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26 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new 360-degree view of the Milky Way allows astronomy buffs to explore the galaxy in a comprehensive new way. Scientists with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have created a zoomable mosaic crafted from more than 2 million infrared photos taken during the
26 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
An indie rock band and a foundation created to protect the planet from hazardous asteroids might sound like an unlikely pair, but the band Broken Bells and the B612 Foundation are teaming up to raise money for planetary protection.
25 March 2014, 10:09 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft skipped a planned engine maneuver in orbit late Tuesday (March 25), forcing the its three-man crew to circle the Earth two extra days before reaching the International Space Station as planned, NASA officials say.
25 March 2014, 05:56 PM ET
A nominal night launch, and a smooth ride through 3rd stage engine cut-off, puts Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Steve Swanson on-track to begin Expedition 39 aboard the International Space Station.
25 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched an international trio of crewmembers to the International Space Station today (March 25), sending them into space for a 5.5-month stint on the orbiting laboratory.
25 March 2014, 05:01 PM ET
A distant spiral galaxy is leaving behind much of its gas as it shoves its way through its parent galactic cluster. The result will be fatal, as the galaxy will lose most of the fuel it requires for star formation.
25 March 2014, 03:35 PM ET
NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit design is one part Tron and one part Buzz Lightyear. See images of three difference concepts of NASA's new Z-2 astronaut spacesuit in this Space.com gallery.
25 March 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Curiosity is just 282 feet north of a site called "the Kimberley," where four different types of terrain intersect. The rover's handlers are keen to study the Kimberley rocks and may even break out Curiosity's sample-collecting drill at the site.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The White House's 2015 budget request includes $27 million for DARPA's XS-1, a reusable space plane concept vehicle that could make its initial test flight in 2018. In all, DARPA expects to spend $800 million on space programs from 2015 through 2018.
25 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are set to launch to the International Space Station tonight (March 25) and you can watch it live online.
24 March 2014, 06:25 PM ET
The latest three spaceflyers will launch to the International Space Station on March 25, 2014.
24 March 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The tense political relationship between the United States and Russia will not affect the planned launch of a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station tomorrow (March 25), NASA officials reiterated last week.
24 March 2014, 05:56 PM ET
See photos from the Expedition 39 mission to the International Space Station, with images taken by the outpost's six-person crew.
24 March 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Volunteers with no astronomy experience can pick out craters on the moon as accurately as a researcher with five to 50 years' experience, a new study reports. The finding could give a further boost to the use of citizen scientists in research projects.
24 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket will launch the NROL-67 spy satellite on March 25, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
24 March 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Kicking off a busy sequence of launches from Europe's spaceport in the jungle of French Guiana, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off Saturday and put two satellites in perfect orbits.
24 March 2014, 03:23 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket is being readied for launch Tuesday afternoon to place a clandestine payload into space, possibly headed for geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. Liftoff from Florida's Cape Canaveral is planned for 2:48 p.m. EDT.
24 March 2014, 01:20 PM ET
The International Space Station is now equipped with a new instrument that will help study lightning strikes in detail.
24 March 2014, 12:53 PM ET
Aired Sunday night (March 23), the third episode of the reboot of Carl Sagan's beloved TV show "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" explains how knowledge of fthe workings of gravity, comets and the solar system changed the way that humans look at the stars.
24 March 2014, 11:56 AM ET
A camera claimed to have been used on the moon's surface sold for almost $1 million in Austria, despite questions about its history. The WestLicht auction in Vienna recorded a sale price of €660,000 (about $910,400 US) for the purported Apollo 15 flown ca
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A flower-shaped spacecraft may help scientists see Earth-like alien worlds like never before. Called a 'starshade,' the huge, sunflower-like spacecraft would deploy to its full size in space, blocking the light of distant stars.
24 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have identified a dozen or so promising targets for NASA's asteroid-capture mission, which seeks to drag a small rock — or a piece of a larger one — into a stable orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts down the road.
23 March 2014, 12:32 PM ET
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23 March 2014, 10:18 AM ET
A big problem for otherwise habitable moons is the heat radiating from their gas giant planets.
23 March 2014, 10:15 AM ET
New observations from NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft show what appear to be glints of sunlight bouncing off a wind-rippled lake on the moon Titan.
23 March 2014, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut has brought the taste of space down to Earth while elevating space food to new heights. Franklin Chang Diaz, a veteran of seven shuttle flights, and the chefs at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica present 'Taste The Stars.'
22 March 2014, 09:15 AM ET
A Chinese satellite orbiting Earth has captured a new photo of possible debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared with 239 people on March 8.
22 March 2014, 08:06 AM ET
Space tourism and space-based real estate are ushering in a new era of human spaceflight, but their success of private spaceflight will depend on ensuring safety and reducing the cost, experts say.
22 March 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The new TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" has been remarkably successful so far, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few ideas why.
21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Just this week Space.com’s Facebook following surpassed the one million mark.
21 March 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency's commercial crew program (CCP), officials said.
21 March 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Orbiting JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata explains how the International Space Station's water recovery system works.