Space News Archive
10 November 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Moonspike, a European venture to send a small spacecraft to the moon is reconsidering its plans after an online fundraising effort fell fall short of its goal.
10 November 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Going up? Attention space elevator button pushers! A feature-length documentary called Sky Line is being released this month, an impressive view that follows a group of scientists and entrepreneurs as egos collide in an attempt to reach for the stars.
10 November 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Chronicling the second chapter of the European Space Agency’s mission to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, this fairy tale-like treatment of the two probes’ primary findings will warm your heart.
10 November 2015, 10:30 AM ET
There's something strange going on in the universe that calls into question scientists' basic assumptions about space and time — but most people don't notice those conflicts unless they know where to look.
10 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
We finally got our hands on Lego's new Spaceport set, and it was awesome — so we reached out to the kit's designers to hear more about it.
10 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
New observations of Pluto's moons reveal a system in pandemonium, according to scientists with the New Horizons mission.
10 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Skywatcher Stephen Ippolito captured this image of the Milky Way over some friendly cows was taken in New Hampshire on Sept. 11, 2015.
09 November 2015, 06:41 PM ET
Frozen and bonded to the surface? Or blasted into space? NASA MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky tells’s Calla Cofield that the sun seems to have been the culprit.
09 November 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Kelly Latimer, the first female research test pilot ever to join NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, has joined Virgin Galactic as the spaceflight company's newest pilot.
09 November 2015, 05:17 PM ET
Two enormous mountains on Pluto's surface bear a striking resemblance to volcanoes on Earth and Mars, which has piqued the interest of scientists with the New Horizons mission.
09 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Giant Magellan Telescope is scheduled to take place Wednesday (Nov. 11) at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes. The huge instrument should begin observing the heavens in the early 2020s.
09 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Researchers are developing an "electric sail" propulsion system that would harness the solar wind, the stream of protons, electrons and other charged particles that flows outward from the sun at more than 1 million mph.
08 November 2015, 01:11 PM ET
The sun stripped away most of Mars' atmosphere billions of years ago, "Star Trek" is coming back to TV and the search for signs of intelligent life around a strangely dimming star has come up empty so far. Here are's top stories of the week.
08 November 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Just in time for the flu season, the Earth is going to catch a bit of the sun's sneeze, following a solar eruption yesterday (Nov. 4).
06 November 2015, 05:50 PM ET
A newly released international trailer features as-yet-unseen footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
06 November 2015, 05:10 PM ET
A spectacular gathering of three bright planets and a lovely waning crescent moon will be the chief celestial attraction in the predawn sky this weekend, with the moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter all making an appearance.
06 November 2015, 03:47 PM ET
Two American astronauts took a marathon spacewalk on Friday, spending nearly eight hours outside the International Space Station on a truly out-of-this-world plumbing job.
06 November 2015, 03:42 PM ET
Observations of a strangely dimming star thought to possibly host an alien megastructure have not turned up signs of communications from an alien civilization, although the chatter may simply be too faint to hear.
06 November 2015, 01:47 PM ET
Shooting the moon is fun, easy and very rewarding. This is because the moon is so bright and appears so large in the sky that even a small telescope can reveal a lot of interesting surface details. Here's how to do it.
06 November 2015, 01:11 PM ET
NASA has announced it will begin accepting applications for its next class of astronauts, luring candidates with a chance to "advance a future human mission to Mars." But a new astronaut needn't travel to the Red Planet to make U.S. human spaceflight hist
06 November 2015, 01:06 PM ET
Astrophotographers Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre provide tips for photographing the moon through telescopes.
06 November 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A previously unidentified highway of dust extends across the Milky Way, between the sun and the central bulge.
06 November 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The moon is a great target for stargazers just starting out. But there are some tricks to observing the moon with a telescope or binoculars. Here are some tips to start moongazing with a telescope.
06 November 2015, 08:50 AM ET
"The Martian" just topped the box office for the fifth consecutive weekend. Here are six surprising things you might now know about this Red Planet survival story.
06 November 2015, 08:22 AM ET
American astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will venture out of the International Space Station this morning (Nov. 6) for the second spacewalk mission in two weeks — and you can watch their excursion online as it happens.
06 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Most of the carbon dioxide from Mars' formerly thick atmosphere was lost to space billions of years ago, meaning the greenhouse gas cannot be accessed to help warm the planet up again.
06 November 2015, 07:30 AM ET
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren took a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station Nov. 6, beginning at 6:22 a.m. EST (1122 GMT). You can watch it live here, courtesy of NASA.
05 November 2015, 05:48 PM ET
The first astronauts to set foot on Mars may be in for a spectacular sight — the entire night sky filled with glowing auroras.
05 November 2015, 03:16 PM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed the last of four trajectory-altering engine burns Wednesday (Nov. 4) and is now on course to a small body called 2014 MU69, which lies more than 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto.
05 November 2015, 02:01 PM ET
New results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest that Mars lost most of its atmosphere — which had kept the Red Planet relatively warm and allowed it to support liquid surface water — to space about 3.7 billion years ago.
05 November 2015, 02:01 PM ET
NASA's MAVEN mission has measured the speed and direction of ions escaping from Mars as a result solar winds crashing into the planet.
05 November 2015, 12:15 PM ET
On Oct. 6th, 1995, the reported discovery of jupiter-like exoplanet 51 Pegasi b catalyzed serious scientific quests for another Earth-like world.