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01 December 2014, 05:03 PM ET
Christmas is a great time to look for a telescope for your budding amateur astronomer. But there are some things to keep in mind when buying a telescope. Here are some tips and features to consider when looking for astronomy telescopes and binoculars.
01 December 2014, 03:48 PM ET
A short science fiction film uses digital recreations of places in the solar system.
01 December 2014, 03:43 PM ET
First the Geminids (12/13-12/15) and then the Ursid (12/22-12/23) meteors will 'rain' in the night sky in December. Also, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Uranus and Neptune are great skywatching targets. Comet PanSTARRS and comet Siding Spring are vi
01 December 2014, 03:20 PM ET
NASA's Exploration Flight Test 1, or EFT-1, will mark the first-ever test flight of the agency's Orion spacecraft for deep-space exploration. See how NASA's Orion EFT-1 space capsule test flight will work here.
01 December 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The 'dashboard' or user interface of NASA's next-generation capsule will have a digital display. The capsule will also have about 60 physical switches.
01 December 2014, 11:00 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for December 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
01 December 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Several Americans spent the holiday on top of Mt. Noulja in Abisko National Park on Nov. 27th, 2014. They were treated to an intense northern lights display which was captured by photographer/tour guide Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com).
01 December 2014, 09:36 AM ET
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) asteroid probe is scheduled to launch aboard a H-IIA Launch Vehicle on Dec. 3rd, 2014. It will explore asteroid 1999 JU3 and will take samples 3 times during the mission.
01 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
This stunning image shows a plane appearing to pass before the sun. Astrophotographer Michael Sanders captured the image from Bangkok, Thailand.
01 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Orion space capsule is scheduled to travel 3,600 miles from Earth on Dec. 4, then rocket back to Earth to test out a variety of systems during an unmanned flight. No human-spaceflight vehicle has traveled so far since 1972.
01 December 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in November 2014.
30 November 2014, 10:00 AM ET
See photos from Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission to collect samples of the asteroid 1999 JU3 by 2020. The mission launches in 2014 for a 2018 rendezvous with the asteroid.
30 November 2014, 07:39 AM ET
NASA is set to launch the first test flight of its deep space Orion capsule this week, and you can watch activities leading up to the Thursday (Dec. 4) launch live online.
29 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A robot that can scale the faces of steep cliffs might one day help explore Mars and find signs of life.
28 November 2014, 06:18 PM ET
A rock from space is giving scientists the first natural sample of a mysterious mineral that has never been seen before.
28 November 2014, 01:23 PM ET
"The Force Awakens" in the first trailer of the highly anticipated sequel (released on Nov. 28th, 2014).
28 November 2014, 07:24 AM ET
These amazing images show the planet Mars passing below two nebulas. Astrophotographer Derek Demeter took the images from the Stardust Ranch in Okeechobee, Florida.
28 November 2014, 07:22 AM ET
Astronomers are searching for gravitational waves possibly emitted by "strange stars," superdense objects made of exotic matter.
27 November 2014, 07:12 AM ET
Titan's "prebiotic" environment consists of molecules that could be a precursor to life.
27 November 2014, 07:11 AM ET
To a casual stargazer, most stars look the same. Some may be brighter, others dimmer, but for the most part, they are all variations on the same theme. All stars are so far away that we see them only as pinpoints of light.
26 November 2014, 03:00 PM ET
NOAA satellites captured the early formation of the Thanksgiving nor'easter that could wreak havoc on holiday travelers.
26 November 2014, 02:12 PM ET
Oberwerk's Ultra 15x70 are a wonderful balance of size, weight and optical performance. Space.com's Editors chose them over all others, except one. Medium binoculars can be mounted or handheld if braced.
26 November 2014, 02:11 PM ET
The Orion Astronomy 20x80 Binoculars are really a pair of refracting telescopes. They are our second favorite pair of large astronomy binoculars.
26 November 2014, 02:06 PM ET
Celestron's Cometron 7 x 50 offers remarkable views and excellent value for a low price. Space.com's editors chose them over all others, except one. These small binoculars are easy to carry and superb for kids.
26 November 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Could life survive a trip on a comet, or the tip of a rocket? New evidence shows that DNA samples remain functional after a trip on the outside of a low-orbit rocket.
26 November 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Researchers have measured the distance to the active galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed "The Eye of Sauron," with unprecedented precision. This calculation enabled them to determine that NGC 4151's central black hole is 40 percent more massive than thought.
26 November 2014, 11:31 AM ET
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to... Mars? Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the first launch of the Orion spacecraft.
26 November 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Observers with keen eyes will be able to see two little-spotted planets in the night sky this season.
26 November 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NOAA has released satellite imagery of the storm set to snarl holiday travel on Nov. 26th, 2014. The storm can be seen traveling from south to north along the east coast of the United States.
26 November 2014, 07:31 AM ET
A multicolored group of stars shine at the bottom of a cosmic wishing well in an amazing new image.
26 November 2014, 07:23 AM ET
Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore delivers a Thanksgiving message from the International Space Station, and does his best impression of a bat by dangling upside down.
26 November 2014, 06:00 AM ET