Science & Astronomy Archive
20 May 2013, 06:32 PM ET
See eye-popping photos of the night sky by submitted by SPACE.com readers in May 2013.
20 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory has completed its second drill into the surface of the Red Planet. The drilling target was nicknamed 'Cumberland'.
20 May 2013, 03:03 PM ET
The 1-ton robot pulled samples from deep within a Martian rock for the second time ever.
20 May 2013, 02:09 PM ET
Asteroids and comet fragments tear fresh craters on Mars more often than previously thought.
20 May 2013, 01:39 PM ET
The explosion was so bright that it could be seen by the naked eye all the way from Earth. Powered by Newslook.
20 May 2013, 12:30 PM ET
These shots of the Martian surface from orbit show our planetary neighbor as never before.
20 May 2013, 12:09 PM ET
Where did all that superscience tech come from?
20 May 2013, 11:04 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a Landsat image of the Clearwater Lakes in Canada’s Quebec province. Located to the east of the Hudson Bay, what appears to be two separate lakes is actually a single body of water that fills two depressions.
20 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The project showcases the diversity of worlds in our solar system.
20 May 2013, 06:50 AM ET
Photographer Christopher Georgia captured this amazing image of the Milky Way Galaxy from Acadia National Park.
19 May 2013, 07:06 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
18 May 2013, 10:29 AM ET
From snow falling on our largest telescopes to cool lunar vehicles in space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
18 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Kepler has revolutionized exoplanet science, researchers say.
17 May 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Electric vehicles have no real competitors for the Martian market.
17 May 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The Mobile Science Lab flashes some complex moves to get rock samples from drill bit to baking chamber for chemical analysis (CHIMRA experiment).
17 May 2013, 01:41 PM ET
The eruption shouldn't pose a threat to Earth but may supercharge northern lights displays.
17 May 2013, 12:41 PM ET
This space wallpaper of the nebula NGC 3603 shows globules of gas and dust; giant, gaseous pillars; young stars surrounded by debris disks; aging, massive stars; and a blue supergiant star—all various stages in star life.
17 May 2013, 11:05 AM ET
After a day of rest, active region 1748 unleashed class-M1.3 and M3.2 flares on May 16th and 17th, 2013. This same storm blasted 4 X-class flares between May 13 and 15.
17 May 2013, 10:11 AM ET
A new 65-foot-wide impact crater is the result.
17 May 2013, 09:16 AM ET
A NASA moon monitoring telescope captured the blast, which could be seen by the naked eye on Earth, on March 17th, 2013. The object was the size of a small boulder and may be part of a meteor swarm that also flew past Earth.
17 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The May 31 flyby of 1.7-mile-long 1998 QE2 poses no threat to Earth.
17 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
What we can learn from the greatest scientific mistakes in history.
16 May 2013, 06:20 PM ET
Opportunity passed the Apollo 17 moon buggy, which covered 22.21 miles back in 1972.
16 May 2013, 04:50 PM ET
This dramatic space wallpaper reveals cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion showing what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
16 May 2013, 12:42 PM ET
Astronomer Geoff Marcy tweaked W.H. Auden's poem to grieve for the troubled Kepler Space Telescope.