Entertainment Archive
27 November 2015, 03:16 AM ET
Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift-givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of four categories.
27 November 2015, 01:58 AM ET
Here are the best inexpensive telescopes (sub-$200). These high-quality scopes are light on features but big on value. Each will make a great gift and a fine first telescope.
27 November 2015, 01:11 AM ET
Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized ‘GoTo’ scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.
27 November 2015, 12:34 AM ET
Here are the best portable telescopes for the money. These grab-and-go scopes are ideal for travelers, city dwellers escaping light pollution, and anyone with limited storage space.
25 November 2015, 12:30 PM ET
NASA Johnson interns have created yet another hilarious parody music video, with this latest one highlighting Scott Kelly's epic one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.
24 November 2015, 10:17 AM ET
A fan-suggested 3-foot-tall model of NASA's historic Saturn V moon rocket has landed on LEGO's launch pad and is now awaiting an official "go/no-go" call as to whether it will lift off as a commercial toy set.
24 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are testing beverage cups that let them literally wake up and smell the coffee.
23 November 2015, 04:37 PM ET
"The Martian," which stars Matt Damon as a NASA astronaut stranded and presumed dead on the Red Planet, is up for Raw Science's 2015 Kip Thorne Gravity Award for the best depiction of a scientific principle in film.
23 November 2015, 01:19 PM ET
Coheed and Cambria’s music often plays upon space themes. Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard and Zach Cooper’s private tour of NASA Johnson Space Center by astronaut Mike Foreman discovered Robonaut 2, ISS and Space Shuttle simulators, and more.
23 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Even a veteran Starfleet officer would have a hard time turning down a pint of Vulcan Ale, a new Star Trek-inspired IPA perfect for a crisp autumn night of stargazing.
20 November 2015, 03:14 PM ET
MinutePhysics teamed up with the Web comic xkcd to explain how to go to space, using just the most common 1,000 words in the English language. And it is wonderful.
20 November 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched rockets, spaceships and electric cars, and after his stint on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" last night, he can add TV sitcom to his epic list of achievements.
19 November 2015, 11:10 AM ET
NASA's Johnson Space Center is back in the music business, aping Andy Grammar's "Honey I'm Good," as 'NASA is Good,’ to raise interest in Scott Kelly's Space Station mission, plus Pathways and Student Intern opportunities.
18 November 2015, 11:47 AM ET
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
18 November 2015, 07:16 AM ET
That's no moon — but it's closer: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" promises a weaponized enemy base carved from an ice planet.
17 November 2015, 12:57 PM ET
Genetically sculpted peoples and alien swarms fill the pages of S.H. Jucha's latest novel, "Méridien."
16 November 2015, 03:35 PM ET
A replica of the only privately-owned watch worn by an astronaut on the moon's surface will soon go on sale for much less than the astronomical price tag that the historic flown timepiece sold for at a recent auction.
13 November 2015, 06:00 PM ET
The iconic costumes of "Star Wars" are on display in Times Square, in an exhibit that highlights how the creative process turns ideas into reality.
13 November 2015, 03:16 PM ET
Are you a fan of the Apollo moon landings? Are you curious about all the different types of items that the astronauts carried onboard their command and lunar modules? Can you type? If so, then the Smithsonian might just have the perfect pastime project.
13 November 2015, 01:32 PM ET
The iconic costumes of "Star Wars" are on display in a new exhibit that highlights the creativity behind these forceful fashion items. Here are some amazing images from the exhibit.
13 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Blast off into the holiday season with Space.com's picks for the space fans, nerds and collectors in your life.
12 November 2015, 07:01 AM ET
For years, NASA astronaut Bonnie Dunbar came to Ellington Airport to fly. She returned to the southeast Houston airport, the home of the space agency's aircraft operations, to dig — in honor of the history, and future, of flight.
10 November 2015, 05:25 PM ET
Lego Star Wars kits, and especially its minifigures, pack a lot of personality into a few pieces of plastic. That goes double for photographer Vesa Lehtimäki's new Lego photo book.
10 November 2015, 10:30 AM ET
There's something strange going on in the universe that calls into question scientists' basic assumptions about space and time — but most people don't notice those conflicts unless they know where to look.
10 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
We finally got our hands on Lego's new Spaceport set, and it was awesome — so we reached out to the kit's designers to hear more about it.
06 November 2015, 05:50 PM ET
A newly released international trailer features as-yet-unseen footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
06 November 2015, 12:21 PM ET
Walt Disney Japan has released the latest trailer. It cuts in previously unreleased footage into the full length trailer released in October 2015. The movie premieres in the United States on Dec. 18th.
06 November 2015, 08:50 AM ET
"The Martian" just topped the box office for the fifth consecutive weekend. Here are six surprising things you might now know about this Red Planet survival story.
05 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
05 November 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Space.com featured the art of mathematician and cosmologist Ed Belbruno in a gallery showing at New York's Café Minerva — and, next door, hosted a panel discussion probing science, art and the origin of inspiration.
05 November 2015, 07:45 AM ET
A new sci-fi TV show is coming this December and it's good. Like really, REALLY good.
04 November 2015, 04:14 PM ET
As of Nov. 2, "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" has finished its madcap five-episode race through the "Star Wars" story as told from R2-D2's and C-3PO's perspective.
04 November 2015, 07:45 AM ET
Hollywood has become dominated by blockbusters that recycle past stories, comics and previous films.
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.