18 December 2014, 07:14 PM ET
A recent payload flight by commercial balloon spaceflight company World View Enterprises captured the amazing imagery. The company will be selling "first-class" capsule seats to fly at an altitude of 100,000 feet for an hour or two.
18 December 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its new Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk-III) carrying the Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) on Dec. 18, 2014 local time from Satish Dhawan Space Center.
18 December 2014, 09:30 AM ET
On Dec. 15th, 2014, the northern lights were "massive " and "fast-moving" according to photographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com). He captured imagery from 3 different locations in Abisko National Park.
17 December 2014, 03:09 PM ET
Adam Steltzner and the rest of the Mars Science Laboratory team eagerly anticipate the rover's landing on Mars in this exclusive clip from "Red Planet Rover". The show premieres on the Discovery Channel on Dec. 18th, 2014 at 10pm EST/PST.
17 December 2014, 10:37 AM ET
Imagery from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite show lighting patterns change on holidays around the world. Energy usage varies across across different cultural and socioeconomic areas.
17 December 2014, 06:00 AM ET
New imagery captured by the La Silla Observatory MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope of of star cluster Messier 47, shows a star cluster where only ~50 stars can be seen in an area 12 light-year across area.
16 December 2014, 07:09 PM ET
COSMOS - A Spacetime Odyssey's presenter/co-writer talks about Stephen Hawking's black hole theory, known as "Hawking Radiation".
16 December 2014, 04:21 PM ET
Maxim Senin compiled over 15,000 photos taken on the evening of Dec. 12th into the early morning hours of Dec. 13th. Up to 5 meteor per minute could be seen even through the light pollution of the major U.S. city.
16 December 2014, 02:56 PM ET
16 December 2014, 02:11 PM ET
These finding "strongly suggests that Mars is active" according to atmospheric scientist Sushil K. Atreya of the Mars Science Laboratory mission team as he breaks down possible sources of the methane on Mars.
16 December 2014, 02:08 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory's Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) instrument was used to confirm the presence of methane on several occasions during the rovers' study of the Red Planet.
16 December 2014, 10:09 AM ET
NASA’s Voyager 1recorded three 'waves' of plasma set in motion by coronal mass ejections from our Sun. Plasma interacting with ionized matter creates energy fluctuations which have been converted to sound by researchers.
15 December 2014, 12:56 PM ET
The night sky turned into a shooting gallery on Dec. 14th, 2014, as the annual meteor shower lit up the skies with the debris from asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
15 December 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion" tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation.
12 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
NASA's present and possible future exploration plans are showcased in the giant screen format. Boeing and Toyota sponsored the film.
12 December 2014, 09:41 AM ET
The NASA Johnson Space Center's Pathway Interns put together this video parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” as a public outreach for the Orion crew capsule project and other JSC-intensive programs.
11 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
11 December 2014, 12:32 PM ET
Odd X-ray photon blasts from the Andromeda Galaxy, the Perseus cluster and our own Milky Way correspond to theoretical predictions of Dark Matter, which may make up 80% of our universe’s mass.
10 December 2014, 05:32 PM ET
09 December 2014, 06:40 PM ET
"Usually what we do isn't rocket science, unless it is", the U.S. president joked as the lead in to a congratulatory message to NASA's Orion chief engineer Julie Kramer. He made the remarks at the conference for senior leaders of the Senior Executive
08 December 2014, 02:11 PM ET
Data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicates that lake bottom sediment formed the lower layers of Mount Sharp over approximately 1 million years.
05 December 2014, 07:10 PM ET
Recovery crews aboard the USS Anchorage had their cameras rolling when NASA's next generation capsule landed in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 5th, 2014.
05 December 2014, 11:42 AM ET
05 December 2014, 08:04 AM ET
04 December 2014, 01:55 PM ET
NASA’s new Orion crew capsule was built with capabilities to travel further than any humans have ever been. NASA engineer Nujoud Merancy explains explains what it can do.
04 December 2014, 11:32 AM ET
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be able to gather 13X more light than any optical telescope in existence and with its adaptive optics will provide sharper resolution than the NASA/ESA Space Telescope.
03 December 2014, 07:38 PM ET
Do Orion and SLS only exist to provide jobs on Earth? Is Orion a capability without a real mission? Could Orion fly atop a SpaceX booster? NASA Chief Maj. Gen. Charlie Bolden handles these and others with Space.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
03 December 2014, 02:25 PM ET
Space.com's @TariqJMalik and NASA's @Astro_Ricky talk to the furry little sesame street character about the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02 December 2014, 11:27 PM ET
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launced the probe on its long journey to asteroid 1999 JU3. It will rendezvous with the asteroid in mid-2018 and collect samples that will be returned to Earth in 2020. It launched aboard a unmanned H2
02 December 2014, 12:40 PM ET
In the afterglow of their successful Rosetta comet mission, ministers of the European Space Agency Council meeting in Luxembourg on Dec. 2nd, 2014 approved funding for a new 3-stage launcher.
01 December 2014, 07:50 PM ET
The two constellations hold a bevy of star clusters ripe for gazing in December. Also, Mars, Jupiter and Venus are the evening planets to look for and Saturn before sunrise. Lastly, the Geminid meteor show peaks on the night of Dec. 13th to 14th.
01 December 2014, 03:43 PM ET
First the Geminids (12/13-12/15) and then the Ursid (12/22-12/23) meteors will 'rain' in the night sky in December. Also, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Uranus and Neptune are great skywatching targets. Comet PanSTARRS and comet Siding Spring are vi
01 December 2014, 03:03 PM ET
The 'dashboard' or user interface of NASA's next-generation capsule will have a digital display. The capsule will also have about 60 physical switches.
01 December 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Several Americans spent the holiday on top of Mt. Noulja in Abisko National Park on Nov. 27th, 2014. They were treated to an intense northern lights display which was captured by photographer/tour guide Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com).
01 December 2014, 09:36 AM ET
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) asteroid probe is scheduled to launch aboard a H-IIA Launch Vehicle on Dec. 3rd, 2014. It will explore asteroid 1999 JU3 and will take samples 3 times during the mission.
26 November 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NOAA has released satellite imagery of the storm set to snarl holiday travel on Nov. 26th, 2014. The storm can be seen traveling from south to north along the east coast of the United States.