someday, has just launched on its rigorous first test flight.
05 December 2014, 07:41 AM ET
A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help.
05 December 2014, 01:00 AM ET
NASA will attempt to launch its new Orion deep-space capsule on Friday (Dec. 5), after a rocket glitch scrapped plans to launch the capsule on its ambitious first test flight Thursday. Watch it live here on Space.com, starting at 6 a.m. EST
04 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper by ALMA reveals Mira’s secret life. Studying red giant stars tells astronomers about the future of the Sun — and about how previous generations of stars spread the elements needed for life across the Universe.
04 December 2014, 05:10 PM ET
The way we define life has consequences for the search for life on other worlds such as Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa and the Saturn satellite Enceladus.
04 December 2014, 04:00 PM ET
I'm sweating. I can't easily move any part of my body, and although there are people all around me, I can't communicate without activating a radio. I'm pretty uncomfortable.