04 February 2015, 07:13 AM ET
New research finds methane in rock that had been buried perhaps 12 miles (19 kilometers) underground millions of years ago.
04 February 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Scientists hope to create artificial cells that closely mimic what biological ones do so that it would be easy to create laboratory conditions to test out how they evolve.
04 February 2015, 06:01 AM ET
An amazing new photo of a famous nebula reveals two previously undiscovered and very distant stars.
04 February 2015, 06:00 AM ET
While imaging the Trifid Nebula, Europe’s VISTA infrared telescope peered through our galaxy’s dusty center to reveal two new Cepheid Variable stars. Such stars brighten and fade predictably, giving astronomers a distance measuring tool.
03 February 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, when a large rodent is expected to predict the weather. What can astronomy reveal about what's in store for the cold months ahead?
03 February 2015, 04:49 PM ET
LEGO, the brick-building toy company, has recently hosted some space LEGO events that have delighted my 6-year-old daughter to the point I had to share: Case in point, this adorable LEGO alien and its trusty pet.
03 February 2015, 03:19 PM ET
If your sky is clear early this evening, about an hour after sundown, you might be able to see the February full moon — sometimes known as the 'Snow Moon' — shining with the giant planet Jupiter in the east-northeast sky. Jupiter should be located to the
03 February 2015, 02:45 PM ET
SpaceX will soon ship a Dragon test vehicle to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where the spaceship will undergo a critical "pad abort" trial to show how Dragon might respond if a problem were to occur during launch.
03 February 2015, 02:39 PM ET
Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4 “Albert Einstein”) met its demise on Nov. 2nd, 2013, carrying 1.6 tons of trash and used clothing from the International Space Station.
03 February 2015, 12:30 PM ET
A new video from NASA reveals amazing new images of an asteroid zipping through space while a small moon orbits it.
03 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
With its intense heat, thick air and high pressure, Venus is not an ideal vacation spot.
03 February 2015, 11:40 AM ET
Conditions on the planet Mercury would make living there a challenge. See what the days and nights might be like on the closest planet to the sun in our infographic.
03 February 2015, 07:44 AM ET
A newly discovered exoplanet's ring system puts Saturn's collection to shame. What's more, a large gap in the rings suggests the presence of at least one Earth- or Mars-size exomoon.
02 February 2015, 07:47 PM ET
During the 'State of NASA 2016' speech, administrator Charles Bolden talked about the space agency's Orion, Boeing's CST-100, and SpaceX's Dragon spacecrafts.
02 February 2015, 07:42 PM ET
The White House's fiscal year 2016 budget request for NASA, which was released Monday (Feb. 2), allocates $18.5 billion to the space agency, including $30 million to formulate a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.
02 February 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Neither Opportunity nor NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allocated any funds in the White House's fiscal year 2016 budget request. But that doesn't mean the missions will definitely cease operations.
02 February 2015, 04:20 PM ET
The White House is requesting a $500 million boost for the NASA budget in 2016, potentially propelling the space agency on its way toward sending humans to Mars in the future, the agency's chief said Monday.
02 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Orange bubbles, blue patches, and red wisps of light dance in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope photo toward the constellation of Taurus.
02 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
One of the least likely places you might think astronomers would learn about ancient supernovae is at the bottom of the ocean but scientists have done just that -- also dredging up a mystery.
02 February 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Even the Super Bowl had something for space fans. Quite a few advertisers used the glory of outer space to their advantage last night (Feb. 1) during the big game.
02 February 2015, 11:08 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for February 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
02 February 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Amateur astronomer Keith Hanssen took this image of the Orion Nebula in November from Montana.
02 February 2015, 10:20 AM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Béla Papp took this picturesque moonlit scene near the village of Óbánya in southwest Hungary.
02 February 2015, 09:57 AM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network radar (Goldstone, CA + Green Bank, WV) obtained this enhanced view of Asteroid 2004 BL86 which has its own natural satellite.
02 February 2015, 06:41 AM ET
Scientists working with the long-lived Hubble Space Telescope say that the intrepid eye on the sky could continue functioning through 2020, and even beyond.
01 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
'Shoot For the Moon' is a short film depicting a homeless astronaut as he sets out for the moon – armed with nothing more than a travel case, some bottle rockets, but carrying a cargo of ambition.
31 January 2015, 10:40 AM ET
NASA newest Earth-observing mission has just launched to the ultimate height to study the dirt below our feet.
31 January 2015, 09:11 AM ET
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 31st, 2015. It will monitor Earth's soil moisture for 3 years.
31 January 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The gorgeous green glow of the northern lights served as a backdrop for bright white rocket tails in a set of amazing new photos. Five rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska this week carried experiments aimed at studying the science be
30 January 2015, 04:56 PM ET
Juno, the third largest asteroid in the night sky, is currently visible with binoculars, if you know when and where to look. Here's how to use the bright planet Jupiter and two constellations as your guide.
30 January 2015, 04:17 PM ET
When is the best time to observe the moon with a telescope? Most astronomy neophytes might say it is when it's at full phase, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! The best time to see the moon is during its first and last quarter phases.
30 January 2015, 03:46 PM ET
The signal that scientists with the BICEP2 experiment believed to be a sign of inflation in the early universe was actually light from interstellar dust. Today, scientists with BICEP2 and the Planck satellite announced their conclusion.