Space News Archive
31 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing the dust and gas around the double star system GG Tauri-A.
31 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Outer space can be a spooky place. Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what are some of the most unsettling sights in space?
30 October 2014, 05:47 PM ET
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
30 October 2014, 03:51 PM ET
This week is one of the rare opportunities when Mercury is relatively easy to spot. It will mean getting up before the sun, but once spotted, you will be able to follow Mercury until it is drowned out by daylight.
30 October 2014, 03:32 PM ET
Forty-five years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong added his autograph to an envelope for one purpose: that it be sold to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon. Now, that iconic autograph is up for auction.
30 October 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
30 October 2014, 01:30 PM ET
Find out where to find Mars, Jupiter and Mercury this month. Pisces and Aries constellations along with the Triangulum galaxy are great targets as well. Lastly, Earth travels through Comet Tempel-Tuttle's dust trail.
30 October 2014, 11:36 AM ET
NASA and the private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. have started surveying the damage left behind after a rocket explosion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).
30 October 2014, 11:22 AM ET
The ISS Progress 57 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 29th, 2014. It docked to the International Space Station's Pirs Docking Compartment a few hours later.
30 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Measures taken in the current Ebola outbreak may hold some clues for how to handle Martian samples brought back to Earth from the Red Planet, which could host extraterrestrial microbes.
30 October 2014, 07:12 AM ET
When a private Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences exploded during launch on Oct. 28, spectators around the launch site, and even in the air, caught the sight on video. See their amazing, and sometimes scary, views here.
30 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed a new lunar crater that researchers say is the grave of the space agency's LADEE probe, which ended its mission with an intentional crash onto the moon's surface on April 18, 2014.
30 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Antares' first stage uses two AJ26 engines, which are refurbished variants of the NK-33 built by the Soviet Union for its ill-fated N-1 moon rocket during the height of the space race.
29 October 2014, 11:18 PM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station watched as a private rocket carrying supplies for the orbiting outpost exploded just after launch.
29 October 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 technology demonstator was aboard the Cygnus cargo craft destroyed by Tuesday's rocket explosion.
29 October 2014, 04:44 PM ET
When a private rocket exploded just after launch Tuesday (Oct. 28), science experiments developed by students, professional researchers and private companies went up in smoke.
29 October 2014, 03:37 PM ET
What caused Orbital Sciences’ private Antares rocket to explode on Oct. 28, 2014? Here’s our complete coverage of NASA’s investigation and findings.
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Observations of binary system GG Tau-A has revealed an outer disc of gas and dust sustaining an inner disc that would of faded long ago without this lifeline. Full Story: http://goo.gl/Y8VOjn - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada / Music: John Dyson
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
NASA should scrap its bold asteroid-capture mission idea and instead launch a comprehensive search for near-Earth asteroids to visit in their native orbits, MIT professor Richard Binzel says.
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," new research shows.
29 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The U.S. Air Force launched a 19-story rocket from the coast of Florida today to carry a next-generation GPS satellite into space.
29 October 2014, 01:50 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to loft a military GPS satellite into space.
29 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A study in X-rays of the Perseus, Virgo clusters and others has revealed that supermassive black holes' jets are "pumping energy out into the gas,” keeping it from forming stars.
29 October 2014, 11:15 AM ET
On Oct. 28, 2014, an Orbital Sciences-built Antares rocket exploded during liftoff during a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station for NASA. See photos from the stunning rocket launch failure here.
29 October 2014, 10:10 AM ET
An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship successfully docked to the International Space Station this morning (Oct. 29), only a day after a private rocket in the United States exploded after attempting to launch on another resupply run to the orbiting outpost.
29 October 2014, 09:48 AM ET
When an unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after liftoff Tuesday, a science experiment by students from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada went up in flames; an unplanned but valuable lesson.
29 October 2014, 09:37 AM ET
A space education journalist is among those who witness and record the explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket seconds after its launch. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
29 October 2014, 08:00 AM ET
Russia launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship to the space station early Wednesday at 3:09 a.m. EDT (0709 GMT). Watch the Progress dock at the space station here.
29 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The photo, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light, shows a burst of starbirth in the galaxy NGC 1291, which lies 33 million light-years from Earth and is about 12 billion years old.
29 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The rocket exploded in a massive fireball just seconds after blasting off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday evening, scattering debris over a wide area. This debris should not be touched, NASA officials said.
29 October 2014, 03:20 AM ET
A Russian-built unmanned Progress cargo ship launched toward the International Space Station on Wednesday (Oct. 29) carrying fresh supplies. The launch comes a day after a private U.S. rocket exploded while attempting a similar mission.
29 October 2014, 01:00 AM ET
The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. is launching an investigation into the explosion of its Antares rocket just after liftoff tonight (Oct. 28).
28 October 2014, 10:43 PM ET
A solitary laser beam cuts through the night sky in this space wallpaper.
28 October 2014, 09:51 PM ET
Orbital Sciences' Frank Culbertson and NASA's Bill Wrobel explained that any debris that is found in surrounding area should be considered dangerous, not be touched and authorities should be immediately contacted at 757-824-1295.
28 October 2014, 06:51 PM ET
The editor of collectSPACE.com Robert Pearlman speaks to @TariqJMalik about what he saw from the ground at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. He was at the NASA press observation site, a few miles from the launch pad on Oct. 28th, 2014.
28 October 2014, 06:43 PM ET
An unmanned Antares rocket built by the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded in a massive fireball just after launch on Tuesday (Oct. 28), a shocking failure after an otherwise smooth launch countdown.