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28 October 2012, 03:38 PM ET
The cargo capsule is on its way back to Earth as it departed the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
28 October 2012, 01:10 AM ET
Storms can exist on any planet with an atmosphere, even the sun.
26 October 2012, 05:00 PM ET
The rocky, metallic worlds of the inner solar system look quite different from those of the outer solar system, one theory supposes they formed in much the same way. However, a competing theory suggests they may have formed from different components.
26 October 2012, 12:39 PM ET
See photos of the giant "Frankenstorm" Hurricane Sandy that threatens the U.S. East Coast in late October 2012.
25 October 2012, 10:22 AM ET
Satellite photos show massive crack widens in Pine Island Glacier.
24 October 2012, 11:50 AM ET
Reversal happened in less than a thousand years.
23 October 2012, 04:50 PM ET
See how different types of solar flares stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
19 October 2012, 01:54 PM ET
An island of ice half the size of Manhattan broke off Greenland's Petermann Glacier this past summer. Called 'calving', this is the second time in three years a piece of ice this large as broken off the glacier.
18 October 2012, 04:49 PM ET
Newfound alien planet may be Earth-size, but probably can't host life.
17 October 2012, 12:41 PM ET
This space wallpaper acquired on Jan. 4, 2012 by the Pleiades satellite shows part of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
16 October 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Climate models make correct predictions on the Red Planet
12 October 2012, 04:56 PM ET
Thousands of pictures have been stitched together to make this movie.
09 October 2012, 12:41 PM ET
The Moon likely formed 4.5 Billion years ago as a Mars-sized body smashed into Earth (so compositions are similar). Lunar tidal forces encouraged life to flourish in the oceans. The Moon absorbed many asteroid impacts that threatened Earth's life.
09 October 2012, 11:53 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, an Envisat image shows us a very rare, cloud-free view of Iceland. This image was acquired on July 21, 2010.
05 October 2012, 05:46 PM ET
The cold front could bring freezing temperatures.
28 September 2012, 07:01 AM ET
New stamp series has bird's-eye views of planet.
27 September 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Our solar system might have formed in stages after shockwaves from the young sun.
25 September 2012, 10:02 AM ET
The GOES-13 satellite launched in 2006 and is one of a newer generation of weather satellites.
25 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Scientists are visiting places on Earth that resemble Mars to learn about the conditions necessary for life.
21 September 2012, 05:20 PM ET
Fires have caused dangerous levels of smog in the Northwest.
18 September 2012, 07:06 PM ET
Some areas have already seen 5 inches of rain.
16 September 2012, 12:18 AM ET
See photos from the International Space Station's Expedition 32 mission in mid-2012.
11 September 2012, 12:24 PM ET
Fog is typical in this coastal city in the summer.
11 September 2012, 02:03 AM ET
This ALOS satellite image shows an area with extensive agricultural use in western Russia, with roads and rivers cutting through the cropland in this cool space wallpaper.
29 August 2012, 04:39 PM ET
A camera on the International Space Station captures Hurricane Isaac on August 29 as the orbital laboratory flew over the Texas and Gulf Coast area around 12:30 PM central time.
29 August 2012, 10:31 AM ET
Before it grew into Hurricane Isaac, the tropical storm still looked fearsome in a NASA nighttime view.
29 August 2012, 07:57 AM ET
See stunning photos of huge storms on Earth from space.
22 August 2012, 03:36 PM ET
An animation of satellite images taken Aug. 19 -20 shows Tropical Storm Isaac organizing itself and moving toward land.
13 August 2012, 11:49 AM ET
The traveling dust may play a role in hurricane formation.
13 August 2012, 10:41 AM ET
Moon phases are not caused by the shadow of the Earth falling on the moon.
10 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Arctic storms this strong aren't usually seen in August.
09 August 2012, 12:21 PM ET
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) will study the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. Dangerous charged particles from the Sun and distant sources pose a threat to astronauts and spacecraft systems.
07 August 2012, 05:52 PM ET
Europe's newest weather satellite is up and running.
07 August 2012, 04:32 PM ET
A satellite snapped the flames burning over a large swath of eastern Russia.
26 July 2012, 05:58 PM ET
No London fog obscures this image of lights in the Olympic city.
26 July 2012, 05:30 PM ET
See photos of the host cities of the Summer Olympics as viewed from space.