Infographics
05 March 2015, 06:00 PM ET
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is getting humanity's best view yet of the tiny survivor from the solar system's earliest days. See what we know about the dwarf planet Ceres in this our infographic.
05 March 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2015. See the basic facts of Einstein's relativity in our infographic here.
03 March 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists believe conditions may be right for life, under Europa's icy crust.
23 February 2015, 01:26 PM ET
Ceres, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, has almost no gravity, warmth or atmosphere.
17 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Mars would not be an easy home for human colonists. See how its lower gravity, thin atmosphere and lack of a magnetic field could make it challenging for a colonist in this Space.com infographic.
10 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Life on the moon would be very different for explorers than life on Earth. See how in this Space.com infographic.
09 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
ESA's tiny suborbital testbed vehicle could pave the way for later orbital space planes.
03 February 2015, 11:40 AM ET
Conditions on the planet Mercury would make living there a challenge. See what the days and nights might be like on the closest planet to the sun in our infographic.
28 January 2015, 04:38 PM ET
SMAP, or the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, will measure groundwater content and frozen/thawed state, all over the world every three days.
09 January 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Flies, flatworms and NASA CATS armed with lasers are on board SpaceX's fifth Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station. See how the science experiments stack up in this Space.com infographic.
05 January 2015, 07:45 PM ET
In a first for space flight, SpaceX will attempt to fly its Falcon 9 booster rocket to a safe landing aboard an offshore platform.
16 December 2014, 02:50 PM ET
Although methane had been discovered before from space, NASA's Curiosity rover made the first in-situ discovery of rapid changes in methane concentration from the surface of Mars.
02 December 2014, 05:59 PM ET
The second in the Hayabusa series will drop probes on and take samples from asteroid 1999 JU3.
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.