06 February 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Dawn captured the new images on Wednesday (Feb. 4), when the probe was 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from Ceres, the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
06 February 2015, 07:20 AM ET
The Moon has long been viewed as a crucial component in creating an environment suitable for the evolution of complex life on Earth, but a number of scientific results in recent years have shown that perhaps our planet doesn't need the Moon as much as we
06 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is widely remembered for creating public panic, altho
06 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
All seven crewmembers, who will spend two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station near the Utah town of Hanksville, are astronaut candidates for Mars One's Red Planet colonization effort.
05 February 2015, 05:34 PM ET
The end of the universe's dark ages and the birth of the first stars occurred about 100 million years later than was previously thought, according to new research.
05 February 2015, 05:26 PM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create a low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch) alternative for small satellite launches.
05 February 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Jupiter will dazzle all night long for the entire month, and if you’re awake in the early morning hours, look for the ringed wonder, Saturn. Skywatchers will also have good opportunuties to see Mercury, Venus and Mars this month.
05 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
See photos of a rare triple-moon conjunction on Jupiter as the shadows of Europe, Io and Callisto pass across the planet's face on Jan. 24, 2015 as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and skywatchers.
05 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
How do you build a universe?
05 February 2015, 02:40 PM ET
If one was to build a universe, here's what you would use.
05 February 2015, 02:11 PM ET
The rare triple-moon conjunction, which Hubble witnessed on Jan. 24, involved Io, Callisto and Europa — three of Jupiter's four Galilean moons (so named because they were discovered by astronomer Galileo Galilei in the early 17th century).
05 February 2015, 02:10 PM ET
As enormous new telescopes come online, get ready to imagine the universe in a whole new light.
05 February 2015, 01:29 PM ET
NASA's Dawn Mission, tentatively scheduled for orbital insertion on March 6th, 2015, shot new images from about 90,000 miles distance. Ceres contains about a third of the entire mass of the Main Belt asteroids.
05 February 2015, 01:08 PM ET
One of the final remaining structures unique to supporting NASA's space shuttle program is no more. The Mate-Demate Device at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which mounted and removed the orbiters from the back of jumbo jets for 35 years, has been de
05 February 2015, 12:23 PM ET
LEGO will not be marking the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary by offering its own toy version of the orbiting observatory, despite support from 10,000 of its fans. The Danish company passed on the fan-created model during its most recent review.
05 February 2015, 11:24 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera caught Io, Callisto and Europa and their shadows passing across the face of Jupiter on Jan. 23rd, 2015, which happens only once or twice per decade.
05 February 2015, 10:30 AM ET
The European Space Agency is preparing for launch next week of a small reusable spacecraft that is due to make its first test run beyond the atmosphere.
05 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A steady glow of high-energy light that fills up the cosmos has puzzled scientists for years, but a collaboration of scientists says evidence points to known sources, like energetic black holes and galaxies where stars are being born.
04 February 2015, 09:45 PM ET
Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere. See more Titan facts here.
04 February 2015, 05:54 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons probe has captured new photos — which show Pluto and its largest moon, Charon — with its telescopic camera on Jan. 25 and Jan. 27, when the probe was about 126 million miles (203 million kilometers) from the Pluto system.
04 February 2015, 02:52 PM ET
The three-disc "Interstellar" Blu-Ray Combo Pack, which hits stores March 31, contains an HD version of the film and three hours of bonus content, including in-depth looks at the spacesuits, spaceships and robots featured in the film.
04 February 2015, 01:49 PM ET
NASA astronaut Don Pettit talks about being poked and prodded over the extent of his career to understand the effect of spaceflight on humans and to help make medical advances on Earth.
04 February 2015, 01:45 PM ET
It was '3, 2, 1... build-off!' at LEGO stores nationwide Feb. 3, as the toy company gave away thousands of space shuttle model kits to kids. The latest of LEGO's free "Monthly Mini Model Builds," the shuttle resembled a larger toy kit launched into space.
04 February 2015, 01:21 PM ET
Writer Sam Humphries and artist Ed McGuinness take the helm of the upcoming Marvel comics crossover which sends the two teams in search of an ancient artifact with "immeasurable power."
04 February 2015, 12:24 PM ET
This NASA animation flips the Moon’s phases and libration (wobble) to a vantage point beyond the lunar ‘far side’ from which our Earth’s phases can also be seen.
04 February 2015, 12:18 PM ET
The FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has given thumbs-up regarding private sector operations on the Moon.
04 February 2015, 07:20 AM ET
SpaceX's billionaire founder and CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's spaceport drone ships will be called "Just Read the Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You," after spaceships in Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.
04 February 2015, 07:13 AM ET
New research finds methane in rock that had been buried perhaps 12 miles (19 kilometers) underground millions of years ago.
04 February 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Scientists hope to create artificial cells that closely mimic what biological ones do so that it would be easy to create laboratory conditions to test out how they evolve.
04 February 2015, 06:01 AM ET
An amazing new photo of a famous nebula reveals two previously undiscovered and very distant stars.
04 February 2015, 06:00 AM ET
While imaging the Trifid Nebula, Europe’s VISTA infrared telescope peered through our galaxy’s dusty center to reveal two new Cepheid Variable stars. Such stars brighten and fade predictably, giving astronomers a distance measuring tool.
03 February 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, when a large rodent is expected to predict the weather. What can astronomy reveal about what's in store for the cold months ahead?