23 May 2013, 10:56 AM ET
Helium (blue), hydrogen (red) and oxygen (green) emissions are derived from new Hubble Space Telescope data and used to create this three dimensional model. Found in the constellation of Lyra. Our Sun will share a similar fate in ~5 billion years.
22 May 2013, 06:57 PM ET
Since 1998, the European Southern Observatory's VLT has returned spectacular imagery full of highly useful data. Many astronomers believe these are some of the best ground-based images ever taken, presented here in chronological order.
22 May 2013, 06:13 PM ET
The Thackeray globules, thick clouds of dust that are silhouetted again the pink glowing nebula (IC 2944) gas, is under attack from ultraviolet radiation emitted from nearby stars. The cloud lies 6500 light-years away in the Centaurus constellation.
22 May 2013, 03:59 PM ET
The Herschel Space Observatory captured imagery of colliding galaxies, called HXMM01 (~ 11 billion light-years from Earth and when our universe was about 3 billion years old.) A merger of galaxies is simulated.
22 May 2013, 01:37 PM ET
On May 26th three planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury, will appear in a triangular formation on the western horizon just after sunset.
22 May 2013, 09:23 AM ET
NASA is reportedly giving a 3D printing company a six month, $125,000 grant to work on the project.
21 May 2013, 11:03 AM ET
Photographer Thomas Kast (vimeo.com/66083099) imaged the aurora borealis from September 2012 to March 2013. Different shooting locations include the frozen Baltic Sea, Lapland and Oulu in Finland.
21 May 2013, 10:19 AM ET
A Vancouver company says it will re-start production of a guitar that was used by Chris Hadfield in space, prompting thousands of dollars in new orders. Powered by NewsLook.
21 May 2013, 09:14 AM ET
The NASA/NOAA GOES-13 satellite captured the midwest tornado outbreak. The time-lapse covers May 19th-20th, 2013. (Looped 3X)
20 May 2013, 04:06 PM ET
The Mars Science Laboratory has completed its second drill into the surface of the Red Planet. The drilling target was nicknamed 'Cumberland'.
20 May 2013, 03:12 PM ET
Hidden oceans underneath the icy moon's surface attracts a privately funded manned mission to Europa. Technical failures lead to death and loss of communication. But is something else at work? In theaters on August 2nd, 2013.
20 May 2013, 01:39 PM ET
The explosion was so bright that it could be seen by the naked eye all the way from Earth. Powered by Newslook.
20 May 2013, 12:13 PM ET
Night-sky-watchers alert: This tri-planetary conjunction will be most apparent from May 26th to June 5th. Here's where to see it best.
17 May 2013, 01:42 PM ET
The Mobile Science Lab flashes some complex moves to get rock samples from drill bit to baking chamber for chemical analysis (CHIMRA experiment).
17 May 2013, 11:05 AM ET
After a day of rest, active region 1748 unleashed class-M1.3 and M3.2 flares on May 16th and 17th, 2013. This same storm blasted 4 X-class flares between May 13 and 15.
17 May 2013, 09:16 AM ET
A NASA moon monitoring telescope captured the blast, which could be seen by the naked eye on Earth, on March 17th, 2013. The object was the size of a small boulder and may be part of a meteor swarm that also flew past Earth.
16 May 2013, 01:20 PM ET
NASA's Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) will study asteroid Bennu. It will launch in 2016, arrive at the asteroid in 2018 and a minimum of 2 ounces of it will be returned 5 years later.
16 May 2013, 11:14 AM ET
NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg is a flight engineer on the Expedition 36/37 crew and in her down time will be hard at work with the fabric and thread she is bringing along. She is scheduled to launch to the ISS aboard a Soyuz TMA-09M on May 28th, 2013.
16 May 2013, 10:31 AM ET
Asteroid 1998 QE2 is about 1.7 miles in size and makes an excellent target for radar imaging. It will pass no closer than ~3.6 million miles, but is close enough for the Goldstone and Arecibo telescopes to resolve features as small as 12 feet across.
15 May 2013, 02:19 PM ET
Hold onto your lunch! Watch construction workers complete the tower. The topmost section was lofted into place with an attached camera rolling. Topping out at 1776 feet, it was the 3rd tallest building in the world at the time of completion.
15 May 2013, 01:50 PM ET
NSF's VLA radio-telescope watched a black hole ~100 million times our Sun's mass, blast two jets outward through its galaxy at over million miles per hour. This drags gas away from the black hole, making it go hungry.
15 May 2013, 11:19 AM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has its eyes set on the sunspot that delivered X-Class flares from May 13-15, 2013. Close-Up views reveals x-ray flares interacting with the magnetic loops emitted from the Sunspot.
14 May 2013, 03:11 PM ET
Astronomers using the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) in Chile have exposed light from cold interstellar dust grains that are invisible to the human eye. The bright object is the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), an region of active star formation.
14 May 2013, 10:06 AM ET
The Sun erupted with 3 X-Class Flares (X1.7, X2.7, X3.2) during a one day period starting May 13th 2013. It was crackling with more flares before & after the most powerful ones. Can you determine how many flares recently named sunspot AR1748 tallied?
13 May 2013, 10:07 PM ET
The ISS commander and his expedition 35 crewmates Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn were pulled from their Soyuz capsule by ground crew on May 14th, 2013 (Kazakhastan time).
13 May 2013, 09:40 PM ET
Commander Chris Hadfield, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn landed in Kazakhstan at 10:31. Their Soyuz spacecraft landed right on time and upright after the crew spent 144 days on the ISS.
13 May 2013, 04:11 PM ET
The all-sky and wide-field cameras at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama delivered 2 different angles on an incoming object during the Eta Aquarid meteor shower on May 8th, 2013.
13 May 2013, 02:07 PM ET
The first x-class flare (X1.7) of year was soon followed by a second more powerful X2.8-class flare, separated by about 14 hours on May 13th, 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory had its eyes fixed on the show.
13 May 2013, 12:48 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an X-1.7-class flare on May 13th, 2013 and STEREO-B recorded the ensuing coronal mass ejection. -- As an added bonus, a massive prominence erupted from near the southwestern limb of the Sun.
13 May 2013, 12:48 PM ET
Launched on May 14, 1973, Skylab was the United States' first manned space station, allowing NASA to begin studying the effects of long term habitation in space and conduct research in zero gravity.
13 May 2013, 10:07 AM ET
An X1.7-class solar flare erupted on the eastern limb of the Sun, as seen from Earth, on May 13th, 2013. It is not Earth directed but the resulting coronal mass ejects is on course to hit NASA's Epoxi and Spitzer spacecraft on May 15th.
13 May 2013, 09:51 AM ET
The ISS commander and internet sensation is coming back home on May 13th, 2013. He reflects on his mission and the time spent connecting with the public.