25 July 2013, 01:42 PM ET
Imagine a sonogram of the Sun: NASA's Interference Region Imaging Spectograph (IRIS) started capturing video 21 hours after opening its telescope door, taking a deep look at solar structure. Image quality will improve after further calibrations.
25 July 2013, 10:55 AM ET
NASA scientists have discovered a way to use satellites to measure the microscopic photosynthesis process that plants use to convert sunlight into energy,
25 July 2013, 10:46 AM ET
A test version of the Orion capsule was dropped from 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert with one of it's three parachutes intentionally cut away to test if the a failed parachute would interfere with the remaining parachutes.
25 July 2013, 09:47 AM ET
The equatorial orbits of the Van Allen Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP A & B) is the key to the return of accurate measurements. They are poised to settle the debate on how elections trapped in the radiation belts get accelerated.
24 July 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Over an eight hour period on July 20th 2013, a solar prominence stretched over the western limb of the Sun (as viewed from Earth). It resembled the sliding reptile during its super-heated travels.
24 July 2013, 10:25 AM ET
Observations of the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) by ESO's ALMA Telescope show cold carbon monoxide gas flowing from the spiral's central region (pink=strongest, red=weakest). Its cool temperature makes it hard for stars to form.
23 July 2013, 04:16 PM ET
Significant warming is imminent and inevitable at current level of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide concentration (400 parts per million), if it rises to 800 ppm, North America could rise 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer (on average) with major consequences.
22 July 2013, 06:04 PM ET
NASA's Saturn system probe snapped imagery of the Earth and Moon on July 19th, 2013. Our home planet appears as a not-so-pale blue dot.
22 July 2013, 03:58 PM ET
The asteroid - 2013 NE19 - is estimated to be up to 426 feet wide (130m). It will pass 11 times the distance to the moon on July 22nd, 2013. It was discovered on July 15th and is not a threat to Earth.
22 July 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Is this how the Star Trek medical/environment scanner started out? Scanadu CEO Walter DeBrouwer scans SPACE.com's Clara Moskowitz with his company's non-invasive wireless device and tells her whats under the hood ... in more ways than one.
22 July 2013, 01:07 PM ET
Fox and National Geographic have released the first trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an epic follow up to Carl Sagan's widely renowned space documentary series. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new series, premiering in 2014.
19 July 2013, 04:48 PM ET
The Solar And Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has had its eye on the developing 'rupture' for the past few days (July 13-18, 2013). The magnetic field lines expand into the solar wind as compared to other parts of the Sun.
19 July 2013, 03:27 PM ET
Using images taken from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera aboard ESA's Mars Express, this fly-through was created. It is located in the northernmost part of Valles Marineris.
19 July 2013, 11:45 AM ET
If it survives a Thanksgiving Day close swing around the Sun, ISON will make its closest approach to Earth on December 26th, 2013. But it will likely pass a safe 63 million km from Earth.
19 July 2013, 11:16 AM ET
NASA Cassini probe radar has not detected waves on the hydrocarbon lakes and seas on giant Saturn moon. New research is underway to try to solve the mystery.
19 July 2013, 09:47 AM ET
Morgan Freeman narrates this preview of the Cassini spacecraft taking the snapshot of our planet on July 19th, 2013. Find out when exactly it will happen at TheDayTheEarthSmiled.com or #DayEarthSmiled.
18 July 2013, 03:19 PM ET
Can this coastal launch site drive commercial development of the Solar System’s frontiers? Gilberto Salinas, Executive VP, Brownsville Economic Development Corporation, discusses a pending SpaceX private spaceport with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
18 July 2013, 02:51 PM ET
If you ever find yourself in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, it's hard to miss the world's largest star chart on the station's ceiling. But look a little harder and you can find astronomical art and the scars of the US / USSR space race.
18 July 2013, 01:18 PM ET
NASA's MAVEN mission's Neutral Gas Ion Mass Spectrometer will look at how matter interacts with the solar wind in the Martian atmosphere. This data could reveal why the formally wet Red Planet has become the barren world we see today.
18 July 2013, 01:08 PM ET
Scientists observed the creation of huge amounts of gold when two neutron stars collided in space.
17 July 2013, 01:46 PM ET
The newly discovered Comet ISON will whip around the sun on Nov. 28, 2013, at a distance of just 730,000 miles from our nearest star. This close approach could put on a dazzling celestial display.
17 July 2013, 01:19 PM ET
Gold can only be made by titanic events like neutron star crashes. NASA's Swift satellite has detected a distinct glow from a gamma ray burst that reveals the creation of heavy elements including gold.
16 July 2013, 04:45 PM ET
25,000 light years from Earth, at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a super-massive black hole has so distorted space-time that a cloud of gas, ripped from nearby stars, has stretched and accelerated to more than 1% the speed of light.
16 July 2013, 12:43 PM ET
Boston Dynamics developed the robot for DARPA. It will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in December 2013. Advancing the technology to assist humans in disaster response is the goal.
16 July 2013, 12:38 PM ET
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials at the Homestead-Miami Speedway will occur in December 2013. Meet the participants.
16 July 2013, 10:59 AM ET
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano noticed excessive water in his helmet during a spacewalk on July 16th, 2013. He reports feeling water on the back of his head to NASA mission control.
16 July 2013, 09:19 AM ET
NASA has successfully tested the injector, which is reportedly cheaper and faster to make than its traditional counterparts.
15 July 2013, 10:17 AM ET
NASA astronaut Don Pettit shares the patent with ISS capillary flow experiment principal investigator Mark Weislogel and two mathematicians. Experiments aboard the Space Station are striving to improve fluid systems technologies.
15 July 2013, 09:08 AM ET
Observations of planetary nebula NGC 2392 by the Chandra and Hubble Space Telescopes reveals the complexities of the death of a star like our own. The Sun still has about 5 billion years before it suffers a similar fate.
12 July 2013, 11:13 AM ET
Twice a year, the setting sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid (running 29° from east to west), producing a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. Golden light splashes across the width of New York City's central island.
12 July 2013, 10:15 AM ET
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the long journey to the mission's main destination, Mount Sharp. See how it’s driving long hauls on Mars.
12 July 2013, 10:15 AM ET
A team of scientists and engineers gives proposals for NASA's 2020 Mars rover mission, a mission that will borrow the design of the 1-ton Curiosity and seek out ‘biosignatures’ on Mars.