16 September 2015, 10:45 AM ET
The NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured what is thought to be the Kreutz sungrazer comet's final moments. It was most likely vaporized on closest approach on Sept. 16th, 2015.
16 September 2015, 10:15 AM ET
Smaller and older than the Milky Way, and very close by, the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy is lurking right in plain sight, easy to miss. But studying the faint satellite galaxy is revealing more about how groups of stars form and evolve.
16 September 2015, 10:00 AM ET
About 280,000 light years from Earth, the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy contains many very old stars. It’s diffuse nature lets light from very distant galaxies through to the seniors of the La Silla Observatory.
16 September 2015, 07:48 AM ET
Starting with the waxing crescent moon tonight (Sept. 16), skywatchers with binoculars or small telescopes can spot the moon's geographic features in vivid detail. Here's how, and what to look out for.
16 September 2015, 07:21 AM ET
A sweeping new panorama from NASA's Curiosity rover shows petrified sand dunes stretching across the jagged Mount Sharp on Mars.
16 September 2015, 07:20 AM ET
The Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE) project is developing domiciles that could serve as Mars or moon bases.
16 September 2015, 12:26 AM ET
Drones can bring eyes and ears to emergency responders soon after disaster strikes.
15 September 2015, 04:13 PM ET
SpaceX will loft one satellite for the Spanish company Hispasat on its Falcon 9 rocket and launch Saudi Arabia's Arabsat 6A spacecraft on a Falcon Heavy. The launches will take place from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in late 2017 or 2018.
15 September 2015, 03:26 PM ET
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos leads Blue Origin, a commercial aerospace firm that hopes to send people on suborbital and orbital space trips.
15 September 2015, 01:17 PM ET
The NASA and the European Space Agency's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has been detecting icy space rocks for two decades. The 3000th new observation came on September 13th, 2015.
15 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Abigail Harrison, known on social media as 'Astronaut Abby,' has launched The Mars Generation, a nonprofit organization to get people excited again about space exploration.
15 September 2015, 11:29 AM ET
At the midpoint of astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko's stay aboard the International Space Station, NASA commissioned the actor, best known as Star Wars' Lando Calrissian, to speak of the importance of their mission.
15 September 2015, 10:38 AM ET
On September 15th, 2015, Amazon / Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced intentions to revitalize Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 36, site of the Mariner, Surveyor, Pioneer and other launches.
15 September 2015, 10:32 AM ET
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will build and launch rockets and spaceships from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
15 September 2015, 08:21 AM ET
Two crewmembers aboard the International Space Station are entering rarely tread territory as they pass the six-month mark in a yearlong stay in orbit that will help scientists understand how humans might cope with a journey to Mars.
14 September 2015, 06:19 PM ET
Hydra, the enormous, reptilian beast in the stars.
14 September 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Demonstrating one small step for rover operations, a European astronaut successfully maneuvered a machine on Earth in precision operations from his perch 250 miles (400 kilometers) high on the International Space Station.
14 September 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A satellite glimpsed yesterday's (Sept. 13) partial solar eclipse three times from space. Viewers in South Africa saw it just once, and tracked their experience in new skywatching photos.
14 September 2015, 03:08 PM ET
While fans of Star Trek love to talk about "away missions" to the surface, a new Kickstarter campaign asks you to consider the lonely crewmember left behind who must beam the crew to and from the planet.
14 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Something strange is happening on Io: The Jupiter moon's vigorous volcanoes are mysteriously offset from where scientists expected, and its underground magma oceans may be the cause.
14 September 2015, 11:16 AM ET
A partial solar eclipse occurred on Sept. 13, 2015. See photos from the event by skywatchers in South Africa and a satellite in space.
14 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a highly capable robotic arm that could make a potentially transformative space "transportation hub" possible in the relatively near future.
13 September 2015, 07:26 AM ET
The head of NASA’s Osiris-Rex asteroid sample-return probe plans to crowdfund an outreach budget for the mission on Kickstarter by selling a card game."
13 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket on Sept. 11 successfully placed two European Galileo satellites into orbit.
13 September 2015, 02:37 AM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beamed home incredible new images of Pluto, scientists found a giant buried ice sheet on Mars and Elon Musk chatted with Stephen Colbert about the future of spaceflight. Here are Space.com's top stories of the week.
12 September 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Sunday's eclipse will be visible directly only to observers in southern Africa, but people everywhere can view it live thanks to a webcast hosted by the Slooh Community Observatory. The show begins at 12:30 a.m. EDT; watch live here at Space.com.
12 September 2015, 02:11 AM ET
From breathtaking photos of Pluto's diverse landscape just beamed back to Earth by NASA's New Horizons probe to an amazing view of the Interntational Space Station crossing the face of the sun, don't miss these amazing space images.
12 September 2015, 12:31 AM ET
Science fiction movies about aliens threatening the Earth routinely ascribe them the motive of coming here to steal our resources, most often our water.
11 September 2015, 08:57 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov touched down safely on the Kazakh steppes Friday evening, about 3.5 hours after departing the space station.
11 September 2015, 05:09 PM ET
A new antenna design could permit Mars rovers to contact Earth directly, rather than through a spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, and increase total communication time.
11 September 2015, 10:56 AM ET
The storm that's the catalyst to the story wreaks havoc in this clip form the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.
11 September 2015, 10:47 AM ET
The "Rich Purnell Maneuver" is explained to the NASA administrator, played by Jeff Daniels, in this clip from the upcoming movie, premiering in October 2015.