13 May 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Visualized through supercomputers, the violent dance of intergalactic gas, stars, dust and dark matter forms a large spiral galaxy like our own Milky Way. A few smaller galaxies are ‘eaten’ along the way.
13 May 2014, 11:09 AM ET
In this simulation, 2 neutron stars weigh in at 1.4 and 1.7 solar masses and are separated by only 11 miles. Intense tidal forces pull the stars apart as they spiral towards each other and the black hole is formed amidst the chaos.
12 May 2014, 01:27 PM ET
After 40 years of observation, NASA and University of California researchers agree that melting of the West Antarctic Glacier has passed the point of no return. It contains enough ice to raise sea levels ~4 feet, but could take centuries to melt.
12 May 2014, 12:58 PM ET
A film that highlights the orchestra was an official selection of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2013. In 2012, they performed in front of the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center.
09 May 2014, 02:37 PM ET
A square-shaped coronal hole has been imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Open magnetic field lines cause these holes to form and gives high-speed streams of plasma a chance to escape the Sun pull.
09 May 2014, 09:42 AM ET
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman reached out to his friends to find out what they would do in their down time aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman spoke to Space.com's Tariq Malik on May 9th, 2014 and is scheduled to launch to ISS on May 28th.
09 May 2014, 08:51 AM ET
NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio kicked off the 2014 NFL draft with a message from the International Space Station.
08 May 2014, 04:42 PM ET
NASA research pilot and aeronautical engineer passed away on My 6th, 2014. In his 48 year career,he flew more than 8,000 hours in over 60 different aircraft. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1997.
08 May 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Simple theory held that centers of nebulas, where gas and dust condense, are the birthplaces of star clusters. But data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, reveals that stars on the outskirts of this and other nebulas are actually the oldest.
08 May 2014, 02:54 PM ET
The recording artist promoted the Orion capsule ands Space Launch Systems in this public service announcement.
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
With the Illustris Simulation, astrophysicists have accurately modeled the correct mix of spiral, elliptical and irregular galaxies to show how all elements more complex than hydrogen or helium got their start. Full Story: http://goo.gl/JGDUmF
07 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The 'cosmic web' of our Universe has been spun in the past, but never with this level of detail. “Illustris” simulates the growth of galaxies and predicts how gas and metal content develops. Full Story: http://goo.gl/JGDUmF
07 May 2014, 12:36 PM ET
NASA's SDO, IRIS and RHESSI spacecrafts, along with JAXA's Hinode had their imagers pointed at the sunspot that erupted with an x-class flare on March 29th, 2014. - Rippled Earth's Magnetic Field: http://goo.gl/Kb1JHa
07 May 2014, 11:11 AM ET
On May 24th, Earth will for the first time pass through a cloud of dust that comet 209P/LINEAR behind in the 1800's. Experts say it could rival the year's best Perseids shower, with up to 200 meteors per hour.
06 May 2014, 01:04 PM ET
A dive through data of 1774 planets in 1081 star systems. From planets whose orbits take hundreds or thousands of years, to those that take hours or days. Tom Hands (http://www.tomhands.com) created the animation. Original: http://goo.gl/1V0wgh
05 May 2014, 02:03 PM ET
A new model of largest moon in our solar system (bigger than planet Mercury) suggests that at least one ocean is stacked between multiple layers of ice. More about Ganymede: http://goo.gl/S37qaH
05 May 2014, 09:40 AM ET
David Narciso captured the fireball’s trail on May 4th, 2014, seen by others Canada and Western New York. The object was likely ~.5m in diameter before it exploded.
03 May 2014, 07:27 AM ET
In all the universe, 'Life's the thing,' says 'Satch.' The guitarist / composer, shares the genesis of his cosmically flavored instrumental titles with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody in this exclusive chat, which orbits around his just released memoir.
02 May 2014, 11:34 AM ET
The Falcon 9R rocket rose to a height of 3280 feet (1000 meters) in its latest test, posted on May 1st, 2014. The legs were in a fixed down position from launch to landing, but future tests will begin with them stowed.
02 May 2014, 08:22 AM ET
In celebration of Star Wars Day, the beloved movie series droid flies to the International Space Station to stop the "Empire" from blocking a message to Earth. -- May The 4th Be With You!
01 May 2014, 06:32 PM ET
One of the largest 3D printed parts ever created was recorded during a machining process that is also used in traditional manufacturing. 3D printer RedEye built the 15 foot long fuel tank simulation for Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company.
01 May 2014, 05:50 PM ET
NASA's Morpheus lander logged another test flight on April 30th, 2014. Its Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) identified its primary landing site and targeted the location for landing.
01 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
Through simulations of twisting magnetic fields around collapsing cores of massive stars, Caltech astrophysicists study the previously puzzling appearance of certain double-lobed remnant nebulae. Such fields may contribute to black hole formation.
30 April 2014, 02:44 PM ET
The International Sun-Earth Explorer Cometary Explorer (ISEE-3 / ICE) – launched in 1978 – makes its closest approach to Earth in August 2014.
30 April 2014, 01:48 PM ET
The private space company launched its Dragon capsule on a NASA cargo delivery run to Space Station on April 18th. The Falcon 9’s first stage deployed it’s landing gear and touched the water with essentially no velocity. Launch: http://goo.gl/tqWPBT
30 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
ESO's Very Large Telescope ‘zoomed into’ the star Beta Pictoris, 63-light years from Earth, to measure an 8-hour day on the star’s gas giant planet. Full Story: http://goo.gl/7VlzL5
30 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The Solar Dynamics Observatory spotted "Sun tornadoes" spinning super-heated plasma off the surface and into Space. Magnetic forces pulled and stretched the plasma for a day (April 29-30, 2014) before sending it on a cosmic journey.
30 April 2014, 11:18 AM ET
Chuck & Sue Ruehle, w/ Mponda Malozo, are engaging young learners in rural Tanzania to pursue science, math and geography by giving them direct personal access to the universe: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/telescopes-to-tanzania
29 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
'Star Wars' annouced its cast for the 2015 restart of the sci-fi series featuring original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.
29 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The space agency outlines their goal to eventually land a human on the Red Planet. There is yet no specific plan or mission design.
29 April 2014, 12:10 PM ET
In July 2012, the NASA's Stereo-A spacecraft was impacted by the storm and its sensors revealed one of the most powerful solar storms in recorded history. Worst Solar Storms In History: http://goo.gl/RRJtMy
29 April 2014, 11:49 AM ET
ESA's PROBA-2 sun observatory captured the eclipse on April 29th, 2014. Its sun-synchronous orbit allowed the spacecraft to see the eclipse (partial eclipse seen from Australia) 4X from different positions.