10 April 2013, 06:08 PM ET
The mission is in its early stages, but some details are already emerging.
10 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The mission is challenging but achievable, experts say.
08 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
NWA 7325 may be too old to have plausibly come from the solar system's innermost planet.
05 April 2013, 05:16 PM ET
The money should jump-start an ambitious program to send astronauts to a space rock in 2021.
04 April 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Night sky photographer Tamas Ladanyi of The World at Night captured this stunning view over the historic city of Pécs, Hungary.
02 April 2013, 07:30 AM ET
The Skylab II outpost would be a modified hydrogen tank from NASA's Space Launch System rocket.
01 April 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Photographer Sebastian Saarloos captured this amazing view of 'moondogs' in the Alaska night sky.
29 March 2013, 02:27 PM ET
A new interpretation of radiometric dating on the asteroid Vesta shows that rocks smashed into the surface at higher speeds during the early solar system.
27 March 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Easter falls on the first Sunday following the "Worm Moon."
27 March 2013, 07:20 AM ET
Photographer VegaStar Carpentier captured this dazzling view of the moon and Jupiter on March 17, 2013.
25 March 2013, 06:00 AM ET
Photographer Greg Gibbs captured this stunning photo of an airplane cruising in front of the moon and Jupiter.
22 March 2013, 07:50 PM ET
Private companies and nonprofit organizations are planning deep space missions to the moon, asteroids and even Mars.
22 March 2013, 07:35 PM ET
The engines will be cleaned up and put on public display.
20 March 2013, 02:22 PM ET
Jeff Bezos' yearlong quest has been a success.
19 March 2013, 03:31 PM ET
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the tiny craters made by the Grail moon probes.
19 March 2013, 01:51 PM ET
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was tasked with monitoring the impact of the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission probes into the surface of the Moon. The orbiter's LAMP instrument detected the dust plumes.
18 March 2013, 09:23 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured imagery of the powerful geomagnetic storm over Abisko National Park on March 17th, 2013. The Moon, light cloud cover and dancing auroras made for quite a show.
16 March 2013, 07:16 AM ET
The celestial duo will dance together Sunday evening.
13 March 2013, 11:02 AM ET
A close conjunction of the moon and Jupiter is sure to dazzle stargazers this week.
12 March 2013, 09:42 AM ET
Both the Earth and Moon blocked NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view of the Sun on March 11, 2013.
04 March 2013, 04:04 PM ET
Find out how long the moon is officially "full," why a half-illuminated moon is called a "quarter moon," and more.
04 March 2013, 03:04 PM ET
The Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi captured the asteroid on March 3rd, 2013 on approach to its minimum distance from Earth (~246,000 miles, about the distance of the Moon). Look for the small bright speck in the center of the screen.
04 March 2013, 09:04 AM ET
An asteroid (named 2013 EC) on a trajectory to fly-by Earth was discovered on March 2nd, 2013 at the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona. Its nearest approach (March 4) was ~246,000 miles, about the distance of the Moon.
27 February 2013, 05:59 PM ET
In the last year, private companies have unveiled asteroid mining projects, space rock sentinels and more.
26 February 2013, 04:08 PM ET
One toddler's fascination with the moon has become a hit on YouTube.
25 February 2013, 03:10 PM ET
McKay helped train the Apollo moonwalkers and led a study that claimed a Mars meteorite may contain signs of past life.
20 February 2013, 06:36 PM ET
There's plenty to see now on Earth's nearest neighbor.
11 February 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Find out when and where to look for the pink-looking planet.
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.
24 January 2013, 07:12 AM ET
Distances driven by wheeled vehicles on the Moon and Mars.
22 January 2013, 09:31 AM ET
Matt Hartman captured Earth's Moon and the Gas Giant in close skywatching proximity on January 21st, 2013.
18 January 2013, 06:26 AM ET
Night sky photographer Scott McGuire snapped this stunning photo of the space station full moon over Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
17 January 2013, 01:48 PM ET
A digital image of Leonardo da Vinci's painting became the first transmission via laser to a satellite in lunar orbit. Lasers offer a more efficient way to 'talk' with spacecraft. The beam traveled ~240,000mi to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
17 January 2013, 07:00 AM ET
There are good scientific and ethical reasons to protect parts of Mars and other celestial bodies, advocates say.
14 January 2013, 05:17 PM ET
NASA's Ebb spacecraft recorded the video three days before crashing into the lunar surface.
13 January 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Three days prior to its impact into a mountain on the moon, one of the twin spacecraft (named Ebb) from NASA's GRAIL mission took some photos from orbit. The spacecraft was about 6 miles above the lunar surface when the photos were take.