Space News Archive
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.
03 October 2014, 08:32 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the Aurora Borealis over Abisko National Park in September 2014. He says that they "have enjoyed powerful auroras eight out of the last ten nights."
03 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, which arrived in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August after a 10-year deep-space chase, has photographed jets erupting from the icy wanderer's surface.
02 October 2014, 06:10 PM ET
Sunspot AR2172-AR2173 erupted with an M7.3-class flare on October 2nd, 2014. The eruption was not Earth-directed, as it was on the Sun's western limb and rotating out of view (as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory).
02 October 2014, 03:54 PM ET
It's not every day you see someone in an astronaut spacesuit randomly walking on the beach. But apparently that's what Kent beachgoers in the United Kingdom found during a jaunt to Margate Beach last weekend, as Yahoo Screen explains in this video.
02 October 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Skywatchers across much of the world will have the chance to see the moon glowing with an eerily red pallor during a pre-Halloween total lunar eclipse next week.
02 October 2014, 03:22 PM ET
When a Russian Soyuz spaceship pulled up to the International Space Station on Sept. 25, it had a distinctly off-kilter look due to a stuck solar wing. Here's how it looked to NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman from inside the orbiting laboratory.
02 October 2014, 02:10 PM ET
The 235 feet (72 meters) tall United Launch Alliance rocket was moved to Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 30th, 2014 and lifted into vertical position on October 1st, 2014.
02 October 2014, 01:55 PM ET
The bright, hazy smudge at the center of this space wallpaper is a comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or 67P/C-G for short.
02 October 2014, 01:28 PM ET
The countdown is underway for the removal of NASA's iconic launch countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The large digital clock, which has stood for more than four decades, is being replaced by a modern display screen with more capabilities.
02 October 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Celebrating a quarter-century of robotic and astronaut achievements in space, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a new collector coin commemorating the anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency.
02 October 2014, 12:47 PM ET
On Oct. 4, 2004, private test pilot Brian Binnie launched into space at the controls of SpaceShipOne, making commercial spaceflight history. See how Binnie piloted SpaceShipOne to help his team win the $10 million Ansari XPrize.
02 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
Look up to see planets parading across the sky this month. A series of planets, big and small, will reveal themselves to skywatchers on Earth, if weather permits.
02 October 2014, 10:25 AM ET
You don't have to become an astronaut to use the International Space Station's new 3D printer.
02 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The spacesuits of the future might be totally alien-looking. Instead of the bulky spacesuits that astronauts wear today, a group of MIT researchers want to "shrink-wrap" the spaceflyers of tomorrow.
02 October 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A global network of skywatching detectives has pieced together the strange story of a Russian military spy satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere earlier this month, sparking a spectacular sky show over five U.S. states.
02 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite observed an incredibly intense flare coming from DG Canum Venaticorum, a system of two red dwarfs located about 60 light-years from Earth. The eruption put to shame anything ever seen on the sun.
02 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In the style of the popular television show 'The Amazing Race,' Canadian astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen had to complete physical and mental challenges concerning partners of the Canadian Space Agency.
01 October 2014, 05:16 PM ET
The 2.5-minute trailer for "The Theory of Everything," which came out today (Oct. 1), is the second Focus Features has released to tout the film.
01 October 2014, 05:00 PM ET
October's sky includes eclipses of the moon and sun, as well as comets and more. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
01 October 2014, 03:56 PM ET
In 'Interstellar,' Nolan chronicles the search for another planet for humanity after life of Earth becomes unsustainable. See images from the film "Interstellar" in this Space.com gallery.
01 October 2014, 03:32 PM ET
The Delta 4 Heavy rocket was rolled out to Launch Complex 37 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept. 30, then lifted to a vertical position Oct. 1 to prepare for the Dec. 4 test flight of NASA's Orion crew capsule.
01 October 2014, 03:12 PM ET
October 8th brings a Lunar eclipse to North America. On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will fly within 81,000 miles of the Red Planet. The, on October 23rd, a partial solar eclipse graces Canada most of the US and Mexico.
01 October 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Christopher Nolan's space epic 'Interstellar' is still a month away from theaters, but the third and final trailer is out now.
01 October 2014, 01:07 PM ET
The month of October 2014 brings some amazing skywatching sights for observers, including a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse and a meteor shower to boot. See the most promising sky events in this Space.com gallery.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The moon's Ocean of Storms was previously thought to be a round crater left after a giant impact, but now researchers surprisingly find it is underlain by a giant rectangle created by cooling lunar lava as the moon formed.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A giant cloud that covers the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a surprisingly poisonous nature: It's made of cyanide. The giant cloud, first spotted by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2012, is the size of Egypt and covers Titan's south pole.