Space News Archive
21 November 2014, 08:16 PM ET
21 November 2014, 04:40 PM ET
A metal mockup of a Gemini space capsule used by NASA for ground tests sold at auction for more than $50,000 — parking fees not included. The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) spacecraft narrowly avoided a parking ticket on its way to the sale.
21 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
See images of the ringed planet from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
21 November 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Do you want to launch a snowman? That is perhaps the question and paraphrased song line that Anton Shkaplerov's daughter may have asked her cosmonaut father about the Disney 'Frozen' Olaf doll she suggested he fly to the space station.
21 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Find the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer with this collection of fun and educational gift ideas that both kids and parents will love.
21 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Here’s a collection of space gifts for the stargazer in your life, whether he or she is an amateur astronomer or full-blown space nerd (like us).
21 November 2014, 10:40 AM ET
The morning sky will play host to a spectacular gathering of solar system objects grouped closely together tomorrow (Nov. 22), but it won't be easy for observers on Earth to see it.
21 November 2014, 10:26 AM ET
NASA announced Nov. 14 that it has extended its unfunded agreement with Blue Origin to support that company’s effort to develop a commercial crew spacecraft.
21 November 2014, 10:12 AM ET
NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer has delivered "game-changing" astrophysics data since its launch in November 2004. Mission leaders and scientists describe a few of its discoveries.
21 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Binary Earth-size planets that orbit each other might exist around distant stars, researchers say. Simulations suggest such worlds can begin circling each other after slow, grazing collisions.
20 November 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Tune in at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on Sunday (Nov. 23) to see three new crewmembers launch to the International Space Station on a 6-hour trip.
20 November 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A stunning new picture of Saturn's clouds shows swirls of mixing material, like cream whirling through coffee.
20 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A NASA astronaut about to fly to the International Space Station on a Russian spaceship hopes his next space mission will start in a seat aboard a commercial spacecraft.
20 November 2014, 02:01 PM ET
The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star. The research could help gauge the strength of other exoplanets' magnetic fields as well.
20 November 2014, 10:25 AM ET
NASA new crew capsule, whose 1st test flight in Dec. 2014 will test re-entry from high orbit, must endure temperatures of up to 4000° F on re-entry. NASA heat shield engineer Molly White explains why temperatures soar.
20 November 2014, 07:01 AM ET
See amazing photos of the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M(31), as seen by space telescopes, astronomers and stargazers.
20 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Curiosity continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp dubbed Pahrump Hills, which the robot reached in September after a 14-month trek.
20 November 2014, 06:49 AM ET
A huge number of stars shine brightly in an amazing skywatcher photo of the Andromeda Galaxy.
20 November 2014, 06:45 AM ET
A mysterious object orbiting our black hole has not yet revealed its identity as a gas cloud or a star, and two groups with a history of competition are each hoping to solve the puzzle.
20 November 2014, 06:40 AM ET
The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013.
19 November 2014, 10:09 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
19 November 2014, 04:01 PM ET
Immense star clusters in the nearby Fornax Dwarf spheroidal galaxy should have formed much in the same way as our Milky Way. But older stars – which are present in ‘our’ globular clusters – are not visible in the Fornax.
19 November 2014, 03:41 PM ET
A mysterious object previously thought to be an exploding star could actually be two black holes fused together in a galactic collision and ejected into space.
19 November 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East spacecraft.
19 November 2014, 01:55 PM ET
Read news, see photos and watch videos about the Rosetta mission's landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko scheduled for Nov. 12.
19 November 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Recently returned NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman talks to Space.com's @TariqJMalik about experiencing powerful atmospheric phenomena and his photography while aboard the International Space Station.
19 November 2014, 12:36 PM ET
Relive last week's thrilling comet landing tonight with a documentary about the historic space mission airing on PBS tonight (Nov. 19).
19 November 2014, 11:57 AM ET
The first probe ever to land on the surface of a comet performed some serious science before going into hibernation. Europe's Philae probe found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the icy body's surface is as hard as ice.
19 November 2014, 11:22 AM ET
90 million light-years away, the Markarian 177 dwarf galaxy shows signs of having kicked its supermassive black hole out into a wide orbit.
19 November 2014, 10:49 AM ET
The newly announced Lunar Mission One plans to drill at least 65 feet underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on the early days of the Earth and moon.
19 November 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe.
19 November 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Some space analysts wonder if "Object 2014-28E" could be part of an anti-satellite program — perhaps a revived version of the Cold War-era "Istrebitel Sputnikov" ("satellite killer") project.d
19 November 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Europe's Very Large Telescope in Chile reveals the axes of supermassive black holes billions of light years apart are aligned within the galactic filaments in which they reside.
19 November 2014, 12:30 AM ET
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking space wallpaper of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects.
18 November 2014, 11:18 PM ET
A new map reveals the most detailed picture yet of the surface features of the asteroid Vesta.
18 November 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Halloween is cool. A space age Halloween is even cooler. See our favorite space costume photos from Space.com readers from our 2014 space costume contest.