Science & Astronomy Archive
15 April 2013, 11:00 AM ET
NASA scientists have found that a comet will almost certainly safely fly past Mars next year.
15 April 2013, 10:51 AM ET
Curiosity has been busy since landing on the Red Planet last August.
15 April 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Physicists remain uncertain whether the Higgs boson they've discovered behaves as expected.
15 April 2013, 09:09 AM ET
The company behind the contest fights back against some disapproving words from the IAU
15 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A beautiful cluster of stars shines brightly in a new photo from the European Southern Observatory.
14 April 2013, 12:40 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
14 April 2013, 11:40 AM ET
From dazzling solar flares to tears in space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
13 April 2013, 09:19 PM ET
See rocket launch photos from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
13 April 2013, 07:22 AM ET
A privately funded telescope called Sentinel will hunt for potential city-killing asteroids.
12 April 2013, 05:57 PM ET
NASA is helping ring in Earth Day on April 22 with a month full of special events.
12 April 2013, 05:54 PM ET
This beautiful space wallpaper is an artist’s impression of an exoplanet seen from its moon. The diversity of exoplanets is large — more than 800 planets outside the Solar System have been found to date, with thousands more waiting to be confirmed.
12 April 2013, 05:21 PM ET
Fruit flies launched in 1947 became the first animals to reach outer space and be recovered alive.
12 April 2013, 05:19 PM ET
The International Astronomical Union is the only body authorized to name alien worlds, despite recent public contests.
12 April 2013, 03:01 PM ET
The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this space wallpaper from NASA's Great Observatories.
12 April 2013, 02:29 PM ET
With a giant crater covering much of its surface, Mimas resembles a real-life Death Star from the "Star Wars" movies.
12 April 2013, 01:53 PM ET
The roving Mars Science Lab's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument tested for levels of the gas Argon in the atmosphere. Those levels indicate the Red Planet once had a more robust atmosphere, confirming what scientists previously thought.
12 April 2013, 12:00 PM ET
This is part three in an eight part series exploring exoplanet science today.
12 April 2013, 09:53 AM ET
Something extraordinary and essential is going on behind the thick dust and blinding starlight that cloaks the center of our galaxy. Astronomers suspect a super-massive black hole. Now all they have to do is get an image of it.
12 April 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Hunting dangerous asteroids should not just be NASA's responsibility, lawmakers said this week.
11 April 2013, 05:09 PM ET
USRA's Ryan Fitzgibbons cutely shows why the best place to understand rainfall is from above the atmosphere. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite constellation will measure precipitation on a global scale.
11 April 2013, 04:31 PM ET
A seven-year fall has taken hold on Titan's southern hemisphere.
11 April 2013, 03:00 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper is a composite color image of the Herschel PACS 70, 100, 160 micron-wavelength images of Betelgeuse.
11 April 2013, 02:47 PM ET
The remains of the 1972 Mars 3 lander might be visible in recent Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photos.
11 April 2013, 01:34 PM ET
Planetary-science cuts in NASA's 2014 budget are shortsighted, scientists say.
11 April 2013, 11:42 AM ET
The powerful solar flare erupted from the sun at 3:16 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 11.