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04 November 2015, 07:43 AM ET
For the first time ever, astronomers have used instruments onboard the world's largest airborne observatory to examine a massive planet beyond Earth's solar system.
04 November 2015, 07:39 AM ET
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be "proof"of the formation of exoplanets.
04 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
The new BB-8 droid, which will feature in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in December, already has a high-tech mini-me or two — and Sphero's version in particular has a trick or two up its sleeve for when the movie comes out.
04 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The 2,000-foot-wide asteroid 2015 TB145 looked like a giant skull in radar images captured on Oct. 30. But the space rock is less haunting in newly released photos taken on Oct. 31, when 2015 TB145 cruised within 300,000 miles of Earth.
04 November 2015, 12:39 AM ET
Proving Einstein wrong, a new discovery opens the door to quantum encryption and "spooky action at a distance."
03 November 2015, 05:46 PM ET
A golden-green Aurora shines over Moraine Lake from Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
03 November 2015, 05:39 PM ET
The electric blue light around the edges of the small isles in this image are bioluminescence, radiating under the dazzling Milky Way in Maine. Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image at the cliffs of Acadia National Park in Maine.
03 November 2015, 03:42 PM ET
Mars can wait — NASA must first go back to the moon.
03 November 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Watch as the International Takes Shape in this speeded up NASA animation of its decade-long assembly, which began in 1998 and will end around 2010.
03 November 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Newfound lunar craters suggest that asteroids that smashed into the moon long ago were very different from the ones that now occupy the asteroid belt. Solving this mystery could shed light on the habitability of the early Earth, scientists say.
03 November 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" came out for a daylong celebration of the 35-year anniversary of the Planetary Society, a space exploration advocacy organization.
03 November 2015, 11:50 AM ET
Although the bright planets disappear from the evening sky in November, the predawn hours feature a planetary parade. Here are some gorgeous planet-watching events to look for in the coming weeks.
03 November 2015, 08:25 AM ET
LEGO will not be producing a model of the International Space Station, having passed on the orbiting outpost in its most recent review of projects that are designed and supported by fans.
03 November 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Over the past 260 million years, cratering rates have peaked every 26 million years or so, in tune with a previously noted cycle of mass-extinction events, researchers found.
03 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The space agency is hosting a news conference on Thursday at 2 p.m. EST to "announce new findings on [the] fate of Mars' atmosphere," according to a media advisory. You can watch the news conference live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV.
02 November 2015, 07:44 PM ET
The crew of the International Space Station spoke today (Nov. 2) about the 15-year anniversary of humans taking up permanent residence on the orbiting laboratory, and what the station means for the future of human spaceflight.
02 November 2015, 05:48 PM ET
A new children's photobiography of Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, traces the course of her life in pictures and stories compiled by her partner of 27 years — offering a rare opportunity to get to know the famously private astronaut.
02 November 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Access to BAE capital and technology will help Reaction Engines Limited accelerate development and testing of a prototype single-stage-to-orbit engine.
02 November 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Look up into the sky this week to see why autumn is the favorite season for many skywatchers: You can get your last look at summer stars and, if you stay up late, your first look at winter stars.
02 November 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Space.com sat down with Grace Potter prior to her performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall to get her thoughts on the current state of space science, its effect on human consciousness and how it's intertwined with music.
02 November 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Service officials said the last satellite in the GPS 2F series is expected to launch Feb. 3, 2016.
02 November 2015, 01:57 PM ET
The space agency pulls out the banjo – and maybe the moonshine? – to sing the praises of the International Space Station's first 15 years of service.
02 November 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Here's a collection of fun and educational gift ideas that both kids and parents will love.
02 November 2015, 12:12 PM ET
Set phasers to thrilled. It's official, "Star Trek" is coming back to TV in 2017.
02 November 2015, 10:26 AM ET
A week into taking up residency aboard the International Space Station, Expedition One astronaut Bill Shepherd ended the first entry in his new ship's log.
02 November 2015, 06:51 AM ET
On Thursday (Oct. 29), the White House released two documents that lay out the nation's official plan for mitigating the negative impacts of solar flares and other types of "space weather."
02 November 2015, 06:50 AM ET
After a death-defying dive toward the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, the Cassini spacecraft has sent back images from its close encounter.
01 November 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Find out what's up in your night sky during December 2015 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
01 November 2015, 09:00 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for November 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
01 November 2015, 08:08 AM ET
On Halloween night, while ghouls and goblins did their trick-or-treating, an asteroid made a close flyby of Earth, and is now headed back out into space.
01 November 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2015.