Space News Archive
18 June 2015, 01:30 PM ET
After a 7-month hiatus, the revived European comet lander is nearly ready to resume work, expanding on our scientific understanding of the solar system.
18 June 2015, 12:50 PM ET
In our solar system, the objects with rainfall, rivers and oceans can be counted on two fingers: Earth, and Saturn's moon Titan. Both also share a thick atmosphere, rocky ground and plate tectonics.
18 June 2015, 12:49 PM ET
In "The Astronaut Wives Club," debuting on Thursday (June 18) on the ABC TV network, viewers meet the women who stood behind America's first spacemen as the space age got off the ground. Part two of collectSPACE.com’s interview with co-star Erin Cummings.
18 June 2015, 12:41 PM ET
UrtheCast, the Canadian company that runs commercial cameras on the space station, released June 17 the first HD video taken by one of its cameras there.
18 June 2015, 10:56 AM ET
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile ‘weighed’ a a barred spiral galaxy (NGC 1097) about 45 million light years from Earth.
18 June 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The Planetary Society’s impressive solar sail experiment has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. Following its deployment in Earth orbit on May 20, LightSail-A deployed its solar sail on June 7.
18 June 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Ancient Mars could have looked more like an icy snowball than the warmer, wetter planet that many researchers have suggested, according to a new study.
18 June 2015, 06:40 AM ET
Densely packed clusters of stars are accidents waiting to happen in space. This new photo reveals a spot near the center of the Milky Way with a crowd of stars likely to collide, merge and push one another around.
17 June 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Syfy's new series, "Killjoys," follows the adventures of a band of space bounty hunters.
17 June 2015, 04:00 PM ET
The space-funding company Uwingu is offering a deal: Name a Red Planet crater between now and Father's Day (June 21) and receive a decorative certificate, either a downloadable digital version or a printed and framed one.
17 June 2015, 01:21 PM ET
The moon is surrounded by a permanent dust cloud likely caused by comet particle collisions, new observations reveal. NASA's LADEE moon dust probe data suggests the lunar dust cloud that is different than that seen by astronauts on Apollo 15 and 17.
17 June 2015, 01:01 PM ET
A Mars-size planet about 200 light-years from our solar system has turned out to be the lightest known alien world orbiting a normal star, researchers say. It is the first exoplanet smaller than Earth with both its mass and size measured.
17 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A permanent cloud of dust has been found hovering around the moon, caused by the impacts of tiny particles from deep space.
17 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
By studying data from the Kepler probe, scientists have found a planet about the size of Mars, about 200 light-years away from Earth.
17 June 2015, 10:35 AM ET
Reaching a a maximum throat temperature of 1253°C, an additively manufactured combustion camber and nozzle by Airbus Defence & Space survived 618 ignitions, a total operation time of over an hour and one continuous 32 minute burn.
17 June 2015, 06:58 AM ET
Astronomers have found what looks like a population of the very first stars ever formed in the universe, forged from hydrogen created in the Big Bang.
17 June 2015, 06:50 AM ET
From studying extreme life forms on Earth, to using Antarctica as an analogue for icy moons in our solar system, scientists have a wide range of approaches to searching for life beyond Earth.
16 June 2015, 05:25 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is less than one month away from its flyby of Pluto and in great shape for what promises to be a truly epic encounter with the dwarf planet.
16 June 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Three days of GOES-East satellite imagery has been compiled to show the progress of the storm over the Gulf of Mexico from June 14th-16th, 2015. It makes landfall on the Texas coast on June 16th.
16 June 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Astronomers have finally spotted some of the original stars which created the elements of life. The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope detected brilliant infant galaxies containing mega-giant simple stars.
16 June 2015, 03:16 PM ET
Using clouds of glitter to reflect light could be a way of reducing the mass of telescopes that rockets need to heft into orbit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory suggests.
16 June 2015, 02:18 PM ET
A dead NASA satellite plunged out of space today and burned up in the Earth's atmosphere over the South Indian Ocean. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite fell from fell from orbit at 2:54 a.m. EDT (0654 GMT).
16 June 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Methane, a potential sign of primitive life, has been found in meteorites from Mars, adding weight to the idea that life could live off methane on the Red Planet, researchers say.
16 June 2015, 11:01 AM ET
A new kind of spaceship antenna may help future astronauts stay in contact with ground control despite the fiery sheaths of superhot plasma around their spacecraft during re-entry, researchers say.
16 June 2015, 07:01 AM ET
The sun is constantly roiling with activity, and every so often, it ejects a huge cloud of magnetized gas particles. If these particles hit Earth, they can bring power grids, GPS navigation and communications to a standstill as they're blasted by electrom
16 June 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Growing dialogue and debate regarding Chinese and American space cooperation appear to look at how best to create an "open airlock" policy for Chinese astronauts to make trips to the International Space Station.
15 June 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Electrons from the surface of a comet, not photons from the sun, are responsible for the breakup of water and carbon dioxide molecules, according to new data from the Rosetta mission.
15 June 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Samantha Cristoforetti reads the classic book by Iza Trapani aboard the International Space Station. She uses props and windows to illustrate.
15 June 2015, 02:50 PM ET
Two tiny cubesats, the first NASA plans to send to another planet, will keep watch on the agency’s InSight mission as it descends to the Martian surface.
15 June 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft is nearing its uncontrolled re-entry, diving into the atmosphere in a destructive plunge next week.TRMM was a joint mission of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
15 June 2015, 11:42 AM ET
Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch), Luke Macfarlane (D'avin) and Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) star in the new series premiering on June 19th, 2015.
15 June 2015, 07:16 AM ET
An incredibly small and fantastically strange theoretical feature of the universe is too microscopic to see directly, so a team of scientists has instead looked for it by studying some of the brightest galaxies in the universe