Science & Astronomy Archive
25 September 2014, 10:56 AM ET
A stunning new photo snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shines a light on a mysterious galaxy that may be considerably older than it looks.
25 September 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A study of galaxy DDO 68 (aka UGC 5340) using the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that there may be older stars lurking in what was thought to be a primordial galaxy.
25 September 2014, 07:11 AM ET
MAVEN sent home its first images of Mars' upper atmosphere early Monday morning (Sept. 22), just eight hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet.
24 September 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An internal audit concluded that a NASA program supporting the search for potentially hazardous asteroids needs to be better structured with more staff.
24 September 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Observations of planet HAT-P-11b by the Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler Space Telescopes were used to make the discovery. The planet is 120 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus. Full Story: http://goo.gl/8h7zEP
24 September 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A Neptune-sized planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest known wet exoplanet yet, scientists say. The exoplanet HAT P-11b is about four times the size of Earth and about 124 light-years aw
24 September 2014, 12:46 PM ET
On July 23rd, 2012, a coronal mass ejection, traveling between 1,800 and 2,200 MPH, fastest ever recorded by NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), fortunately was not Earth-directed.
24 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests — occurred because one star nabbed hydrogen from another.
24 September 2014, 01:23 AM ET
Addressing climate change is not only crucial for preserving the environment, it also makes good economic sense, some politicians and business leaders say.
23 September 2014, 10:15 PM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) probe was captured by the Red Planet's gravity around 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday, making India just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and Europe — to place a spacecraft in Mars orbit.
23 September 2014, 10:01 PM ET
The Rosetta spacecraft's NAVCAM captured four photos that ESA stitched together to create a close-up mosaic of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
23 September 2014, 02:29 PM ET
Supposed evidence of gravitational waves from the dawn of time may actually be the signature of dust and gas in our own Milky Way galaxy, a new study reports.
23 September 2014, 10:49 AM ET
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its interplanetary cruise to get familiar with its flyby target by imaging Pluto's outermost moon Hydra
23 September 2014, 09:29 AM ET
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GCOM-W1 satellite has delivered data on sea ice from March 21st, 2014 to September 17th, 2014. NASA Goddard created this visualization from the data set.
23 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
The image captures the Saturn moons Tethys, Hyperion and Prometheus,, along with the gas giant's iconic rings. Cassini took the picture on July 14, 2014, when it was about 1.2 million miles from Tethys, NASA officials saiD.
23 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See images of the ringed planet from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
22 September 2014, 08:23 PM ET
The 2014 Astrophysics Kavli Prize Laureates tell the story behind their theory of cosmic inflation, and contemplate how it has changed our view of the universe.
22 September 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Audience members voted to restore Pluto's planethood during an event held last week organized by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
22 September 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A new European prototype telescope inspired by an insect's eye could help protect Earth from dangerous asteroids when it is expected to come online next year.
22 September 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A probe flying through deep space has been beaming back amazing photos and information about its target comet since arriving at the cosmic body in August.
22 September 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Since it was awoken from deep space hibernation, the ESA mission has been collecting scientific data on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It has imaged dust streams emanating from the surface and captured grains with an on-board instrument.
22 September 2014, 11:25 AM ET
A solar flare is a light-speed traveling burst of x-rays and energy, while a coronal mass ejection (CME) is a giant cloud of particles emitted from the Sun. Both can affect the Earth in different ways and sometimes they happen together.
22 September 2014, 11:04 AM ET
During the atmospheric entry and landing phases of the Curiosity mission, hundreds of kilograms of mass was ejected. NASA is looking to change that 'dead weight' into scientific gain for future missions.
21 September 2014, 11:12 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
21 September 2014, 10:30 PM ET
After a 10-month journey through deep space, NASA's MAVEN probe arrived in Mars orbit late Sunday, on a mission to help determine why the Red Planet changed from a warm and wet place in the ancient past to the cold, arid world it is today.
21 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, which will study the atmosphere of Mars like never before, arrives at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can watch it live online. Watch the live webcast beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET (0130 GMT).
20 September 2014, 08:19 AM ET
After streaking through space at mind-numbing speeds for 10 months, NASA's MAVEN probe and India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft will have to slam on the brakes if they hope to be captured into orbit Sunday and Tuesday.
20 September 2014, 01:15 AM ET
The AMS particle detector aboard the International Space Station has found more evidence of dark matter in cosmic ray data.
19 September 2014, 08:53 PM ET
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission will take measurements with its Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) that have never been collected before. Dr. James Garvin speaks to Space.com's @TariqJMalik about the mission.
19 September 2014, 11:39 AM ET
India's Mars Orbiter Mission marks the country's first mission to the Red Planet and first entry into interplanetary spaceflight. The unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, will map the surface of the Red Planet.
19 September 2014, 10:00 AM ET
The Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes employed a sort of cosmic magnifying glass to look at details of a galaxy called H1429-0028, revealing that the object is actually two merging galaxies.
19 September 2014, 08:30 AM ET
The galaxy lies 11 billion light-years from Earth, so viewing it gives astronomers a glimpse into processes that occurred less than 3 billion years after the Big Bang that created the universe.