30 September 2010, 11:08 AM ET
Italian physicists in have created a miniature environment that mimics the conditions of a black hole.
29 September 2010, 08:48 PM ET
When returning to Earth on Russian spacecraft, astronauts are in for some special welcoming traditions – including fur-lined chairs and fresh apples.
28 September 2010, 02:27 AM ET
NASA will gather scientists together Wednesday (Sept. 29) to announce new findings about the edge of our solar system from a spacecraft gazing at the region from its orbit around Earth.
22 September 2010, 06:49 PM ET
Lightning on Venus and Earth may spark in much the same way despite vast differences in the atmospheres of the two planets, scientists say.
21 September 2010, 07:53 AM ET
The autumnal equinox occurs Wednesday, marking the official beginning of a new season for Earth's north and south hemispheres.
15 September 2010, 03:50 PM ET
A new photo shows the Earth and moon as seen from deep space by a NASA probe near the sun.
31 August 2010, 04:07 PM ET
A NASA satellite that spent seven years studying Earth's polar regions ended its successful mission Monday by plunging back to Earth on purpose to burn up in the atmosphere.
24 August 2010, 03:50 PM ET
A Chinese mapping satellite is circling Earth after launching on a Long March rocket Tuesday.
03 August 2010, 09:45 AM ET
It's only a matter of time before a dying sun may end life on earth.
26 July 2010, 04:13 PM ET
The next U.S. weather satellite has received its final observing instrument and will begin pre-launch environmental testing in October, NASA announced last week.
26 July 2010, 07:15 AM ET
New studies of sediment layers show that widespread fire from a meteor explosion was not the trigger for abrupt climate change 12,900 years ago.
19 July 2010, 01:40 PM ET
New attention is being paid by the U.S. Congress on how best to shield Earth from a bad day — getting whacked by an asteroid or comet that has our planet in its cross-hairs.
15 July 2010, 04:03 PM ET
An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently collapsed in a large, unexpected contraction, scientists announced.
07 July 2010, 03:57 PM ET
New photos from the International Space Station show the Earth below as seen over the course of half an orbit around the planet.
07 July 2010, 10:57 AM ET
Mike Massimino was awestruck when he soaked in a view of Earth from hundreds of miles up.
29 June 2010, 08:10 AM ET
Contamination in astrophysical soft X-ray observations could actually hold the key to dramatically improving space weather forecasts.
27 June 2010, 05:26 PM ET
An eye-catching new view of Earth has been caught on camera by an American spacecraft circling the moon.
21 June 2010, 04:03 PM ET
Germany's new radar satellite TanDEM-X successfully launched into space on Monday to begin building 3-D maps of the Earth's topography. The satellite will fly in formation with the older TerraSAR-X satellite.
14 June 2010, 04:11 PM ET
Layers of Earth's atmosphere illuminated by sunset; seen by ISS astronauts.
10 June 2010, 11:39 AM ET
Earth is not exactly getting its youth back, but a new study has determined that the collision from which the Earth and moon were formed may have occurred much later than previously thought, making out planet and moon younger than scientists had commonly
28 May 2010, 12:06 PM ET
Two Japanese spacecraft have taken fantastic snapshots of Earth from deep space that reveal our planet in different hues amid a sea of stars.
25 May 2010, 07:31 AM ET
Welcome to SPACE.com's complete mission coverage of NASA's STS-130 shuttle mission on Endeavour in Feb. 2010.
07 May 2010, 03:10 PM ET
The nighttime lights of Russia's capitol city Moscow glow like a giant luminescent spider web in a new photo taken by astronauts in space.
06 May 2010, 02:07 PM ET
Two tiny meteorites discovered in a 55-year-old snowpack in Antarctica could reveal secrets about the formation of the solar system, scientists say.
28 April 2010, 01:03 PM ET
Scientists have found water ice for the first time on the surface of an asteroid – a discovery that could help explain how Earth got its oceans.
22 April 2010, 11:02 AM ET
NASA centers across the nation mark Earth Day by inviting all to learn about the agency's contributions to exploring and protecting our home planet.
22 April 2010, 09:55 AM ET
Since the dawn of the space age, satellites, spacecraft and astronauts have changed mankind's view of our home planet, showing us the beauty and fragility of the Earth in images taken from space.
14 April 2010, 02:23 PM ET
Space pioneer Robert Bigelow is now setting his sights on a quick-deploy moon base capable of housing up to 18 astronauts in inflatable modules on the lunar surface.
08 April 2010, 02:04 PM ET
Volcano hotspots on Venus may have been recently active.
02 April 2010, 05:04 PM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station have taken a record number of photos of Earth from space.
02 April 2010, 04:17 PM ET
Astronomers were able to assemble one of the first 3-D perspectives of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A by observing light that is reflected off of interstellar dust throughout the Milky Way.
03 March 2010, 01:02 PM ET
Astronauts in space have taken photographs of Chile in the aftermath of the country's devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake.
02 March 2010, 10:02 AM ET
The Chilean earthquake may have shortened the length of days on our planet.
26 February 2010, 08:22 AM ET
Since last summer, the dominant evening planet was Jupiter, but now Venus has emerged.
22 February 2010, 02:21 AM ET
NASA's Sunday landing of the shuttle Endeavour was photographed from space from the station's new observation deck.
14 February 2010, 10:53 AM ET
The gulf between Earth and space hasn't kept astronauts in orbit from sending a valentine to their favorite planet.