10 December 2013, 12:37 PM ET
A new record for cold temperatures minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C) was set Aug. 10, 2010 on the East Antarctic Plateau. NASA scientists have figured out how our planet creates these bone chilling temperatures.
10 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
10 December 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The private Mars One colony project
10 December 2013, 09:16 AM ET
The coldest places on Earth have been found using the most detailed temperature maps of Earth surface to date. Pockets on the East Antarctic Plateau trap air so that it becomes much colder than anything you could find in Siberia.
10 December 2013, 08:00 AM ET
During its first six months in space, NASA's IRIS telescope has snapped stunning images of an obscure layer of the sun, revealing previously unseen violence and complexity in the lowest slivers of our star's atmosphere, scientists say.
09 December 2013, 06:47 PM ET
Data from several NASA satellites have been analyzed and the lowest temperature detected was a record breaking -136° F (-93.2° C) on Aug 10th, 2013 on a high ridge in Antartica. Its nearly 8°F degrees cooler than the previous record.
09 December 2013, 04:20 PM ET
Scientists had always characterized comets and asteroids as completely different before NASA's Stardust Mission.
09 December 2013, 12:49 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory radiation detector, in operation for over a year on the Red Planet, is showing levels that are manageable for human exploration but the planet has not been hit with any big solar storms during this time.
09 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
A mission consisting of a 180-day cruise to Mars, a 500-day stay on the Red Planet and a 180-day return flight to Earth would expose astronauts to a cumulative radiation dose of about 1.01 sieverts, Curiosity's measurements suggest.
09 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence of an ancient Martian lake that could have supported life for perhaps millions of years. This lake likely existed 3.7 billion years ago, suggesting that Mars was habitable more recently than thought.
09 December 2013, 11:33 AM ET
Data from the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument, MARSIS. aboard ESA's Mars Express has been used to create this animation of the Red Planets north pole. The ice cap is about 1000km in diameter (621 miles).
09 December 2013, 05:33 AM ET
Churning seas beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa might explain the chaotic jumble of cracks and ridges around its equator, scientists say. These findings hint Europa may be even more habitable for alien life than previously thought, research
09 December 2013, 05:15 AM ET
The mysterious, invisible dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may already have been detected with superconducting circuits, researchers say.
08 December 2013, 02:38 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 December 2013, 01:06 PM ET
From an amazing video of the mysterious six-sided vortex spinning around Saturn's north pole to some stunning photos of Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 8, 2013.
07 December 2013, 02:09 PM ET
Less than five days after leaving Earth atop a blazing Long March launcher, China's Chang'e 3 spacecraft reached lunar orbit Friday to prepare for an historic rocket-assisted touchdown in the moon's Bay of Rainbows later this month.
06 December 2013, 10:01 PM ET
More than 20,000 scientists will descend on San Francisco this week for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
06 December 2013, 08:30 PM ET
Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote future.
06 December 2013, 05:53 PM ET
A volcano on Mercury may have been active over an unprecedented billion-year time span.
06 December 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Dr. Holly Gilbert, NASA Solar Physics Laboratory Chief/Goddard Spaceflight Center, explains what happens when the magnetic field of the Sun reverses polarity and when the process will be complete.
06 December 2013, 02:58 PM ET
Approximately every 11 years, the magnetic polarity of the Sun reverses. 16 years of high resolution magnetic field line data are animated in magnetic lines. Neon green = positive, purple = negative. (looped 4X)
06 December 2013, 11:13 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an Envisat radar image acquired over the city of Boca do Acre in western Brazil. The city lies within Amazonas state, the largest Brazilian state by area, and almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest.
06 December 2013, 10:20 AM ET
An enormous alien planet — one that is 11 times more massive than Jupiter — was discovered in the most distant orbit yet found around a single parent star.
06 December 2013, 06:41 AM ET
Indications that ice makes up a third of the mass of Ceres may make the dwarf planet the most easily explored icy body — and NASA's Dawn mission is on its way there now.
06 December 2013, 06:12 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has passed another scientific milestone in its quest to determine the makeup of Mars. The six-wheeled robot fired its 100,000th rock-zapping laser beam on the Red Planet, NASA announced today (Dec. 5).
06 December 2013, 06:00 AM ET
China's Chang'e-3 moon lander carries a six-wheeled rover vehicle on its back. See how Chang'e 3 and the Yutu ('Jade Rabbit') rover work in this SPACE.com infographic.
05 December 2013, 04:45 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is beaming home amazing photos of the Red Planet.
05 December 2013, 03:20 PM ET
For thousands of years, humans have been wondering whether there's life elsewhere in the universe. Now, the technology finally exists to search for it.
05 December 2013, 03:15 PM ET
Colossal spiral-shaped flows of super-hot plasma have been found on the sun, completing a nearly half-century-long quest to confirm their existence, scientists say.
05 December 2013, 02:43 PM ET
Solar physicists have long suspected that giant heat-flow structures drive the Sun's surface motions. Now they finally have proof from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
05 December 2013, 02:15 PM ET
On 5 December 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a sun storm that recently rotated into Earth's view spewing plasma. The largest eruption is over 15 Earth-diameters "tall."
05 December 2013, 12:59 PM ET
This space wallpaper by NASA's Kepler spacecraft shows the telescope's full field of view taken in a new demonstration mode in late October.