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Science & Astronomy Archive
21 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
The proposed sunflower-shaped structure could launch together with a telescope. It's intended to help in the search for Earth-like planets by blocking starlight that obstructs views of nearby stars.
21 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
This NASA SR-71 completes its first flight at Dryden Flight Research Center.
21 March 2014, 11:22 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a color composite of the unusual polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A. The image was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
21 March 2014, 10:11 AM ET
A new telescope tool for peering into the cosmos and creating three-dimensional views of the universe has passed its first major test at a European observatory in Chile's high desert.
21 March 2014, 09:43 AM ET
A new innovative instrument called MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) has been successfully installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. See the amazing photos here.
21 March 2014, 06:21 AM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for March 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
21 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
This week, I spent my first night under the stars at Kitt Peak in southern Arizona, and I tried to take some pictures of bright spots in the sky.
21 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The confirmation of cosmic inflation gives researchers a new window onto a realm of extreme physics, potentially aiding their quest to devise a theoretical framework that can explain all aspects of the universe.
21 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Space.com caught up with John Kovac recently to talk about his team's detection of gravitational waves, the find's implications and what the discovery means to him and his team on a personal level.
21 March 2014, 05:45 AM ET
Scientists still aren't sure exactly why the universe began with a Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Will humanity ever really understand the Big Bang's true nature?
20 March 2014, 08:10 PM ET
NASA is distancing itself from a new study that investigates how resource exploitation andincome inequality could lead to the collapse of civilization. The paper just used research tools developed for other NASA activities, agency officials say.
20 March 2014, 06:04 PM ET
7 Western University (Ontario) all-sky cameras and two operated by NASA recorded the fireball over the northern shore of Lake Erie on Mar. 18, 2014. Golf ball or softball-sized fragments may have reach the ground northwest of St. Thomas, Ontario.
20 March 2014, 05:40 PM ET
Scientists are rushing to a possible meteorite impact site in southwestern Ontario, Canada, after a bright fireball lit up the skies there Tuesday night (March 18). The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven cameras.
20 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) will use lightweight membrane optics instead of large-diameter glass mirrors. This design can reduce building and launch costs, putting more eyes in the sky.
20 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
Even though its been a brutally cold winter for a lot of the United States, the average global temperature continues to rise. NASA climate scientist Dr. Compton Tucker talks to Space.com Tariq Malik about it.
20 March 2014, 02:41 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big Martian gully that formed in just the past three years or so. While the gully looks a lot like river channels here on Earth, it likely was carved out by carbon dioxide rather than by flowing water.
20 March 2014, 02:20 PM ET
To celebrate its 24th year in orbit, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released this beautiful space wallpaper of part of NGC 2174, also known as the Monkey Head Nebula.
20 March 2014, 01:02 PM ET
Spring has officially sprung in the Northern Hemisphere and NASA is celebrating with a dazzling new view of the Earth from space today (March 20).
20 March 2014, 11:00 AM ET
This Langley test pilot and engineer prepare to conduct research in the air.
20 March 2014, 10:30 AM ET
These shots of the Martian surface from orbit show our planetary neighbor as never before.
20 March 2014, 10:14 AM ET
In what is possibly the first break in the case of the mysterious March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, satellite images from DigitalGlobe now show possible plane debris in the Southern Indian Ocean.
20 March 2014, 06:28 AM ET
Using a donated spy-satellite telescope would boost the science capabilities of NASA's high-priority WFIRST space mission, but such gains could come at a significant financial cost, a new report concludes.
20 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The weather did not cooperate for night owls hoping to see a rare celestial sight in the wee hours of Thursday morning (March 20). Skywatchers stayed up late hoping to see the huge asteroid 163 Erigone pass in front of the bright star Regulus.
20 March 2014, 01:35 AM ET
Petascale supercomputers are visualizing some of the most primitive processes from the universe.
19 March 2014, 06:36 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper is a mosaic from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showcasing the north pole in high resolution. The images run from 60 to 90 degrees north latitude, with a resolution of 6.5 feet (2 meters) per pixel.
19 March 2014, 05:04 PM ET
The new infrared mosaic from Hubble shows knotty curls of dust and gas in the Monkey Head Nebula, a star-forming region that lies about 6,400 light-years away from Earth and is also known as NGC 2174 and Sharpless Sh2-252.
19 March 2014, 04:45 PM ET
On March 17, 2014 scientists announced the first direct detection of the cosmic inflation behind the rapid expansion of the universe just a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Gravitational waves play a big role.
19 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The new mosaic — which was captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter — resolves features as small as 6.5 feet, providing information that could be used for landing-site scouting or to answer various questions about the lunar surface.
19 March 2014, 03:50 PM ET
For the first time, scientists have found primordial gravitational waves — long-sought evidence of cosmic inflation theory. Cosmic inflation suggests that the universe expanded at many times the speed of light a fraction of a second just after the Big Ban
19 March 2014, 03:15 PM ET
See the latest images of the moon from NASA's LRO spacecraft.
19 March 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Skywatchers will get a glimpse of some truly amazing night sky events in 2014, from an asteroid zooming past one of the night sky's brightest stars to amazing full moons and Martian meteor showers. See the highlights in this Space.com infographic.
19 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
From space tourism to mining asteroids, space exploration has entered the commercial era. Tonight, aerospace industry leaders and space historians will gather at the American Museum of Natural History for a live debate about "selling space."