17 January 2014, 06:30 AM ET
Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.
16 January 2014, 05:21 PM ET
NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on the Red Planet 10 years ago and the space agency will celebrate with a live webcast event tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Here's how to watch live.
16 January 2014, 04:42 PM ET
As I revved the all-terrain vehicle up the steep hill, I could feel gravity and mud pushing me back from the crest. I leaned forward in my spacesuit and with my right thumb, pressed hard on the throttle.
16 January 2014, 03:48 PM ET
Deborah Gordon, who researches animals’ collective behavior, explains her experiment aboard Space Station into how ants would react to varying surfaces in a microgravity environment.
16 January 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Night sky photographer Jeff Johnson captured this stunning view of the Triangulum Galaxy by combining observations of the galaxy taken years apart. See how he did it here.
16 January 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The test of China's new "hypersonic glide vehicle," which apparently took place Jan. 9, was not designed to advance the nation's ability to penetrate American missile defense systems, according to Chinese military officials.
16 January 2014, 12:46 PM ET
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will broadcast a live show on the misfit stars known as brown dwarfs tonight (Jan. 16) and you can watch the science talk live online.
16 January 2014, 12:33 PM ET
NASA is inviting the public to submit their names to fly to an asteroid and back aboard a robotic spacecraft set to leave Earth in two years.
16 January 2014, 11:14 AM ET
The European Space Agency is developing a tight-fitting "skinsuit" designed to squeeze the body from the shoulders to the feet, counteracting the lack of gravity in space.
16 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
"Gravity" will be a force to be reckoned with at the 2014 Academy Awards. The space thriller garnered 10 nominations for this year's Oscars, tying with "American Hustle" for the most nods.
16 January 2014, 07:40 AM ET
An interstellar spacecraft could conceivably be powered by the radiation emitted by a tiny, manmade black hole. Here's a look at what it would take to turn this ambitious idea into reality.
16 January 2014, 07:38 AM ET
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program would get up to $696 million — its highest annual budget yet — under an omnibus spending bill drafted by Congress to fund the federal government for the remainder of 2014.
16 January 2014, 07:34 AM ET
During an orientation walk around the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah on Jan. 5, our crew confronted a steep hill.
15 January 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Within days of our two-week stay at the Mars Desert Research Station, crew members already encountered minor medical problems – a sore back and a cold or flu among them.
15 January 2014, 03:46 PM ET
This space wallpaper is a Hubble image showing the scatterings of bright stars and thick dust that make up spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy.
15 January 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Supermoon was a term invented by astrologer Richard Nolle many years earlier to refer to the coincidence between two astronomical events: a full moon and lunar perigee, when the moon is at its closest point to Earth.
15 January 2014, 01:49 PM ET
The MWC 656 system consists of a massive "Be" star and a companion black hole. The star rotates at very high speed, ejecting an equatorial disc of matter that is transferred to the black hole through an accretion disc.
15 January 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Astronomers have found a quiescent black hole orbiting a massive, fast-rotating 'B-emission' star, suggesting that these strange binary systems may be common throughout the Milky Way galaxy.
15 January 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Multicolored cosmic lights dance over mountains, bridges and lakes in an amazing new video that highlights the beauty of the northern lights as seen from Norway.
15 January 2014, 10:45 AM ET
The origin of the two small moons of Mars, called Phobos and Deimos, have been shrouded in mystery since their discovery in 1877. But new models provide stronger suggestions that Phobos, at least, may be a captured asteroid.
15 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The active sun will take center stage in a live webcast from the online Slooh Space Camera today (Jan. 15).
15 January 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Scientists are mapping out a mission to the metallic asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet. The proposed mission would reveal insights about planet formation and afford the first-ever good look at a metal world.
15 January 2014, 06:01 AM ET
Scientists using a powerful telescope in Chile have found an alien planet circling a star that is nearly identical to the sun in a star cluster 2,500 light-years from Earth.
14 January 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Scientists are mapping out a possible mission to the huge metal asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.
14 January 2014, 04:45 PM ET
A Geminid meteor streaks across the night sky over a frozen Pennsylvania lake in this stunning image by veteran space photographer Jeff Berkes on Dec. 13, 2013. See how Berkes did it here.
14 January 2014, 03:25 PM ET
As I ascended the stairs to the second floor of Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, something struck me as strange: the lights were off and the crew was quiet at what was usually a busy time — 5 p.m.
14 January 2014, 03:13 PM ET
See stunning photos of Phobos and Deimos, the small moons of Mars, as seen by spacecraft on and orbiting the Red Planet. Phobos is the largest moon of Mars, with Deimos as a smaller satellite.
14 January 2014, 03:09 PM ET
NASA Commercial Crew Program partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX are on-track to provide astronauts with rides into orbit at much less cost than government-built vehicles.
14 January 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Check out our full coverage of the year's largest astronomy meeting.
14 January 2014, 02:52 PM ET
The old star cluster in the Cancer constellation is home to at least 3 planets. - one of which orbits the Sun's twin. ESO's Harp planet hunter instrument, mounted on a Chilean telescope, found the hot gas world. This animation reveals one world.
14 January 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Exoplanets have been found in star clusters but this is the 1st orbiting a star almost exactly like the Sun. ESO’s HARPS planet hunter instrument, mounted on a Chilean telescope, found the hot gas world in long-lived cluster Messier 67.
14 January 2014, 02:35 PM ET
Mars Express — the first European Space Agency spacecraft built to investigate another planet — has been snapping color and 3D images of Mars for 10 years.