Our Home Planet Earth Archive
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.
10 February 2010, 04:27 PM ET
Astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour had to wait an uncommonly long time to board the International Space Station.
05 February 2010, 02:50 AM ET
When space shuttle Endeavour launches early on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, it will also likely be the last opportunity to see a space shuttle blast off at night.
28 January 2010, 02:06 PM ET
New model of planet formation and migration explains why proto-Earth didn't fall into the sun.
28 January 2010, 02:01 PM ET
Two spacecraft have beamed back new pictures of Earth taken from the vantage point of the moon, which offers a view of our planet as a full globe.
22 January 2010, 05:31 PM ET
The United States must do more to safeguard the Earth against destruction by an asteroid than merely prepping nuclear missiles, a new report found.
21 January 2010, 04:35 AM ET
Sun glints on Earth were captured by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft as it looked at the north pole from space.
20 January 2010, 07:43 AM ET
Bigelow Aerospace is gearing up for a full-scale assault on space to build private space habitats.
12 January 2010, 05:15 PM ET
A weird object passing by Earth Wednesday is likely just a small, harmless asteroid, NASA says.
04 January 2010, 10:36 AM ET
NASA Kepler mission finds five exoplanets with very low densities, observes starquakes.
30 December 2009, 01:03 PM ET
Russia is considering whether to launch a spacecraft capable of moving a huge asteroid called Apophis in a bid to protect Earth from the remote chance of an impact.
18 December 2009, 04:26 PM ET
A NASA satellite has created a new map of so-called "night-shining clouds," which form at high latitudes on Earth and glow even after the sun sets.
17 December 2009, 03:28 PM ET
Cameras over poles spot auroras colliding for first time.