14 February 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Pretty much any asteroid that poses a threat to Earth can be blasted out of the heavens using a nuclear bomb, even with warning times of a week or less, say a team of scientists who have been developing the idea.
14 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When NASA's Cold Atom Lab reaches the International Space Station in 2016, it will create temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, allowing researchers to study the strange behavior of quantum mechanics.
13 February 2014, 05:39 PM ET
The amazing shapes of young star cluster Melotte 15 can be seen in this spectacular image recently sent to Space.com. See how the photographer Steve Coates captured the photo.
13 February 2014, 05:31 PM ET
I became interested in astronomy 10 years-old when I saw Saturn through a telescope at my local astronomy society. As a youngster interested in astronomy, cash was in limited supply so as I grew older, my parents helped to subsidize an attempt at making m
13 February 2014, 04:53 PM ET
The $8 million PandaX (Particle and Astrophysical Xenon) dark-matter experiment — which lies 7,874 feet (2,400 meters) underground, inside a mountain made of marble — will be up and running early this year.
13 February 2014, 03:06 PM ET
NASA's next robotic moon lander Morpheus successfully completed its fifth free-flight test this week.
13 February 2014, 02:43 PM ET
The massive storm system bringing miserable weather to the eastern United States can be seen blanketing the region in pictures from space. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this image of the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday morning.
13 February 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system first spotted by a NASA spacecraft appears to serve as a sort of "roadmap in the sky" for the interstellar magnetic field, scientists say.
13 February 2014, 12:30 PM ET
Yoda and high fashion are a surprising pair, but that's what audience members at Rodarte's New York Fashion Week show were treated to Tuesday (Feb. 11).
13 February 2014, 11:56 AM ET
Upcoming tele-operations test - Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) robot at the Kennedy Space Center will be controlled by engineers at the Goddard Space Center. A corrosive toxic liquid fuel (NTO) will be pumped into a mock satellite.
13 February 2014, 11:45 AM ET
The largest moon in the solar system has finally received its cartographic due, more than 400 years after its discovery.
13 February 2014, 11:31 AM ET
It's alive! … Sort of. Reports of the death of China's first moon rover have been greatly exaggerated. According to state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua, Yutu, the nation's first moon rover, is now awake and has apparently survived its second lunar night
13 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
See amazing photos of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system in this Space.com gallery made of images from NASA's Voyager 1, 2 and Galileo spacecraft, as well as telescope images.
13 February 2014, 10:46 AM ET
The winter storm the battered the southeast United States has now settled over the Northeast. Over a foot of snow, damaging winds and ice are forecasted for Feb. 13th, 2014. NOAA's GOES-East satellite has been providing coverage.
13 February 2014, 10:01 AM ET
The latest images from an Earth-watching satellite show frigid clouds veiling the eastern United States in a frightening sign of the snowstorm unfurling the region.
13 February 2014, 08:05 AM ET
Juggling flight delays and busy skies with the skill of seasoned air traffic controllers, International Space Station managers have approved the launch date for SpaceX's next cargo resupply mission for March 16.
13 February 2014, 07:44 AM ET
A full moon is rising for lovers on Valentine's Day and it will be a Snow Moon. If weather permits, look up on Friday (Feb. 14) to see the full moon shining brightly in the winter sky.
13 February 2014, 07:30 AM ET
NASA released an image of the brightly lit Sochi sporting complex captured by one of the astronauts aboard the space station this week. From their exclusive lookout, the spaceflyers on the orbiting lab can even see the Olympic flame burning.
12 February 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Kurina in Swedish Lapland will be the future home of a 'world-class' spaceport that will offer zero-g and northern lights flights, centrifuge training and more.
12 February 2014, 04:34 PM ET
The NOAA GOES-East satellite has sent imagery down to Earth from Feb. 10-12, 2014. The storm is blasting the east coast of the United States with dangerous winter weather.
12 February 2014, 04:27 PM ET
What's better than placing gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics? Placing gold at the Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 15 — because on that day, and that day alone, earning a gold medal also means being awarded a piece of a rock that fell from space.
12 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
Surface features, such as furrows, grooves and impact craters are illustrated on this 360 degree view of the moon. The best imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 and Galileo spacecrafts were used to create it. Galileo Galilei discovered it in 1610.
12 February 2014, 03:01 PM ET
As the anniversary of last year's surprise Russian meteor explosion nears, a United Nations action team is taking steps to thwart dangerous space rocks, including setting up a warning network and a planning advisory group.
12 February 2014, 02:21 PM ET
The Curiosity rover video, which is comprised of nine images captured by the robot's rear hazard-avoidance camera, shows the six-wheeled explorer climbing up and over a sand dune on Feb. 6.
12 February 2014, 01:50 PM ET
Venus will perform a balancing act this week. Normally Venus, like most objects in space, gets fainter as it gets farther away from Earth. However, as Venus moves around the sun, it is lit from different angles, and this also affects its brightness.
12 February 2014, 01:30 PM ET
A year after the Chelyabinsk meteor slammed into the atmosphere above Russia, the world's space agencies have a new plan to address asteroid threats — including a possible mission to waylay an asteroid.
12 February 2014, 01:26 PM ET
One of the more amazing sights in our sky is the planet Venus. At its best, Venus is brighter than all other celestial objects except the sun and moon. Currently, the brilliant planet is so bright that you can actually see it in the daytime, if you know w
12 February 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The observation of unexpected chemicals in the planet-forming disk around a young star indicate that such disks may be more complicated than previously anticipated.
12 February 2014, 11:06 AM ET
China's first moon lander, Chang'e 3, is reportedly up and running following its second encounter with the vicious lunar night cycle. But whether the lander's sidekick, the Yutu moon rover, also survived the lunar cold is not immediately clear.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The new video, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 11), is a greatest-hits set from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's fourth year in orbit, compiling some of its most dramatic and beautiful images from the last 12 months.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
A Japanese astronaut created a microgravity, multicolored light show on the International Space Station in the name of art.
12 February 2014, 06:59 AM ET
The Milky Way's spiral shape may look a bit like a snail — but galaxies like Earth's own haven't always had this structure. Now researchers say they know when and how these spirals emerged.