Infographics
26 February 2014, 02:14 PM ET
A powerful new technique for hunting alien planets yields a major new crop of new worlds. See how it helped NASA's Kepler Space Telescope confirm the existence of 715 new alien planets to nearly double the known list of exoplanets.
21 February 2014, 06:09 PM ET
Most astronomers believe the universe began 13.8 billion years ago in a sudden explosion called the Big Bang. Other theorists have invented alternatives and extensions to this theory.
29 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Not quite massive enough to ignite nuclear fusion, brown dwarfs may be as common as regular stars in the universe. Here's a look at how brown dwarfs may work in a SPACE.com infographic.
24 January 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For 10 years the robots have roved across Mars, making exciting discoveries about water in the planet's past.
17 January 2014, 03:34 PM ET
The two-part Rosetta spacecraft is designed to orbit and land on a comet. See how it will orbit and land on the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.
14 January 2014, 04:35 PM ET
The strange magnetic asteroid could be all that remains of what was once a protoplanet in the early solar system.
14 January 2014, 12:29 PM ET
By surrounding their star with swarms of energy-collecting satellites, advanced civilizations could create Dyson spheres.
19 December 2013, 09:43 AM ET
By keeping tabs on 1 billion stars over its five-year mission, Gaia aims to create the first accurate 3D map of the Milky Way Galaxy.
11 December 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Researchers found that habitable alien planets could exist closer to their stars than was previously realized. See how habitable zones work in this SPACE.com infographic.
10 December 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The private Mars One colony project
06 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
China's Chang'e-3 moon lander carries a six-wheeled rover vehicle on its back. See how Chang'e 3 and the Yutu ('Jade Rabbit') rover work in this SPACE.com infographic.
27 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Comet ISON could become a spectacular night sky object in November 2013. Find out why here.
13 November 2013, 05:08 PM ET
Maven will orbit Mars, looking for clues about what happened to the planet's once-thick atmosphere.
23 October 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Astronomer Edwin Hubble devised a method for identifying kinds of galaxies.
14 October 2013, 07:03 PM ET
After a 300-day cruise through space, India's Mars probe will circle the planet.
10 October 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Sunlike stars eventually become a compact body called a white dwarf, destroying its planets in the process.
08 October 2013, 03:03 PM ET
An engineer suggests building a roof over a small planet so that Earthlike conditions could be maintained.
01 October 2013, 05:49 PM ET
High-speed debris from satellite explosions could cause a catastrophic chain reaction, as seen in the movie "Gravity."
21 September 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Orbital Sciences has contracted with NASA to make supply runs to the International Space Station.
20 September 2013, 05:22 AM ET
The sun's magnetic field drives changes on its surface and beyond.
16 September 2013, 05:30 PM ET
A large enough sail would provide thrust from the pressure of sunlight and, perhaps, laser light beamed from afar, allowing a probe to cover vast distances with no need for fuel.
06 September 2013, 12:09 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration is a novel test of next-generation communications tech. See how the system works in this SPACE.com infographic.
30 August 2013, 01:01 PM ET
In the coming decade, three enormous telescopes will come online. See how the Giant Magellan Telescope, European Extremely Large Telescope and Thirty Meter Telescope will stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
28 August 2013, 06:10 PM ET
Orbital Sciences' new Minotaur V rocket is based on proven Peacekeeper missile technology, but designed to launch satellites to the moon. See how the small satellite launcher works in this SPACE.com infographic.
27 August 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Scientists are hoping to induce an unconscious state in astronauts so that they can be stored in cold capsules for long space flights. Here's how astronaut hibernation and suspended animation might one day work.
23 August 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The DC-X (Delta Clipper Experimental) was a prototype for a reusable space launch vehicle tested in the 1990s. See how fully reusable launch vehicles are envisioned to work in this SPACE.com infographic.
13 August 2013, 09:00 AM ET
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's vision for a futuristic Hyperloop transportation system concept involves sleek passenger capsules flying within a tube on a cushion of air. See how the ultra-fast system could get from N.Y. to S.F. in 30 min.
07 August 2013, 04:42 PM ET
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer will uncover details of the moon's thin atmosphere.
05 August 2013, 10:20 AM ET
For awhile in the 1970s, NASA scientists studied the possibilities of building giant communities in space.
01 August 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Scientists are eager to learn if Europa's huge subsurface ocean harbors alien life. See how Europea's frozen surface covers a suspected vast ocean of water that could be a home for microbial life. This SPACE.com infographic shows how.
23 July 2013, 02:48 PM ET
With the highest density of any observed space object, neutron stars can beam radiation across the galaxy.
16 July 2013, 07:09 PM ET
NASA's spacesuits, called Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) have many layers and systems that combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how the space clothes double as a 1-person spacesuit in a SPACE.com inforgraphic.