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Space News Archive
31 March 2014, 12:00 AM ET
This month's night sky is full of cosmic wonders, including an annular solar eclipse and planets galore. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
30 March 2014, 10:08 PM ET
An X1-class flare erupted from sunspot AR2017 on Mar. 29th, 2014. NASA's SDO captured the fireworks and NASA's SOHO captured the resulting coronal mass ejection. A magnetic crochet rippled Earth's magnetic field when the flare was in progress.
30 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
You wouldn't think that a water snake, a crow and a goblet would have any kind of connection with each other, but all three are tied together in a strange story that spans across the current evening sky. Here's how to see them.
29 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
From rings around an asteroid to a shimmering rainbow of colors captured on camera above Venus, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 29, 2014.
29 March 2014, 11:09 AM ET
Veteran actor and former Starship Enterprise captain Sir Patrick Stewart will warp into Fox's 'Cosmos' Sunday night (March 30) as the voice of a famed astronomer who discovered Uranus.
29 March 2014, 09:00 AM ET
This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will test technology that may someday allow humans to remotely control robotic probes on alien worlds.
29 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts, rocket-makers and other space leaders are set to descend on Southern California next week for the Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014. Now in its third year, the three-day trade show will take place April 1-3 in Long Beach.
28 March 2014, 05:10 PM ET
In the northern spring, an astronomer's fancy turns to galaxies. Deep sky observers turn their attention away from the nearby star clusters and nebulas within our Milky Way, and begin to look beyond our own galaxy towards the farther reaches of space. Her
28 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Twice in the past two weeks the Mars rover Opportunity has experienced "cleaning events" that have blown some of the rusty powder away, allowing more sunlight to fall on the solar arrays, giving the six-wheeled rover a seasonal power-up.
28 March 2014, 02:46 PM ET
From spy satellites and missile defense to robot space planes and orbital platforms, get the latest news and views on military space technology.
28 March 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Dog lovers, look up! Skywatchers can now spot four canine constellations prowling the evening sky as darkness falls.
28 March 2014, 12:03 PM ET
Set phasers to stunned: A Kickstarter campaign for the Trek fan film 'Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar' has quintupled its original $10,000 goal. As of March 28, the project raised $58,362 to fund the fan film by veteran science fiction actors.
28 March 2014, 11:45 AM ET
The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the "seeds" that grow into the monsters at the core of the Milky Way and other large galaxies — are probably surprisingly weighty, containing 1,000 to 10,000 times the mass of our sun, a new study reports.
28 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for April 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
28 March 2014, 09:29 AM ET
When a small NASA-funded rocket launched off planet Earth this month in a dazzling liftoff, it wasn't headed for the final frontier. Instead, the rocket had a closer target: the northern lights dancing over Alaska.
28 March 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Developing private systems to launch astronauts from U.S. soil in the near future should be a top priority for NASA, the space agency's chief Charles Bolden said Thursday (March 27).
28 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Forty-five years ago this July, astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on to the lunar surface and in addition to becoming the second man to walk on the moon, was the first to wear a watch there. Omega is honoring the historic occasion with a timepiece.
28 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
NASA's robotic refueling missions aim to develop tech that will extend the lifetime and improve the capabilities of satellites already in orbit, as well as those to be launched.
27 March 2014, 08:00 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Steve Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev docked with the orbiting lab at 7:53 p.m. EDT Thursday after a two-day delay in orbit.
27 March 2014, 05:51 PM ET
Astrophotographer Chuck Manges of Hooversville, Pa., took this amazing photo of the Seven Sisters, aka the Pleiades star cluster. See how he did it here.
27 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Astrophotographer Robert Fields captured this photo of Messier 42, or the Orion nebula, from Irvington Observatory of Howell Twp, Miss. See how he made its crazy colors here.
27 March 2014, 04:56 PM ET
See photos and images of the Mars-bound comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which will buzz the Red Planet on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring was discovered in January 2013. Its pass through the inner solar system will be closely watched by Mars probes.
27 March 2014, 03:09 PM ET
A new Hubble image, captured on March 11, shows what appear to be two jets of dust coming off the nucleus of Comet Siding Spring, which on Oct. 19 will miss Mars by just 84,000 miles — about one-third the distance between Earth and the moon.
27 March 2014, 11:59 AM ET
A new trailer for the movie "Jupiter Ascending" reveals an incredible space-age science fiction universe. The trailer features crazy looking spacecraft, beautiful shots of Jupiter and a destroyed world with rings of debris orbiting it.
27 March 2014, 11:50 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory completed the largest census of dust in galaxies near the Milky Way, studying over 300 galaxies in an attempt to nail down the properties of an important ingredient for the birth of stars and planets.
27 March 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on a mystery mission for the American military.
27 March 2014, 11:35 AM ET
More possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that is thought to have crashed in the Indian Ocean earlier this month was spotted by Thai satellites, according to search officials.
27 March 2014, 11:18 AM ET
SpaceX's launch of a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been delayed from Sunday after a critical U.S. Air Force rocket tracking radar was knocked offline, officials said late Wednesday (March 26).
27 March 2014, 10:55 AM ET
See infrared images of deep space from European Space Agency's prolific Herschel Space Telescope.
27 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Until we understand the limits of life, it will be difficult to determine if alien planets can host any lifeforms, scientists said at a conference Monday (March 17).
27 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A new analysis of data collected by NASA's WISE spacecraft revealed no sign of the mysterious Planet X hypothesized to exist in the outer solar system. But scientists are keeping up the search for a planet or dim star far from the sun.
27 March 2014, 07:11 AM ET
NASA's plan to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon is only one step on the way to Mars, NASA chief Charles Bolden said Wednesday (March 26). The space agency is planning an ambitious mission to send a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid.