19 June 2013, 11:53 AM ET
Take a tour around the ATV 4 'Albert Einstein', the ESA's fourth space freighter built to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
19 June 2013, 09:38 AM ET
NASA's Langley research center in Hampton, Virginia, established in 1917 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA's predecessor), works to pioneer and refine safe air travel and aeronautics science.
18 June 2013, 11:50 AM ET
Swiss Space Systems is developing a new private space shuttle designed to fly unmanned, and eventually manned, flights to suborbital space. See how aerospace veteran Thales Alenia Space will build the habitable section here.
18 June 2013, 09:53 AM ET
Lone Signal (lonesignal.com) is inviting the public to compose and transmit messages to selected stellar systems via the internet.
17 June 2013, 02:34 PM ET
Laser shots that harness a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second were fired by MSL's ChemCam instrument into a soil target named 'Sutton Inlier'. Sixteen frames from the 20 minutes experiment are time-lapsed/looped.
17 June 2013, 12:42 PM ET
The Mars Science Lab carries 17 cameras and each with a specific purpose. Find out what they do and if the rover can take video.
17 June 2013, 11:26 AM ET
Eight candidates have been selected as NASA's newest astronaut trainees, some of whom may be among those first to launch from U.S. soil on commercial American spacecraft.
17 June 2013, 10:06 AM ET
A star of low luminosity (called WX UMa) was seen growing brighter in matter of 160 seconds. It was recorded by astrophysicits at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the Byurakan Observatory (Armenia) and is 15.6 light-years away.
14 June 2013, 04:48 PM ET
Current ISS crewmember Karen LuJean Nyberg recorded a special message to commemorate the 50th anniversary of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's June 13th 1963 space flight.
14 June 2013, 04:03 PM ET
When massive suns run out of fuel and collapse a stellar black hole forms. It has the power to crush objects the size of the Sun into a 75 mile wide object. Astronomers are studying how these black holes produce their highest-energy light.
14 June 2013, 07:26 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory had a fantastic view of the eruption on June 13th, 2013. It occured on the north western limb of the Sun and plasma can be seen flowing back to the surface along magnetic field lines.
13 June 2013, 11:29 AM ET
The MAVEN mission to Mars will use an Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) to study the extremely thin Martian atmosphere. This will help scientists better understand what happened to liquid water on the planet.
12 June 2013, 10:36 AM ET
Fire behaves very differently in space. How different fuels achieve combustion in the microgravity of orbit is under study at the University of California's San Diego School of Engineering.
12 June 2013, 10:21 AM ET
NASA turned an Earth dune into a dry ice 'slip and slide' to see how downhill flow features are forming on Mars. In the case of dry ice, the frozen carbon dioxide interacting with the sand, created a CO2 gas pillow for the ice to ride on
11 June 2013, 11:09 AM ET
Astronomers have discovered 36 stars in cluster NGC 3766 (7000 light years away, in the Centaurus constellation) whose variation in brightness is unlike any seen before. The Swiss 1.2 meter Euler Telescope in Chile was used to image the region.
11 June 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang launched to China's Tiangong-1 outpost in space on June 11th, 2013. They are delivering cargo and will remain on-orbit for 15 days.
10 June 2013, 10:55 AM ET
These high-altitude clouds are sometimes created by water molecules freezing around 'meteor smoke' in summer months. Best viewed at high latitudes but sightings have occurred as far south as Nebraska and Colorado.
10 June 2013, 10:01 AM ET
Iran is trumpeting it's accomplishments in space and has reportedly set up its first space tracking center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead.
10 June 2013, 09:18 AM ET
For a 38 hour spell (June 3-4, 2013) the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured plasma whirling through a magnetic dance across the Sun's surface. Multiple 'sun tornadoes' appear to be supporting a long solar filament like pillars of fire.
07 June 2013, 11:45 AM ET
The 9 Cruise-Ship-Sized asteroid was pinged by the Goldstone Radar Observatory on June 1st, again. Researchers were able to determine that the moon is ~2000 feet wide and orbits the asteroid every 32 hours.
07 June 2013, 10:56 AM ET
Asteroid 2013 LR6 – a small chuck of cosmic trash – makes its closest approach on June 8th, 2013, coming with 68,350 miles (110,000 km) of Earth.
06 June 2013, 02:04 PM ET
NOAA's Goes-East satellite has captured imagery of the storms development over the last few days (June 4-6, 2013).
06 June 2013, 11:26 AM ET
The Mars Science Lab drilled into a rock called 'Cumberland' on May 19th, 2013. The rover had a camera fixated on the task.
06 June 2013, 10:36 AM ET
The Sun erupted with an M1.3-class flare on June 5ht, 2013. The region it came from (Active Region 1762) continues is very energetic and may erupt with a larger M-Class or X-Class flare in coming days, but is not expected to impact Earth.
05 June 2013, 12:06 PM ET
The May 20, 2013 tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma was 1.3 miles wide at its peak and had winds that reached 210 mph. The NASA Terra satellite took imagery of the tornado track and NOAA's GOES-13 captured the storm from over head.
05 June 2013, 10:16 AM ET
The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) has imaged a 'dust trap' around a young star where particles clump together to create icy & rocky bodies. The system called Oph-IRS 48 is 400 light-years away in the Ophiuchus constellation.
04 June 2013, 01:49 PM ET
Using the most up to date measurements from British Antarctic Survey, NASA's ICESat mission, and ice thickness data collected by Operation IceBridge, NASA has delivered the cleaserest picture to date of Antarctica's bedrock.
04 June 2013, 10:57 AM ET
Look for Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in close proximity in early June, a rare meteor shower in mid June, and near earth asteroids throughout the month.
04 June 2013, 10:35 AM ET
Astronaut Chris Cassidy shaved his head while on the International Space Station to welcome his new crewmate Luca Parmitano.
04 June 2013, 09:44 AM ET
10 teams made their way to Hankville Utah where they tested Mars rover prototypes. Each team completed a range of set tasks and were then graded on ease of complettion
03 June 2013, 05:20 PM ET
Two white dwarfs called RX J0806.3+1527 or J0806 come together to create the smallest orbit of any known binary system (321.5 senconds, or less than 5 minutes). Gravitational wave energy increases as the two stars get closer.
03 June 2013, 03:25 PM ET
Using NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University created the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest major galaxies, in a mosaic 14,000 light-years across.