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.
11 July 2013, 05:00 PM ET
China test-fires a new rocket engine for its planned Long March 5 heavy-lift booster in this brief clip from state-run television. The Long March 5 rocket is expected to continue China's push toward a large space station in Earth orbit.
11 July 2013, 04:20 PM ET
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg shows how she washes her long hair in space while living in weightlessness on the International Space Station. Hint: No rinse shampoo is a must.
11 July 2013, 03:17 PM ET
NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission will demonstrate a high-performance, non-toxic fuel alternative to conventional hydrazine. The test flight is slated to launch in 2015.
11 July 2013, 09:00 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope has measured the true color of an exoplanet for the first time, in this case a cobalt blue that would appear similar to Earth's blue tint, though this super hot gas giant is far from habitable.
10 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Dark Cloud SDC 335.579-0.292 was observered by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA) in Chile. It is 500 times the mass of the Sun and the largest ever seen in the Milky Way.
08 July 2013, 04:44 PM ET
When challenged by microgravity, living organisms’ genes can ‘turn on,’ transforming growth. Scientists at Zero Gravity Solutions work to direct cells toward healthier, hardier strains. It’s not genetic engineering, but accelerated hybridization.
08 July 2013, 04:21 PM ET
A large Campo del Cielo meteorite (a type of iron meteorite from northern Argentina) has been melted down and reforged in the same shape as a piece of artwork. The meteorite is currently in London, but will be launched into space in the future.
08 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano prepared for the challenges of his July 9th spacewalk on the International Space Station by training underwater in a reproduction of the ISS.
08 July 2013, 11:31 AM ET
SpaceX's reusable Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) test vehicle made its highest jump yet, flying 1066 feet (325 meters) in June 2013 and landed safely under near-perfect control.
05 July 2013, 11:09 AM ET
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope was used to observe a distant galaxy (2 billion years after the Big Bang) feasting on nearby gas. This artist impression shows the galaxy, gas and a distant quasar (bright object to the right).
05 July 2013, 10:26 AM ET
ESA tested splashdown on its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), a wingless body with movable rear flaps for control, on June 19th. Review found that parachutes provided such a gentle landing that the inflators never detected the splashdown.
03 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Using an innovative process that combines hundreds of flat 2D space photos, the upcoming IMAX movie 'In Saturn's Rings' brings depth to awe inspiring photos of planets and galaxies, allowing viewers to 'fly through' these cosmic wonders.
03 July 2013, 10:19 AM ET
The rover has been on the Red Planet for 9 years and has traveled 22.22 miles (35.76 km) and counting. The Apollo 17 moon rover held the record since 1972, with 22.21 miles (35.74 km).
03 July 2013, 09:30 AM ET
On July 1st, 2013, a large prominence erupted off the Sun's eastern limb and on July 3rd, an M1.5-class flare made a statement. Neither eruptions were Earth-directed. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped imagery.
02 July 2013, 06:04 PM ET
In this simulation video, you can see how JPL / UCSB / Caltech's humanoid robot will make it's way through the various challenges of DARPA's VRC Competition including mud, hills, and driving vehicles.