Image Albums
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.
24 July 2013, 10:30 AM ET
NASA tested the parachute system of its new Orion capsule in a drop test at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, on July 24, 2013.
23 July 2013, 07:43 PM ET
Area families came to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 14 to launch model rockets and at a 150-foot-wide 'moon.' The contest marked the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.
20 July 2013, 10:40 AM ET
From a engine part recovered from Apollo 11 to an experiment that burns a flame in space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
19 July 2013, 01:30 PM ET
An Atlas V 551 launched the Navy's second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on July 19, 2013. The MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communication system.
19 July 2013, 12:05 PM ET
The heat shield for NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is being coated with a layer of thermal protection material at the Textron Defense Systems plant in Wilmington, MA. It is the world’s largest heat shield, measuring 16.4 feet in diameter.
18 July 2013, 02:35 AM ET
See photos from NASA's Microgravity University Program flights from July 12-20, 2013, including the UCSD Microgravity Team, which invited SPACE.com's Tariq Malik to follow its biofuel flame experiment in weightlessness.
17 July 2013, 10:28 AM ET
See images of new observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope showing a gas cloud ripped apart by the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
16 July 2013, 10:20 AM ET
A spacewalk outsie the International Space Station on July 16, 2013, ended early for astronauts Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy, after water began leaking inside Parmitano's helmet.