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09 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
See photos from the launch of the unmanned Russian Progress 55 cargo ship to the International Space Station on April 9, 2014.
09 April 2014, 09:30 AM ET
A cosmic diamond ring sparkles 2,500 light-years from Earth. A powerful telescope in Chile has captured an image of a planetary nebula — one of the last stages of life for a star like the sun — and a bright star looking eerily similar to a diamond ring.
09 April 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Shine bright like a diamond: A chance alignment of a blue planetary nebula, a vivid foreground star, and the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile produces an apparition like an engagement ring.
08 April 2014, 11:29 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper is a radar image from the Cassini orbiter showing dark streaks carved into dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan.
08 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
In an effort to spur innovation inside and outside the space industry, NASA is releasing more than 1,000 of its computer codes to the public Thursday (April 10) through a new open-access software catalog.
08 April 2014, 05:41 PM ET
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun science operations in a new area of study nicknamed “the Kimberly” after the Western Australian region.
08 April 2014, 04:45 PM ET
'Super Planet Crash' challenges the public to create a planetary system with various kinds of objects, ranging from Earth-size planets to gas giants to more massive dwarf stars.
08 April 2014, 02:30 PM ET
Though UFO enthusiasts may beg to differ, mission team members say that a bright flash of light visible in two images taken by the Curiosity rover on April 2 and April 3 almost certainly has a perfectly ordinary explanation.
08 April 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Veteran astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans of central New Hampshire endured the bitter cold of York, Maine, on March 3 to take this stunning panorama of the Milky Way galaxy and Venus.
08 April 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Springing up at more than 100 locations, NASA's 2014 maker/hacker event attracts creative tech-heads from all walks of life. It's a party, a design-build session, and a community outreach to bring new original thinking to space challenges.
08 April 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Amazing night sky images from U.S. Air Force personnel.
08 April 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Photographer Osakabe Yasuo captured the stunning moon-and-machine snapshot on March 22 from Yokota Air Base, Japan, as a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globmaster III soared with the moon.
08 April 2014, 01:21 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory photographed what appears to be a beam of light emanating from the surface of the Red Planet on April 3rd, 2014. NASA has yet to make an announcement on what it may be.
08 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
An American spacecraft that spent decades under the ocean will soon ship overseas for an exhibit that explores the 'space between art and science.' Liberty Bell 7 will leave the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to be displayed in Germany.
08 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A private spaceflight company will launch its third robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week.
08 April 2014, 08:11 AM ET
Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite will provide all-weather, day-or-night radar images for numerous operational services. See launch photos for the Sentinel satellite program's first launch.
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Mars and the sun are directly opposite each other in Earth's sky today, which is why the formation is known as an opposition of Mars. You can watch two live shows about the Mars opposition here on Space.com beginning at 7 p.m. EDT tonight.
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
This spectacle of celestial shadows will be the first of two total lunar eclipses that North America will be able to observe in 2014. Unlike an eclipse of the sun, an eclipse of the moon presents no hazards to the viewer. No precautions to protect the eye
08 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA is working hard to understand the issue, which could present a major hurdle to mounting manned missions to Mars.
07 April 2014, 11:01 PM ET
India launched its second navigation spacecraft aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on April 4, 2014. See photos of the amazing satellite launch in this Space.com gallery.
07 April 2014, 05:29 PM ET
On famously nauseating zero-gravity flights out of Houston this week, a group of engineering students will investigate how fires burn free of Earth's pull.
07 April 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Planets abound in the night sky this month, which affords good views of Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. And on Tuesday (April 8), Mars will make its closest approach to Earth in more than six years.
07 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals a galaxy cluster so huge that it acts like a magnifying glass, warping and amplifying distant light from pale galaxies much father away in the background.
07 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
NASA should set up a clear set of ethical rules regarding the health of astronauts on long-duration spaceflights — such as a trip to Mars — in the near future, according to a panel of health and ethics experts.
07 April 2014, 03:03 PM ET
DARPA's X-Plane program aims to make radical improvements to helicopter-type vehicles designed to take off, hover and land vertically. Find out how Boeing engineers built a flying, sub-scale prototype in less than a month.
07 April 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Mars takes the celestial stage in a rare event Tuesday (April 8) when the planet comes into alignment with Earth and the Sun about one week before an even more spectacular cosmic sight.
07 April 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Secrets of the universe are hiding inside light. Sunday's (April 6) episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" explored some of those secrets in stunning detail and animation.
07 April 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competition. This week, the Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced that they will cover the moon race.