05 February 2014, 06:00 AM ET
By analyzing brightness, as it rotates, astronomers see how asteroid 25143 Itokawa’s surface may be changing and gain clues to its interior. Images collected by Japan’s Hayabusa probe in 2005, plus ESO’s New Technology Telescope, form this animation.
04 February 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Bill Nye the Science Guy is set to defend evolution tonight (Feb. 4) in a debate with the founder of Kentucky's Creation Museum, Ken Ham.
04 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
NASA's flagship space telescope has passed a major milestone: The final three mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have arrived at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
04 February 2014, 02:12 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows a rainbow of lunar transits as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The observatory watches the sun in many different wavelengths of light, which are each colorized in a different color.
04 February 2014, 11:53 AM ET
The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to spot multiple objects at the same time with its NIRspec instrument, the first for a satellite spectrometer.
04 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
NASA's newest moon probe now has a little extra time to investigate lunar mysteries from orbit around Earth's natural satellite.
04 February 2014, 10:32 AM ET
A highly magnetic neutron star (Magnetar SGR 0418) has a much weaker magnetic field at its surface than others of its kind, but can still muster high-energy flares. Researchers believe a strong magnetic field lies tightly wrapped beneath its surface.
04 February 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Two Milky Way-sized spiral galaxies (the NGC 6240 system) will eventually become one elliptical galaxy with a mass of >10 billion Suns harboring one mega-singularity. The merger may touch off huge gravity waves.
04 February 2014, 09:21 AM ET
Just a few fundamental physical constants that govern the physics of the universe can be used to predict everything from the size of the tallest mountain on a planet to the size of a neutron star.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The 3-foot-high dune separates Curiosity from a valley that may provide a smooth route to Mount Sharp, the rover's ultimate science destination. Curiosity's handlers are studying the new photo as they map out the rover's next steps.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From its perch in space, a NASA satellite captured a partial solar eclipse and the eruption of a solar flare on the same day. The space agency's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory saw the dual phenomena on Jan. 30.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts have been installing special equipment that will launch 33 "cubesats" from the space station this month, with the first round of ejections scheduled to take place on Thursday (Feb. 6).
03 February 2014, 05:26 PM ET
You can learn all about the complex world of plants — and how a better understanding of plants here on Earth could aid the search for alien life — in a live webcast Tuesday night (Feb. 4).
03 February 2014, 04:50 PM ET
The mystery of a strange rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover has warped into the final frontier. Even 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner wants to know what's going on.
03 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
An amazing new photo of Saturn's north pole puts the planet's odd hexagon-shaped jet stream and dazzling rings on display.
03 February 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A CubeSat deployer brought to the International Space Station on the Cyngus capsule in January has been installed in in the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock and will start deploying the tiny satellites Februay 6th.
03 February 2014, 01:34 PM ET
This space wallpaper is an artist's impression based on the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth.
03 February 2014, 01:06 PM ET
Shimizu Corporation is developing plans to install a belt of solar cells around the equator of the Moon to beam energy via safe microwaves and lasers to Earth. A 2035 construction start date would mark 50 years the company has been planning this.
03 February 2014, 11:12 AM ET
As if NASA didn't have enough to worry about, the U.S. space agency is now faced with the scandal of the century — they’re being sued for not investigating a bona fide life form on Mars! And it all is due to a mystery rock found by the rover Opportunity.
03 February 2014, 06:28 AM ET
Previous modeling work had suggested that Earth's axial tilt would vary wildly over long time spans without the moon's steadying gravitational influence, creating huge climate swings that would make it tough for life to get a foothold.
02 February 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Thousands of football fans will pack New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for an epic Super Bowl showdown on live television today (Feb. 2), but here is one view you can only get from a satellite: The Super Bowl stadium from space.
02 February 2014, 11:39 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 February 2014, 09:39 AM ET
From incredible images of the U.S. Air Force and the night sky, to a dramatic look at a volcanic eruption seen from space, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 1, 2014.
01 February 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A newly released Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image shows the nearby spiral galaxy M83 in rich detail. Also known as the Southern Pinwheel, the galaxy lies 15 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
31 January 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Astronomers have gotten their first clear look at galaxy in the very early universe that could have become somewhat like the Milky Way.
31 January 2014, 02:23 PM ET
MarsCrew134's crew scientist Vibha Srivastava describes extracting hydrogen fuel from soil sampled outside a simulated Mars habitat in Utah, a process called “in-situ resource utilization.”
31 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for February 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
31 January 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Incredible image of a volcanic eruption captured from an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
31 January 2014, 11:16 AM ET
An atomic refrigerator, aka Cold Atom Lab, is slated to be delivered to ISS in 2016. They hope to discover new forms of matter and new quantum phenomenon.
31 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A NASA probe orbiting the moon is broadcasting live cosmic tunes from a computer near you. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has a new internet radio station for people who want to check out space weather through music.
31 January 2014, 10:39 AM ET
The left-front wheel of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows dents and holes in this cool space wallpaper taken during the 469th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Nov. 30, 2013).