Science & Astronomy Archive
22 April 2013, 11:44 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is based largely on observations from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) — a sensor aboard the Terra Satellite — on July 11, 2005.
22 April 2013, 09:42 AM ET
See amazing views of the Earth from space in this NASA gallery of satellite photos.
22 April 2013, 01:22 AM ET
Latest discoveries and photos about Earth from space.
22 April 2013, 12:11 AM ET
This space wallpaper is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view looking long ago and far away at a supernova that exploded more than 10 billion years ago — the most distant Type Ia supernova ever detected.
21 April 2013, 09:03 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 April 2013, 05:19 PM ET
From new superearths to a stunning view of the horsehead nebula, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
20 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers will webcast live views of Saturn's auroras from Hawaii's Keck Observatory on Sunday, April 21.
19 April 2013, 06:38 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows the youngest-known supernova remnant in our galaxy, which lies 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The light from this exploding star first reached Earth in the 1600s.
19 April 2013, 05:30 PM ET
Numerous craters on Saturn's moon Tethys shine brightly, suggesting the presence of water-ice.
19 April 2013, 02:03 PM ET
The comet that is set for a Thanksgiving encounter with the Sun, may just give Earth more than spectacular '3rd' row view. In January 2014, the third planet from the Sun will cross through a stream of debris left behind by the comet.
19 April 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Artist Thierry Cohen imagines what the night skies of the world's largest cities could be like sans light pollution.
19 April 2013, 11:27 AM ET
The telescope's image shows the famous Horsehead Nebula in a whole new light.
19 April 2013, 09:25 AM ET
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 23rd year in orbit, astronomers captured an infrared image of the famous collapsing interstellar cloud. Located in the Orion constellation, it is one of the most recognizable objects in the night sky.
19 April 2013, 06:50 AM ET
Russia's new Bion-M spacecraft will send small animals and microorganisms into space for research.
19 April 2013, 06:30 AM ET
It's time to get the ball rolling toward studying exoplanet atmospheres.
19 April 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Mice, gerbils, lizards and snails are part of the cosmic menagerie that is Russia's Bion-M1 mission.
19 April 2013, 05:45 AM ET
The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
18 April 2013, 05:44 PM ET
The contrast between its light and dark faces keeps Saturn's moon Iapetus hidden in shadows.
18 April 2013, 05:43 PM ET
If Kepler-62e and f are covered by global oceans, they may host a variety of aquatic lifeforms.
18 April 2013, 02:37 PM ET
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered three new possibly habitable super-Earth planets.
18 April 2013, 02:27 PM ET
This intriguing space wallpaper from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295 surrounding a dim and dying star. It is located about 3300 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield).
18 April 2013, 02:05 PM ET
Scientists have discovered three super-Earths circling two different stars more than 1,000 light-years away.
18 April 2013, 02:01 PM ET
All three may be capable of supporting life as we know it, scientists say.
18 April 2013, 01:32 PM ET
A planetary system 1200 light years from Earth may contain two worlds entirely covered by global oceans. Kepler 62e and 62f are in the habitable zone of a roughly Sun-like star. Each planet is slightly larger than Earth.
18 April 2013, 06:23 AM ET
NASA will announce new results from the Kepler space telescope in a news conference Thursday (April 18).