Space News Archive
19 June 2015, 05:29 PM ET
On Tuesday (June 16), NASA's Cassini mission had an EXTREMELY close encounter with one of Saturn's cratered moons, Dione.
19 June 2015, 03:56 PM ET
'The Astronaut Wives Club,' ABC's new 10-episode drama about the women behind the United States' first spacemen, has lifted off. The premiere, aptly titled "Launch," spanned two years of NASA events in one hour. How close though, was it to real space hist
19 June 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Talk about galactic drama. Some of the strangest galaxies in the universe congregate in groups similar to this one, spied by the Hubble Space Telescope.
19 June 2015, 12:27 PM ET
NASA's Mars Cube One (MarCo) consists of two communication relay cubesats that will launch along with the InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander.
19 June 2015, 11:19 AM ET
Former NASA astronauts Jeff Ashby and Nicholas Patrick explain the experience amongst stunning imagery of the flight of the Blue Origin Rocket.
19 June 2015, 08:57 AM ET
On it’s way over the limb, as the Sun rotates, sunspot AR2365 popped a massive coronal mass ejection into space on 18 June 2015. The cloud of charged plasma was not, fortunately, moving along the line between Earth and Sun.
19 June 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Michelle Lovretta, creator and showrunner for the new Syfy series "Killjoys," talks with Space.com about classic science fiction and the power of visual effects to bring a show to life.
19 June 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The U.S. Mint may strike gold curved coins to commemorate the golden anniversary of the first manned moon landing, if a new bill is approved. The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act calls for gold and silver coins to be struck in 2019.
19 June 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A trio of spaceship-flying bounty hunters chase wanted criminals through a planetary system on the verge of a political boiling point in the original science fiction series "Killyjoys," which debuts on the Syfy network tonight (June 19) at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.
19 June 2015, 06:59 AM ET
It's New Year's Day on the Red Planet today and NASA is celebrating in style with an epic three-day party in Mars itself … Mars, Pennsylvania, that is.
18 June 2015, 01:55 PM ET
NASA hopes to match commercial efforts in the future satellite-repair industry.
18 June 2015, 01:30 PM ET
After a 7-month hiatus, the revived European comet lander is nearly ready to resume work, expanding on our scientific understanding of the solar system.
18 June 2015, 12:50 PM ET
In our solar system, the objects with rainfall, rivers and oceans can be counted on two fingers: Earth, and Saturn's moon Titan. Both also share a thick atmosphere, rocky ground and plate tectonics.
18 June 2015, 12:49 PM ET
In "The Astronaut Wives Club," debuting on Thursday (June 18) on the ABC TV network, viewers meet the women who stood behind America's first spacemen as the space age got off the ground. Part two of collectSPACE.com’s interview with co-star Erin Cummings.
18 June 2015, 12:41 PM ET
UrtheCast, the Canadian company that runs commercial cameras on the space station, released June 17 the first HD video taken by one of its cameras there.
18 June 2015, 10:56 AM ET
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile ‘weighed’ a a barred spiral galaxy (NGC 1097) about 45 million light years from Earth.
18 June 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The Planetary Society’s impressive solar sail experiment has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. Following its deployment in Earth orbit on May 20, LightSail-A deployed its solar sail on June 7.
18 June 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Ancient Mars could have looked more like an icy snowball than the warmer, wetter planet that many researchers have suggested, according to a new study.
18 June 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Densely packed clusters of stars are accidents waiting to happen in space. This new photo reveals a spot near the center of the Milky Way with a crowd of stars likely to collide, merge and push one another around.
17 June 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Syfy's new series, "Killjoys," follows the adventures of a band of space bounty hunters.
17 June 2015, 04:00 PM ET
The space-funding company Uwingu is offering a deal: Name a Red Planet crater between now and Father's Day (June 21) and receive a decorative certificate, either a downloadable digital version or a printed and framed one.
17 June 2015, 01:21 PM ET
The moon is surrounded by a permanent dust cloud likely caused by comet particle collisions, new observations reveal. NASA's LADEE moon dust probe data suggests the lunar dust cloud that is different than that seen by astronauts on Apollo 15 and 17.
17 June 2015, 01:01 PM ET
A Mars-size planet about 200 light-years from our solar system has turned out to be the lightest known alien world orbiting a normal star, researchers say. It is the first exoplanet smaller than Earth with both its mass and size measured.
17 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A permanent cloud of dust has been found hovering around the moon, caused by the impacts of tiny particles from deep space.
17 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
By studying data from the Kepler probe, scientists have found a planet about the size of Mars, about 200 light-years away from Earth.
17 June 2015, 10:35 AM ET
Reaching a a maximum throat temperature of 1253°C, an additively manufactured combustion camber and nozzle by Airbus Defence & Space survived 618 ignitions, a total operation time of over an hour and one continuous 32 minute burn.
17 June 2015, 06:58 AM ET
Astronomers have found what looks like a population of the very first stars ever formed in the universe, forged from hydrogen created in the Big Bang.
17 June 2015, 06:50 AM ET
From studying extreme life forms on Earth, to using Antarctica as an analogue for icy moons in our solar system, scientists have a wide range of approaches to searching for life beyond Earth.
16 June 2015, 05:25 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is less than one month away from its flyby of Pluto and in great shape for what promises to be a truly epic encounter with the dwarf planet.
16 June 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Three days of GOES-East satellite imagery has been compiled to show the progress of the storm over the Gulf of Mexico from June 14th-16th, 2015. It makes landfall on the Texas coast on June 16th.
16 June 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Astronomers have finally spotted some of the original stars which created the elements of life. The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope detected brilliant infant galaxies containing mega-giant simple stars.
16 June 2015, 03:16 PM ET
Using clouds of glitter to reflect light could be a way of reducing the mass of telescopes that rockets need to heft into orbit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory suggests.