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06 February 2014, 03:50 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory captured imagery of the brightest object in its twilight sky, Earth and its orbiting Moon. The rover's Mast Camera imaged them on January 31st, 2014, its 529th day on the Red Planet.
06 February 2014, 03:38 PM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has snapped its first photo of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet, an amazing image that also includes the moon. See the photos here.
03 February 2014, 06:28 AM ET
Previous modeling work had suggested that Earth's axial tilt would vary wildly over long time spans without the moon's steadying gravitational influence, creating huge climate swings that would make it tough for life to get a foothold.
02 February 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Thousands of football fans will pack New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for an epic Super Bowl showdown on live television today (Feb. 2), but here is one view you can only get from a satellite: The Super Bowl stadium from space.
31 January 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Incredible image of a volcanic eruption captured from an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
29 January 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Satellites circling Earth have snapped stunning views of the sprawling sporting venues and slopes that will host the world's best athletes next week when the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi.
28 January 2014, 11:37 AM ET
NASA' s Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) will take measurements in the Pacific Ocean's tropical tropopause (layer of atmosphere, 55,000-65,000 Feet above sea level). It'll provide data on changes in moisture and chemical composition.
27 January 2014, 03:40 PM ET
The space agency will launch five Earth-observation missions in 2014, starting with the Feb. 27 liftoff of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center.
27 January 2014, 11:06 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a false-color image from Japan’s ALOS satellite acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania can be seen in the lower-left corner.
23 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
2014 is shaping up to be the year of earth science for NASA, with five missions devoted to studying our planets surface, atmosphere, changing climate, weather, and more.
13 January 2014, 02:38 PM ET
The European built probe is the most complex mission to a comet. Since its launch in March 2004, it has flown by Earth 3 times, snapped images of asteroids and more. It has been hibernating since 2011 and will be awoken in Jan. 2014.
31 December 2013, 03:02 PM ET
The Canadian company UrtheCast and its Russian partners are investigating what went wrong when its new Earth-watching cameras suffered a glitch shortly after being installed outside the International Space Station last week.
30 December 2013, 10:14 AM ET
The space rock was discovered on Dec. 23rd, 2013 and will be makes its closest approach to Earth (3.6 lunar distance) on Jan. 3rd, 2014. Its is estimated to be 102 meters or 400 feet-wide.
27 December 2013, 05:01 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper taken from the International Space Station is not an interstellar cloud formation but artificial light over a cloudy China.
26 December 2013, 09:10 AM ET
DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013.
23 December 2013, 05:08 PM ET
This message from NASA administrator Charles Bolden was sent to the moon and back with only a few seconds of delay. The Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration mission aboard NASA's LADEE spacecraft successfully received and retransmitted the video.
23 December 2013, 12:12 PM ET
See stunning images taken by astronaut Rick Mastracchio aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 38/39 mission in 2013/2014.
23 December 2013, 11:00 AM ET
See spectacular photographs taken by astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 37/38 mission in 2013.
16 December 2013, 01:33 PM ET
A large coronal hole has rotated its way into an Earth-affecting position. It is a dark region where the Sun's magnetic field is more open and emits high-speed solar wind. Auroras may be on tap for Earth as a result .
13 December 2013, 11:20 AM ET
Astronauts have beamed down their views of the Earth from the International Space Station for years, but a new video shows their unique sights in a new light.
12 December 2013, 10:46 AM ET
The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn't yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole. That's not because the hole isn't healing. Rather, wind patterns are responsible for the varying size of the ozone hole.
10 December 2013, 04:35 PM ET
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an amazing "starship-like view" of Earth and the moon as it made a speedy flyby past our planet on its way to Jupiter in October.
10 December 2013, 02:40 PM ET
This cosmic pirouette of Earth and our moon was captured by the Juno spacecraft as it flew by Earth on Oct. 9, 2013. Set be inserted into Jupiter orbit in August 2016.
10 December 2013, 12:37 PM ET
A new record for cold temperatures minus 136 F (minus 93.2 C) was set Aug. 10, 2010 on the East Antarctic Plateau. NASA scientists have figured out how our planet creates these bone chilling temperatures.
06 December 2013, 10:01 PM ET
More than 20,000 scientists will descend on San Francisco this week for the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
06 December 2013, 11:13 AM ET
This space wallpaper is an Envisat radar image acquired over the city of Boca do Acre in western Brazil. The city lies within Amazonas state, the largest Brazilian state by area, and almost completely covered by the Amazon Rainforest.
27 November 2013, 01:32 PM ET
Amid one of the busiest travel weeks for Americans, NASA released a nighttime image of the nation from space, illuminating the arteries of transportation that will get so much use around Thanksgiving Day.
26 November 2013, 05:05 PM ET
NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft has had its eyes set on the comet for the past few days and has delivered the best time-lapse to date. Comet ISON and the smaller Comet Enke, along with Earth and Mercury can be seen. (looped 3X)
22 November 2013, 10:06 AM ET
As the possible 'comet of the century' (ISON) nears the Sun, it has come within the viewing range of the NASA Sun observing satellite. Earth, Mercury and the further away Comet Enke were all visible to the spacecraft on Nov. 21, 2013. (looped)
20 November 2013, 03:36 PM ET
The recently returned to Earth NASA astronaut talks about adjusting to gravity and her time on the International Space Station with SPACE.com's @MiriKramer.
15 November 2013, 12:31 PM ET
The Dasht-e Lut salt desert in southeast Iran is captured in this stunning space wallpaper. The desert is often called the ‘hottest place on Earth’ as satellites measured record surface temperatures there for several years.
08 November 2013, 07:30 AM ET
Moon-forming giant impact caused a giant magma ocean on Earth; life appeared millions of years later, hitching a ride on a Martian rock, a scientist says.
05 November 2013, 12:50 PM ET
Constellations seen from Earth inspire wonder in many skywatchers, but what do they look like when viewed from space? One astronaut on the International Space Station is beaming down her special cosmic views to Earthlings via social media.
03 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
A rare hybrid solar eclipse will take place on November 3, 2013, traversing North Atlantic and equatorial Africa.
03 November 2013, 11:41 AM ET
A rare hybrid solar eclipse, which include partial and total eclipses of the sun, wowed skywatchers around the world, from North America to Africa, on Sunday (Nov. 3). See amazing photos of the strange solar eclipses.
29 October 2013, 09:58 AM ET
The young moon may have been a magma "mush" for hundreds of millions of years before it solidified, a scientist says.