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18 March 2013, 08:21 AM ET
Comet Pan-STARRS has not disappointed astronomers and stargazers after surviving a close brush with the sun in March 2013, NASA says.
14 March 2013, 06:01 PM ET
Located in northern Egypt, this cool space wallpaper shows the delta is where the Nile River splits and empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
14 March 2013, 05:13 PM ET
NASA's Stereo-B spacecraft recorded the view of Comet Pan-STARRS, Earth and Mercury together.
14 March 2013, 01:59 PM ET
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) snapped imagery of the comet as it flew between the two planets. A three day time-lapse (March 9-12, 2013) was compiled from the photos.
13 March 2013, 10:36 PM ET
Satellite spots fresh lava at Kamchatka's Tolbachik volcano.
12 March 2013, 12:10 PM ET
Source of summer bummer's coastal fog spotted from space.
11 March 2013, 08:20 PM ET
The violent shaking during the Tohoku earthquake two years ago today sent acoustic waves into space.
11 March 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Higher temperatures and a longer growing season mean some of Earth's chilliest regions are looking increasingly green, researchers say.
07 March 2013, 04:58 PM ET
On March 7th, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was in a position to observe the Earth passing in front of the Sun.
06 March 2013, 03:24 PM ET
Camera will monitor environmental issues around globe.
02 March 2013, 12:46 PM ET
Sea ice stretches farther north than usual this year.
01 March 2013, 12:05 AM ET
CubeSats could someday be used for cheap, high-risk missions.
28 February 2013, 05:06 PM ET
Scientists on skidoos search for space rocks.
26 February 2013, 01:10 PM ET
Sunlight reflects off mirrorlike water off the coast of the United States in this photo.
26 February 2013, 12:04 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, a Landsat image from July 19, 2011 shows Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River in the southwestern United States.
21 February 2013, 10:27 AM ET
The U.S. Global Change Research Program has made a 70-year global precipitation model. Continuing greenhouse gas emission levels (A2) produce a more severe outlook than an alternative (B1) based on worldwide cooperation in environmental policy.
20 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Guinness World Records has honored Landsat 5's nearly 30 years in space.
14 February 2013, 07:58 PM ET
"We'll have a big effect on this rock ", says Denton S. Ebel (Chair, Division of Physical Sciences - American Museum of Natural History) in a chat with SPACE.com about asteroid 2012 DA14's near-Earth flyby. Gravitational pull effects are examined.
12 February 2013, 07:35 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper shows The Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia and the Russian Federation is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia.
12 February 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Former NASA astronaut Piers Sellers tells SPACE.com what it's like to see our home planet from above.
11 February 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Watch as satellites reveal how hurricanes form and how dust fertilizes the Amazon.
11 February 2013, 01:02 PM ET
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
11 February 2013, 10:26 AM ET
The orbit of 150-foot-wide asteroid space rock takes it within 17,200 miles of Earth at its closest approach on February 15th, 2013.
11 February 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission is set to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10 February 2013, 12:14 PM ET
The next Landsat satellite will monitor water supplies and retreating glaciers, among other things.
10 February 2013, 10:24 AM ET
See how NASA's Landsat satellite constellation has revolutionized our understanding of Earth over 40 yearsa in this SPACE.com infographic.
09 February 2013, 06:07 PM ET
The video shows the genesis of snowstorm Nemo was captured over two days by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite.
08 February 2013, 05:43 PM ET
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission is slated to blast off Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
08 February 2013, 01:14 PM ET
The powerful storm expected to blanket the northeast United States in snow was spotted from space.
05 February 2013, 11:26 AM ET
NOVA's new special, 'Earth From Space' provides a stunning look at our planet from an astounding perspective. Viewers will see Saharan dust fertilizing the Amazon, a deep submarine waterfall in Antarctica, and the Atlantic's hurricane generator.
04 February 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In this image from the Envisat satellite, clouds cover the North Sea and sweep down to the strait between Denmark (lower-right corner) and Norway (upper-centre).
29 January 2013, 02:09 PM ET
A storm from the Atlantic and cold air from Scandinavia combined to create snow conditions.
26 January 2013, 09:30 AM ET
Moon Astronomy Lesson: Learn more about moon phases, a waxing and waning crescent or gibbous moon and the lunar cycles of Earth’s moon each month at SPACE.com.
25 January 2013, 05:34 PM ET
On January 23rd, 2013, eruptions on the Sun sent coronal mass ejections in front of Mercury and in the direction of Earth (strong impact not expected). NASA's SDO and STEREO spacecrafts captured the imagery.
25 January 2013, 04:43 PM ET
Suomi NPP satellite sees mass of marine layer clouds.
22 January 2013, 03:55 PM ET
Watch from the International Space Station as high-altitude clouds glow.