Science & Astronomy Archive
08 June 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Carl Sagan launched 'Cosmos,' an epic 1980 TV series that brought science to the public like never before. Now, Sagan's legacy lives on in 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' — a 13-episode series airing on Fox. See our complete coverage.
08 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new image captured by NASA's Spitzer Telescope reveals a cluster of young stars inside the Serpens Cloud Core.
07 June 2014, 01:23 PM ET
From a spectacular solar eruption to breathtaking images from NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for June 7, 2014.
07 June 2014, 12:57 PM ET
From the Milky Way glittering over an Earthly rock arch to a majestic full "Flower Moon" rising, don't miss these amazing objects to watch in the night sky.
07 June 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Researchers have developed a method to recreate supernova explosions in the lab using high-intensity lasers.
06 June 2014, 05:30 PM ET
The 12 proposals range from a submarine that would explore the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's huge moon Titan to a probe that would travel around the solar system by hitching rides on comets.
06 June 2014, 03:23 PM ET
Astronomers have apparently discovered the first of a class of strange hybrid stars, confirming theoretical predictions made four decades ago. The stars, known as Thorne-Zytkow objects, are hybrids between red supergiants and neutron stars.
06 June 2014, 10:37 AM ET
A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.
06 June 2014, 10:30 AM ET
The huge asteroid 2014 HQ124, nicknamed 'The Beast,' will fly by Earth Sunday (June 8), but poses no threat to Earth. But what if it DID hit us? Here's what the stadium-sized asteroid would do.
06 June 2014, 06:35 AM ET
NASA's new K2 mission, born from the hobbled Kepler spacecraft, is already underway and performing its own alien-planet–hunting science.
05 June 2014, 05:16 PM ET
Researchers are ready to send NASA a last-ditch proposal to save the 11-year-old spacecraft.
05 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new supercomputer simulation of how galaxies grow may have illuminated the mysterious lack of matter around the cores of galaxies.
05 June 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A new analysis of lunar rocks now supports the idea that the moon was born in a gigantic collision between the nascent Earth and a mysterious planet-size rock, scientists say.
05 June 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Samples from Apollo missions containing isotopic oxygen supporting the theory that a Mars-sized object (called Thea) slammed into Earth setting off a series of conglomeration events that ultimately created the Moon. Story: http://goo.gl/MGfZ0E
05 June 2014, 12:21 PM ET
A plasma filament stretching about half the Sun's length 'danced' above the its surface for nearly 4 days before being sucked onto the surface, igniting a bright eruption, whose image was captured by NASA spacecraft.
05 June 2014, 11:59 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in May 2014.
05 June 2014, 07:01 AM ET
A newly discovered asteroid nicknamed 'The Beast' will zip safely by Earth on Sunday (June 8). You can get a sneak preview of the 1,100-foot asteroid flyby today, June 5, in a Slooh community observatory webcast.
05 June 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The physics world was agog in March over the announcement that astronomers had possibly found ripples in space-time from the earliest moments of the universe. But some scientists now question whether the findings may be nothing more than galactic dust.
05 June 2014, 03:52 AM ET
NASA's approach to innovation applies far beyond just the aerospace industry.
05 June 2014, 03:33 AM ET
NASA's next Curiosity-class rover blends old and new approaches to innovative tech.
04 June 2014, 10:39 PM ET
NASA's prime innovations, from Apollo to Viking.
04 June 2014, 06:49 PM ET
The Boldlygo Institute (non-governmental, non profit organization) has proposed a mission that would fly about 24 miles above the surface of the Red Planet and collect particles from seasonal Martian dust storms.
04 June 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A galactic cluster four-way collision has been recorded 5 billion light-years distant, an event previously unseen by astronomers.
04 June 2014, 12:46 PM ET
Severe space weather events from common red dwarf stars could doom any chances for life on planets orbiting those stars, scientists say. That may mean that alien life might be rarer than previously thought.
04 June 2014, 06:01 AM ET
While robots have done the lion's share of planetary exploration to date, there are plenty of human stories to share about this ambitious enterprise, a panel of experts stressed during last month's Spacefest VI conference in California.
04 June 2014, 06:00 AM ET
A new instrument designed to give scientists a direct look at nearby alien worlds has seen its "first light" in Chile, astronomers announced today (June 4).
04 June 2014, 06:00 AM ET
‘First Light’ for the European Southern Observatory's Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch instrument (SPHERE) is a Centaurus constellation star (HR 4796A). It also took a finely detailed image of Saturn's moon Titan.
04 June 2014, 06:00 AM ET
ESO's Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch instrument (SPHERE) can pick up the faint polarized light from distant exoplanets revealing their atmospheres’ composition, which may contain biomarkers. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/WjY4Yb
03 June 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The newfound exoplanet candidate Kapteyn b, which lies just 13 light-years away, is about 11.5 billion years old, scientists say. That makes it 2.5 times older than Earth, and just 2 billion years or so younger than the universe itself.
03 June 2014, 05:03 PM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope has created an amazing and colorful deep view of the universe, showing galaxies shining in ultraviolet light during their wild, star-forming "teenage" years.
03 June 2014, 04:33 PM ET
Supermassive black holes at the cores of large galaxies can power bright jets of super-fast gas. Those spitting out the highest amount of energy are called ‘blazars.’ Astronomers believed there were 2 types but new evidence shows close relation.
03 June 2014, 03:44 PM ET
Asteroid 2014 HQ124 was discovered on April 23rd, 2014 and its closest approach (~3 Lunar distances) will occur June 8th. Current estimates show it to be between .25 miles - .56 miles wide, and traveling at 31,000 mph.