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10 April 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Apollo 13 memorabilia belonging to the late astronaut Jack Swigert is auction-bound, 44 years after a last-minute change landed him aboard the ill-fated flight. The mementos are being put up for sale by Swigert's family.
10 April 2014, 12:38 PM ET
A team of researchers detected a pair of faraway objects that could be a free-floating Jupiter-like gas giant and its moon or a small star hosting a planet about 18 times more massive than Earth. The duo's identity will likely never be known.
10 April 2014, 12:32 PM ET
The countdown to weightlessness begins. On Wednesday, I got a barf briefing. On Thursday, I'll get an Army-green flight suit. And on Friday, I'll finally get a chance to experience life without gravity (albeit in brief increments).
10 April 2014, 11:57 AM ET
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket is counting down to launch the classified NROL-67 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office today (April 10) at 1:
10 April 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Alaska Aurora Tour group teacher/photographer John Chumack (http://GalacticImages.com)captured the Northern Lights above the Chena Hot Springs Resort, atop Charlie Dome. The next tour is schedule for 2015: http://goo.gl/TD64VQ
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An astronaut in space recently made a giant leap into the social media world with the first Instagram photo ever sent from the International Space Station.
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The enormous collision occurred 3.26 billion years ago and involved an asteroid 23 to 36 miles across — four to six times wider than the dino-killing space rock. The impact created a crater about 300 miles wide, researchers said.
10 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
While the supernova remnant, known as DEM L241, has been known since the 1970s, the companion star remained invisible until NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory recently examined the region.
09 April 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship delivered about 3 tons of supplies to the International Space Station today after a quick, six-hour trip to the orbiting outpost.
09 April 2014, 05:18 PM ET
The ISS Progress 55 resupply craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 9th, 2014 and docked nearly 6 hours later. There are 3 tons of food, fuel and gear onboard. See the launch: http://goo.gl/DlSAEH
09 April 2014, 05:17 PM ET
This is not the first time that people have seen more in Curiosity's images than is actually there. In September 2012, for example, the rover photographed a landscape that appeared to contain a rodent crouching between two rocks.
09 April 2014, 04:58 PM ET
09 April 2014, 04:48 PM ET
A new documentary trailer making its way around the Internet this week seems to make the case for a long-outdated theory about how the universe works.
09 April 2014, 03:18 PM ET
When two stars collide or a massive star blows up the fabric of the universe warps and springs back, sending gravitational waves across the cosmos. The wave motion would be very tiny. But to watch it, scientists must build very large instruments.
09 April 2014, 01:39 PM ET
NASA astronaut Steven Swanson made the 'historic' post on April 7th, 2014. The 'selfie' was taken in the space station's cupola and states "Back on ISS, life is good".
09 April 2014, 01:36 PM ET
Sci-fi junkies and warm-weather lovers, rejoice! A three-day science, sci-fi and fantasy conference will take place in September on Hawaii's Big Island.
09 April 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A former Navy test pilot, Binnie had most recently worked for Scaled Composites, overseeing flight tests of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. He will now help another suborbital space plane, XCOR's Lynx, get off the ground.
09 April 2014, 12:32 PM ET
What in another year might have been a routine hearing about NASA’s annual budget request turned into a heated, and sometimes partisan, exchange about the agency’s internal security practices and the broad state of the U.S. human spaceflight program.
09 April 2014, 12:30 PM ET
There has been a lot of interest recently in an upcoming series of lunar eclipses that begins April 15. These are usually described as "Four Blood Moons" and taken by some to prophesy upcoming disasters.
09 April 2014, 12:30 PM ET
The ISS Progress 55 resupply craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 9th, 2014. The 3 tons of food, fuel and gear on board will reach the Station in about 6 hours. Read more: http://goo.gl/jIMJG1
09 April 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Crowdsourced space apps may find the solutions to some of the planet's most challenging problems.
09 April 2014, 11:27 AM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying a fresh load of supplies is on its way to six crewmembers living and working on the International Space Station.
09 April 2014, 10:29 AM ET
The batteries that power NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter need sunlight to recharge, and the probe will fly in darkness for long periods during the total lunar eclipse, which will be visible throughout the Western Hemisphere on April 14 and 15.
09 April 2014, 10:18 AM ET
See photos from the launch of the unmanned Russian Progress 55 cargo ship to the International Space Station on April 9, 2014.
09 April 2014, 09:30 AM ET
A cosmic diamond ring sparkles 2,500 light-years from Earth. A powerful telescope in Chile has captured an image of a planetary nebula — one of the last stages of life for a star like the sun — and a bright star looking eerily similar to a diamond ring.
09 April 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Shine bright like a diamond: A chance alignment of a blue planetary nebula, a vivid foreground star, and the ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile produces an apparition like an engagement ring.
08 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
In an effort to spur innovation inside and outside the space industry, NASA is releasing more than 1,000 of its computer codes to the public Thursday (April 10) through a new open-access software catalog.
08 April 2014, 05:41 PM ET
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun science operations in a new area of study nicknamed “the Kimberly” after the Western Australian region.
08 April 2014, 04:45 PM ET
'Super Planet Crash' challenges the public to create a planetary system with various kinds of objects, ranging from Earth-size planets to gas giants to more massive dwarf stars.
08 April 2014, 02:30 PM ET
Though UFO enthusiasts may beg to differ, mission team members say that a bright flash of light visible in two images taken by the Curiosity rover on April 2 and April 3 almost certainly has a perfectly ordinary explanation.
08 April 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Veteran astrophotographer A. Garrett Evans of central New Hampshire endured the bitter cold of York, Maine, on March 3 to take this stunning panorama of the Milky Way galaxy and Venus.