Infographics
27 June 2013, 06:00 AM ET
IRIS orbits the Earth and focuses on tiny details on the sun's surface with its small but powerful telescope.
25 June 2013, 01:24 PM ET
The nearby star Gliese 667c is orbited by up to seven alien planets, three of which are super-Earths that may be habitable.
25 June 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Humans could set up robot-constructed mining outposts at the moon's poles.
21 June 2013, 03:01 AM ET
With a pair of binoculars or a small telescope, many spectacular features can be spotted on the moon.
14 June 2013, 09:35 AM ET
The first woman in space flew on June 16, 1963.
11 June 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The landmark 1968 film influenced the depiction of space travel in movies and television for decades.
10 June 2013, 05:30 PM ET
The capsule carrying China's second female astronaut and two crewmates will spend 15 days in space.
30 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The crew of a Mars-bound mission would face significant radiation and cancer risk en route.
28 May 2013, 05:39 PM ET
Russia's Soyuz spacecraft can now launch crews to the International Space Station in a single day. See how it works in this SPACE.com infographic.
20 May 2013, 06:11 PM ET
See how NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a huge space observatory, will probe the universe from its perch in deep space.
20 May 2013, 12:09 PM ET
Where did all that superscience tech come from?
15 May 2013, 04:20 AM ET
Scientists are taking a close look at a Mars-Orbiting Space Telescope concept. See how the idea would use an old spy satellite telescope donated to NASA by the National Reconnaissance Office in this SPACE.com infographic.
12 May 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Damaged at launch, the 1970s Skylab required dramatic on-orbit repairs before it was usable. See how it worked.
09 May 2013, 07:58 PM ET
The ammonia system is one of several cooling loops that circulate liquids throughout the International Space Station.
09 May 2013, 02:24 AM ET
How Solar Eclipses Work: When the moon covers up the sun, skywatchers delight in the opportunity to see a rare spectacle.
06 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
After decades of deterioration, Star Trek's Galileo shuttlecraft mockup is being restored to its original glory.
02 May 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The mission of the Kepler Space Telescope is to identify and characterize Earth-size planets in the habitable zones of nearby stars.
24 April 2013, 03:52 PM ET
Find out how Hubble has stayed on the cutting edge of deep-space astronomy for the past 20 years.
23 April 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Learn all about Russia's robot Progress cargo ships in this SPACE.com infographic.
18 April 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Scientists have discovered three super-Earths circling two different stars more than 1,000 light-years away.
12 April 2013, 05:21 PM ET
Fruit flies launched in 1947 became the first animals to reach outer space and be recovered alive.
10 April 2013, 05:15 PM ET
The ambitious plan would have the goal of moving a small asteroid to a new orbit near the Earth by the year 2025.
03 April 2013, 06:36 PM ET
Astronomers know more about what dark matter is not than what it actually is.
03 April 2013, 07:33 AM ET
The Cosmic Microwave Background radiation tells us the age and composition of the universe and raises new questions that must be answered.
02 April 2013, 01:08 PM ET
Take an in-depth look at the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer will hunt dark matter, cosmic rays and antimatter galaxies.
20 March 2013, 01:10 PM ET
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to raise sunken Apollo 11 moon rocket engines from the ocean floor. Learn more about the Saturn V rocket's F-1 engines in this SPACE.com infographic.
20 March 2013, 01:02 PM ET
NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes launched in 1977 to visit the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.
14 March 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Unlike most exoplanet discoveries, the system of HR 8799 can be directly viewed by Earth-based telescopes.
12 March 2013, 02:02 PM ET
Made up of dozens of small radio telescope dishes, the ALMA telescope will be one of the most powerful in the world when finished.
12 March 2013, 12:20 PM ET
Comet Pan-STARRS brightens Earth's night sky in March 2013. The comet was discovered in June 2011.
08 March 2013, 07:38 PM ET
A fragment of the Chinese Fengyun 1C weather satellite, destroyed on purpose in 2007,damaged the Russian nanosatellite BLITS on Jan. 22, 2013.
28 February 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Already tested as a cargo carrier, the Dragon spacecraft can also be fitted out to shuttle passengers to low orbit and to the International Space Station.