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01 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
From a stunning image of the Dragon's Head Nebula to a photo of Comet ISON as seen by a NASA Mercury Probe, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Dec. 1, 2013.
01 December 2013, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in November 2013.
27 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Engineers may have found a way to restore much of the space telescope's lost pointing ability, suggesting that a proposed new mission called K2 could indeed be doable for Kepler.
26 November 2013, 07:30 AM ET
If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on dying planets.
25 November 2013, 05:49 PM ET
With the second spacecraft this month now on its way to Mars, you could be forgiven for thinking we’ve forgotten that there is a number of other planets in our solar system.
24 November 2013, 10:52 AM ET
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23 November 2013, 03:40 PM ET
From an amazing MAVEN spacecraft launch toward the Red Planet to stunning images by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 23, 2013.
23 November 2013, 02:24 PM ET
From the dazzling nighttime rocket launch to a spectacular set of photos showing the evolution of Comet ISON over the last few months, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
22 November 2013, 12:40 PM ET
Though no Mars sample-return mission is firmly on the books, the European Space Agency has supported the development of a proof-of-concept container built to keep Martian samples safe as they journey from their home world to Earth.
16 November 2013, 08:54 PM ET
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16 November 2013, 03:49 PM ET
From strange 'elephant trunk' space clouds to an unprecedented view of Saturn from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 16, 2013.
16 November 2013, 03:01 PM ET
From the Milky Way glowing over a fiery Hawaiian volcano to beautiful images featuring the Milky Way over a touching Tribute Hike for a fallen soldier, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
14 November 2013, 01:50 PM ET
What's a virus to do when it finds itself in an inhospitable environment such as hot water? Coating itself in glass seems to not only provide protection, but may also make it easier to jump to a more favorable location to spread.
13 November 2013, 03:24 PM ET
An asteroid or comet smashing into the surface of a planet can spell doom for living creatures, but if the impact isn't large enough to completely decimate a planet's inhabitants, then the crater can ultimately provide a habitat for life.
12 November 2013, 07:10 AM ET
Mysterious cosmic rays constantly bombard Earth from outer space. Now scientists find these energetic particles could limit where life as we know it might exist on alien planets.
11 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Over the next decade, NASA and the European Space Agency aim to launch a handful of spacecraft that should discover many thousands of additional exoplanets and characterize some of the most promising new finds in detail.
09 November 2013, 12:22 AM ET
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08 November 2013, 09:22 PM ET
From a bizarre asteroid to the strongest solar flare of 2013, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 9, 2013.
08 November 2013, 08:48 PM ET
From an astronaut's stunning images taken from space to an eclipse chaser's look at a rare solar eclipse, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
07 November 2013, 03:30 PM ET
When a Mars rover leaves a trail of tracks in the Martian dunes, is it a tragic imprint of human intrusion on a pristine alien landscape billions of years old, or the first hopeful sign of intelligent life arriving on a long-dead planet?
05 November 2013, 08:50 AM ET
Scientists are drawing up plans to repurpose Kepler, whose original exoplanet hunt was derailed in May. The potential "K2" mission would peer inside the plane of Earth's orbit, hunting mainly for planets crossing the face of small stars.
04 November 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The search for other Earth-like planets in the galaxy got a boost today, as Kepler's planet count bumped into the thousands — including more than 100 in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water could exist.
03 November 2013, 10:58 AM ET
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02 November 2013, 05:28 PM ET
From a Witch's Broom Nebula to a spectacular 3D Mars Video, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 2, 2013.
01 November 2013, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2013.
30 October 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The exoplanet Kepler-78b is just 20 percent wider and about 80 percent more massive than Earth, with a density nearly identical to that of Earth, two research teams report in separate papers published online today in the journal Nature.
28 October 2013, 07:50 AM ET
If scientists ever find a true diamond planet in an alien solar system, they shouldn't expect to see life teeming on its surface. The same carbon-rich conditions thought to give rise to diamond-packed worlds would also create a barren landscapes.
27 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
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26 October 2013, 02:51 PM ET
From a stunning image of a 'Canyon of Fire' ripping across the sun to photos of Comet ISON, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Oct. 26, 2013.
26 October 2013, 12:45 PM ET
From dancing auroras over Maine and Norway to a beautifully captured image of 'Cygnus Wall' don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
25 October 2013, 11:56 AM ET
Earth likely got most of its water from asteroid impacts nearly 4.6 billion years ago, shortly after the solar system came into being. Researchers found evidence that water disappeared from a meteorite's parent asteroid soon after the space rock formed.
24 October 2013, 01:09 PM ET
Should we terraform Mars to make it more Earth-like? Or should we "renovate" the Red Planet, in an attempt to resuscitate any native life that might have survived in environmental niches for billions of years?