07 June 2012, 10:38 AM ET
The northern lights are more formally known as auroras, and are caused by interactions between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetic field.
05 June 2012, 06:45 AM ET
If you miss the June 2012 transit of Venus across the sun, you won't have another opportunity until the year 2117.
01 June 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See tips on how to see the June 5 Venus transit of the sun in 2012, the one until 2117, in this SPACE.com infographic.
09 May 2012, 03:06 PM ET
You should never look directly at the sun, but there are ways to safely observe an eclipse.
24 April 2012, 04:20 PM ET
Sierra Nevada Corporation will use its Dream Chaser space plane to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. See how it works in this SPACE.com infographic.
24 April 2012, 01:29 PM ET
Blue Origin has revealed little about its mysterious biconic space vehicle design. See what is known in this SPACE.com look.
24 April 2012, 06:11 AM ET
Boeing is developing the CST-100 space capsule to ferry astronauts into Earth orbit and the International Space Station.
11 April 2012, 09:00 AM ET
See how North Korea plans to launch a new long-range rocket, which it says will orbit the country's first satellite, in April 2012 in this SPACE.com infographic.
06 March 2012, 07:18 AM ET
Venus, the second closest planet to our sun, is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus is one of the brightest natural objects in the night sky.
17 February 2012, 03:38 PM ET
See how John Glenn's Mercury mission put the first American in orbit in 1962 in this SPACE.com infographic.
16 February 2012, 07:06 AM ET
See how the first American astronauts flew in space on NASA's Mercury space capsules in this SPACE.com infographic.
13 February 2012, 06:37 PM ET
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal for NASA offers only a modest cut overall, but bites deep into Mars funding and planetary science.
02 February 2012, 04:34 PM ET
The workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years.
26 January 2012, 05:44 PM ET
On Jan. 27, 1967, the crew of Apollo 1 was killed when fire engulfed their spacecraft during a ground test. The disaster stalled America's race to the moon for a year and a half.
11 January 2012, 04:37 PM ET
Learn more about three of the smallest alien planets that orbit a red dwarf star in this SPACE.com infographic.
11 January 2012, 01:24 PM ET
The latest data shows that our Milky Way galaxy is chock full of billions of planets, at least one for every star.
05 January 2012, 04:48 PM ET
Learn more about Russia's failed Mars probe Phobos-Grunt, which will fall to Earth in January, 2012 in this SPACE.com infographic.
31 December 2011, 07:57 AM ET
NASA's twin GRAIL satellites will orbit the moon and measure its gravity field in greater detail than ever before.
20 December 2011, 01:02 PM ET
See how the Earth-size planets around star Kepler 20 measure up to our Earth.
14 December 2011, 05:16 PM ET
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will move closer together in the evening sky over the next couple months.
13 December 2011, 06:14 PM ET
Paul Allen's Stratolaunch Systems plans to build a giant carrier vehicle in order to air-launch rockets to Earth orbit.
28 November 2011, 01:33 PM ET
What makes the moon turn dark and red? Find out in this SPACE.com infographic.
21 November 2011, 05:14 PM ET
For more than 50 years, NASA's robotic deep space probes have carried nuclear batteries provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Even the crewed Apollo moon landings carried nuclear powered equipment.
18 November 2011, 12:11 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover is the size of a small car and will use a unique way to land on Mars.
12 November 2011, 04:20 AM ET
Russia's Phobos-Grunt mission is intended to collect rocks from Mars' moon Phobos, but the spacecraft encountered trouble after launch.
08 November 2011, 09:21 AM ET
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will launch a probe to sample asteroid 1999 RQ36 in 2016.
04 November 2011, 01:29 PM ET
Despite making an unusually close pass by the Earth, asteroid 2005 YU55 poses no threat of impact with our planet.
02 November 2011, 05:22 PM ET
The docking of two robotic spacecraft, the Tiangong 1 space station and Shenzhou 8 capsule, provides a preview of larger Chinese space complexes planned for the future.
14 October 2011, 04:41 PM ET
Learn all about ROSAT, a dead space telescope that ceased operating in 1999 and will fall to Earth in October 2011, in this SPACE.com infographic.
23 September 2011, 02:40 AM ET
Get a snapshot view of NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which will fall to Earth in 2011, in this SPACE.com infographic.
15 September 2011, 12:54 PM ET
Learn about the alien planet Kepler-16b that resembles Luke Skywalker's home world Tatooine in this SPACE.com infographic.
14 September 2011, 04:57 PM ET
See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.