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.
02 July 2013, 05:56 PM ET
Charon, Nix and Hydra have been joined by the recently named Kerberos and Styx, forming a pantheon of underworld figures from Greek mythology. Pluto's family turns out to be a fascinating bunch of objects.
02 July 2013, 03:25 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory snapped imagery during a pass of the Martian moon shortly after sunset. Twenty seven minutes are sped up in this time-lapse.
02 July 2013, 01:39 PM ET
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of Comet ISON, the potential ‘comet of the century,’ just in time for the Fourth of July. The comet is the ultimate skyrocket, hurtling toward the sun at 48,000 mph.
02 July 2013, 10:08 AM ET
India has launched the 1st stage of its domestic satellite navigation network from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh which will eventually provide GPS-like services to civilians and the military. Powered by NewsLook.
02 July 2013, 09:25 AM ET
A Russian rocket exploded in a massive fireball late Monday (July 1), destroying three navigation satellites after a failed launch that appeared to veer out of control shortly after liftoff and crash back to Earth.
01 July 2013, 02:47 PM ET
The NASA probe will capture imagery of of the ringed planet with Earth in its backdrop on July 19th, 2013. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a public out reach program called 'Wave At Saturn' for the event and will compile a mosaic.
01 July 2013, 12:51 PM ET
Supernova G1.9+0.3, discovered in 2008, features unevenly distributed debris and iron moving at surprising high speeds. Most remnants are symetrical. A star explodes in our Galaxy roughly twice a century.
01 July 2013, 08:10 AM ET
High-resolution time-lapses of state-of-the-art telescopes, celestial structures and a simulation of the evolution of the universe are the highlights of the film co-produced by the European Southern Observatory.
28 June 2013, 02:08 PM ET
See when to see the Venus and Saturn, as well as constellations in the night sky, in July 2013 in this skywatching video guide.
28 June 2013, 02:07 PM ET
Mars and Jupiter will shine bright in the predawn morning skies of July 2013. Learn how to see the planets and the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July.
28 June 2013, 01:23 PM ET
Imagine you’re on a probe hurtling around the Red Planet. The Mars Webcam (VMC camera) on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express captured many images during a full orbit, which have been sequenced to create this video.
27 June 2013, 10:21 PM ET
A Pegasus-XL rocket carrying NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) was dropped from the underside of Orbital Sciences' Lockheed L1011 TriStar aircraft and launched on June 27th, 2013.
27 June 2013, 02:57 PM ET
Researchers using data from Voyager 1's Low Energy Charged Particle instrument, which has continued recording data long past what engineers expected and is animated in this video, say the spacecraft has entered an unexpected area of the heliosphere.
27 June 2013, 01:18 PM ET
Toyota is teaming up with Japan's space program to send Kirobo to space. The robot astronaut is built with Toyota's latest voice-recognition software to test future applications for robot-human interaction.
27 June 2013, 12:12 PM ET
In the premiere episode of NASA's 'International Space Station Science Garage', hosts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit talk to Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn about Expedition 35's spacewalk to repair an ammonia leak.
27 June 2013, 11:41 AM ET
The new exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center leaves you within an arms length of the orbiter that spent over 306 days in Space and orbited the earth nearly 5000 times. The exhibit opens June 29th, 2013.
27 June 2013, 12:00 AM ET
The SETI Institute, the Space Tourism Society and PayPal are teaming up to create PayPal Galactic to support the space tourism industry and tackle the challenges of transferring and accessing money from space.
26 June 2013, 02:21 PM ET
‘Star Trek’ superfans Adam and Leslie Schneider unveil the fully restored Galileo shuttlecraft, a life-size prop from the iconic 1960s TV science fiction series while fans cheer on June 22, 2013. The Galileo will be donated to Space Center Houston.
26 June 2013, 08:19 AM ET
25% of the Earths surface is green with vegetation. The NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite detects the fine differences is vegetation across the planet and has delivered some of the highest detailed data to date.
25 June 2013, 04:01 PM ET
The commercial aerospace company successfully launched a NASA mission with government, commercial and student payloads on June 21st, 2013 into sub-orbital space from New Mexico.