Space News Archive
09 June 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Europe's Rosetta Mission will study comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, nicknamed ‘Cherry-Gerry.’ The probe’s Philae lander will attempt a first-ever landing on the surface.
09 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The agency's Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) instrument transmitted a new 37-second, 175-megabit video called "Hello, World!" to a ground station in California as the orbiting lab soared 260 miles overhead.
09 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Spewing orange and blue flame against the dark sky, NASA's Morpheus lander lifted off more than 800 feet (244 m) in the air during its first night flight test ever May 28.
08 June 2014, 11:30 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope.
08 June 2014, 11:53 AM ET
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08 June 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Carl Sagan launched 'Cosmos,' an epic 1980 TV series that brought science to the public like never before. Now, Sagan's legacy lives on in 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' — a 13-episode series airing on Fox. See our complete coverage.
08 June 2014, 10:22 AM ET
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' airs its final episode tonight (June 8). Take a look back at the landmark follow-up science series to Carl Sagan's iconic 1980 'Cosmos.'
08 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new image captured by NASA's Spitzer Telescope reveals a cluster of young stars inside the Serpens Cloud Core.
07 June 2014, 01:23 PM ET
From a spectacular solar eruption to breathtaking images from NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 7, 2014.
07 June 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Researchers have developed a method to recreate supernova explosions in the lab using high-intensity lasers.
06 June 2014, 05:30 PM ET
The 12 proposals range from a submarine that would explore the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's huge moon Titan to a probe that would travel around the solar system by hitching rides on comets.
06 June 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Astronomers have apparently discovered the first of a class of strange hybrid stars, confirming theoretical predictions made four decades ago. The stars, known as Thorne-Zytkow objects, are hybrids between red supergiants and neutron stars.
06 June 2014, 01:40 PM ET
The Milky Way appears to glimmer above New Hampshire barns in this stunning image. Astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans took this image on June 1 at the Muster Field Farm Museum in Sutton, New Hampshire.
06 June 2014, 01:02 PM ET
This stunning image of Mercury, the moon and Jupiter also showcases a historical landmark of the Italian city from which it was taken: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See how astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca captured the photo here.
06 June 2014, 10:50 AM ET
Mars colonies and other big spaceflight dreams are possible with reusable rockets and spacecraft, SpaceX chief Elon Musk says. And the company is working to make full and rapid reusability feasible.
06 June 2014, 10:37 AM ET
A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.
06 June 2014, 10:30 AM ET
The huge asteroid 2014 HQ124, nicknamed 'The Beast,' will fly by Earth Sunday (June 8), but poses no threat to Earth. But what if it DID hit us? Here's what the stadium-sized asteroid would do.
06 June 2014, 10:14 AM ET
The Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) aboard the International Space Station transmitted a video titled "Hello, World" to Earth. Mission manager Matt Abrahamson of JPL explains how it works.
06 June 2014, 09:15 AM ET
NASA is working on more efficient heating and cooling, longer lasting – nearly maintenance free – systems, more durable fabrics, and more dextrous gloves. New oxygen recovery systems might utilize local planetary materials: ‘in-situ’ consumables.
06 June 2014, 06:35 AM ET
NASA's new K2 mission, born from the hobbled Kepler spacecraft, is already underway and performing its own alien-planet–hunting science.
06 June 2014, 06:30 AM ET
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif., and the Brooklyn, New York-based 3D printing company MakerBot are seeking design ideas for a habitat that could house humans on Mars.
06 June 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Whether you're from planet Earth or the planet Asgard, NASA wants you to face (fictional) armies from outer space.
05 June 2014, 05:16 PM ET
Researchers are ready to send NASA a last-ditch proposal to save the 11-year-old spacecraft.
05 June 2014, 05:07 PM ET
The space agency updates the public on the progress of the first unmanned test flight of the Orion Multi-purpose crew vehicle. Still slated to launch in December 2014.
05 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Lockheed Martin will build the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system.
05 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Google aims to invest billions in a fleet of satellites to provide service to areas presently without broadband Internet access.
05 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new supercomputer simulation of how galaxies grow may have illuminated the mysterious lack of matter around the cores of galaxies.
05 June 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Engineers have just installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on NASA's Orion spacecraft — the agency's newest spaceship designed to take astronauts to deep space destinations
05 June 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Humans should go to Mars to explore, and also as a form of insurance in case disaster strikes on Earth, the aerospace company's president, Gwynne Shotwell, told a small crowd here today (June 4) at the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry.
05 June 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A new analysis of lunar rocks now supports the idea that the moon was born in a gigantic collision between the nascent Earth and a mysterious planet-size rock, scientists say.
05 June 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Samples from Apollo missions containing isotopic oxygen supporting the theory that a Mars-sized object (called Thea) slammed into Earth setting off a series of conglomeration events that ultimately created the Moon. Story: http://goo.gl/MGfZ0E
05 June 2014, 12:05 PM ET
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space. See images and photos from the carbon-hunting mission in this Space.com gallery.