Infographics
25 November 2014, 02:38 PM ET
The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.
14 November 2014, 07:30 AM ET
When the Philae attempted touchdown on comet 67P, it bounced off with nearly enough force to drift away into space.
11 November 2014, 04:31 PM ET
The European Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander aims to be the first probe ever to safely land on a comet. Here's how to land on a spinning ice mountain in space.
07 November 2014, 03:05 PM ET
In the film 'Interstellar,' astronauts use a variety of spacecraft to cross the universe and explore alien worlds. See how they work in this Space.com infographic.
07 November 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Wormhole travel across the universe and supergiant black holes are just some of the wonders seen in the film 'Interstellar.' See how the film's astrophysics works in this Space.com infographic.
06 November 2014, 01:08 PM ET
China's Chang'e series of lunar probes are part of a series leading up to ultimately returning samples of moon rock to the Earth. See how China's lunar exploration program aims for the moon in this Space.com infographic.
03 November 2014, 02:04 PM ET
Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo spacecraft broke apart in mid-flight on Oct. 31, 2014, killing one pilot and injuring another. See the sequence of events (as known so far) related by the NTSB.
29 October 2014, 01:00 PM ET
NASA's plan is to bring a distant asteroid nearer to Earth, but a competing idea would send humans to one or more asteroids in their native orbits.
22 October 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Astronomers have detected the signatures of hundreds of comets disintegrating in a distant, chaotic solar system 63 light-years away.
17 October 2014, 07:38 AM ET
In a rare celestial event, a comet will pass closer to Mars than the moon is from Earth on Oct. 19, 2014. See how the Comet Siding Spring flyby of Mars works in this Space.com infographic.
18 September 2014, 11:30 AM ET
SpaceX's fourth cargo mission to the International Space Station includes some mice, the first 3D printer in space and other weird science. See our take on the cargo in this Space.com infographic.
27 August 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Stars are giant fusion reactors, smashing protons together to produce energy.
20 August 2014, 12:05 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 capsule is designed to carry seven astronauts to the International Space Station. See how it works in this Space.com infographic.
31 July 2014, 03:24 PM ET
NASA's Mars 2020 mission will send a car-size rover to the Red Planet to collect samples. See how the Mars 2020 rover will work in this Space.com infographic.
29 July 2014, 04:28 PM ET
The European Space Agency's ATV cargo vehicle delivers 8.3 tons of solid and liquid cargo to the International Space Station. See how the unmanned spacecraft work in this Space.com infographic.
18 July 2014, 03:36 PM ET
Diagrams and NASA artwork show how Apollo astronauts flew to the moon.
16 July 2014, 12:13 PM ET
For centuries before Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the idea of going there stirred people's imaginations. See the 350-year history of moon exploration in this Space.com infographic.
12 July 2014, 07:27 AM ET
Learn what makes a big full moon a true 'supermoon' in this SPACE.com infographic.
11 July 2014, 12:44 PM ET
Plans that have been announced in recent years for crewed space flights to the moon.
04 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
SpaceX's three-core Falcon Heavy rocket is a mega-booster that would be the largest, most powerful launch vehicle since NASA's Saturn V moon rocket. Here's how SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket works.
16 May 2014, 04:40 PM ET
A rare meteor storm, or especially intense meteor shower, could happen if a particular comet was active hundreds of years ago. See how such meteor storms work in this Space.com infographic on 'shooting stars.'
09 May 2014, 05:18 PM ET
NASA's next-generation Z-2 spacesuit prototype is an evolution ahead of its predecessor, the Z-1. See how NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit works in this Space.com infographic.
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A new computer simulation produces a chunk of the universe that closely resembles the real thing.
30 April 2014, 01:01 PM ET
On Beta Pictoris b, a planet still forming nearly 64 light-years away, a day lasts only 8.1 hours.
28 April 2014, 01:00 AM ET
Spacecraft use multiple methods to slow down enough for a safe landing on Mars. See how Mars landings work in this Space.com infographic.
17 April 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A rocky planet that could have liquid water at its surface orbits a star 490 light-years away.
12 April 2014, 07:38 AM ET
SpaceX's third Dragon cargo mission is packed with 5,000 lbs. of vital supplies, including some intriguing technology and science experiments. See some of the best experiments riding the Dragon in this Space.com infographic.
10 April 2014, 05:21 PM ET
Using laser beams, scientists could detect the physical distortions caused by passing gravitational waves. See how they'll do it with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, in this Space.com Infographic.
09 April 2014, 04:58 PM ET
A series of four total lunar eclipses in a row is called a tetrad, or four Blood Moons. See how lunar eclipse tetrads work in this Space.com infographic.
03 April 2014, 05:21 PM ET
Enceladus has an extensive water ocean under its icey crust, feeding water jets that emerge from near the south pole.
02 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The moon is Earth's nearest neighbor, but its origins date back to a violent birth billions of years ago. See how the moon was made in this Space.com infographic.
26 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Astronomers have now discovered two dwarf planets — Sedna and 2012 VP113 — in the distant inner Oort Cloud, a largely unexplored region that likely hosts millions of icy objects.