Space News Archive
16 August 2015, 09:00 AM ET
NASA astronauts eat space-grown lettuce for the first time, and burying people on the moon gets easier — here are Space.com's best space stories of the week.
15 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
From the magnificent Milky Way to a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, don't miss these stunning space images.
14 August 2015, 05:30 PM ET
All of the images at the My Planet from Space exhibit, showing in New York until Sept. 9, were taken by satellites to help researchers diagnose the state of the planet. The exhibit's curator, Viviana Panaccia, wants its viewers to do the same.
14 August 2015, 05:22 PM ET
It's been a wild 2015 for United States weather, and more changes are afoot when El Niño takes hold in the Pacific, NASA said.
14 August 2015, 01:48 PM ET
SyFy Channel will launch TV adaptations of two epic science fiction books in December with two more in the works. The shows are 'Childhood's End' based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke, 'The Expanse,' 'Gateway' and 'Hyperion.'
14 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Attempts to recreate the conditions surrounding Jupiter's Great Red Spot in a lab on Earth are helping scientists to understand the mystery of the enormous storm.
14 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Daily sunspot counts going back 400 years have been revisited by scientists who say the numbers aren't quite right, suggesting solar activity has not varied as wildly as previously thought.
14 August 2015, 06:18 AM ET
Located at the heart of a dwarf galaxy known as RGG 118, the black hole contains about 50,000 times more mass than the sun. It's therefore less than half as heavy as the second-smallest known supermassive black hole, researchers said.
14 August 2015, 01:18 AM ET
Matter and antimatter appear to be perfect mirror images of each other, scientists have discovered with unprecedented levels of precision, foiling hope of solving the mystery as to why there is far matter than antimatter in the universe.
13 August 2015, 11:02 PM ET
Scientists at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, are developing a "gecko gripper" system that could help robots inspect and repair the International Space Station.
13 August 2015, 10:44 PM ET
Hoping for that Leia look without traveling to a galaxy far, far away? Or are you more the Chewbacca type? Either way, a new makeup line by Covergirl has you, well, covered.
13 August 2015, 05:15 PM ET
The agency performed a nearly 9-minute-long "hot fire" test of an RS-25 engine — four of which will power the core stage of the Space Launch System megarocket — at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi today (Aug. 13).
13 August 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Astronomers have detected the smallest alien planet yet to be directly photographed by a telescope on Earth, a methane-shrouded gas giant much like a young Jupiter. The planet 51 Eridani b orbits a star 96 light-years from Earth and resembles a young Jupi
13 August 2015, 01:20 PM ET
The X-37B spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20, kicking off a mission dubbed OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test Vehicle-4).
13 August 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The Björn Borg fashion brand's upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 (SS16) show is a tribute to Mars One, a privately funded project that aims to land four people on the Red Planet in 2027 as the vanguard of a permanent colony.
13 August 2015, 12:45 PM ET
The moon posed no obstacle as the Perseid meteor shower peaked last night, giving skywatchers the best views of shooting stars in years — even in areas that normally have too much light to see a thing. And the show will be back on tonight, although there
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
San Francisco-based company Elysium Space announced Wednesday (Aug. 12) that it has signed a contract with Astrobotic Technology to deliver people's ashes to the surface of the moon aboard Astrobotic's Griffin lander.
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
After more than a year orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the Rosetta spacecraft and its dance partner will get to the closest point to the sun today (Aug. 13).
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
In the first single off of Chris Hadfield's new music album, the first album to be primarily recorded in outer space, the astronaut sings "Can't stand on my own two feet, I just float away, I took a ride in a hot hot seat, now I'm ready to play, far away.
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The countdown is on to the launch of a new eight-story-tall attraction dedicated to telling the history of NASA's space shuttle and the jumbo jet that was used to ferry the fleet of winged spacecraft across the country.
13 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA will host a live webcast of the Perseid meteor shower late Wednesday, Aug. 12, beginning at 10 p.m. EDT and running through 2 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 13. Here's how to watch live.
12 August 2015, 03:56 PM ET
For many skywatchers across the United States, clear skies and a dark moon will create optimal viewing conditions for tonight's Perseid meteor shower. Clouds will obscure viewing conditions in some areas, however.
12 August 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Photographer Jeffrey Berkes took this image from Cannon Beach in Oregon around the Haystack Rock Bird Sanctuary.
12 August 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter has been imaging comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – watching the celestial wanderer hurling dust and gas into space.
12 August 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Space manufacturing company Made In Space is teaming with NanoRacks, which helps commercial customers make use of the International Space Station, to develop an orbital construction-and-deployment service for tiny satellites known as cubesats.
12 August 2015, 11:52 AM ET
The brightest nova of the century blasted lithium into space at 1.2 million mph (2 million km/h), new research reveals, cracking a long-standing mystery about the universe's chemical balance.
12 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Aug. 12, 2005, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. MRO is still going strong today, returning reams of data about the Red Planet.
12 August 2015, 06:57 AM ET
The chief goal of the meeting was to start refining the mission's planned science operations, with a particular emphasis on how its nine instruments will work together to investigate Europa's habitability, agency officials said.
12 August 2015, 06:56 AM ET
A constellation of new NASA profile pages have gone live on Tumblr — including profiles for astronaut Peggy Whitson, the Juno mission to Jupiter and the Curiosity rover on Mars.
12 August 2015, 06:56 AM ET
Contamination of samples collected by NASA's Mars 2020 rover is all but certain, so scientists must determine just how clean they can feasibly be kept.