Image Albums
15 August 2013, 01:30 PM ET
See photos and images of Nova Delphinus 2013, a new star explosion discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Koichi Itagaki on Aug. 14, 2013.
15 August 2013, 11:04 AM ET
See photos from NASA's DC-X rocket project in the 1990s, which built and launched a prototype for vertical launch and landing.
15 August 2013, 11:00 AM ET
The "cosmic zoo" of galaxies formed in the early years of the universe are as diverse as they are today, according to new research. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope found that the assorted range of galaxy types seen today were also present for
14 August 2013, 09:09 AM ET
See photos of NASA's only pair of twin astronauts.
14 August 2013, 07:16 AM ET
See fantastic photographs of Earth taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 36/37 in 2013.
13 August 2013, 02:19 PM ET
The annual Perseid meteor shower of 2013 peaks in mid-August. See photos Perseid meteor shower fireballs by stargazers as the 'shooting stars' display nears its peak.
12 August 2013, 04:56 PM ET
See images and concept art for billionaire innovator Elon Musk and his "Hyperloop," an ultrafast transportation system for the 21st century. Here's how it works.
10 August 2013, 08:01 AM ET
From the sky over a Welsh Park to a hazy moon over Canada, don't miss these jawdropping night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
10 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
From NASA's 1970s visions of a space colony to a mock Mars mission and views of lightning from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Aug. 10, 2013.
09 August 2013, 02:51 PM ET
The Gemini Observatory's Gemini South telescope is churning out spectacular imagery using its laser-guided Gemini Multi-conjugate adaptive optics System (GeMS). See the dazzling images from and of the telescope in this SPACE.com gallery.
09 August 2013, 12:19 PM ET
The family that builds robots together stays together, as seen by the example of the Beatty family.
06 August 2013, 07:59 PM ET
See mission pictures from the months-long HI-SEAS mock Mars mission to test space food for deep-space exploration in Hawaii. Volunteer scientists spent months training for the three-month excursion in Hawaii.
06 August 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Lightning on Earth can be a spectacular sight, but astronauts in space have a unique view on the electrical events. See dazzling photos of Earth’s lightning as seen from space in these cosmic images.
06 August 2013, 12:24 PM ET
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet on Aug. 5, 2012 in a dazzling space engineering feat. One year later, the rover has found evidence that Mars was once habitable, had running water and more.
06 August 2013, 11:54 AM ET
At four times the size of Jupiter, this alien planet may be huge, but it's the smallest photographed around a star like our sun. Bluer than expected, the exoplanet dubbed GJ 504b is likely pinkish to dark magenta in color.
05 August 2013, 10:34 AM ET
See photos from the new TriStar movie 'Elysium,' written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, starring Matt Damon. The film opens August 9, 2013.
05 August 2013, 09:59 AM ET
In honor of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's one year anniversary on the surface of the Red Planet, Barbie's career of the year is Mars explorer. Here's a look at her other space-age looks throughout the years.
05 August 2013, 08:17 AM ET
Three space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA's Ames Research Center in the 1970s. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made.
03 August 2013, 03:59 PM ET
See photos of Japan's H-2B rocket with the H-2 Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI 4" (HTV-4), which is poised to launch toward the International Space Station in August 2013. The White Stork cargo ship will launch tons of supplies.
03 August 2013, 02:48 PM ET
See photos and images depicting a powerful kilonova gamma-ray burst as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in June and July of 2013. Kilonovas are 1,000 times more powerful than average star explosions, called novas.
03 August 2013, 07:00 AM ET
From a cosmic hula hoop to a shuttle used in 'Star Trek' , don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
01 August 2013, 12:01 PM ET
See sky maps for the most promising night sky events of August 2013.
01 August 2013, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in July 2013.
29 July 2013, 10:45 PM ET
European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano guided a NASA rover through a series of trials last week, operating the Earthbound robot as he orbited several hundred miles above our planet's surface.
29 July 2013, 05:08 PM ET
See photos from SpaceFest 2013 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. The Intrepid museum is home to the space shuttle Enterprise and built inside a modified World War II aircraft carrier.
27 July 2013, 12:10 PM ET
From gleeful faces at a model rocket contest to a mystery region on the sun, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
27 July 2013, 12:02 PM ET
From a plane to the moon to the Milky Way in black and white, don't miss these jawdropping night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
26 July 2013, 01:58 PM ET
A European Ariane 5 ECA rocket successfully launched Europe's largest-ever telecommunications satellite and a meteorological spacecraft for India on July 25, 2013, in the rocket's 56th consecutive success.
26 July 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The new movie 'Gravity,' depicting a disaster outside the International Space Station, is directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts.
26 July 2013, 07:34 AM ET
Canada is working on a follow-up project to its successful Canadarm robotic arm series that flew on the space shuttles and space station.
25 July 2013, 05:27 PM ET
A new book celebrates the past and future of human exploration of the cosmos. "New Frontiers of Space" explores the most important people and breakthroughs in space science and spaceflight today.
25 July 2013, 03:31 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.