25 November 2015, 11:13 AM ET
And 'how much longer until a new discovery shouts it out?' asks the Science @ NASA video series. In July 2014, NASA announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet slightly larger than Earth that resides in the habitable zone of its solar system.
25 November 2015, 06:00 AM ET
30-40 times more massive than the Sun, the star named VY Canis Majoris has begun its death throes.
24 November 2015, 10:24 AM ET
International Space Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren sample the turkey and yams that are on the Thanksgiving Day menu.
24 November 2015, 08:48 AM ET
The New Shepard is truly a reusable space vehicle after flying to 329,839 feet and landing within a few feet of the target, through 119 mph crosswinds. The launch and landing occurred on Nov. 23rd, 2015 in West Texas.
24 November 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are testing beverage cups that let them literally wake up and smell the coffee.
23 November 2015, 10:07 AM ET
The western most star in the Orion constellation 'belt' – known as Mintaka (‘the belt’ in Arabic) also called Delta Orionis by astronomers – is a triple star system + 2 other stars.
23 November 2015, 09:38 AM ET
35 light-years out, in the constellation Boötes, a star smaller and cooler than our Sun blasts 95GHz flare emissions 10,000x brighter than our star.
20 November 2015, 10:17 AM ET
The International Space Station crew participated in a moment of silence and commander Scott Kelly offered his thoughts and prayers for the victims of the heinous terrorist attack on Nov. 13, 2015.
20 November 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Throughout its history of flight, the International Space Station has played host to many musical instruments and performances. In the latest addition, flight engineer Kjell Lindgren plays the bagpipes in tribute to a former colleague.
19 November 2015, 03:36 PM ET
Invisible to the naked eye, charged particles spin along magnetic lines above 2 active regions of the Sun in this time lapse video from Nov. 11-12, 2015 when NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the scene at the extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.
19 November 2015, 12:16 PM ET
Engineers at Virgin Galactic’s production facility explain the rigorous tests they have to run to get their new SpaceShipTwo up to spec for flight.
19 November 2015, 11:10 AM ET
NASA's Johnson Space Center is back in the music business, aping Andy Grammar's "Honey I'm Good," as 'NASA is Good,’ to raise interest in Scott Kelly's Space Station mission, plus Pathways and Student Intern opportunities.
18 November 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The Large Binocular Telescope and Magellan Adaptive Optics System are giving astronomers a ring-side seat to watch a ring of material form into planets around a young star. Very hot hydrogen-alpha emissions, in excess of 17,000° F.
18 November 2015, 10:18 AM ET
It’s been known since the 1960’s that eyesight changes in space. Current studies on the International Space Station are narrowing in on the exact mechanisms.
18 November 2015, 06:00 AM ET
Scanning in the infrared, the European Southern Observatory's VISTA survey telescope in Chile and NASA's orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope uncovered 574 gigantic galaxies created around 1 billion years after the Big Bang.
17 November 2015, 11:07 AM ET
According to Spaceweather.com, a 'canyon of fire' created by erupting plasma "stretched for more than 300,000 km (186,411 miles)." NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the superheated fireworks on Nov. 15th, 2015.
16 November 2015, 09:07 AM ET
Thirty research studies have been approved for the one-year International Space Station mission, currently underway by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko.
13 November 2015, 09:20 AM ET
A group of observers with the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, NASA and ESA, snapped imagery of mysterious object tagged WT1190F as it re-entered the atmosphere over the ocean near Sri Lanka on Nov. 13th, 2015.
12 November 2015, 02:03 PM ET
Researchers have dubbed it "the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known so far." A rapidly spinning neutron star in the Tarantula Nebula is the first of its kind to be observed in a the Large Magellanic Cloud.
12 November 2015, 12:57 PM ET
For at least the past 50 years, about half of all Earth’s carbon dioxide emissions - human and natural - have been absorbed by the land and oceans. Scientists are trying to understand how much more CO2 this global carbon sink can take.
12 November 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Scientists are studying the heat trapping behavior of CO2 released by land-clearing and accidental forest fires vs. factories in large urban centers. The data producing this simulation were taken during a 5-day period in June 2006.
12 November 2015, 12:40 PM ET
NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, launched in July 2014, measures global atmospheric carbon dioxide. Data from May to August 2015 were compiled to create this visualization.
12 November 2015, 12:33 PM ET
Plant growth and decay on land and ocean over a 12-moth cycle can be seen in this ‘average year’ data set, compiled from many science imaging satellites
12 November 2015, 09:28 AM ET
The Philae lander touched-down 3 times before settling on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12th, 2014. According to the lander’s data, it soared and tumbled for 2 hours after first contact.
11 November 2015, 03:41 PM ET
Photographer Porter Tinsley was shooting long-exposure night sky time-lapse images on Nov. 7th, 2015 when she was surprised by a Trident missile test launched from a U.S. submarine. Thousands of Californians were similarly astonished.
11 November 2015, 11:23 AM ET
The closest rocky planet (GJ1132b) like our Earth has been discovered, 40 light years out – revolving close in to an M-dwarf star about 1/5th the size of our Sun. It was uncovered by the MEarth-South telescope array on Cerro Tololo in Chile.
11 November 2015, 07:00 AM ET
An asteroid found itself trapped by the tidal forces of the white dwarf ‘undead’ star SDSS J1228+1040, then ripped apart. Observations by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) reveal the remains of the space rock.
10 November 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Chronicling the second chapter of the European Space Agency’s mission to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, this fairy tale-like treatment of the two probes’ primary findings will warm your heart.
09 November 2015, 06:41 PM ET
Frozen and bonded to the surface? Or blasted into space? NASA MAVEN Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky tells Space.com’s Calla Cofield that the sun seems to have been the culprit.
09 November 2015, 01:16 PM ET
Hydra, Nix, Kerberos and Styx behave like 'spinning tops" according to SETI Institute’s Mark Showalter. Hydra – the fastest rotation – spins at dizzying 89 times per Pluto orbit.
09 November 2015, 10:51 AM ET
Space Coast Intelligent Solutions’ meteor camera network captured an in-falling remnant of Comet Encke, progenitor of the annual Taurid meteor shower. Slow motion playback of the event reveals a halo of ice crystals illuminated by the fireball.
09 November 2015, 09:26 AM ET
ESA’s Rosetta probe scientists explain how Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’s sulfur, methane, alcohols and other organics lend support to long standing theories, which hold that that comets helped bring life to Earth.
06 November 2015, 05:30 PM ET
06 November 2015, 12:21 PM ET
Walt Disney Japan has released the latest trailer. It cuts in previously unreleased footage into the full length trailer released in October 2015. The movie premieres in the United States on Dec. 18th.
05 November 2015, 02:01 PM ET
NASA's MAVEN mission has measured the speed and direction of ions escaping from Mars as a result solar winds crashing into the planet.
05 November 2015, 12:15 PM ET
On Oct. 6th, 1995, the reported discovery of jupiter-like exoplanet 51 Pegasi b catalyzed serious scientific quests for another Earth-like world.