Science & Astronomy Archive
05 October 2014, 12:26 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
04 October 2014, 11:01 AM ET
From a stunning image of the Red Planet from India's first spacecraft to a spectacular new photo showing a cluster of stars, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Oct. 4, 2014.
03 October 2014, 04:37 PM ET
Researchers suggest they may know why the Uranus moon Miranda resembles Frankenstein's monster, a jumble of mismatched parts: Constant squeezing and stretching from Uranus caused the moon to heat up and churn.
03 October 2014, 01:47 PM ET
A NASA satellite charged with staring at the sun captured an incredible image of the star bursting forth with a moderately sized solar flare Thursday.
03 October 2014, 11:17 AM ET
European space officials are eyeing four possible landing sites on Mars for a life-seeking rover that is set to launch in 2018.
03 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, which arrived in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August after a 10-year deep-space chase, has photographed jets erupting from the icy wanderer's surface.
02 October 2014, 06:10 PM ET
Sunspot AR2172-AR2173 erupted with an M7.3-class flare on October 2nd, 2014. The eruption was not Earth-directed, as it was on the Sun's western limb and rotating out of view (as seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory).
02 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite observed an incredibly intense flare coming from DG Canum Venaticorum, a system of two red dwarfs located about 60 light-years from Earth. The eruption put to shame anything ever seen on the sun.
02 October 2014, 12:07 AM ET
There are many misconceptions about science, including how science advances. One half-truth is that unexpected research findings produce crises, leading to new theories that overturn previous scientific knowledge.
01 October 2014, 05:16 PM ET
The 2.5-minute trailer for "The Theory of Everything," which came out today (Oct. 1), is the second Focus Features has released to tout the film.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The moon's Ocean of Storms was previously thought to be a round crater left after a giant impact, but now researchers surprisingly find it is underlain by a giant rectangle created by cooling lunar lava as the moon formed.
01 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A giant cloud that covers the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a surprisingly poisonous nature: It's made of cyanide. The giant cloud, first spotted by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2012, is the size of Egypt and covers Titan's south pole.
01 October 2014, 08:22 AM ET
Images by astronaut Reid Wiseman as he floats above Earth in the International Space Station.
01 October 2014, 06:30 AM ET
NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation will investigate ways to collaborate on future Mars missions, officials said Tuesday. The two agencies also laid out their roles on the NISAR Earth-observation mission, which is due to launch in 2020.
01 October 2014, 06:30 AM ET
An inside look at a recent space-startup competition in Silicon Valley.
01 October 2014, 06:01 AM ET
The ESO’s 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile captured a spectacular image of the Wild Duck Cluster.
01 October 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Stunning new imagery of the galactic cluster Messier 11 has been captured by the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. It was nicknamed the "Wild Duck Cluster" due to its brighter stars loosely forming a triangle.
01 October 2014, 12:36 AM ET
See photos from astronaut Alexander Gerst who is about to take off on a mission to the International Space Station, along with five others.
01 October 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2014.
30 September 2014, 06:48 PM ET
NASA's Swift satellite detected the "superflare" blasted by a red dwarf star in a binary system called DG Canum Venaticorum (DG CVn). In comparison, the largest flare ever recorded from our Sun was an X45, 10,000 times less powerful.
30 September 2014, 07:35 AM ET
See stunning photos of the cloud-covered Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
30 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don't know what to make of the structure, which covers about 100 square miles.
30 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Future space telescopes hunting for signs of alien life should focus on water, oxygen and chlorophyll-like pigments, in that order, researchers said.
30 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Commander Wilmore displays the menu items for Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station.
29 September 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The strange feature that appeared on the shoreline of Titan's Ligeia Mare sea was imaged by NASA's Cassini probe in July 2013 and again in August 2014. Full Story: http://goo.gl/BcRjYj
29 September 2014, 03:00 PM ET
On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe will try to drop a robotic lander onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. No spacecraft has ever attempted a soft landing on a comet before.
29 September 2014, 12:01 PM ET
India's first spacecraft to visit Mars has beamed home its greatest photo of the Red Planet yet, a spectacular view that reveals the planet from pole to pole.
29 September 2014, 12:00 PM ET
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
29 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The close-orbiting alien planet, known as WASP-18b, is apparently disrupting the magnetic field of its host star so much that the object is behaving like a much older star, researchers said.
29 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
What signs of life could a far-off alien spacecraft spot on Earth? The answer could help researchers shape the hunt for E.T. in far-off solar systems.
28 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Following its 2017 launch, NASA's TESS mission should collect a wealth of information on new exoplanets, the majority of which should be available for follow-ups with ground-based telescopes.
26 September 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Among the nearly 2,000 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.