Space News Archive
12 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
NASA's vintage International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, ISEE-3, is responding to hails from a private team hoping to revive the probe for new deep-space adventures.
12 June 2014, 07:25 AM ET
Space fans can give their dads a little piece of outer space with two off-world gifts this Father's Day (June 15).
12 June 2014, 07:21 AM ET
Friday the 13th coincides with a full moon, yet not every place will qualify for that particular astronomical oddity. In fact, some stargazers will see the full moon tonight (June 12), and you can too in a free live webcast.
11 June 2014, 05:07 PM ET
In anticipation of the World Cup, which the crew of the ISS will be watching, United States astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst show off their 'futbol' moves in microgravity. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/cNMpOU
11 June 2014, 04:47 PM ET
The resulting debris from a collision of galaxies is expelled through tidal tails. Tidal dwarf galaxies are born out of the debris. Credit: Observatoire de Paris / GEPI / François Hammer et al.
11 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer Terry Hancock took this image as part of his mosaic of the Gamma Cygni region from his backyard observatory in Fremont, Michigan on May 29, 2014.
11 June 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Drourr took this image on June 8, 2014 from Champlain Valley, Vermont. See how he captured the aurora view here.
11 June 2014, 03:42 PM ET
Over the next few nights, the full moon will be riding low in our summer sky. The full moon of June rises overnight on Friday, June 13. Here’s what to look for to see the June full moon.
11 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs) release as much energy as our Sun will emit in its entire lifetime and are the brightest phenomenon in the Universe. ALMA array observations have been used to map gas and dust in GRB's host galaxies for the first time.
11 June 2014, 12:53 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has photographed Mercury crossing the face of the sun, marking the first time such a planetary "transit" has ever been imaged from the surface of a planet other than Earth.
11 June 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Sunspot AR2087 had already popped two X-class Flares on June 10, 2014 when, on June 11th, it erupted with M-5 and X-1 Flares back to back. The Sunlit side of the Earth may face some HF radio blackouts. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/nJfcV1
11 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
See photos and images of the biggest solar flares of 2014 in this SPACE.com gallery of photos by NASA spacecraft and solar astronomers.
11 June 2014, 09:54 AM ET
The sun is hitting its stride. Earth's closest star shot off yet another powerful solar flare today (June 11) after producing a pair of major solar storms Tuesday (June 10).
11 June 2014, 08:59 AM ET
NASA's self-proclaimed 'flying saucer' just can't seem to get off the ground, and it's all Mother Nature's fault.
11 June 2014, 07:02 AM ET
NASA is heading back to the ocean floor twice in the next three months to test out techniques and technologies that could improve astronauts' lives in orbit and help them explore an asteroid down the road.
11 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A quarter-scale prototype of SpacePlane, a vehicle being developed by the France-based company Airbus, took to the skies last month, giving engineers their first look at how the craft performs in the air.
11 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The products that NASA develops have filtered into everyday life for decades, and for decades the publication "Spinoff" has chronicled their progress. The latest issue is now available for free online, and what's inside may surprise you.
10 June 2014, 08:48 PM ET
Skimming 20,000 feet (6,096 meters) above the ground, a group of scientists led by the SETI Institute's Peter Jenniskens spotted at least a dozen meteors that belong to a brand-new meteor shower.
10 June 2014, 06:32 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory's Mast Camera captured the planet on June 3rd, 2014. This is the first time a planet has been captured transiting the Sun from a planet other than Earth. Two sunspots were also seen. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/s0ZLUu
10 June 2014, 05:24 PM ET
The first season of 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' hits stores today (June 10), and the newly released set of episodes is packed full of cosmic special features and other surprises.
10 June 2014, 04:25 PM ET
Program executive Daniel Lockney explains how technologies used to for exploration have been transferred for use in everyday life here on Earth.
10 June 2014, 03:54 PM ET
In an evaluation to determine funding, NASA ranked its Swift telescopes at the top of a list of nine astronomical space telescopes, not including Hubble or Chandra.
10 June 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Alan Stern, the principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto, has challenged astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to just such a debate, NBCNews reported last week.
10 June 2014, 03:14 PM ET
A Space.com reader sent in an intriguing view of the Milky Way over Evans Bay in Wellington, New Zealand.
10 June 2014, 03:04 PM ET
A quarter-scale version of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) space plane was tested with an unpowered flight off the coast of Singapore in early May 2014. It was dropped from nearly 10,000 feet. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/MDvsRE
10 June 2014, 02:41 PM ET
NASA is offering $1.5 million in prize money this week to inventors who build a robot that can navigate a mock-alien landscape and scoop up geologic samples without any help from human controllers.
10 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
A checklist for the requirements of life as scientists define it could help ground speculation about the possibilities of alien life on distant worlds, new research suggests.
10 June 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The world will get its first good look at mysterious Pluto a little more than a year from now, possibly reigniting the debate over the object's planetary status. NASA's New Horizons probe will make a historic flyby of Pluto in July 2015.
10 June 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The next U.S. spacecraft designed to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station also need to act as lifeboats if something goes wrong on the orbiting outpost.
10 June 2014, 10:30 AM ET
The sun unleashed two massive solar flares Tuesday (June 10), both of them reaching X-class levels, the biggest storms on the sun. See video of the solar flares here.
10 June 2014, 10:17 AM ET
Sunspot AR2087 gave NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory a show on June 10th, 2014 with back to back X2.2 and X1.5 solar flares. NOAA cautioned against a wide area blackout of HF radio communications. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/q0tLYF
10 June 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A star shining about 2,800 light-years from Earth will chow down on two of its planets millions of years from now