02 December 2013, 04:08 PM ET
India's first robotic Mars probe set sail for the Red Planet Saturday with a vital rocket burn to catapult the spacecraft out of the realm of Earth's gravity and into interplanetary space.
02 December 2013, 03:30 PM ET
China's first lunar rover is now bound for the moon, having launched Dec. 1 on a mission that — if successful — will establish China as the third nation to soft land a spacecraft on Earth's natural satellite.
02 December 2013, 02:27 PM ET
This month marks the 20th anniversary of STS-61, the space-shuttle mission that repaired the Hubble Space Telescope's faulty optics. Last week, MIT hosted a symposium to commemorate the mission and to celebrate Hubble's legacy.
02 December 2013, 10:41 AM ET
A wispy remnant of the comet survived its whip around the Sun, but is quickly starting to fade from sight. Imagery from NASA/ESA SOHO probe (Nov 30th - Dec 1st) and NASA's STEREO spacecraft (Nov 28th and 29th) are time-lapsed.
02 December 2013, 10:17 AM ET
Astronomers at ESO have captured the best image so far of the curious clouds around the star cluster NGC 3572 as seen in this spectacular space wallpaper.
01 December 2013, 02:26 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
See launch photos for China's Chang'e 3 moon lander and Yutu rover on Dec. 2, 2013 local time (Dec. 1 EST) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
01 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
From a stunning image of the Dragon's Head Nebula to a photo of Comet ISON as seen by a NASA Mercury Probe, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Dec. 1, 2013.
01 December 2013, 12:38 PM ET
China's first-ever mission to land a rover on the moon has begun its journey toward the lunar frontier. China's Chang'e 3 moon lander and its Yutu rover launched toward the moon on Dec. 2 local time (Dec. 1 EST). See what it means for China in space.
01 December 2013, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2013.
30 November 2013, 12:34 PM ET
China will launch its first moon rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) on Sunday (Dec. 1) at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Chang'e 3 moon landing mission. See what the moon rover mission means for China.
30 November 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Twin probes sent to investigate Earth's Van Allen Radiation belts have found a possible explanation for why some electrons zip around at speeds close to that of light.
30 November 2013, 09:43 AM ET
See photos from China's Chang'e 3 moon rover and lander mission launching in December 2013. The mission includes the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover.
29 November 2013, 02:02 PM ET
This time-lapse space wallpaper shows Comet ISON approaching and leaving during its slingshot around the sun — represented by the white circle — on Nov. 28, 2013. The ISON images clearly outline the curve of the comet's orbit path.
29 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers in Russia, will arrive in Earth's neighborhood in November 2013.
29 November 2013, 09:30 AM ET
See photos of the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), or Comet ISON, which could amaze the world in late 2013.
29 November 2013, 09:28 AM ET
Call it a cosmic holiday miracle. The much-anticipated Comet ISON appeared to disintegrate during its Thanksgiving Day slingshot around the sun Thursday, but something — it seems — may have survived.
28 November 2013, 04:08 PM ET
The comet has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013. It is not visible in Solar Dynamics Observatory footage and NASA scientists confirmed that they do not see it.
28 November 2013, 12:46 PM ET
The possible 'comet of the century' continues to brighten as it nears its 1:45pm EST - Nov. 28th, 2013 date with the Sun (the point of its closest approach). The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.
28 November 2013, 09:37 AM ET
As the comet approaches perihelion on Nov. 28th, 2013, it has significantly brightened and its tail has started to bend . The NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft has captured imagery.
28 November 2013, 07:10 AM ET
Comet ISON is slated to skim just 684,000 miles above the surface of the sun today (Nov. 28) in a maneuver that skywatchers and scientists alike have been anticipating since the comet's discovery in September 2012. Watch it live h
27 November 2013, 11:18 PM ET
Most of the star nearest to Earth are red dwarfs, but they are too dim to be seen with the naked eye.
27 November 2013, 05:25 PM ET
Astronomers all over the world are training their eyes and telescopes on Comet ISON as it approaches its closest distance to the sun on Thursday (Nov. 28), with several unblinking space telescopes offering live views of the comet's solar encounter.
27 November 2013, 03:20 PM ET
Don't write off Chicken Little quite yet! A seven-year-old boy in Florida may have been struck by small meteorite fragments that fell to the ground as he was playing outside over the weekend, family members said.
27 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The incredible luminosity of a black-hole system known as ULX-1 may force a rethink of the leading theories that explain how some black holes radiate energy, researchers said.
27 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Comet ISON could become a spectacular night sky object in November 2013. Find out why here.
27 November 2013, 11:04 AM ET
This sprinkling of cosmic glitter makes up the galaxy known as ESO 149-3, located some 20 million light-years away from us, as seen in this stunning space wallpaper.
27 November 2013, 10:37 AM ET
The icy Comet ISON from the depths of deep space will either meet its doom or transform into a cosmic spectacle when it whips around the sun Thursday (Nov. 28) in a Thanksgiving Day treat for NASA and scientists around the world.
27 November 2013, 10:22 AM ET
On Nov. 27th, 2013, the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured ISON as it closes in on its Thanksgiving Day date with the Sun. It's traveling at 240,000 mph and is currently surviving the high heat, according to Spaceweather.com.
27 November 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Stars in a little explored region of the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way — shine in an amazing new photo taken by a telescope in Chile.
27 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
A lesser known region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 2035 (right), has been photographed using the European Southern Observatory telescope in Chile. The effects of new star birth and stellar death are on display.
27 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers may have found a way to restore much of the space telescope's lost pointing ability, suggesting that a proposed new mission called K2 could indeed be doable for Kepler.