03 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
A great case in point is the constellation Orion, which currently stands high toward the south as night falls. During the summer season, our attention turns to Scorpius, the brightest of the 12 zodiacal constellations. And then there’s the lowly crab …
03 March 2014, 03:53 PM ET
A fast-spinning star destroys its companion, much as a black widow spider consumes its mate.
03 March 2014, 03:38 PM ET
Spotting Jupiter is a treat for all stargazers. For observers in the Northern Hemisphere, it is high overhead as the sky gets dark in the evening, and shines brightly most of the night, setting in the northwest around 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT).
03 March 2014, 03:10 PM ET
Asteroid 2014 DX110 will come within 218,000 miles of Earth on its closest approach on March 5th, 2014. It is about 90 feet wide.
03 March 2014, 02:56 PM ET
See some of the wildest space tech concepts, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
03 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
The bright stars and star clusters of the constellation Gemini are on display along with post sunset sightings of Jupiter and Mars. Saturn and Venus make early morning appearances.
03 March 2014, 01:16 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for March 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
03 March 2014, 12:52 PM ET
NASA technicians wear cleanroom attire to inspect the Pioneer III probe prior to its trip to Cape Canaveral, FL.
03 March 2014, 12:25 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
03 March 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Justin Ng (justinngphoto.com) contrast-stretched digital images to reveal the Milky Way above Singapore along with a rising Venus. The city’s many uncontrolled lights and hazy skies usually conspire to hide the cosmos.
03 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Real-life astronauts and NASA officials congratulated the "Gravity" cast and crew on their seven Oscar wins Sunday night.
03 March 2014, 10:18 AM ET
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2025, has signed a deal to use a new "people's map of Mars" being developed by the space-funding company Uwingu.
03 March 2014, 09:12 AM ET
NASA's Mike Massimino & Cady Coleman and members of the Expedition 38 crew aboard the International Space Station salute the great night the movie had at the 2014 Oscar Awards show.
03 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
For the past year, engineers have been working on a concept vehicle called the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, which could stay aloft for long periods, collecting a variety of data about Venus and its atmosphere.
03 March 2014, 12:43 AM ET
The wait is over. It's Oscar night at last and time to find out of Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller 'Gravity' has the sheer force and pull to take home the 10 Academy Awards it's nominated for.
03 March 2014, 12:20 AM ET
'Gravity' was a force at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2), but the pull of the space thriller was not enough to win the Oscar for best picture. See how it pulled in seven of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for.
02 March 2014, 01:15 PM ET
It's not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that is exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett's latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station.
02 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The moment of truth has arrived: Will "Gravity" pull in Oscar gold, or will those who worked on the science fiction movie go home empty handed?
02 March 2014, 12:58 AM ET
To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3.
01 March 2014, 09:20 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 March 2014, 12:34 PM ET
From spectacular images of NASA's GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
01 March 2014, 11:36 AM ET
From a jaw-dropping stargazing adventure to Indonesia's Mount Bromo, to intense auroras grooving over several Swedish Lapland locations, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
01 March 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A flyby of Mars in 2021 could be a good precursor to landing astronauts on Mars sometime in the not-too-distant future, but much work needs to be accomplished before that goal can be achieved, experts told Congress Thursday (Feb. 27).
01 March 2014, 09:25 AM ET
The movie "Gravity" transports audiences into outer space, and come this weekend, space fans will see whether it did the same for Oscar voters. "Gravity" might pull in a huge Oscar haul Sunday (March 2) at the Academy Awards, or it could be a bust.
01 March 2014, 12:37 AM ET
With the flick of a digital switch, the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California has been renamed in honor of the late Neil Armstrong, who in July 1969 was first to walk on the moon. The new name is the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center.
01 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2014.
28 February 2014, 08:39 PM ET
Yes, the moon rotates on its axis. The moon's rate of rotation nearly matches its orbital period, which keep the same side facing Earth.
28 February 2014, 08:34 PM ET
Space is the zone above and around our planet where there is no air to breathe or to scatter light. Space is a vacuum, but it is far from empty.
28 February 2014, 06:10 PM ET
The children's book was read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew during the STS-133 mission in 2011.
28 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
From the ancient Egyptian astronomer Hypatia to modern-day astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, physicists throughout history are getting the artist's treatment in a new set of illustrations honoring the thinkers' contributions to science.
28 February 2014, 03:33 PM ET
On Jan. 21, astronomers spotted the closest supernova in recent decades flash to life in the galaxy M82, some 11.5 million light-years from Earth.
28 February 2014, 03:30 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a view of the microquasar MQ1—a black hole in the galaxy M83—as it appeared to the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.