Space News Archive
28 September 2015, 02:26 AM ET
A total lunar eclipse will spawn a rare ‘supermoon’ blood moon on Sept. 27, 2015. See our complete coverage of the total eclipse of the moon.
28 September 2015, 02:10 AM ET
On Sunday evening, a moon that appeared abnormally large and bright in Earth's skies dove into the planet's shadow, turning a gorgeous reddish-gold in the process. It was the first supermoon total lunar eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033.
28 September 2015, 01:37 AM ET
A rare 'supermoon' blood moon lunar eclipse occurred on Sept. 27, 2015. See amazing photos of the lunar sight by skywatchers here.
27 September 2015, 07:33 PM ET
Super Moon In My Room by Uncle Milton is the latest in a series of wall-mounted lamps that mimic a planetary body. See our full review here.
27 September 2015, 11:31 AM ET
About 70 percent of the country will be able to get a good view of the supermoon total lunar eclipse tonight (Sept. 27), according to weather forecasts. But observers in much of the Eastern U.S. may be out of luck.
27 September 2015, 11:02 AM ET
As you watch and enjoy the total eclipse of the Harvest Full Moon, read on below to see 10 things about this shady little drama that might surprise you.
27 September 2015, 07:54 AM ET
During the total lunar eclipse tonight (Sept. 27), the full moon will shine as a traditional "harvest moon." See where the harvest moon full moon gets its name.
27 September 2015, 07:01 AM ET
To see this weekend's lunar eclipse, check out the webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory, which you can watch live right here on
27 September 2015, 06:50 AM ET
Researchers and NASA officials will unveil the discovery — which the agency described in a media advisory as a "Mars mystery solved" — during a press conference Monday at 11:30 a.m. EDT. You can watch it live here on, courtesy of NASA TV.
26 September 2015, 08:13 AM ET
Veteran astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre give tips on how to photograph sunday’s total lunar eclipse.
26 September 2015, 07:27 AM ET
A lunar eclipse provides spectacular viewing opportunities for everyone, from amateur skywatchers to experienced observers — read on to learn how to describe what you see.
26 September 2015, 07:25 AM ET
A gorgeous spherical lamp called Luna lets you bring a moon replica straight into your home.
25 September 2015, 10:26 PM ET
Earth's shadow on the moon causes a massive change in temperature on its surface. NASA research scientist Jennifer Heldmann tells's @CallaCofield about how they intend on gathering data on the Moon during the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.
25 September 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Veteran space photographers Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson show ways to photograph lunar eclipses in this photo guide.
25 September 2015, 05:06 PM ET
A new international space race is set to lift off between astronauts from Brazil, France, India and the United States. But instead of blasting off for the moon or Mars, the space explorers are embarking on a road rally from Connecticut to Florida's Space
25 September 2015, 03:21 PM ET
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from NASA’s New Horizons flyby on July 14, it’s that we have a really incomplete understanding of planetary evolution. And now, in a new image release by the Pluto mission, there’s yet another landscape (actually, landsc
25 September 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Just in time for this Sunday's (Sept. 27) lunar eclipse, artist Richard Clar will execute two moon-inspired projects that will send a part of Neil Armstrong back to the moon and create an introduction between the moon's "light side" and "dark side."
25 September 2015, 02:54 PM ET
What should observers expect to see happen during Sunday night's total lunar eclipse? Check out our guide to find out!
25 September 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The new Hubble photos, which researchers combined into several videos, show the Veil Nebula, a colorful cloud of material 110 light-years wide that lies about 2,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan).
25 September 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The Virginia-based Zero Gravity Corp. (Zero G) has now been flying customers on a specially modified Boeing 727 jet for a decade. The plane, known as G-Force One, flies in parabolic arcs that generate brief periods of weightlessness.
25 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The supermassive black hole at the heart of a recently discovered galaxy called SAGE0536AGN is about 30 times larger than it should be, and astronomers don't know why.
24 September 2015, 06:42 PM ET
The two celestial objects form a striking "double star" about one-quarter of the way up in the eastern sky one hour before sunrise through the end of September. They are closest together early Friday morning (Sept. 25).
24 September 2015, 05:32 PM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 has returned incredible imagery of the supernova remnant locoed 2100 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation. A comparison of imagery from 1997 shows that the gas filaments have moved.
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
What should you serve for Sunday's supermoon lunar eclipse? has a few moon-themed suggestions.
24 September 2015, 02:50 PM ET
In celebration of the total lunar eclipse this weekend, we've cooked up some moon-inspired cocktails that are sure to spice up your lunar viewing party.
24 September 2015, 02:25 PM ET
Two black holes, circling one another on their way to merging together, can create ripples in spacetime, but the waves are weaker than previously thought.
24 September 2015, 09:33 AM ET
As the full moon moves into the darkest part of Earth's shadow Sunday night (Sept. 27), tune into these live webcasts for expert commentary and a crystal-clear view.
24 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Myths abound about the moon, from the fabled "dark side" to the persistent belief that the Apollo landings were faked. Here's a look at some major lunar misconceptions, just in time for Sunday's rare "supermoon" total lunar eclipse.
24 September 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, also known as Mangalyaan, arrived at the Red Planet on the night of Sept. 23, 2014 (Sept. 24 GMT and Indian Standard Time) — just two days after NASA's MAVEN probe reached Mars orbit.
23 September 2015, 04:55 PM ET
The winning images from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition were announced last week, and the list is an awe-inspiring collection of celestial awesomeness.
23 September 2015, 04:34 PM ET
The Sunday evening eclipse is the last in a "tetrad" — a term for four total lunar eclipses happening at six-month intervals — that has been stunning skywatchers across the United States for the past 18 months,
23 September 2015, 04:31 PM ET
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on Sept. 21, 2014, 10 months after blasting off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.