27 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The GPM Core Observatory scans the weather with microwaves and two bands of radar. See how the Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite by NASA and JAXA will map rain and snow like never before.
26 February 2014, 06:56 PM ET
The pulsar jet, called IGR J1104-6103, is traveling between 2.5-5 million MPH, making it one of the fastest moving pulsars ever observed. It began its journey from the center of supernova remnant SNR MSH 11-61A in the Milky Way galaxy, its believed.
26 February 2014, 05:42 PM ET
A potentially deadly spacesuit water leak that nearly drowned an Italian astronaut during a spacewalk last July was one of the scariest close calls in NASA's spacewalk history. In fact, the spacesuit also leaked during an earlier spacewalk.
26 February 2014, 04:06 PM ET
China's first moon rover and lander appear in spectacular detail in this new time-lapse panoramic view by science reporter Ken Kremer and colleagues. See how it was done.
26 February 2014, 03:11 PM ET
A recent image from the International Space Station (ISS) shows in stark detail the utter lack of development in North Korea — widely considered to be a "rogue" state — compared to next-door neighbor South Korea, a rapidly developing industrial power.
26 February 2014, 03:02 PM ET
On Feb. 26th, 2014, NASA announced that it has added 715 new planets to the roster of known exoplanets. Kepler Space Telescope data was used in the discovery. Four of the new planets reside in the habitable zone of its host star.
26 February 2014, 01:33 PM ET
A star (Kepler 296 system) about half the size of our Sun is harboring at least 5 planets. It is not yet known if the outermost planet, in the habitable zone (green area in video), called Kepler-296f, is a gas or water world.
26 February 2014, 01:01 PM ET
NASA has confirmed the existence of 715 newly discovered alien planets using the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, effectively doubling the number of exoplanets known today. See what the discovery means for life here.
26 February 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Starting today (Feb. 26), anybody with an Internet connection and a few dollars to spare can give a moniker to one of the Red Planet's 500,000 or so unnamed craters, as part of a mapping project run by the space-funding company Uwingu.
26 February 2014, 11:58 AM ET
Powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear "red and dead," a new study reports.
26 February 2014, 11:02 AM ET
To some viewers, it looks like a landing strip for extraterrestrial spacecraft — or perhaps the portal to a parallel universe, if not an ancient monument to a benevolent deity who had a keen eye for design and symmetry.
26 February 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has been accumulating an impressive orbital photo portfolio since he arrived at the International Space Station. This is probably one of the most beautiful photographs he’s captured — the moon as it sets over our planet.
26 February 2014, 10:44 AM ET
NASA is hosting a media teleconference today to discuss the findings of an investigation into a dangerous spacesuit water leak that caused the near-drowning of an Italian astronaut.
26 February 2014, 10:05 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured close-ups and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) had the wide view of the Feb. 24th, 2014 X4.9-class flare. Also, SOHO's view provides imagery of the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME).
26 February 2014, 06:34 AM ET
The explosion of a meteor over the southern Ural region of Russia last year peppered the area with varying sizes of space rock leftovers.
26 February 2014, 06:30 AM ET
It has been 50 years since two scientists found landmark evidence for the Big Bang theory. Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias were using a large horn antenna at Bell Labs in New Jersey to gaze into the Milky Way.
26 February 2014, 06:26 AM ET
NASA watched as a large, peanut-shaped asteroid flew past Earth in early February, and you can see the impressive images in a new video released by the space agency.
25 February 2014, 10:13 PM ET
"Gravity" has landed on store shelves, and launched into space. The award-winning 3D space thriller was released on DVD and Blu-ray, while the movie arrived aboard the real space station for a microgravity screening.
25 February 2014, 07:58 PM ET
A team of scientists says that microscopic tunnels and carbon-rich spherules that stud the interior of a Martian meteorite known as Yamato 000593 may have been formed by Red Planet organisms long ago, NBC News reported today (Feb. 25).
25 February 2014, 05:16 PM ET
A peanut-shaped 1300 foot-long asteroid, named 2006 DP14, flew about 1.5 million miles away from Earth on February 10th, 2014. NASA scientists used the Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. to take radar images of it on February 11th.
25 February 2014, 03:03 PM ET
NASA’s Kepler exoplanet hunter has transformed our view of the Cosmos. In the years since it was launched in 2009, it has confirmed the discovery of hundreds of small alien worlds and glimpsed thousands of candidates.
25 February 2014, 11:34 AM ET
Venus has returned to the early morning sky, establishing itself as a dazzling morning lantern. The planet is emerging into view from beyond the east-southeast horizon soon after 4:00 a.m. local standard time.
25 February 2014, 10:57 AM ET
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft has sent over 200 terabits of data back to Earth. See what it photographed when it passed the 200 terabit mark.
25 February 2014, 09:27 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.
25 February 2014, 08:06 AM ET
A old Sunspot (now called AR1990, formerly AR1967) has made its way back around to the Earth-facing side of the Sun. It has unleaded a X4.9-class solar flare that ejected a bright glob of plasma on February 24th, 2014 (EST).
25 February 2014, 07:36 AM ET
The sun erupted with a major solar flare on Tuesday (Feb. 25), an X4.9 solar flare that is the biggest sun storms of the year. See how a familiar sunspot triggered the massive solar storm here.
25 February 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is planning to put its stamp on the solar system — or rather the solar system on its stamps. The 'Solar System' is included on a leaked list of U.S. stamp topics that have not yet been announced but are scheduled for release
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Dr. Prateek Lala created special typographies for more than 50 influential physicists, cosmologists, and mathematicians. These images were included in the Fall 2013 issue of Inside the Perimeter, the magazine of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Phy
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A massive telescope triple the size of the world's largest current optical telescopes is set to begin construction on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano in late spring or early summer.
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See images of space-themed postage stamps from the United States and around the world that celebrate space exploration.
24 February 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Putting landing gear on the Falcon 9 rocket, which is slated to blast off on March 16, marks another step in SpaceX's quest to develop a fully reusable launch system. But current plans don't call for the Falcon 9 to actually touch down on the legs.
24 February 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Russia is preparing for the debut flight of a launch vehicle called Angara, its first new big rocket since the Soviet era. Angara is built around common core boosters that burn environmentally friendly fuels (like SpaceX’s Falcon rockets).