Space News Archive
07 October 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Edward C. Stone, now Thirty Meter Telescope Board's Vice-Chair, explains the technical specifications of the telescope and the science it will produce. Groundbreaking for the telescope occurred near the summit on Mauna Kea, Hawaii on Oct. 7th, 2014.
07 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
An architect with an interest in spaceflight has drafted a design to relaunch the display of a Saturn V moon rocket in Houston. Brantley Hightower's idea for a glass-fronted building came after he visited the booster at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
07 October 2014, 04:21 PM ET
With its adaptive optics and much larger aperture, the ‘TMT’ will deliver finer detail than the Hubble Space Telescope. Groundbreaking for the telescope occurred near the summit on Mauna Kea, Hawaii on October 7th, 2014.
07 October 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this image from Cape May, New Jersey on Aug. 27, 2014.
07 October 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to do some maintenance and repair work during a more than six-hour spacewalk today (Oct. 7).
07 October 2014, 01:57 PM ET
Amateur astronomer Victor Rogus talks about his experiences observing total lunar eclipses.
07 October 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Weather prospects for Wednesday's total lunar eclipse are great for observers hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'blood moon' from around the United States.
07 October 2014, 10:20 AM ET
See photos of NASA's Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst taking their first spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
07 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will rise Wednesday (Oct. 8), and even if you can't see the full "blood moon" rise from your city, you can watch it online via two webcasts.
07 October 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A lunar eclipse will take place on Oct. 8, 2014. See how to see it with the sky maps in this Space.com gallery.
07 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Two astronauts will venture outside the confines of the International Space Station for a spacewalk today (Oct. 7).
07 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Huge galaxies have to eat their neighbors to keep growing, a new study reveals. A survey of 22,000 galaxies showed that the largest among them are nowhere near as good at creating stars as smaller ones. Instead, the massive galaxies snack on dwarf galaxie
07 October 2014, 12:13 AM ET
See images of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope, a giant observatory to peer deep into the universe from a mountaintop in Hawaii.
06 October 2014, 10:35 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows ESO's La Silla Observatory with a backdrop of the Milky Way. Established in the 1960s, La Silla was ESO's first observatory to be built in Chile.
06 October 2014, 06:38 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the filament snaking across the surface for several days. Imagery from September 30th, 2014 to October 5th (when the it rotated out of view) have been compiled in this time-lapse.
06 October 2014, 03:15 PM ET
The folks behind 'Interstellar,' the most anticipated space film of the year, are offering a sneak peek inside the movie's centerpiece spaceship Endurance. And all it takes is a few minutes of your time.
06 October 2014, 03:07 PM ET
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is expected to head to the orbiting lab inside SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft in 2015. The BEAM mission will test out expandable-habitat technology, NASA officials have said.
06 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Stratolaunch's huge rocket-launching plane could be launching Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser space plane into orbit a few years from now.
06 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
05 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
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05 October 2014, 08:53 AM ET
One decade after a huge milestone in commercial spaceflight, Sir Richard Branson thinks his spaceflight company Virgin Galactic's spaceship, is "on the verge" of another breakthrough in the industry.
05 October 2014, 08:17 AM ET
Observers of Wednesday morning's total lunar eclipse might be able to catch sight of an extremely rare cosmic sight.
04 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
From a stunning image of the Red Planet from India's first spacecraft to a spectacular new photo showing a cluster of stars, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Oct. 4, 2014.
04 October 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Most of North America will witness a total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday (Oct. 8), but the morning sky will also hold a surprise for intrepid skywatchers interested in seeing another celestial body alongside the eclipsed moon.
04 October 2014, 08:30 AM ET
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
03 October 2014, 06:00 PM ET
On Oct. 4, 2004, the privately funded SpaceShipOne reached outer space for the second time in less than a week, winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize for the team that built the craft and giving a nascent industry a huge shot in the arm.
03 October 2014, 04:37 PM ET
Researchers suggest they may know why the Uranus moon Miranda resembles Frankenstein's monster, a jumble of mismatched parts: Constant squeezing and stretching from Uranus caused the moon to heat up and churn.
03 October 2014, 01:47 PM ET
A NASA satellite charged with staring at the sun captured an incredible image of the star bursting forth with a moderately sized solar flare Thursday.
03 October 2014, 12:25 PM ET
Lynn Sherr — the author of the recently-released book, "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space" — paid tribute to the late astronaut Thursday (Oct. 2) on the satirical news program "The Colbert Report."
03 October 2014, 11:17 AM ET
European space officials are eyeing four possible landing sites on Mars for a life-seeking rover that is set to launch in 2018.
03 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
See photos and images of the biggest solar flares of 2014 in this SPACE.com gallery of photos by NASA spacecraft and solar astronomers.
03 October 2014, 09:55 AM ET
The Vessel-ID System investigation on ISS tracks the Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal that is emitted from sea-faring ships on Earth. It relays ship position reports to tracking stations on the ground.