Space News Archive
18 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
18 November 2015, 07:16 AM ET
That's no moon — but it's closer: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" promises a weaponized enemy base carved from an ice planet.
18 November 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Powerful eruptions from its host star may have stripped away the Earth-like exoplanet Kepler-438b's atmosphere, rendering the world uninhabitable, a new study suggests.
18 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The remains of long-dead stars in the galactic bulge are helping scientists better understand how the Milky Way has grown and evolved.
18 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity is headed toward the dark Bagnold Dunes, which lie in the northwestern foothills of the towering Mount Sharp, and should begin investigating the sandy feature in the next few days, NASA officials said.
18 November 2015, 06:00 AM ET
Scanning in the infrared, the European Southern Observatory's VISTA survey telescope in Chile and NASA's orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope uncovered 574 gigantic galaxies created around 1 billion years after the Big Bang.
17 November 2015, 05:16 PM ET
The test called for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems to take on two ballistic missile targets while Aegis simultaneously conducted an anti-air warfare operation.
17 November 2015, 05:00 PM ET
As NASA provides more details about its long-term plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, the agency’s administrator warned that any attempt by the next administration to deviate from that plan would be disastrous.
17 November 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The ideal Red Planet crewed site should be of high scientific value — allowing pioneers to search for signs of Mars life and investigate other intriguing questions — and also possess enough resources to help sustain expeditionary crews.
17 November 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Blue Origin expects to start launching commercial payloads on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle by the middle of next year, hoping to reinvigorate interest in flying experiments on such vehicles.
17 November 2015, 11:07 AM ET
According to, a 'canyon of fire' created by erupting plasma "stretched for more than 300,000 km (186,411 miles)." NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the superheated fireworks on Nov. 15th, 2015.
17 November 2015, 07:11 AM ET
Long, thin "stretch marks" on the surface of Phobos are early signs that the Martian moon is falling apart, new research suggests.
17 November 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The famous Leonid meteor shower will peak early Wednesday morning (Nov. 18), but this year's display probably won't be spectacular.
16 November 2015, 04:17 PM ET
The Leonid meteor shower will peak overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, giving skywatchers the chance to see some brilliant "shooting stars." The Leonids have put on amazing displays in the past, but this year's show will likely be on the subdued side.
16 November 2015, 03:35 PM ET
A replica of the only privately-owned watch worn by an astronaut on the moon's surface will soon go on sale for much less than the astronomical price tag that the historic flown timepiece sold for at a recent auction.
16 November 2015, 01:45 PM ET
A windy day on HD 189733b is nothing to take lightly.
16 November 2015, 01:34 PM ET
The new video, which the European Space Agency (ESA) released last week, reconstructs history's first-ever soft touchdown on a comet, which was performed by the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on Nov. 12, 2014.
16 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The first annual Spacecom meeting, which is being held in Houston this week, aims to help Earth-based industries take advantage of space technologies and new business opportunities in space.
16 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Chemical analysis by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity indicates that water made several repeat appearances to create the rich mineral veins at a site called “Garden City” in the lower part of Mount Sharp.
16 November 2015, 09:07 AM ET
Thirty research studies have been approved for the one-year International Space Station mission, currently underway by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko.
16 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Pluto's the prettiest dwarf planet at the party in this new, brilliantly colored image recently released by NASA.
15 November 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Pulsars, dwarf planets and alien worlds break records, a strange space object falls from the sky and Pluto's moons get weird — this is's top stories of the week.
14 November 2015, 11:32 PM ET
From a gorgeous photo of the Milky Way to a spectacular sunrise taken from the ISS, don't miss these amazing space images.
14 November 2015, 10:30 AM ET
See photos from NASA's New Horizons mission to explore the dwarf planet Pluto.
13 November 2015, 08:54 PM ET
An amateur photographer thought the world was ending when she caught pictures of a Trident missile in action near Los Angeles. See the photos and video here.
13 November 2015, 06:00 PM ET
The iconic costumes of "Star Wars" are on display in Times Square, in an exhibit that highlights how the creative process turns ideas into reality.
13 November 2015, 03:16 PM ET
Are you a fan of the Apollo moon landings? Are you curious about all the different types of items that the astronauts carried onboard their command and lunar modules? Can you type? If so, then the Smithsonian might just have the perfect pastime project.
13 November 2015, 02:00 PM ET
There is no truth to the claim that the Earth will plunge into 15 days of darkness on Nov. 15. Don't be left in the dark on this space hoax.
13 November 2015, 01:32 PM ET
The iconic costumes of "Star Wars" are on display in a new exhibit that highlights the creativity behind these forceful fashion items. Here are some amazing images from the exhibit.
13 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Blast off into the holiday season with's picks for the space fans, nerds and collectors in your life.
13 November 2015, 11:45 AM ET
The mysterious space junk WT1190F fell from the sky this morning, and scientists had a flying, ringside seat as the object burned up in multicolored fireballs.
13 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
The James Webb Space Telescope’s Nobel Prize-winning head astronomer advised planetary scientists Nov. 9 to get started on proposals for focusing JWST’s 6.5-meter mirror on objects most closer to home than its usual cosmic quarry.