02 February 2015, 07:42 PM ET
The White House's fiscal year 2016 budget request for NASA, which was released Monday (Feb. 2), allocates $18.5 billion to the space agency, including $30 million to formulate a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa.
02 February 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Neither Opportunity nor NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allocated any funds in the White House's fiscal year 2016 budget request. But that doesn't mean the missions will definitely cease operations.
02 February 2015, 04:20 PM ET
The White House is requesting a $500 million boost for the NASA budget in 2016, potentially propelling the space agency on its way toward sending humans to Mars in the future, the agency's chief said Monday.
02 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Orange bubbles, blue patches, and red wisps of light dance in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope photo toward the constellation of Taurus.
02 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
One of the least likely places you might think astronomers would learn about ancient supernovae is at the bottom of the ocean but scientists have done just that -- also dredging up a mystery.
02 February 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Even the Super Bowl had something for space fans. Quite a few advertisers used the glory of outer space to their advantage last night (Feb. 1) during the big game.
02 February 2015, 11:08 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for February 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
02 February 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Amateur astronomer Keith Hanssen took this image of the Orion Nebula in November from Montana.
02 February 2015, 10:20 AM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Béla Papp took this picturesque moonlit scene near the village of Óbánya in southwest Hungary.
02 February 2015, 09:57 AM ET
NASA's Deep Space Network radar (Goldstone, CA + Green Bank, WV) obtained this enhanced view of Asteroid 2004 BL86 which has its own natural satellite.
02 February 2015, 09:00 AM ET
March's sky includes zodiacal light and the equinox, as well as an eclipse and more. Find out what's up in your night sky and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
02 February 2015, 06:41 AM ET
Scientists working with the long-lived Hubble Space Telescope say that the intrepid eye on the sky could continue functioning through 2020, and even beyond.
01 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
'Shoot For the Moon' is a short film depicting a homeless astronaut as he sets out for the moon – armed with nothing more than a travel case, some bottle rockets, but carrying a cargo of ambition.
31 January 2015, 10:40 AM ET
NASA newest Earth-observing mission has just launched to the ultimate height to study the dirt below our feet.
31 January 2015, 09:11 AM ET
The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on January 31st, 2015. It will monitor Earth's soil moisture for 3 years.
31 January 2015, 07:00 AM ET
The gorgeous green glow of the northern lights served as a backdrop for bright white rocket tails in a set of amazing new photos. Five rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska this week carried experiments aimed at studying the science be
30 January 2015, 04:56 PM ET
Juno, the third largest asteroid in the night sky, is currently visible with binoculars, if you know when and where to look. Here's how to use the bright planet Jupiter and two constellations as your guide.
30 January 2015, 04:17 PM ET
When is the best time to observe the moon with a telescope? Most astronomy neophytes might say it is when it's at full phase, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! The best time to see the moon is during its first and last quarter phases.
30 January 2015, 03:46 PM ET
The signal that scientists with the BICEP2 experiment believed to be a sign of inflation in the early universe was actually light from interstellar dust. Today, scientists with BICEP2 and the Planck satellite announced their conclusion.
30 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Two American spaceflight companies are quietly competing in a space race for the new era. SpaceX and Boeing are vying to become the first private firms to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA sometime in 2017.
30 January 2015, 12:30 PM ET
When more than 100 million people on Earth tune in for the Super Bowl kick-off this Sunday, NASA's astronauts in space will probably be sleeping. But they might wake up to catch the end of the game live.
30 January 2015, 12:20 PM ET
Seven thousand year-old rock paintings in the Sahara desert have, somewhat serendipitously, helped uncover evidence of ancient lake beds.
30 January 2015, 12:01 PM ET
NASA has launched several sounding rockets for scientific research in 2015. See the spectacular photos of these small rocket launches here.
30 January 2015, 11:32 AM ET
New images of Messier 51 (M51), SNR E0519-69.0, MSH 11-62, Cygnus A and RCW 86 have been released for this United Nations-declared event; each a composite of varying Space-based telescopes, including Chandra X-ray, Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes
30 January 2015, 11:02 AM ET
Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages.
30 January 2015, 10:20 AM ET
If you have ever desired to take a "space walk," Adidas has the sneakers for you. The German shoe outfitter is set to launch two new pairs of sports trainers featuring the look and feel of NASA's historic spacesuits.
30 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Frigid "mini-Neptunes" that take shape relatively far from red dwarf stars could be dragged inward over time, eventually losing most of their thick, gaseous envelopes and ending up in spots warm enough for life as we know it to survive.
30 January 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Scientists on the Curiosity team have brought into question a recent report about potential trace fossils in the Mars rover's images of the Gillespie rock outcrop.
30 January 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Comet Lovejoy came within 120 million miles (193 million kilometers) of the sun early Friday. A bright and waxing moon makes spotting Lovejoy tough at the moment, but good viewing opportunities should open up in a week or so.
29 January 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Bubbles of radioactive metal may have punched holes in the heart of Cassiopeia A, a nearby supernova, according to new observations. Studying the bubbly interior could help scientists understand why supernovas pop their corks in the first place, and what
29 January 2015, 11:00 AM ET
A Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 7714 and its companion NGC 7715 reveals dramatic interaction setting off bursts of star formation. This moment of the dance happened 100 million light-years from Earth.
29 January 2015, 09:53 AM ET
The launch of NASA's newest Earth-gazing satellite will have to wait another day due to high winds that made launch too risky Thursday (Jan. 29).