10 October 2013, 10:00 AM ET
The nebula's gas and dust, created by the star losing its mass and cooling, resembles a jug with a handle. ESO's Very Large Telescope had delivered a hightly detailed look.
09 October 2013, 03:00 PM ET
An M2.8 class flare erupted from Sunspot AR1865 on October 9th, 2013. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the fireworks. (looped)
09 October 2013, 12:58 PM ET
Northern lights were on display over a small village on the archipelago of Lofoten in northern Norway. Photographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) was on hand to snap footage. (looped)
09 October 2013, 08:50 AM ET
A Colorado 11-year-old's science project was accepted to be perfomed aboard the ISS. Scheduled for launch in Dec. 2013.
08 October 2013, 01:23 PM ET
The NASA probe, that will study how the Gas Giant formed, will use a gravity-assist from Earth on October 9th, 2013 to gain the necessary momentum to reach its destination.
08 October 2013, 11:37 AM ET
NASA's SDO and SOHO websites continue to be automatically updated during the government shutdown (with a disclaimer stating the data may not be up to date.) The two spacecraft delivered imagery of the eruption that occurred on Oct 8th, 2013.
07 October 2013, 01:54 PM ET
The meteor shower (Halley's Comet remnants) peaks from October 20 to 23 and the penumbral Lunar eclipse occurs on Oct 18th. Find out how and where you can view them.
07 October 2013, 11:59 AM ET
UC San Diego became the first university to design, print and test an 'additively-manufactured 'rocket engine. It was printed from Cobalt Chromium. The students were part of UCSD's chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
07 October 2013, 11:32 AM ET
The European Space Research And Technology Centre (ESTEC), hosted its 2013 Open Day on Oct. 6th, 2013 in Noordwijk, Netherlands. Over 8,500 people attended and had a chance to meet astronauts, see its technical labs highlights, fly drones and more.
04 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
SPOILER ALERT - Fmr. NASA astronaut Tom Jones talks about how similar some of the aspects of the movie are to the real thing. Recorded at Popular Mechanic's screening of the movie on October 3rd, 2013. (Many key elements of the movie are discussed)
03 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
Which do astronauts dread more: Death in orbit? Or breaking something unique and expensive? ISS astronaut Cady Coleman and “Hubble Repairman” Mike Massimino open up to SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody of personal worries and human relations in space.
03 October 2013, 02:16 PM ET
ESA employs 130 ton satellite dishes, dispersed in key areas all over the world to monitor the skies for transmissions. They boost faint signals from spacecraft and in reverse create high energy transmissions to relay commands.
02 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
During the CAVES 2013 mission, astronauts from NASA, ESA and CSA spent two weeks in the dark, cold and serene interior of the Sa Grutta cave in a Supramonte mountain in Sardinia to simulate Mars-like exploration.
02 October 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Several craters on the surface of the Red Planet were thought to be created by meteors, but a new investigation of Arabia Terra, Mars is showing likely evidence of massive eruptions millions of years ago.
02 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
To shoot his “love song to space,” director/co-writer Cuarón and his team had to invent new cinema technologies, while exploring the deep metaphors around humans in orbit. He spoke with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody about microgravity movie making.
01 October 2013, 05:07 PM ET
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 antennas and is located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. North America and Asia each provided 25 and East Asia gave 16. They will helps answer cosmic origin questions.
01 October 2013, 04:23 PM ET
The NASA mission to Jupiter (Juno) will use a gravity assist from Earth to send it on its way to the Gas Giant. There will also be opportunities to see 9% more of the moon on its eastern and western limbs.
01 October 2013, 01:46 PM ET
NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. Powerd by NewsLook
01 October 2013, 11:08 AM ET
Launch team comments on their first West Coast SpaceX Falcon 9, which lifted the Cascade Smallsat & Ionospheric Polar Explorer [CASSIOPE] from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex-4 in a crucial test of vehicle and military crew.
30 September 2013, 12:59 PM ET
The main ingredient in industrial plastic number 5, has been detected in the atmosphere of the Saturn moon. The propylene molecule was missing in Voyager 1's probe of the moon in 1980, and had baffled scientists until now.
30 September 2013, 11:04 AM ET
‘Gravity’s’ star describes how making the space film changed her and altered her view of astronauts. Bullock discusses the physical and artistic demands of this role, and its story of tragedy and emotional survival, with SPACE.com’s @DavidSkyBrody.
30 September 2013, 10:19 AM ET
On September 29th, 2013, the Earth's Sun roused itself from the unusual slumber of recent weeks with a massive filament eruption that was partially Earth-directed. NASA's SDO and SOHO spacecraft captured image data of the fireworks.
29 September 2013, 08:31 PM ET
The SpaceX rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on September 29th, 2013. It carried the CASSIOPE satellite to orbit.
29 September 2013, 07:51 AM ET
The Orbital Sciences' vehicle was captured by the International Space Station's robotic arm on September 29th, 2013.
28 September 2013, 09:32 PM ET
A meteoroid traveling at ~114,000 mph, slammed into Earth's atmosphere almost directly over Columbus, Ohio. It was visible from 14 U.S. States. NASA's all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio captured the fireworks at 11:33pm EDT on Sept. 27th, 2013. (looped)
27 September 2013, 03:37 PM ET
The Canadian satellite carries two payloads. 1. ePOP: suite of instruments for research on the effects of phenomena such as solar storms in the upper polar atmosphere. 2. Cascade: will demonstrate a high-capacity digital courier system.
27 September 2013, 12:30 PM ET
A new hybrid small satellite called CASSIOPE is scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2013. It is carrying a payload named Cascade, whose purpose is to move high volume data anywhere in the world.
27 September 2013, 11:50 AM ET
According to models, temps and precip. will change dramatically over the next 87 years, with amounts varying per location. Worldwide land area temperatures are predicted to increase, along with areas of heavier and decreased precipitation.
26 September 2013, 01:46 PM ET
As the Moon passes through Earth's magnetic field, two lunar-orbiting spacecraft look for turbulence, particle acceleration, and magnetic reconnection. These phenomena control how the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere.
25 September 2013, 04:09 PM ET
The densest galaxy known may have been found by combining data from NASA's Hubble and Chandra X-ray space observatories, plus several land-based telescopes. The galaxy, known as M60-UCD1 is about 54 million light years from our own.
25 September 2013, 06:03 AM ET
A new camera named ArTeMIS was installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile. It returns imagery in millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths and can expose light from dense clouds of interstellar dust grains.
25 September 2013, 01:01 AM ET
It’s like watching siblings tussle: Astronomers have finally witnessed a long-sought example of pulsar evolution. Designated PSR J1824-2452I, this X-ray Binary is being spun up to millisecond speeds by a tiny companion, 1/5th the Sun’s mass.