06 November 2013, 05:14 PM ET
The moon will pass just north of the planet Venus tonight (Nov. 6), making a pretty pairing in the southwestern sky, weather permitting.
06 November 2013, 04:48 PM ET
How much do you know about comets?
06 November 2013, 03:27 PM ET
During the epoch of heavy bombardment 4 billion years ago, volcanic activity on the Moon's nearside let the landscape flow wider. An 18-mile-wide asteroid impact simulation on near and far sides of the Moon is shown.
06 November 2013, 01:55 PM ET
A powerful X3.3 solar flare erupted at 5:12 p.m. EST (2212 GMT) on Wednesday (Nov. 5) from the sunspot AR1890. The material ejected from the solar flare will probably not create issues on Earth, space weather officials said.
06 November 2013, 01:33 PM ET
A .53 gram fragment of the meteor that stunned the world in February 2013 was imaged using X-ray tomography. It is an LL chondrite type meteor.
06 November 2013, 01:01 PM ET
See photos of an apparent meteor that lit up the Russian sky on Feb. 15, 2013, and created a massive blast.
06 November 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The risk of asteroid impacts like the meteor explosion that devastated a Russian city earlier this year may be 10 times greater than previously thought, several new studies on the meteor's origin and power reveal.
06 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists have spotted a type of rock called olivine on Vesta, but not where it was expected to be. The result may force researchers to rethink their ideas about how the protoplanet formed and evolved.
06 November 2013, 11:25 AM ET
The same Russian spacecraft that will launch tonight (Nov. 6) with three crew members and an Olympic torch for the orbital outpost is also carrying a "travel bug," a device used to mark the location of a hidden cache or container.
06 November 2013, 09:33 AM ET
A new hypersonic spy plane, capable of flying up to six times faster than the speed of sound, is being developed by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp., according to company officials.
06 November 2013, 09:17 AM ET
A quick-peaking X3 flare stitched a rare 'magnetic crochet' in Earth's upper atmosphere, causing a spike in our planet’s magnetic field on 4 November 2013, recorded by Alexander Avtanski’s homemade magnetometer in San Jose, CA, says Spaceweather.com.
06 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The just-released papers spotlight the U.S. government's desire for tight security at Area 51. The site was photographed with American reconnaissance assets to better assess what the Soviet Union's spy satellites might be able to discern.
05 November 2013, 06:10 PM ET
A robotic spacecraft filled with waste from the International Space Station meets its fiery end in a series of newly released photos.
05 November 2013, 06:00 PM ET
The technology for huge robotic arms designed to help astronauts in space is being brought back to Earth to do some heavy lifting in cancer treatment — in the form of a surgical robot that promises to take breast biopsies with remarkable precision.
05 November 2013, 05:00 PM ET
See amazing photos of Saturn's glorious rings.
05 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
A stargazer snapped an amazing shot of Comet ISON soaring though a galaxy-filled night sky.
05 November 2013, 02:45 PM ET
For the next week or so, if you happen to catch a glimpse of a bright yellow-orange or ruddy hued "shooting star," you might have just seen a Taurid meteor.
05 November 2013, 02:30 PM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning new portrait of Saturn stitched together from 36 images obtained on Oct. 10, 2013. See the amazing photo here.
05 November 2013, 01:11 PM ET
See photos from the Expedition 37/38 mission to the International Space Station, including Soyuz launch and landings.
05 November 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station is beaming down her special cosmic views to Earthlings via social media.
05 November 2013, 10:09 AM ET
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spacecraft, is expected to make its third powered test flight within a month, said the company’s chief executive George Whitesides.
05 November 2013, 09:55 AM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, the country's first interplanetary foray, blasts off from the Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
05 November 2013, 08:50 AM ET
Scientists are drawing up plans to repurpose Kepler, whose original exoplanet hunt was derailed in May. The potential "K2" mission would peer inside the plane of Earth's orbit, hunting mainly for planets crossing the face of small stars.
05 November 2013, 08:36 AM ET
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
05 November 2013, 05:00 AM ET
India's first mission to Mars — called the Mars Orbiter Mission — launched to space today (Nov. 5) atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on a 300-day trek into orbit around the Red Planet.
04 November 2013, 06:13 PM ET
India's space agency is counting down to launch its first mission to Mars on Tuesday (Nov. 5), a mission that — if successful —will place the country in an exclusive club of nations capable of sending probes to the Red Planet.
04 November 2013, 04:44 PM ET
There are many reasons to cast your eyes skyward this month. November began with a rare solar eclipse and could end with the potentially dazzling "comet of the century" Comet ISON streaking through the sky.
04 November 2013, 04:33 PM ET
With nine astronauts set to crowd the International Space Station at the same time, part of its crew moved a Russian transport vehicle to a different dock to make room for the new arrivals.
04 November 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The search for other Earth-like planets in the galaxy got a boost today, as Kepler's planet count bumped into the thousands — including more than 100 in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water could exist.
04 November 2013, 03:01 PM ET
Planets similar to Earth may not be that rare in the galaxy, new research suggests. About one in five sunlike stars observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft has an Earth-size planet in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water might exist.
04 November 2013, 01:53 PM ET
Voyager 1's 'plasma wave instrument' detects electrons that are excited when solar storms interact with the ionized gas that surrounds it. They occur at frequencies up to a few thousand hertz, so it can be translated to audio via loudspeakers.
04 November 2013, 01:13 PM ET
The American Museum of Natural History's newest show called "Dark Universe" is a 25-minute science lesson about some of the deepest and most complex mysteries in cosmology today narrated by Hayden Planetarium director, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.