11 February 2014, 12:07 PM ET
A new European spacecraft tasked with mapping a billion stars beamed its first picture back to Earth. The European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft aimed its gaze a dense young cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud for a test image.
06 February 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A time-lapse photo shows an Atlas 5 rocket streaking into the heavens carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) into Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2014.
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In a moment of lunar synchronicity, a moon-orbiting NASA probe spied another one of the space agency's spacecraft from its spot in orbit.
29 January 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Brown dwarf stars exist somewhere between giant gas planets, such as Jupiter and Saturn, and faint cool stars. See photos and images of brown dwarfs across the universe in this SPACE.com gallery.
29 January 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Satellites circling Earth have snapped stunning views of the sprawling sporting venues and slopes that will host the world's best athletes next week when the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi.
24 January 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Black holes are some of the universe's most enigmatic and mysterious objects. Take a tour of some of the most famous ones in the cosmos.
14 January 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Check out our full coverage of the year's largest astronomy meeting.
10 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore are using a 3D printer to turn Hubble images into textured pictures, opening up the wonders of the universe to people who are visually impaired.
08 January 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Kepler officials have been invited to submit a funding proposal by Jan. 31 for a new mission called K2, which would effectively extend the telescope's life by using its two reaction wheels to keep Kepler stable.
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
30 December 2013, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has capped 2013 with a spectacular new collection of Saturn photos showcasing the planet's beauty, as well with its trademark rings and strange moons. Saturn's clouds, rings, and moons Titan, Enceladus and Rhea star in the new im
26 December 2013, 09:10 AM ET
DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013.
11 December 2013, 02:48 PM ET
Time-lapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii created by Sean Goebel.
10 December 2013, 01:14 PM ET
Meet Robonaut 2, NASA's robot helper for space station astronauts.
03 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield visited his hometown Nov. 23, 2013 for a book signing event that attracted an estimated 1,000 people in Sarnia, Ont. – population 72,000.
10 November 2013, 11:00 PM ET
A rundown of some of the biggest spacecraft to smash into Earth beyond their operators' control.
31 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
These images of nebulas should put you in the mood for scary fun!
29 October 2013, 10:48 AM ET
ESA's Mars Express orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,500 times by October 2013. Its high resolution stereo camera images, assembled in this "fly-around," show riverbeds, volcanos, canyons and craters.
21 October 2013, 10:42 AM ET
SPACE.com readers sent in their photos of the Orionid meteor shower which peaked in October 2013.
17 September 2013, 03:27 PM ET
Europe's VLT Survey Telescope set its sights on the enormous stellar nursery (~250 light-years across) and has delivered a breathtaking view of the hot new-born stars and surrounding clouds. Featuring music by Molly Durnin (www.mollydurnin.com).
17 September 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By using the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (and adjusting brightness), this unique view of the moon has been created.
12 September 2013, 03:00 PM ET
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is humanity's first probe ever to reach interstellar space. See the major milestones of Voyager's trek to the void in this SPACE.com photo timeline.
10 September 2013, 10:40 AM ET
The University College of London, the only UK host of a NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, has recently released a stunning selection of the historic space pictures—many of them never published online before, others only ever in low resolution.
09 September 2013, 11:07 AM ET
See spectacular photos of Venus near the moon on Sept. 8, 2013 from stargazers around the world. The celestial pairing wowed amateur astronomers and skywatchers across the U.S., South America and beyond.
07 September 2013, 03:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's LADEE moon dust mission to probe the lunar atmosphere as the probe launches toward the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sept. 6, 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, 02:19 PM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Adam Brooks took this stunning image of night sky over Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales on July 25. The park is a diverse area of moorlands and mountains and is am International Dark Sky Reserve.
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.
12 July 2013, 11:13 AM ET
Twice a year, the setting sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid (running 29° from east to west), producing a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. Golden light splashes across the width of New York City's central island.