14 January 2014, 02:52 PM ET
The old star cluster in the Cancer constellation is home to at least 3 planets. - one of which orbits the Sun's twin. ESO's Harp planet hunter instrument, mounted on a Chilean telescope, found the hot gas world. This animation reveals one world.
14 January 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Exoplanets have been found in star clusters but this is the 1st orbiting a star almost exactly like the Sun. ESO’s HARPS planet hunter instrument, mounted on a Chilean telescope, found the hot gas world in long-lived cluster Messier 67.
14 January 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The Kasei Valles outflow channel system extends ~1865 miles (3000 km). ESA's Mars Express photographed the area in 2004. A 67-image mosaic was used to create this animation.
14 January 2014, 11:02 AM ET
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's entry performs in the disaster-response competition at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013.
14 January 2014, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's New Horizon spacecraft left Earth in 2006 and is quickly approaching its fly-by of the icy dwarf planet and its moons. Its closest approach will occur on July 14th, 2015.
14 January 2014, 10:06 AM ET
These shimmering aurora boeralis were captured in the skies near Nordreisa, Troms, Norway
from August through November 2013 by Level 4 (www.level4.no), a media company based in the same area which specializes in capturing 'naturally epic' videos.
13 January 2014, 02:38 PM ET
The European built probe is the most complex mission to a comet. Since its launch in March 2004, it has flown by Earth 3 times, snapped images of asteroids and more. It has been hibernating since 2011 and will be awoken in Jan. 2014.
13 January 2014, 12:23 PM ET
New limbs of the robotic ISS crew member, Robonaut 2 (R2), are demonstrated to the 'Waltz of the Blue Danube' music. Legs will increase the mobility of the robot for work in and out of the Space Station.
12 January 2014, 08:17 AM ET
The ISS's robotic arm captured the Orbital Sciences' cargo vehicle on January 12, 2014. It is carrying supplies and science experiments.
10 January 2014, 05:29 PM ET
NASA Associate ISS Program Scientist Tara Ruttley talks about the experiment and other science on the latest Orbital Sciences cargo run.
10 January 2014, 11:47 AM ET
The Mars Society sponsored Mars Desert Research Station [MDRS] crew answers your questions about the simulated mission in Utah.
10 January 2014, 10:30 AM ET
JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata takes you on a tour of the compact quarters aboard the International Space Station.
09 January 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Photographer Nicholas Buer (@NicholasBuer, facebook.com/NicholasBuerPhotography) created this timelapse in the high desert region of Chile known as San Pedro de Atacama, a place revered by astronomers for having some of Earths cleanest, darkest skies
09 January 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Just a few hundred thousand times our Sun's mass, the hungry singularity in dwarf galaxy 47 Abell 1795 munched on a nearby star for at least 6 years, while the Chandra X-ray Observatory watched.
09 January 2014, 01:14 PM ET
The Orbital Sciences' rocket launched from NASA's Wallops in Virginia on January 9th, 2014. It is delivering supplies and experiments to the ISS.
09 January 2014, 11:09 AM ET
Some 15 million light years away, lies the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (Messier 83) and its 'double' nucleus. It is believed that it may contain a single supermassive black hole that has a lopsided disc of star orbiting it, creating the appearance.
08 January 2014, 03:08 PM ET
The supermassive singularity at the center of our galaxy (Sgr A*) flares in X-ray radiation every 5 - 10 days. Astronomers swing NASA’s Swift XRT spacecraft to spy on the 4 million solar mass black hole every few days.
08 January 2014, 10:45 AM ET
Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (StSci) are experimenting with 3D printers to deliver Hubble imagery to the vision impaired. It is also useful as a learning tool for sighted people.
08 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the intense northern lights over Abisko National Park in norther Sweden on January 7th, 2014. The powerful Solar x-flare on the same day may deliver auroras even further south by Jan. 9th.
07 January 2014, 03:15 PM ET
An X1-class flare erupted from sunspot AR1944 on Jan. 7th, 2014. A geomagnetic storm may affect Earth, possibly resulting in radio interference, or even electrical blackouts. Earlier in the day, a less powerful M-class flare was recorded as well.
07 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
From 11:43 to 15:49 GMT on January 3rd, 2013, a camera was pointed out a window of the International Space Station for two Earth orbits. North-western Australia starts the video and eastern Quebec ends it. The Moon makes an appearance as well.
06 January 2014, 05:47 PM ET
The commercial space company has launched a second satellite in 2 months aboard an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket. It launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on January 6th, 2014.
06 January 2014, 02:51 PM ET
NASA Fermi observatory makes the first gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens with an observation of Blazar B0218+357 behind a massive spiral galaxy. The gravity of the galaxy bends and amplifies the light of the blazer.
06 January 2014, 09:57 AM ET
Astronauts have been experimenting with supercritical water that can aid ignition of fire in microgravity. It has down to Earth applications for municipal waste disposal and saltwater purification.
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.
02 January 2014, 03:52 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory captured this explosive M9-class solar flare on January first, ringing in the New Year with a flare that was almost but not quite X-class.
31 December 2013, 10:15 PM ET
NASA's Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency wish Earth a Happy New Year. This video message was played in Times Square on New Year's Eve 2013.
31 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic celebrated a year of new rocket technologies, space ships, certifications, and construction of the first ever spaceport for tourists.
31 December 2013, 01:22 PM ET
Canadian company UrtheCast made an agreement with Russia's Federal Space Agency to mount Earth-watching cameras to the hull of the International Space Station. Also, animation of imagery it will provide is shown.
31 December 2013, 09:27 AM ET
A crescent Venus, Jupiter at opposition, Taurus constellation and its Red-Giant 'eye' and the Quadrantid meteor shower makes for quite a skywatching show. In the market for a telescope? - Click the blue 'SHOP' link above.
31 December 2013, 09:06 AM ET
The Gas Giant is 83 Million miles away on average. In January it will be 391 million miles away when its reaches opposition. Venus is the only object that will be brighter than Jupiter. Need a telescope? - Click the blue 'SHOP' link above.
30 December 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Beyonce's 'XO' features an audio sampling from the Challenger disaster, and it's not sitting well with critics.