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27 April 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Studying the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, should help researchers better understand the air of faraway exoplanets, a new study reports.
27 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Over 400,000 volunteer citizen scientists have helped to identify over 2 million new celestial objects and five new supernovas in a wealth of data collected by the SkyMapper telescope.
25 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
This week, NASA and the space science community celebrated 25 years since the launch and deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument with one of the greatest redemption stories in science history.
24 April 2015, 07:31 PM ET
In a geosynchronous orbit, a satellite orbits Earth at the same speed as the planet is turning, enabling it to stay in place over a single location.
24 April 2015, 06:47 PM ET
The unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20.
24 April 2015, 06:10 PM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope, launched 25 years ago, will never land in a museum. But that doesn't mean all of Hubble's history will be lost. The observatory's legacy will live on in the artifacts from its quarter-century (and more) observing the universe.
24 April 2015, 04:53 PM ET
An interview with photographer Michael Soluri, who chronicled the leadup to the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
24 April 2015, 03:24 PM ET
About 45 minutes after the sun sets on Saturday and Sunday, Jupiter and the moon will be visible in the southwest sky, roughly two-thirds of the way up from the horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).
24 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The star Tau Ceti, which lies just 11.9 light-years from Earth, is thought to host five exoplanets, two of which have been posited to be potentially habitable. But a new study throws some cold water on these worlds' life-supporting ability.
24 April 2015, 12:47 PM ET
24 April 2015, 10:45 AM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a photo on April 8 that shows the car-size Curiosity rover cruising through a valley called Artist's Drive in the foothills of Mount Sharp.
24 April 2015, 10:01 AM ET
Kelsea Brennan-Wessels, from ESA's 'Earth From Space' series, leads you through a tour of the United States' peninsula with imagery from the Sentinel 1-A satellite.
24 April 2015, 07:49 AM ET
24 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
While Hubble is healthy now, the telescope is not immortal. Serious problems could conceivably crop up in a number of different Hubble systems.
24 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A study of Yellowstone's hot springs has revealed new clues about how organic materials might get preserved in similar environments on the Red Planet, bettering our chances of finding possible signs of life.
24 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
SpaceX aims to subject a Dragon test vehicle to a "pad abort" trial at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as early as May 5. The unmanned test will demonstrate how Dragon might respond in the event of a launch problem.
24 April 2015, 12:22 AM ET
Top astronomers to handpick the Hubble Space Telescope image that has the most scientific relevance to them.
23 April 2015, 06:02 PM ET
Photographers around the world captured gorgeous shots of this year's Lyrid meteor shower, which peaked Wednesday night (April 22).
23 April 2015, 05:36 PM ET
The challenge is to tell them, through the medium of video, image or story, about an 'invention or innovation' that you've encountered. Find out more about it at xprizechallenge.org.
23 April 2015, 03:14 PM ET
NASA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with free do-it-yourself commemorative collectibles. NASA is offering a medallion, a model of the space telescope and a Hubble 'space ball.'
23 April 2015, 02:45 PM ET
Photographer Michael Soruri captures Hubble’s last servicing mission in his new book, “Infinite Worlds.” Here’s a sneak peak.
23 April 2015, 01:58 PM ET
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is not just a space traveler, she's apparently also a bibliophile who can't bear to be apart from her books, even in space. See how she celebrated World Book Day off Planet Earth.
23 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
SpaceX's daring reusable rocket test last week came up just short because of an issue with a 'throttle valve,' company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
23 April 2015, 12:30 PM ET
An awe-inspiring landscape of multicolored dust and jewel-like stars has been unveiled as the official image of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.
23 April 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Based on Hubble Telescope data, Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STSci) astrovisualization team produced this awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the star Westerlund 2 cluster.
23 April 2015, 10:52 AM ET
This stellar city, in the Carina constellation, 20,000 light-years away from Earth, is the home of many of our galaxy's hottest and brightest stars. Powerful winds from these powerhouses carve an incredible landscape in the gas of the nearby nebula.
23 April 2015, 07:54 AM ET
NASA is considering requesting money in next year's budget to eventually start using two space telescopes it received from the United States' spy satellite agency, a senior official told Space.com.
23 April 2015, 07:33 AM ET
See what's next after the Hubble Space Telescope, from a tech perspective.
23 April 2015, 12:49 AM ET
Exploding stars, whirling galaxies and bubbling nebulas can be seen on some of the massive screens that line New York City's Times Square.