Science & Astronomy Archive
03 November 2014, 11:04 PM ET
Learn about the discovery of dwarf planet Pluto, its fascinating orbit and atmosphere and the controversy surrounding its planetary status.
03 November 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Astronomers using a NASA space telescope are in the midst of a survey designed to figure out how galaxies in the young universe grew so quickly.
03 November 2014, 01:13 PM ET
Far away from any sunspot, a bright flare erupted on Nov. 1st, 2014, causing a C-class flare when some of its superheated plasma dropped back onto the Sun’s surface.
03 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected some stinky compounds in the cloud of chemicals surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
03 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The biggest sunspot to grace the face of the sun in more than two decades is rotating out of view, but it was responsible for kicking up some truly amazing solar activity this week.
01 November 2014, 12:22 AM ET
Utah's sparse light pollution and desert landscape are a perfect setup for night-sky photography.
01 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2014.
31 October 2014, 07:59 PM ET
We have moved from a space race between nations to becoming a race that relies on space for many of its everyday activities. Perhaps this is why the explosion on take-off of the unmanned Antares launch vehicle has received such wide publicity.
31 October 2014, 07:06 PM ET
Mars colonization moves forward, pushed by visionaries and pragmatists alike.
31 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Outer space can be a spooky place. Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what are some of the most unsettling sights in space?
31 October 2014, 03:32 AM ET
After a century-long hiatus, astrostatistics is bringing astronomy and statistics back together to answer some of the most challenging problems in science.
30 October 2014, 05:47 PM ET
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
30 October 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
30 October 2014, 11:22 AM ET
The ISS Progress 57 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 29th, 2014. It docked to the International Space Station's Pirs Docking Compartment a few hours later.
30 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Measures taken in the current Ebola outbreak may hold some clues for how to handle Martian samples brought back to Earth from the Red Planet, which could host extraterrestrial microbes.
30 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed a new lunar crater that researchers say is the grave of the space agency's LADEE probe, which ended its mission with an intentional crash onto the moon's surface on April 18, 2014.
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Observations of binary system GG Tau-A has revealed an outer disc of gas and dust sustaining an inner disc that would of faded long ago without this lifeline. Full Story: http://goo.gl/Y8VOjn - Credit: ESO/L. Calçada / Music: John Dyson
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
NASA should scrap its bold asteroid-capture mission idea and instead launch a comprehensive search for near-Earth asteroids to visit in their native orbits, MIT professor Richard Binzel says.
29 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," new research shows.
29 October 2014, 12:40 PM ET
A study in X-rays of the Perseus, Virgo clusters and others has revealed that supermassive black holes' jets are "pumping energy out into the gas,” keeping it from forming stars.
29 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The photo, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light, shows a burst of starbirth in the galaxy NGC 1291, which lies 33 million light-years from Earth and is about 12 billion years old.
28 October 2014, 03:25 PM ET
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and the actor that plays him in a new movie set for release next week are both promoting real-life space science in a series of new videos.
28 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In a celestial surprise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has identified clouds of methane ice high in the stratosphere of Saturn's huge
28 October 2014, 01:48 AM ET
How many stars can you see at night? Right now people all over the world are being asked to go out and count them!
27 October 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Professor of Astrophysics Stephen Hawking appears to draw a link between the importance of the ISS and the colonization of the Moon and Mars in this video from ‘Arrow Media.’.
27 October 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Sunspot AR2192 has erupted again with an X2-class flare on October 27th, 2014. According to Spaceweather.com, "since Oct 19th, it has unleashed 5 X-flares and a dozen M-flares."
27 October 2014, 11:11 AM ET
The largest sunspot observed on the sun in more than 20 years has been firing off powerful solar flares for the past week, and it's still producing strong solar storms.
25 October 2014, 09:29 AM ET
On the same day that parts of the Earth witnessed a partial solar eclipse (Oct. 24, 2014), the Hinode X-ray Telescope (XRT) had its Sun sights blocked by a passing moon. This type of eclipse is also known as an annular eclipse. (looped)
25 October 2014, 09:10 AM ET
AR2192 has been a busy sunspot with a third X-flare on October 24th, 2014. According to Spaceweather.com, it also has "produced 27 C-lass flares and 9 M-Class flares." Full Story: http://goo.gl/OxK531
25 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, an "Interstellar" executive producer, worked closely with the movie's visual-effects crew to come up with an unprecedentedly realistic portrait of "Gargantua," the monstrous black hole at the movie's core.
25 October 2014, 06:37 AM ET
The sun unleashed a major solar flare from a colossal sunspot on Friday (Oct. 24), the fourth big flare from the star in less than a week. The sunspot is the largest active region on the sun in the last 24 years, NASA scientists say.