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07 April 2014, 09:19 AM ET
An M6-class flare erupted from a sunspot on the Sun on April 2nd, 2014 and was observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The bright magnetic burst is seen in two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light: 304 Angstroms and 171 Angstroms.
07 April 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The center of our Milky Way galaxy generates an excess of high-energy gamma rays, suggesting that some of the radiation is being produced by the annihilation of colliding dark matter particles, researchers said.
06 April 2014, 08:36 AM ET
The 1-ton Curiosity rover trundled 98 feet (30 meters) on Wednesday (April 2), topping a small hill that affords a good view of the surrounding area, which the mission team has dubbed "the Kimberley," officials said.
06 April 2014, 08:22 AM ET
New measurements by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the cluster nicknamed "El Gordo" (Spanish for "the fat one") contains about as much mass as 3 quadrillion suns. That's 43 percent larger than previous work had estimated.
06 April 2014, 06:00 AM ET
See amazing photos from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's iconic observatory in space.
05 April 2014, 08:36 AM ET
An amazing new video posted to YouTube this week purports to show a meteorite hurtling past a skydiver in Norway. The sheer improbability of this close encounter warrants skepticism. But if the video is a hoax, it's a pretty good one.
05 April 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Step outside Sunday (April 6) evening to see a rendezvous of two of the brightest objects in the night sky: the moon and the planet Jupiter.
05 April 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The newest episode of "Cosmos," airing Sunday (April 6) will delve into the mysteries of light and how it travels.
04 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
India launched its second navigation spacecraft aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Friday (April 4) to continue building an independent space-based system to provide positioning services over Indian territory.
04 April 2014, 05:31 PM ET
To express the motions of the universe, sometimes it helps to express the motions of modern dance.
04 April 2014, 04:57 PM ET
A new global weather observatory for the U.S. armed forces was lofted into orbit aboard its Atlas 5 booster rocket from California on Thursday to provide tactical forecasts to military operations.
04 April 2014, 04:15 PM ET
Mars will be exactly opposite the sun in the sky in a rare cosmic alignment set to take place Tuesday (April 8).
04 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA officials have suspended contact with Russian government representatives due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. However, the newly instituted policy might not have many on-the-ground effects for people working at the American space agency.
04 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
The massive earthquake that struck Chile on Tuesday (April 1) left three main European-built observatories in the region relatively untouched despite causing damage and a tsunami along the country's western coast.
04 April 2014, 10:48 AM ET
In the next episode of the series, Neil de Grasse Tyson and the Ship of the Imagination looks back at the work of 10th and 11th century arab scientist Ibn al-Haytham and the foundation it has laid for discovery in different wavelengths.
04 April 2014, 10:20 AM ET
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is set to redefine the "Milestones of Flight," as it begins the first major renovation of its most iconic gallery. The institution Thursday (April 3) announced that Boeing had donated $30 million in support
04 April 2014, 07:33 AM ET
Saturn's moon Enceladus and the Jupiter satellite Europa both harbor subsurface seas and should be studied much more closer in the future, researchers say.
04 April 2014, 07:14 AM ET
NASA's moon-orbiting LADEE probe (short for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) is expected to impact Earth's only natural satellite sometime on or before April 21 after it runs out of its remaining fuel.
03 April 2014, 05:36 PM ET
Elon Musk discussed the worst year of his life in a new interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley.
03 April 2014, 02:32 PM ET
See photos and images of Vancouver-based UrtheCast's HD cameras from their perch on the International Space Station in this Space.com gallery.
03 April 2014, 02:13 PM ET
UrtheCast released images taken by its orbiting HD equipment for the first time today, posting two photos captured on March 28 by its medium-resolution camera. One picture is centered on a Jamaican town, while the other shows part of Venezuela.
03 April 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Enceladus' ocean is about 6 miles deep and lies beneath a shell of ice 19 to 25 miles thick. Further, it's in direct contact with a rocky seafloor, theoretically making possible all kinds of complex chemical reactions.
03 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Using data from a close fly-by of the moon by NASA Cassini probe, researchers have suggested that there is something dense beneath 18 to 24 miles of ice. Liquid water is the most likely suspect, Sapienza Università scientist Luciano Less explains.
03 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists and engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., are drawing up a low-cost mission concept that would send a robotic spacecraft to Phobos or Deimos, one of Mars' two tiny satellites.
03 April 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The space agency issued a request for information on Monday in an attempt to find partners who wish to use the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a modified Boeing 747 jet that scans the heavens using an 8.2-foot-wide telescope.
03 April 2014, 12:11 AM ET
The inside story of how the dialect of 'Dark Eden' was created.