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09 April 2015, 05:47 PM ET
Black holes are some of the strangest and most mysterious objects in the universe.
31 March 2015, 04:49 PM ET
There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight. Whichever you prefer, here is a list of them in the order they appear in the solar system.
26 March 2015, 11:58 PM ET
The two-year mission of the one-ton rover is to find out if Mars is, or was, capable of supporting life.
23 March 2015, 03:59 PM ET
Mars Express is the European Space Agency's first spacecraft to fly to another planet.
19 March 2015, 10:31 PM ET
The ISS is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken.
17 March 2015, 10:00 PM ET
For about 50 years, humanity has sent orbiters, probes and landers to the Red Planet. Here's a look at all of the missions to Mars to date, both the successes and the failures.
16 March 2015, 09:49 PM ET
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is regarded as a brilliant theoretical physicist. His work on black holes and the big bang are topics of popular books.
13 March 2015, 06:31 PM ET
A look at the 18 men who flew on manned moon landing missions.
11 March 2015, 04:00 AM ET
A look at some of the records people have set during spaceflight.
09 March 2015, 04:05 PM ET
SpaceShipTwo should start flying paying customers into space sometime in 2015, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has said.
06 March 2015, 08:13 AM ET
Entrepreneur Richard Branson aims to take paying passengers into space in the next few years.
03 March 2015, 07:19 PM ET
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a small body visited by the Rosetta spacecraft in the first mission to land on a comet.
19 February 2015, 10:39 PM ET
SpaceX is a private spaceflight company that regularly delivers payloads to the International Space Station via its Dragon spacecraft.
13 February 2015, 09:44 PM ET
The winged ship's heritage dates back to Soviet and NASA concepts from the 1980s.
11 February 2015, 08:06 PM ET
The aviation giant aims to take astronauts to the International Space Station in a capsule that is similar to Apollo spacecraft.
10 February 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Learn about the science behind the northern and southern lights.
09 February 2015, 10:20 PM ET
Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter and one of the four so-called Galilean moons.
04 February 2015, 09:45 PM ET
Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere. See more Titan facts here.
02 February 2015, 10:10 PM ET
The sun's unceasing activity affects our planet beyond providing obvious light and heat.
30 January 2015, 04:32 PM ET
The Dragon spacecraft first reached the International Space Station in 2012.
30 January 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet, lost its planet status in 2006. Learn more about dwarf planets of the solar system here.
29 January 2015, 08:30 PM ET
Falcon 9 lifts SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the ISS.
29 January 2015, 08:09 PM ET
Vesta is the second largest asteroid in the solar system.
28 January 2015, 08:23 PM ET
The Opportunity rover is NASA's longest rover mission.
28 January 2015, 07:53 PM ET
Variable stars change brightness. But there are many reasons why.
27 January 2015, 09:51 PM ET
The New Horizons spacecraft is expected to reach the dwarf planet Pluto in 2015
27 January 2015, 02:17 AM ET
Eris, a distant world whose discovery led to Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet, was once proposed as the solar system's 10th planet.
26 January 2015, 11:59 PM ET
The orbiter has been snapping pictures of the Red Planet since 2006.
21 January 2015, 08:11 PM ET
NASA's Messenger mission has spent several years mapping Mercury, which was poorly understood for decades.
20 January 2015, 09:17 PM ET
Mars Odyssey is the longest-serving spacecraft to visit Mars.
15 January 2015, 10:02 PM ET
The European spacecraft made some surprising discoveries during its eight-year mission to the second planet from the sun.
14 January 2015, 10:57 PM ET
Scaled Composites has been aiming toward commercial spaceflight for more than a decade.