07 March 2014, 04:05 PM ET
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will spend a year aboard ISS, giving researchers a better understanding of how spaceflight effects in the human body. Scott's identical twin Mark (fmr. Space Shuttle cmdr.) provides a unique Earth-based comparison.
07 March 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicts that a mass of star cluster Abell 2744 warps the fabric of space around it, bending and magnifying passing starlight. The Hubble Space Telescope's exposure of the cluster reveals 3,000 magnified galaxies.
07 March 2014, 10:45 AM ET
In case of an off-course Soyuz landing (and the rescue teams inability to reach the crew in a reasonable time period), astronauts are trained in outdoor winter survival. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen looks back at his training.
07 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Astronomers studying the dust and gas around bright star Beta Pictoris have discover a cloud of debris from collisions of icy comet-like bodies. It's possible that the comets are trapped in a small region by the gravity of a saturn-sized planet.
06 March 2014, 02:55 PM ET
On March 6th, 2014, a meteor slammed into the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the night skies of north central New Mexico. Thomas Ashcraft captured the sights with a his fireball camera and the sounds with a forward-scatter meteor radar.
06 March 2014, 12:42 PM ET
As spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 zooms through the super hot gas of the Norma cluster, much of it's own gas is pulled away in a process called 'ram pressure stripping. The threads of gas left behind give birth to bright young stars, seen here in blue.
06 March 2014, 12:27 PM ET
The research center (formerly Dryden F.R.C.) is testing next generation airplanes with plans to increase their efficiency and design. The flight center was renamed after Neil Armstrong, the first moonwalker.
06 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
A tiny model (2 percent actual size) of the proposed Space Launch Systems was tested fired by Marshall Flight Center engineers to provide data on convective heating environments during ascent of the actual rocket.
06 March 2014, 10:22 AM ET
A space rock in the asteroid belt, named P/2013 R3, has fragmented into as many as 10 pieces. The four largest fragments are larger that 2 football fields each. Astronomers are investigation the cause with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.
06 March 2014, 08:51 AM ET
The Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) was successfully completed when a unique propellant transfer system (PTS) pumped fuel in to mock tank at the NASA KSC (Florida), while being controlled at NASA Goddard (Maryland).
05 March 2014, 06:43 PM ET
A space rock named 2014 EC (discovered March 5th, 2014, estimated 13-45 feet-wide) will give Earth a close shave on March 6th. This is the second asteroid that has flown between the Earth and moon in consecutive days.
05 March 2014, 04:07 PM ET
Asteroid 163 Erigone will occult the star Regulus on March 20th, 2014 at 2:06am ET and can be seen in part of the Northeast United States.
05 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Randy Halverson (dakotalapse.com) captured the footage from April-Nov 2013 in South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. 2 Canon 5D Mark III and 1 Canon 6D cameras were used to create this compilation.
05 March 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Asteroid 2014 DX110 was captured by Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project (virtualtelescope.eu). Its closest approach is ~217,000 miles away from Earth on March 5th, 2014. (looped)
05 March 2014, 01:04 PM ET
NASA's Mars MAVEN mission (arriving 21 September 2014) will detect and measure how the solar wind interacts with the Red Planet’s atmosphere, giving clues to where its water went and why.
05 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Astronomers are drawing inspiration from a new MUSE: The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile combines cameras and spectrographs to build 3D space time maps.
04 March 2014, 04:26 PM ET
LiftPort Group of Seattle seems to think so. This private company proposes launching rockets from Earth to a 'Lagrange Point PicoGravity Lab' where cargo can be transferred to and from the lunar surface.
04 March 2014, 01:12 PM ET
The NASA Administrator, former Shuttle Cdr. Charles F. Bolden, briefs taxpayers on NASA's goals including commercial partnerships, the Orion crew capsule and a possible heavy lift launcher.
04 March 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Galaxy cluster Abell 3627 super-heated winds are stripping away gas from spiral galaxy ESO 137-001. The process known as ram pressure stripping is not affecting any of the spiral's stars but will hamper its ability to create new ones.
03 March 2014, 03:10 PM ET
Asteroid 2014 DX110 will come within 218,000 miles of Earth on its closest approach on March 5th, 2014. It is about 90 feet wide.
03 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
The bright stars and star clusters of the constellation Gemini are on display along with post sunset sightings of Jupiter and Mars. Saturn and Venus make early morning appearances.
03 March 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Justin Ng (justinngphoto.com) contrast-stretched digital images to reveal the Milky Way above Singapore along with a rising Venus. The city’s many uncontrolled lights and hazy skies usually conspire to hide the cosmos.
03 March 2014, 09:12 AM ET
NASA's Mike Massimino & Cady Coleman and members of the Expedition 38 crew aboard the International Space Station salute the great night the movie had at the 2014 Oscar Awards show.
28 February 2014, 06:10 PM ET
The children's book was read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew during the STS-133 mission in 2011.
28 February 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Whether it's surviving in the harshest environments on the planet or testing innovative technologies, there are no limits for Canada's Astronauts.
28 February 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The vehicle was dropped from a C-17 airplane flying at 35,000 feet. The shape of the vehicle put more stress on the drogue parachutes, to simulate the high speed re-entry of Orion. They also simulated a failure of one of the parachutes.
28 February 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) questions a panel of space and aerospace professionals about the feasibility of the Mars mission at a hearing on Feb. 27th, 2014. Also, why the mission called 'Inspiration Mars' is now looking for public funding.
27 February 2014, 04:05 PM ET
From a murderous alien to a rip in spacetime, 2014 is jam-packed with movies for space geeks of all kinds. Here are eight space movies to check out during your free time this year.
27 February 2014, 01:41 PM ET
The NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM) was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan on February 27th, 2014. The satellite will provide near real-time precipitation data.
26 February 2014, 06:56 PM ET
The pulsar jet, called IGR J1104-6103, is traveling between 2.5-5 million MPH, making it one of the fastest moving pulsars ever observed. It began its journey from the center of supernova remnant SNR MSH 11-61A in the Milky Way galaxy, its believed.
26 February 2014, 03:02 PM ET
On Feb. 26th, 2014, NASA announced that it has added 715 new planets to the roster of known exoplanets. Kepler Space Telescope data was used in the discovery. Four of the new planets reside in the habitable zone of its host star.
26 February 2014, 01:33 PM ET
A star (Kepler 296 system) about half the size of our Sun is harboring at least 5 planets. It is not yet known if the outermost planet, in the habitable zone (green area in video), called Kepler-296f, is a gas or water world.
26 February 2014, 10:05 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured close-ups and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) had the wide view of the Feb. 24th, 2014 X4.9-class flare. Also, SOHO's view provides imagery of the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME).
25 February 2014, 05:16 PM ET
A peanut-shaped 1300 foot-long asteroid, named 2006 DP14, flew about 1.5 million miles away from Earth on February 10th, 2014. NASA scientists used the Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. to take radar images of it on February 11th.
25 February 2014, 08:06 AM ET
A old Sunspot (now called AR1990, formerly AR1967) has made its way back around to the Earth-facing side of the Sun. It has unleaded a X4.9-class solar flare that ejected a bright glob of plasma on February 24th, 2014 (EST).
24 February 2014, 10:23 AM ET
A space rock impacted the surface of the moon on September 11, 2013 with explosive force of 15 tons of tnt. It was estimated to be between 1.9 and 4 feet wide, 880 lbs (400kg) and traveling at ~38,000mph (61,000 km/h).