09 October 2013, 08:50 AM ET
A Colorado 11-year-old's science project was accepted to be perfomed aboard the ISS. Scheduled for launch in Dec. 2013.
09 October 2013, 06:05 AM ET
After conducting a series of analyses, the researchers determined that a mysterious black pebble discovered years ago in the Egyptian desert is a piece of a comet nucleus — the first ever discovered.
08 October 2013, 05:40 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter will buzz Earth Wednesday (Oct. 9) to snag a gravity speed boost that will slingshot it toward the largest planet in the solar system. The Juno spacecraft will be within 350 miles of Earth and over South Africa during t
08 October 2013, 03:19 PM ET
See amazing photos of the planet Neptune, eighth planet from the sun.
08 October 2013, 03:03 PM ET
An engineer suggests building a roof over a small planet so that Earthlike conditions could be maintained.
08 October 2013, 02:09 PM ET
A handful of possible worlds discovered by an alien planet hunting spacecraft are skimming the surfaces of their host stars, new research shows.
08 October 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Meteorites that fell to Earth when a fireball exploded over Russia earlier this year show evidence of earlier cosmic collisions, a new study reveals.
08 October 2013, 02:01 PM ET
A tiny, mysterious moon orbiting Neptune has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years.
08 October 2013, 01:23 PM ET
The NASA probe, that will study how the Gas Giant formed, will use a gravity-assist from Earth on October 9th, 2013 to gain the necessary momentum to reach its destination.
08 October 2013, 12:17 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper of the star formation region NGC 6334 is one of the first scientific images from the ArTeMiS instrument on APEX.
08 October 2013, 11:37 AM ET
NASA's SDO and SOHO websites continue to be automatically updated during the government shutdown (with a disclaimer stating the data may not be up to date.) The two spacecraft delivered imagery of the eruption that occurred on Oct 8th, 2013.
08 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Comet ISON could shine brightly in the night sky around the time of its close solar approach on Nov. 28. Here's the lowdown on ISON and its journey through the inner solar system, which scientists are already tracking with a variety of instruments.
08 October 2013, 10:18 AM ET
The long-sought elementary particle, whose existence was predicted nearly 50 years ago only to be discovered in 2012, takes home the prestigious prize.
07 October 2013, 05:17 PM ET
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) suspended its United States operations Friday (Oct. 4) after the government shutdown forced the large astronomy organization to temporarily close its doors.
07 October 2013, 04:03 PM ET
Observations by amateurs helped researchers determine that the 168-mile-wide asteroid (87) Sylvia appears to have a dense core surrounded by a layer of relatively fluffy material. Further, the space rock's larger moon is about 15 miles wide.
07 October 2013, 02:09 PM ET
NASA's newest moon probe is officially in lunar orbit. After, a month-long journey, the space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft performed an engine burn on Sunday (Oct. 6) that took it into orbit around the moon.
07 October 2013, 01:45 PM ET
NASA's 8,000-pound Juno probe will skim just 350 miles (560 kilometers) above Earth's surface on Wednesday, getting a critical gravity assist more than two years after launching on a circuitous path to the solar system's largest planet.
07 October 2013, 11:32 AM ET
The European Space Research And Technology Centre (ESTEC), hosted its 2013 Open Day on Oct. 6th, 2013 in Noordwijk, Netherlands. Over 8,500 people attended and had a chance to meet astronauts, see its technical labs highlights, fly drones and more.
06 October 2013, 09:00 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
05 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
Don't miss the many great space images from the week of Oct. 5, including a private spacecraft's first International Space Station arrival, the spectacular launch of a brand-new private rocket and Comet ISON as seen from Mars orbit.
04 October 2013, 12:57 PM ET
Researchers have developed an observational strategy that would distinguish between two very different types of atmospheres — one associated with super-Earth exoplanets, which may be capable of supporting life, and the other with lifeless mini-Neptunes.
04 October 2013, 11:12 AM ET
Light reflected off Saturn allows the Cassini spacecraft to capture both the back-lit plume and the surface of Enceladus in one shot as seen in this amazing space wallpaper.
04 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, or Maven, got back on track for a Nov. 18 launch on Thursday, just two days after the government shutdown froze liftoff preparations and put a scare into planetary scientists around the world.
03 October 2013, 05:25 PM ET
A giant radio telescope in Chile has received the last piece of its 66-antenna array, a special delivery that will help the observatory peer into deep space better than ever.
03 October 2013, 02:16 PM ET
ESA employs 130 ton satellite dishes, dispersed in key areas all over the world to monitor the skies for transmissions. They boost faint signals from spacecraft and in reverse create high energy transmissions to relay commands.
03 October 2013, 09:36 AM ET
This space wallpaper, snapped by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the star HD 184738, also known as Campbell’s hydrogen star.
03 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
The 14th annual "World Space Week" runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. This year's theme is "Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth." Events will focus on Red Planet exploration, and what such efforts have taught humanity about its home planet.
02 October 2013, 05:56 PM ET
A probe in orbit around Mars spotted Comet ISON — a possible "comet of the century" — as it flew past the Red Planet on its way to give the sun a close shave in November.
02 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
During the CAVES 2013 mission, astronauts from NASA, ESA and CSA spent two weeks in the dark, cold and serene interior of the Sa Grutta cave in a Supramonte mountain in Sardinia to simulate Mars-like exploration.
02 October 2013, 03:00 PM ET
There may not be a lot of air, but there's still a lot of weather in space. Get the latest news of space weather and solar flares here from SPACE.com.
02 October 2013, 02:39 PM ET
The U.S. government shutdown has broken the links to many federal websites, but a vital source of information about sun storms remains available. The website of the Space Weather Prediction Center will continue to be maintained, officials say.
02 October 2013, 01:36 PM ET
A sun storm erupted on Monday (Sept. 30), sending a huge cloud of charged particles streaking into space. That cloud — known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME — hit Earth's magnetic field at around 10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, researchers said.