28 January 2013, 06:33 AM ET
Space is a dangerous place for humans. Learn about the perils of human spaceflight in this infographic.
26 January 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Moon Astronomy Lesson: Learn more about moon phases, a waxing and waning crescent or gibbous moon and the lunar cycles of Earth’s moon each month at
24 January 2013, 07:24 AM ET
The nuclear-powered mobile science laboratory Curiosity will roll across the surface of Mars for years, searching for the conditions that may have once made Mars an abode of life.
24 January 2013, 07:12 AM ET
Distances driven by wheeled vehicles on the Moon and Mars.
23 January 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The mystery of the amazingly hot solar atmosphere may have been solved. Giant twisters bigger than the United States may move heat up from the surface.
22 January 2013, 05:26 PM ET
Two new companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, plan to mine asteroids for precious metals and resources. See how it could work in this infographic.
18 January 2013, 05:12 PM ET
Black holes are strange regions where gravity is strong enough to bend light, warp space and distort time.
16 January 2013, 03:11 PM ET
Bigelow Aerospace's BEAM expandable module will enhance the living area of the International Space Station.
16 January 2013, 01:12 PM ET
Details of the Orion four-person capsule that could carry crews to the Moon or an asteroid, beginning in 2021.
14 January 2013, 08:32 AM ET
Find out the facts about Titan's heavy atmosphere, lakes of hydrocarbons and the possibility of life.
11 January 2013, 04:00 AM ET
Scientists say an enormous cluster of quasars in the distant universe is larger than should be possible.
10 January 2013, 06:37 PM ET
The huge asteroid will pass close, but scientists say it won't hit us.
09 January 2013, 06:34 PM ET
Planet KOI 172.02 has yet to be confirmed, but it could potentially have water and life.
07 January 2013, 02:55 PM ET
Practically all sun-like stars have planets, and one in six has a planet the size of Earth, scientists say.
04 January 2013, 01:29 AM ET
See how solar flares, sun storms and huge eruptions from the sun work in this infographic.
20 December 2012, 03:22 PM ET
Being developed for missions in 2015 and beyond, the Z-1 could be used for exploring the moon and Mars.
19 December 2012, 12:00 AM ET
The nearest stars, their distances in light-years, spectral types and known planets.
14 December 2012, 10:07 AM ET
The remains of at least 71 space vehicles litter the surface of the moon.
06 December 2012, 04:01 PM ET
The private company announced commercial passenger flights to the moon starting in 2020.
29 November 2012, 04:46 PM ET
Billions of tons of water ice hides in frozen pits at the north pole of the hot planet Mercury.
21 November 2012, 01:00 PM ET
Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006, joining Eris, Haumea, Makemake and Ceres. All the dwarf planets are tinier than Earth's moon.
20 November 2012, 10:20 AM ET
Follow the International Space Station's (ISS) construction and development history from this infographic provided by Read about the construction of the most complex space project ever undertaken.
16 November 2012, 12:21 AM ET
Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year.
09 November 2012, 04:47 PM ET
The rocket that launched men to the moon was first tested in 1967.
07 November 2012, 07:01 PM ET
The planet HD 40307g, 44 light-years away, is seven times the Earth's mass and could have liquid water on its surface.
23 October 2012, 04:50 PM ET
See how different types of solar flares stack up in this infographic.
16 October 2012, 08:19 PM ET
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size planet orbiting one of the nearest stars to our sun: Alpha Centauri B.
15 October 2012, 03:07 PM ET
Astronomers using the Kepler Space Observatory have spotted a record five planets crammed in close to their parent star, 1,100 light-years from Earth.
14 October 2012, 01:21 AM ET
The daredevil's jump from 120,000 feet altitude requires the use of a space suit due to the low temperature and thin air.
10 October 2012, 11:50 AM ET
SpaceShipTwo will carry six passengers up past 328,000 feet altitude (100 kilometers), the point where astronaut wings are awarded.
06 October 2012, 05:13 AM ET
See inside SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rockets.
03 October 2012, 06:15 PM ET
On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union stunned the world with its surprise launch of Sputnik-1.