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12 December 2012, 04:37 PM ET
An auspicious day to some, an ordinary one to others.
10 December 2012, 05:05 PM ET
Improvements help space telescope detect more terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.
10 December 2012, 02:14 PM ET
See what the world looks like at night — from space.
05 December 2012, 04:07 PM ET
See what the world looks like at night — from space.
30 November 2012, 03:52 PM ET
The camera revealed a never-seen-before phenomenon.
29 November 2012, 05:50 PM ET
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet still has shadowy secrets.
26 November 2012, 03:53 PM ET
This Envisat image shows the island of Elba off Italy’s north western coast in this stunning space wallpaper.
26 November 2012, 03:20 PM ET
Snow-covered Karymsky volcano's ash plume spied from space.
26 November 2012, 12:28 PM ET
Ambient noise generated by the planet sheds light on its inner layers.
21 November 2012, 04:30 PM ET
Fluffy bands of clouds march across Hudson Bay.
20 November 2012, 04:51 PM ET
The map helps to measure sea level rise and ocean circulation.
19 November 2012, 09:42 PM ET
The Tibesti Mountains, located mostly in Chad with the northern slopes extending into Libya, are captured in this amazing space wallpaper, acquired on March 4, 2012 by Envisat’s MERIS instrument.
19 November 2012, 12:08 PM ET
Volcanoes cast shadows as one releases plume of steam and ash.
10 November 2012, 06:58 PM ET
Covering part of the Eastern Mediterranean in this cool space wallpaper is this Envisat image, which is dominated by the island of Cyprus. The capital and largest city, Nicosia, is located near the centre of the image.
02 November 2012, 04:39 PM ET
The superstorm’s residual clouds hung over the Northeast and Canada on Friday.
29 October 2012, 12:52 PM ET
The private cargo capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean after a resupply mission to the International Space Station on October 28th, 2012.
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.