06 January 2014, 10:15 AM ET
A new image from a powerful telescope in Chile reveals massive amounts of dust created in the remnants of an exploded star for the first time.
06 January 2014, 09:57 AM ET
Astronauts have been experimenting with supercritical water that can aid ignition of fire in microgravity. It has down to Earth applications for municipal waste disposal and saltwater purification.
06 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
One of the most beautiful sights in the heavens is the view of our own Milky Way from the inside.
04 January 2014, 11:14 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 January 2014, 01:17 PM ET
NASA satellite imagery has captured the enormity of the first snowstorm of 2014.
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
04 January 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) begins Sunday (Jan. 5) and runs through Thursday (Jan. 9). Conference organizers are expecting more than 3,000 astronomers to attend.
04 January 2014, 04:45 AM ET
NASA's planetary-science decisions are having negative and long-lasting impacts on the nation and its research workforce.
03 January 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Ten years ago today (Jan. 3), NASA dropped the first of two rovers onto the surface of Mars, kicking off a wildly successful mission that continues to beam home data about the Red Planet and its wetter, warmer past.
03 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Scientists discovered the asteroid, known as 2014 AA, early Wednesday morning. Orbit projections suggest that the space rock likely entered Earth's atmosphere sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
03 January 2014, 01:54 PM ET
With budget constraints and political challenges, what role do people play in future missions to Mars and beyond?
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.
03 January 2014, 11:35 AM ET
China's first moon lander and rover have been spotted on the lunar surface by a sharp-shooting NASA spacecraft. In the new NASA images, the Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover are clearly visible in photos by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
03 January 2014, 09:49 AM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper of the Antennae Galaxies shows obvious signs of chaos. Clouds of gas are seen in bright pink and red, surrounding the bright flashes of blue star-forming regions.
03 January 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A revisited trove of data from the Apollo missions has helped scientists answer a lingering lunar question: How fast does moon dust build up?
02 January 2014, 06:53 PM ET
The rocky planet Kepler-62f could be covered in water, as long as there is enough cloud around the planet to warm the surface below.
02 January 2014, 03:52 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory captured this explosive M9-class solar flare on January first, ringing in the New Year with a flare that was almost but not quite X-class.
02 January 2014, 02:35 PM ET
The Mars Desert Research Station aims to help humanity prepare for the rigors and challenges of life on the Red Planet. It was designed in line with the "Mars Direct" settlement approach, which sees crews living off the land as much as possible.
02 January 2014, 09:20 AM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows three of the four Auxiliary Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. Above the telescopes, the long bright stripes are star trails.
02 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists have found evidence of extraterrestrial clouds blanketing two of the most common types of planets in our Milky Way galaxy. One of the alien planets is a so-called 'super-Earth' while the other has been dubbed a 'warm Neptune.'
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
31 December 2013, 07:13 PM ET
Kepler-62e is an alien planet that is believed to be in the habitable zone of its red dwarf parent star.
31 December 2013, 06:53 PM ET
Kepler-22b is an alien planet that's a bit larger than Earth, but it's in the habitable region of its star.
31 December 2013, 06:20 PM ET
If you live in the southern hemisphere, you now can safely view the aftermath of a nuclear explosion from the comfort of your own backyard.
31 December 2013, 05:02 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an illustration of the hypothetical appearance of the exoplanet GJ 1214b, which is known as a "super-Earth" type planet because it is slightly more than six Earth masses.
31 December 2013, 11:14 AM ET
Using NASA data and computer simulations, scientists have managed to finally reveal exactly how the sun lined up with an Egyptian obelisk at the heart of an ancient Roman sundial.
31 December 2013, 09:16 AM ET
From a new rover on the moon, to the most powerful digital camera ever built, space will be buzzing with human activities in 2014.
30 December 2013, 06:04 PM ET
A do-it-yourself Galilean telescope makes an excellent and inexpensive starter telescope — or science fair project.
30 December 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The space rock was discovered on Dec. 23rd, 2013 and will be makes its closest approach to Earth (3.6 lunar distance) on Jan. 3rd, 2014. Its is estimated to be 102 meters or 400 feet-wide.
30 December 2013, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has capped 2013 with a spectacular new collection of Saturn photos showcasing the planet's beauty, as well with its trademark rings and strange moons. Saturn's clouds, rings, and moons Titan, Enceladus and Rhea star in the new im
29 December 2013, 01:53 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission showing the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
29 December 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Space feats reached internationally and into interplanetary space in 2013, with milestones stretching from Earth to Mars.